I'm a first time buyer and just had a survey done on a house. It's come back as showing that the gable end wall shows sign of damp which is penetrating onto the hall wall and kitchen wall. (The basement has been converted into a kitchen recently).
It also says that the roof mortar applied to the underside of the covering between the battens is in poor condition/missing.
What would you recommend as next steps? Do I ask if a damp specialist and roofer can take a look and negotiate house price with vendor? Do I pay or they pay? Or is this quite normal?
Regarding the damp, the surveyor said that it would be costly to fix so would recommend ventilation, but I'm not sure how much the damp will have penetrated.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.