Home Buyers Survey Brixton

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Brixton's housing can broadly be divided into housing estates, where the majority of the area's population lives, and some grand Victorian housing.

The estates are mainly of the brutalist (and often high-rise) type of the 60s and 70s, such as Angell Town and Loughborough (although Angell Town was originally built in the early 19th century), although there is a fair amount of low-rise 1940s buildings as well.

The Victorian buildings tend to be in and around Brixton Road. Brixton's windmill on Brixton Hill was built in 1816. St Matthew's Church, which is arguably in the centre of Brixton and is a clear landmark, was finished in 1822. The building has massive Greek Doric entrance portico at the west end, fronting onto Brixton Hill.


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Noise pollution from road and rail in Brixton is at its highest in the vicinity of the Brixton Road and Nursery Road where the railway line crosses Brixton Road.
Chimney stacks are normally connected to a fireplace found in the living room.

You should instruct your building surveyor to confirm if the fireplace is still working, or to confirm its actual location.
Parapet walls are normally inspected from the roof and these would show London Stock, Flemish bond brickwork, denoting that they are constructed of solid brickwork.

You building surveyor should check to ensure the brickwork to the parapets is sufficiently pointed.

LondonGreater 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 Survey Brixton

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

Building Survey Brixton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lambeth Council at Brixton Customer Centre Olive Morris House 18 Brixton Hill London SW2 1RD, telephone 020 7926 1000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Brixton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Streatham, Tulse Hill, Clapham, Stockwell, Herne Hill, Mill Hill and Kennington.

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


Home Buyers Survey Brixton

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Brixton 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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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 Brixton.

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 Brixton.

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.

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If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Brixton which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then 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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Does your surveyor check the chimney?

If you're buying a period property which features a chimney you will want to ensure there are no defects or issues with pointing that may cause you issues in the future.

Your RICS surveyor will assess the exterior of a chimney usually from ground level or a nearby vantage point/accessible flat roof to note any issues visible and advise accordingly.

Internally your surveyor will visually check for any signs of structural movement and that the flue is clear, however, this is only possible if accessible.

You should note, however, that surveyors are not structural engineers and so they may advise a further inspection is carried out by such a suitable specialist if suspicions of defects are noted.