My partner and i have just put an offer in for a reposessed victorian house. We noticed a fair bit of damp on the walls under a window and behind some of the kitchen cabinates and as much as we can have checked to see if the damp has gone into the floor joists (by bouncing on joists - nothing seems squishy).
My brother is a building developer and as such has mended many a damp wall and I trust that he know what he is doing. He has offered to do all our damp work for cost (minus plastering). This is obviously very tempting.
How much value would a damp proof certificate add to our property when we come to sell it on? surely the new buyers would have to conduct a survey of their own which would then state there is no damp in the property.
What I'm really trying to say is it worth trying to pay a certified company to gain a certificate or have the job carried out by skilled hands at a much cheaper price?