Paul is one of our independent damp surveyors covering the areas of Oxfordshire. He has over 15 years experience working as a housing disrepair surveyor for London council and has taken the decision to move forward with a change in direction, to increase his expertise in the field of damp surveying. Therefore, he has undergone the specialist training of Damp Detectives and is now a specialist damp surveyor.
Paul will be able to investigate the cause of any damp or mould issues you may be experiencing using a variety of specialised tools, current training, and his own professional and comprehensive understanding, without pressuring you to purchase unnecessary products.
Paul will work to locate the source of your damp problem and resolve it rather than offering a solution to mask the symptoms.
Paul is able to conduct damp surveys throughout Oxfordshire covering many of the Oxford, Swindon and Reading postcodes, including:
After many years experience in London, Paul is familiar with a wide variety of different properties and the problems that can occur within them.
As one of our Damp Detectives, Paul will ensure that you receive a high quality service that will find the cause of your damp and mould problem.
Each customer can be sure to receive:
Ethical Quoting – After a no obligation assessment Paul will provide you with an idea of the initial cost of the survey. It’s worth noting that a survey is likely to cost less than a standard home buyer’s survey, offering great value for money.
Quick Response Time – If Paul is unable to offer the required lead time for your survey after the initial assessment, he will let you know immediately.
Site Visit – A survey will take approximately 3 hours for a small residential property. If you are satisfied with the initial assessment, Paul will arrange a site visit to complete the survey after liaising with tenants, estate agents or property owners where applicable. Paul will also investigate any remedial measures that may have been put in place.
Survey Report – During his visit, Paul will collect all of the information needed to write a report. If you request a written report, he will send it to you via email in PDF format within 5-7 days of receiving payment, which is due upon survey completion. The report includes a variety of elements such as a wider scope survey of the entire property as well as:
If you require additional clarification on anything in the report or are dissatisfied with our findings, Paul will schedule as many appointments as necessary to help clarify your queries. All return visits are subject to an additional, reduced fee.
First, fill out the contact form on the right. Paul can then get in touch, gather any information he may need from you and discuss an estimated quote. If you choose to go ahead with the survey, Paul will book an appointment with you to visit the property and will liaise with tenants, estate agents and property owners where necessary in order to carry out the survey.
For a smaller, residential property a survey will usually take around three hours. The main areas of concern will be investigated as well as an extensive property inspection to make sure that nothing is overlooked. Paul will also inspect any remedial measures that may have been implemented and examine the impact these may have had on the property.
After the inspection has been carried out, a full report of the findings can be generated if you have requested it. At this point, Paul can advise of any appropriate remedial actions that may need to be performed to help combat the issue.
As you can appreciate every situation and property is different, therefore we are unable to offer a fixed quote for a damp survey to any of our customers. Firstly, get in touch with Paul who can discuss your current situation with you to recognise the issues you are experiencing.
It’s important to provide us with as much information as possible, and images where appropriate, so that we can gain a better understanding of the problem. From here, if you decide to proceed with a survey, Paul will be able to provide you with an estimated survey cost. For your own reference, these surveys generally cost less than a basic home buyer’s survey, offering outstanding value for money.
Damp and mould can make you more likely to have respiratory infections, … babies and children, elderly people and those with existing skin problems may suffer the most.