My son is contemplationg buying his first house. Terraced, 1880, with cellar (formerly coal-hole) ventilated.
Not sure whether to have full survey, house was brought up to date about 5/10 years ago for letting.
Slight dampness in cellar, slight softness in internal beam (in cellar)
Thinking of hiring a Damp Meter to check extent of dampness, has anyone experience of these meters and how useful they are, what reliance can be placed on them, any links with web sites?