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Berkshire's ambience varies from west to east; the west is primarily rural with less population and smaller towns such as Newbury, Hungerford and Thatcham whereas the east has more urban areas, particularly the city of Reading as well as Bracknell, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead. There is much development in the flood plain of the Thames and there are many wooded areas.

The eastern population centres developed greatly when the railway arrived in the mid-19th century and therefore you find many surviving properties from this period, particularly Victorian houses, whether grand or smaller worker's cottages. Areas nearer London such as Slough have much council housing, built from the 1920s onwards.

Stunning examples of architecture include Windsor Castle (completed 1086) and Basildon Park, a large Grade II listed country house built in 1783.


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Properties in Berkshire built in close proximity to the path of the River Thames and the River Kennet and other water courses have been 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, some areas of Berkshire, including around Newbury and a section of the north of Reading/Caversham (including streets such as Sheridan Avenue) , are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
Some properties in Berkshire are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Drake Way, Reading, for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.

BerkshireBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.

Listed Building Surveyors Berkshire

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

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Berkshire Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Berkshire Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 Berkshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ascot, Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Ashford and Windsor.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Berkshire. 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 Berkshire we'll be able to give you the detailed Berkshire HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Churchfield Cottages, Bedford Lane, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0NN
  • 3 Drummond Court, 179-171 New Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8PU
  • Strouds Copse, Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6JB
  • 22 Spurcroft Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3XX
  • 23 Cambrian Way, Basingstoke, Berkshire, RG22 5AH

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Berkshire 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.

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

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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 Berkshire.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Berkshire.

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 Berkshire 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.
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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?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Berkshire your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!