Home Buyers Survey Beckenham

Get an Instant Online Beckenham Home Buyers Survey Quote

or call us on 0207 112 5388 - we have same week availability with local RICS surveyors.
 
I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Surveys from £300
Same week availability
Local Knowledge
Qualified RICS Surveyors
Leave the booking to us

What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
Proud of our reviews
google-logo.png

Top tips for a Beckenham Home Buyers Survey


Beckenham, like many London suburbs, saw a rapid increase in housing development with the arrival of the railway in the latter 19th century.

There are many Victorian properties in the area and you can find large Victorian houses in the roads around Kent House and Clock House stations, for example in Kent House Road and Barnmead Road. There are also larger Edwardian and 1930s houses, such as in Park Langley, and many semi-detached houses built from the 1930s onwards.

There are also modern developments, many offering shared ownership, such as in Wessex Court and County House in Beckenham Road.



HomeBuyers Report Beckenham
 HomeBuyers Survey Beckenham
Home Buyers Survey Beckenham

Survey Tip 1

Survey Tip 2

Survey Tip 3

Properties built in the vicinities of the Chaffinch Brook and The Beck in Beckenham, such as in Forster Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, a large area of Beckenham, including streets such as Albemarle Road and Bevington Road, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 – 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Getting a RICS home buyers survey for a property you're looking to buy in Beckenham can give you information about whether there are suspicions of asbestos present in any part of it which may need to be removed.

A recent HomeBuyers Report carried out on a property in Bromley Road stated the following about the garage, for example:

"The garage sits between a concrete floor and a corrugated cement board-covered roof. The roof is in a satisfactory condition and appears to be watertight. However, the cement board is likely to contain asbestos, and we would therefore recommend that any maintenance, repair or removal or the roof is only undertaken by a contractor who is experienced in handling asbestos."

London.pngGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Surveyors Beckenham

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Beckenham. To find out more got to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Beckenham

BR3 1AA

Beckenham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bromley Council at Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, telephone 020 8464 3333, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Beckenham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bromley, Croydon, Bellingham, Crystal Palace, Penge, Barnehurst and Downham.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Beckenham. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Beckenham we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Beckenham

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 2a Bushey Way, Beckenham, Greater London, BR3 6TB
  • 72 Cherry Tree Walk, Beckenham, Greater London, BR3 3PQ
  • Rectory Rd, Beckenham, Greater London, BR3 1AA
  • 26 Cowper Road, Bromley, BR2 9RX
  • Flat 6, Cartmel Court, 30 Shortlands Road, Bromley, BR2 0XJ

Hhomebuyers survey cost Beckenham

Love our Competitive
Homebuyers Survey Costs

Specialist RICS HomeBuyer Report at affordable prices with no corners cut.
Home Buyers Survey Beckenham

Local Greater London 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Beckenham to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

Home Buyers Survey Beckenham

Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Beckenham HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Beckenham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Beckenham, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If you're buying a home in Beckenham which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
Conveyancing Process

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Beckenham you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Beckenham that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Beckenham.

mortgage-valuation-example.png