Stewart Sherman - 10 most common Survey problems identified

Stewart Sherman is a Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years experience of surveying in the UK.

We asked Stewart about the 10 most common problems he finds whilst conducting surveys:  His answers were as follows:

  • Damp
  • Wet Rot
  • Dry Rot
  • Flat roof failure
  • Asbestos
  • Cast iron rainwater goods
  • High ground levels
  • Unlined roofs
  • Leaking hot water cylinders
  • Blocked drains
Getting a survey before committing to a purchase of a home is our best bet in safe guarding yourself against any nasty or expensive surprises once you complete on the purchase.