The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into effect from 20th March 2019.


The matters that could now cause a property to be “unfit” (only if it is so defective that it is not reasonably suited for occupation) will now include DAMP & MOULD GROWTH which can be a contentious issue when trying to identify the cause.

JWSurveys provide independent damp surveys across London and the South East and specialise in identifying the cause of suspected dampness or mould issues.

JWSurveys have helped property owners, landlords, buyers, architects, estate agents and solicitors and other surveyors by delivering Intelligent Information and Independent Insight; ensuring they understand the nature and extent of any issues. The client receives an expert and unbiased opinion on any defects noted which includes identifying the cause and making recommendations on any remedial work if and where necessary.

JWSurveys are totally independent of contracting companies and product manufacturers thus our inspections are conducted without bias or favour. This means that you will receive an objective opinion based upon evidence and facts - not the need to sell work or a treatment procedure.

Services available include:-

  • Pre tenancy damp & mould assessments with written reports

  • Advisory survey for damp/mould issues during tenancy with written report

  • CPR part 35 compliant reports for any court proceedings


Our Services

JW Surveys carry out the following surveys and reports within the South East of England:

  • Independent Damp & Timber Surveys and Reports
  • Damp & Timber Pre-Purchase Surveys
  • Structural Waterproofing Reports
  • Structural Waterproofing Design to BS8102:2009
  • 7 Days A Week subject to availability

These are all carried out by our Independent Damp and Timber Surveyor who is approved by The Property Care Association.

PCA Membership

JW Surveys are members of Property Care Association




  • Timber & Damp Surveys from £195
  • Condensation & Mould Surveys from £195 (lab analyses to identify mould types can be undertaken at additional cost)
  • CPR part 35 Compliant Report £POA
  • Rates for commercial properties are available upon request

Click here to find out more about what to expect.