Expert advice when buying a home

Correct assessment helping you to make an informed decision

Property Investment can yield lucrative returns - but not always. A poorly constructed, badly maintained or damp-infested house may use more in costs than you can hope to achieve as a return. Another building may be difficult to improve or extend for a variety of structurally legal or compliance reasons. It's important to understand that, although property investment can be lucrative, it certainly isn't 'easy money'.

More and more often, we receive requests from clients to inspect a property before they buy it, especially if the initial survey highlights damp and moisture issues. We work closely with Richard Taylor of London Surveyors and Valuers Ltd and other chartered surveyors using our detailed surveys to assess any defects discovered. Often the client will ask us at the same time to carry out a refurbishment survey, so they have an idea of costs on energy saving, insulation and home improvement costs.

The survey

For a small fee, Robert will come out and inspect the property, provide a full written report, written specification of remedial repairs needed and costings. Robert's reports have proved invaluable to some clients preventing them from an expensive mistake, so they keep looking for a more suitable property, and for others, provided the confidence for them to go ahead with the purchase. The inclusion of a thermal and energy survey offers even more in-depth and valuable information.

However, whatever the condition of the property or circumstances surrounding it, you will have options, and we can tell you what they are. If you need to stay well away, we’ll let you know. There are often alternative ways to achieve your goal. Once you’ve decided on the best course of action, we can help you carry it through to completion.

For expert advice when buying a home and a sound opinion before making the huge decision, let us do the survey to give you the final required confidence in your choice.

Replaced Garage

Robert and the team replaced my old garage (with an asbestos roof) with a very nice larger garage. Everything was done when they said it would be. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely use Tiffin again.

Barbara, Hertfordshire

Highly Recommended

Robert Tiffin successfully diagnosed and treated the increasing damp in the cellar of our old house, something several previous firms had failed to do. He was professional and efficient and provided an excellent report.

Susan, Middlesex

Excellent Work

Tiffin handled all the aspects of the job really well, keeping us informed and sourcing high quality materials. They did a good job of organising all the various trades to do their parts in an efficient manner.

Matt P, Buckinghamshire

Professional and polite service, fair and reasonable price

The “Tiffin difference” was immediately noticeable. We were left with a strong sense that Robert and the team were professional and reliable in their approach. We will be using Tiffin for our next project.

Craig R, Hertfordshire

Unhesitatingly Recommended

Robert Tiffin is helpful and professional. His advice is sound and he will save you money where he can. Not surprisingly, the people he employs are also hard working and professional. Schedules are maintained and when work is completed everywhere is left clean and tidy. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

John D, Buckinghamshire

Excellent

Excellent advice on cause of damp in converted block of flats and successful repairs too. Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of causes of building failure and damage and reinstatement for insurance purposes too. Highly recommended.

Steven Lazarus, London

Professional firm with high standards

Eco Tiffin sorted out my damp problem in an outbuilding, insulated and decorated it, turning it into a pleasant and very usable storeroom. Their knowledge and experience inspired confidence, and I felt that I was given honest advice about the most sensible way to pursue this project, without wasting money unnecessarily.

Neena Bush, Hertfordshire

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