Home Buyers Survey Catford

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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
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Top tips for a Catford Home Buyers Survey


Catford is a residential area in southeast London with a fair selection of Victorian and Edwardian houses, many of which have been converted into flats. 

There are large houses in the Culverley Green conservation area off Bromley Road and smaller 3 and 4-bedroom houses on the Corbett Estate, built around the turn of the 20th century, off Brownhill Road in roads such as Balloch Road, Muirkirk Road and Glenfarg Road.

You can find detached double-fronted Victorian houses in the Perry Fields conservation area east of Perry Rise and 1930s terrace houses in and around Conisborough Crescent and larger semi-detached houses from the same period in Daneswood Avenue.

The old Catford Greyhound Stadium is currently being redeveloped into nearly 600 houses including 113 for affordable rent and 60 sold under shared ownership terms.



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Properties in Catford which are situated close to the Ravensbourne River in streets such as Doggett Road and Silvermere 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Catford.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Laleham Road, SE6 2HU, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 250m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Properties in some areas of Catford are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Laleham Road, SE6 2HU, noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.

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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 Catford

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

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Catford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Lewisham at Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU, telephone 020 8314 6000, 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 Catford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bellingham, Ladywell, Lewisham, Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Hither Green and Brockley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Catford. 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 Catford we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 80 Vervant Lane, Catford, London, SE6 1LF
  • 64 Hazelbank Road, Catford, SE6 1TQ
  • 10b Barley Road, Catford, SE6 2AB
  • 59b Ardoch Road, Catford, SE6 1SL
  • Flat a, 390 Stanstead Road, Catford, London SE6 4XB

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Catford 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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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.

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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 Catford.

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.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Catford and what needs to be done to remedy it.

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.