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Clapham is an area of varied housing, from the large Queen Anne, Regency and Georgian and Victorian era homes of the Old Town and Clapham Common, to the grids of Victorian housing in the Abbeville area.

Clapham also a number of council-owned social housing on estates dating from the 1930s and 1960s and also new build developments, some of which fall under the Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes.

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Flood alerts and warnings are issued from time to time for the areas around the northern, northwestern and western borders of Clapham (the Battersea borders), including for streets such as Robertson Street and Tennyson Street.

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).
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Clapham area are particularly raised around the main thoroughfares leading to, away from and around Clapham Common including Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common North Side and The Avenue. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways in the area accompany the main line passing through Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road stations, affecting streets close by such as Killyon Road and Ferndale Road.
Properties with chimney stacks in Clapham need special attention. Chimney stacks are particularly exposed to the weather and so regular maintenance must be carried out to ensure their stability and weathertightness. Scaffolding or other means of safe access may be required to carry out any future repairs and this could increase the cost of any repair significantly.

In a recent survey of 121 Clapham Common North, SW4 9SP it was noted there was a shared chimney stack and before any repairs or alterations are carried out to it, you should discuss this with the neighbouring property as they will have rights in this regard.

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 Surveyors Clapham

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

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Clapham Planning Application Search

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 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 Clapham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wandsworth, Battersea, Brixton, Balham, Stockwell, Wandsworth and Earlsfield.

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

  • Abbeville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9LA
  • 57 Orlando Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0LH
  • St Alphonsus Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7AW
  • Fitzwilliam Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0BW
  • Brayburne Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 0AA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Clapham 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 Clapham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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.

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 are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Clapham, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you purchase a home in Clapham using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Clapham you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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