Damp Survey London

Damp Survey London

Damp Survey London

Damp Survey London.

100% Independent Honest, Expert Advice.  Same day surveys/reports from £149.

Welcome To City Damp Surveys.

If you’re here you probably have some damp in the property you live in, or someone has told you there might be damp in the property you are purchasing or selling.

If you have condensation problems please click here:  Condensation Problems London.

FACT: Rising damp is actually incredibly rare and most damp issues are related to condensation or to guttering and roofing issues – which can usually be resolved without expensive treatments.

I have completed over 3,500 damp surveys in London and I have helped thousands of clients solve these problems.

Call us today for an honest, independent damp survey London.

We are offer honest expert 100% independent damp proofing advice.

We help homeowners and landlords with damp problems.

We can also help you if you are buying or selling a flat.

Rising damp is actually incredibly rare but is often misdiagnosed by contractors trying to sell you unnecessary damp proofing treatments.

Most damp proofing contractors rely almost exclusively on a damp meter to make their diagnosis.

The problems start when these moisture meters give false positive readings because of natural condensation moisture being present on the walls or other factors.

By the way, these meters are meant to measure moisture in timber – not brick walls.

At City Damp Surveys we examine over a dozen different aspects of the property to determine whether damp is present.

These include checking: gutters, drains, ground levels, brick work/pointing, roofing defects, testing the plaster for moisture, and many other things.

You should never agree to undertake expensive (and probably unnecessary) damp proofing works solely on the basis of damp meter readings.

We provide a truly independent service – we do not recommend unnecessary work or treatments.

We are not a contractors and don’t do any damp proofing works – We are paid for providing honest expert advice – We have no commercial interest in the outcome of the survey.

All of that advice is presented in a clear, easy to understand written report.

We are totally independent and have no links to any damp proofing companies or any damp proofing trade groups.

Damp survey London.

We charge from £149 for a full damp survey with report. (from £199 for a damp/timber survey) *

* Prices are slightly higher to different locations.
We are located in Barnes (SW14) so surveys in North and East London are typically £50 higher than the prices quoted above.

Most of the houses we survey do not require expensive and invasive damp proofing treatments.

Chemical injections don’t solve these problems.

I am a PCA trained damp and timber surveyor specialising in historic London residential properties.

I am a member of the Institute Of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers.

I have been involved in the damp proofing business for over 30 years. I hold a four year Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences.

To date, I have surveyed over 3,000 residential and commercial properties in the Greater London area for damp and timber issues.

We have saved London homeowners from spending thousands of pounds on unnecessary and often useless damp proofing treatments.

Have a look at this great video from Pete Ward – which illustrates just how useless these so called ‘damp treatments’ are at solving moisture problems.

Pete has the most informative site on the web about damp problems and you can find it here –www.heritage-house.org.

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Do you need a Damp Survey London?

If you require a damp and timber report for your bank or mortgage company or if you are purchasing a new home,  please read this post and please consider using our services before spending thousands of pounds on damp proofing works that you may not need.

I have provided surveys for every high street bank and mortgage company.

So if you require a Damp and Timber Report please give us a call.

If you’re reading this you are probably buying or selling your flat and the survey has noted ‘damp may be present – consult a damp specialist’.

Or, you bank or mortgage lender has advised that you get a damp and timber report.

We can help.

We provide a full damp and timber survey and written report from £149.

* Prices are slightly higher to different locations.
We are located in Barnes (SW14) so surveys in North and East London are typically £50 higher than the prices quoted above.

Every week we save London homeowners thousands of pounds in unnecessary damp proofing treatments.

We are truly independent and in most cases we find that there is little or no damp present.


And most of you don’t have damp at all – it is most often condensation.

A national consumer magazine Which investigated the UK’s leading damp proofing companies and most failed to properly diagnose damp properly and several recommended the wrong treatment.

There are many companies offering ‘free’ damp and timber surveys but these are damp proofing companies and many times they will ‘discover’ damp problems that do not exist (but can only be cured using their chemicals). You will then be forced by the bank to carry out these unnecessary treatments to get your mortgage released!

We work exclusively in London and can often give same day or next day service.

We have worked with all of London’s estate agents and we are happy to liase with the estate agent or persons to arrange access and keys.

We will even liase with your tenants if that is required.

Don’t let a misdiagnosis of damp delay your mortgage or you sale or purchase.

Unfortunately many mortgage company surveyors and general building surveyors are incorrectly stating that a property has a damp problem when it does not.

Why does this happen?

Very often these surveyors will state something like ‘damp may be present, consult a specialists. The main reason for including this statement in the survey is that many of the surveyors do not have the time to further investigate the possible dampness.

However, when requested, we can closely estimate the costs of damp repairs if they are needed.

There are many companies advertising ‘free’ surveys but bear in mind that most of these firms are actually sending you a salesman and not an independent damp surveyor.

We provide totally honest independent damp surveys.

To contact is please email us at kevin@citydampsurveys.co.uk –  or give us a call.

We will respond with 10 minutes.

Tel 07949763671

We are available from 930am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

City Damp Surveys

London House

42 Upper Richmond Road West

Putney SW14 8DD


One more great video from Pete Ward