Home Buyers Survey Deptford

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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 Deptford Home Buyers Survey


Although Deptford has a long maritime-related history, it has been extensively redeveloped and most latterly in the late 20th century, when the docklands in general was recreated as a financial area and with it, numerous apartment developments ranging from luxury flats to affordable living spaces. There are, however, some notable architectural survivals. These include the Olympia Warehouse in the former Deptford Dockyard, built in 1846 and which is Grade II listed, and Stone House, which was built between 1771 and 1773, also Grade II listed, which is very much a Georgian period property. The former Deptford Town Hall, now part of Goldsmiths College, is a fine-fronted Victorian municipal building.

Modern buildings include the McMillan Student Village on the junction of Creek Road and Deptford Church Street, which consists of small, self-contained apartments and rooms and Laban Dance Centre, which has very pleasing glass work.

There are also numerous new build developments, many of which offer Help to Buy and shared ownership terms.

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If you're considering buying a property in or around Deptford, getting an Environmental Search Report, one of the main property conveyancing searches, is an important way to find out if there are environmental issues which might affect your enjoyment of the dwelling.

A recent such report, bought for a property in 423 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA revealed that the property had the potential for natural ground instability within 50 metres of its vicinity. This might indicate that the property might be more susceptible to matters such as subsidence, however further professional tests would need to carried out to get a more definite idea.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, all of Deptford, including streets such as Grinling Place and Lamerton Place, 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.
Some properties in Deptford are built in designated smoke control areas.


A recent Local Authority Search, the most important of the conveyancing property searches and always insisted-upon by your lender if you're buying using a mortgage, which was taken out for a property in Bowerhouse Court, Cofferdam Way, London SE8 3GQ revealed that the dwelling was in 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.

Additionally, the search revealed that an extension of the Bakerloo Line tube railway was planned to run in the vicinity of the property. If the plan goes ahead, this most likely might entail destruction during the construction period, but, most often, an uplift in price once any nearby tube stations are opened.

London.pngGreater 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 Deptford

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

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Deptford 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 Council 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 Deptford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Saint John's, New Cross, Greenwich, Lewisham, Brockley, Nunhead and Rotherhithe.

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


Home Buyers Survey Deptford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Jodane Street, SE8 3PW
  • Brookmill Road, SE8 4JH
  • Deptford High Street, SE8 4AE
  • Etta Street, SE8 5NT
  • Melville Court, SE8 5DR

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Deptford 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 Deptford.

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)
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 Deptford 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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Can you attend the Survey with the surveyor?

Most surveyors do not allow the client on site whilst carrying out their inspection. They have a long list of defects that they need to check for and they cannot be distracted from the job in hand as they can be held to account for any missed defects.

The surveyors' professional indemnity insurance does not cover for bringing any third party on site with them while they are completing their inspection, therefore, in the event of any damage being sited by a vendor while the survey is taking place, the surveyor would be liable and uninsured.

On the day of the survey if you have any concerns you can make the surveyor aware of this so they can pay special attention to these areas during their inspection.