Damp, itís extremely common, especially in older houses, and yet it fills us all with dread. Often we hide it - we paint over it with a stain blocker or push a piece of furniture in the way, so it goes out of sight and mind. But neither is a solution and both can easily make things worse, because untreated, damp can not only be unsightly, it can also cause serious damage.
Do you know what the average costs are for some of the bigger jobs around the house? For example, how much would it cost you to build a new extension? What about rewiring the place? And have you got any idea how much it would cost to replace all the windows?
If youíre buying at one of our auctions, the chances are you will be buying a probate property. They tend to have belonged to older people, so they often require updating. However, if thatís not something you regularly do, finding a good builder to undertake the work is a challenge that often fills us with dread.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant we are living through some unusual times when it comes to finances.