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priestrs05
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Recommendations for surveyor

Post by priestrs05 » Mon 31st Jan, 2022 11:58 am

Hi all,

I have just had an offer accepted on a 1750s cottage, and am looking for recommendations for an independent surveyor, with a specialism in these types of buildings, and someone who understands their workings and suggests appropriate work and methods for conducting that work. It is in the Midlands.

Thanks!

a twig
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Re: Recommendations for surveyor

Post by a twig » Mon 31st Jan, 2022 10:12 pm

In my previous property I was informed I had rising damp in a second floor bedroom. In my current property, I have just had to get specialist asbestos removal contractors in because a surveyor "thought it was clearly plasterboard so didn't need to check". I therefore have a very dim view of such a profession and in future will not be bothering.

That said, I'm sure there are those who have had good experiences on here, I think this chap https://www.heritage-house.org/ has had good reviews, but I don't think he is cheap. Best of luck!

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Re: Recommendations for surveyor

Post by Roger440 » Tue 1st Feb, 2022 8:26 pm

a twig wrote:
Mon 31st Jan, 2022 10:12 pm
In my previous property I was informed I had rising damp in a second floor bedroom. In my current property, I have just had to get specialist asbestos removal contractors in because a surveyor "thought it was clearly plasterboard so didn't need to check". I therefore have a very dim view of such a profession and in future will not be bothering.

That said, I'm sure there are those who have had good experiences on here, I think this chap https://www.heritage-house.org/ has had good reviews, but I don't think he is cheap. Best of luck!
I used heritage house on our current property. Peter did it. Everything he identified turned out to be correct. Cheap? No. Knowledgeable, without doubt.

In fact i'll be using them again soon, though i understand Peter himself doesnt do many any more.

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