Everyone knows that purchasing a property can be a stressful process, but you’d hope that once you’ve moved in things will calm down.
However, new research by Which? shows that for many new homeowners there can be a host of problems waiting for them once they’ve completed the purchase and made the move. According to the organisation, 37 per cent of homeowners uncover significant problems after they’ve moved into their new abode.
Damp, which can be costly to fix, was the third most common issue found by people shortly after moving, with 22 per cent of people reporting that this is a problem they have to deal with.
Top of the list are plumbing issues among 28 per cent, and problems with fixtures and fittings, among 23 per cent.
The consumer rights organisation pointed out that having a comprehensive survey carried out is important to identify any potential issues before you’ve completed, so that you can either walk away or negotiate a lower price to allow for the cost of repairs.
If you do discover damp in your home, it’s vital that you contact experts in damp proofing in Surrey as soon as you can, to minimise the damage caused and prevent the issue from getting worse.
Finding costly problems that need to be fixed after moving into a new home can be challenging financially, and with research from Lloyds recently showing that second steppers typically need to find around £136,000 to move up the property ladder and purchase a bigger abode it seems they’re unlikely to have much cash to spare to rectify issues like damp.