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Croydon's centre has been redeveloped many times although there are remnants and examples of housing from many periods apparent. The High Street, for example, has Wrencote House, a late 17th century Grade II listed building, as well as various Victorian era buildings.

The north of Croydon is not dissimilar to many London boroughs in having a certain number of Victorian terraces and some larger houses, but with the chief property type being the semi-detached house, dating particularly from the interwar period and post war, with many more modern developments.

The south of Croydon is decidedly more leafy with less population density and areas like Sanderstead and Selsdon have some larger Edwardian, Victorian and even Georgian properties.

Many of the modern developments around Croydon offer shared ownership, such as Saffron Central Square, a high-rise modern purpose-built block, Lennard Road (in Lennard Road) and Birchfield in Coulsdon – this development has offered shared ownership houses rather than flats. 

Leon House, a redeveloped and repurposed 22-floor block in Central Croydon, opened October 2018 and by March 2019, there were 96 apartments left to sell out of an original 263. The apartments are 1 and 2 bedroom and Help to Buy is/was available for purchase.


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Properties built in the vicinity of the River Wandle in Croydon, such as in Riverside Close, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, a large area of Croydon, including streets such as Fawcett Road and The Waldrons, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 – 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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.
Properties in some areas of Croydon may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Girton Gardens revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

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 Croydon

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

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Croydon Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


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Home Buyers Survey in and around Croydon

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Thornton Heath, Sutton, Mitcham, New Addington, Addiscombe, Greenford and Sanderstead.

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

  • Broomhall Road, South Croydon, CR2 0PX
  • 62 Fairholme Rd, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 3PH
  • 21 St James Road, Croydon, CR0 2SD
  • 36 The Ridge Way, Sanderstead, South Croydon, CR2 0LF
  • 17 Lavington Road, Croydon, CR0 4PQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Croydon 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 Croydon.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 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 Croydon 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property you are thinking of buying in Croydon which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. To get yours, call 0207 112 5388.

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