There are many reasons why you may be considering an independent assessment of the condition of a property you own or are looking to buy.
The following may apply to you:
You may be a Vendor, unaware that you are living in a 'damp' property until such time the prospective purchaser's Surveyor's report flags up an issue.
A building Surveyor has suggested that you obtain a damp and timber report from a member of the Property Care Association, (P.C.A.)
Your Estate Agent may have recommended a 'Damp Specialist' to provide a report and quotation and you don't trust the recommendations made.
You may have experienced a prolonged, un-resolved, damp issue that , despite various attempts at resolution, continue to cause annoyance.
Since an escape of water you may notice the development of fungal growths on brickwork, plaster, skirting boards or the like.
You may live in a 'modern' property, with a damp problem, and finding it difficult to find a contractor interested in inspecting, (because they believe it won't be an opportunity to quote for remedial work). You may believe that you have a leaking pipe within the floor screed.
You have had cavity wall insulation installed and, ever since, you have noticed the appearance of damp patches on the internal wall surfaces.
The appearance of regular cracks, horizontal and vertical, affect the external elevations of the property that you own, or are looking to buy.
You have been advised that the chimney flashing requires renewal but you are unable to verify whether this information is accurate.
There are many other situations too.