Home Buyers Survey Chichester

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Chichester is a cathedral city (the cathedral was built in the 11th century) and is West Sussex's only city. It is built in a low coastal plain. It has architecture from many periods however most of it was rebuilt by the late 18th century, for example the Dolphin and the Anchor Hotel, and has changed little since.

You can find beautiful 18th century doorways and fanlights in the larger houses and bow-fronted houses on the main streets, such as South Street. Some of the houses around East Street were refronted in brick in the 19th century.

The population increased in the mid-19th century with the arrival of the railway and much of the development to the north-west of North Gate dates from this time and into the 20th century.

There are a fair number of standard construction semi-detached homes from the 1930s onwards in Chichester's hinterlands and there are also modern new build developments. You can find shared ownership as well, such as some of the properties sold in Westhampnett.


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Properties in Chichester built in close proximity to the lakes to its southeast such as Quarry Lake and to the River Lavant, including roads such as Westhampnett Road 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, a large area of Chichester (including streets such as Cambrai Avenue and Kingsham Road) is 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.
It may be worth checking environmental search reports if you're looking to buy a property in the Chichester area to check for environmental contaminants and hazards.


Sussex Police cordoned off a 200m area of Stane Street in Westhampnett in July 2017 after a box of what was thought to be anti-tank mines were discovered by builders digging up a garden.

West SussexWest Sussex along with East Sussex used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. Land in West Sussex is varied and is part coastal, part downland and part wealden. The only city in the county is Chichester, which is also the county town but there are major towns including Crawley, Horsham, Midhurst, Worthing, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Shoreham-by-Sea among others.

Among the many excellent places to visit in West Sussex are Arundel Castle (classic, fairtytale-like castle built during the reign of William the Conqueror), the Vandalian Tower and Wings Museum. Counties adjacent to West Sussex include Surrey, Hampshire, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Listed Building Surveyors Chichester

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

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Chichester Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Chichester District Council at East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY, telephone 01243 785 166, 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 Chichester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Fareham, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Hayling Island, Havant, Battersea and Petersfield.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Chichester. 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 Chichester we'll be able to give you the detailed Chichester 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:

  • Firefly Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 8FY
  • 53 Highlands Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6AU
  • 11 Trinity Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7SD
  • 132 Blackbrook Rd, Fareham, PO15 5BY
  • 50 Hill Road, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 8JZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chichester 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 Chichester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Chichester, incredibly important.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Chichester having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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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Can I be present during my Building Survey?

As standard, surveyors do not allow clients on site with them for several reasons. Most importantly, surveyors have a third party liability insurance that covers them whilst they are on the property in the unlikely event of any damages, this does not extend to the client and as such the surveyor would be liable in the event of any damages to the property.

The other reason is that the surveyor is there to do a job and has a long list of defects to look out for which requires their full attention. The presence of the client will understandably cause distractions and may cause the surveyor to miss something, not only could this lead the client to seeking restitution, it would ultimately affect the quality of the survey the client had paid for.