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Derby is a city in Derbyshire County in the Midlands region of England and dates back to Roman times. It developed rapidly from being a market town in the Industrial Revolution.

There is a great variety of housing in and around the city, with more period survivals, for example Victorian terrace housing, to be found closer to the city centre.

Slum clearance in the 1920s and 1930s saw the central area of Derby become less heavily populated as families were rehoused on new council estates in the suburbs, where houses for private sale were also constructed.

Rehousing, council house building and private housing developments continued on a large scale for some 30 years after the end of World War II in 1945. Housing development has continued right up to the present time.

New build developments include detached houses in Darraway Gardens, Chellaston and Kedleston Road, Allestree and Station Road, Mickleover; semi-detached houses and terraces in Rykneld Road, Littleover and flats and apartments in Trinity Walk and Friar Gate. 

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Properties in Derby which are built in close proximity to the River Derwent, in streets such as Downing Road and Highfield Lane, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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, some areas of Derby, including streets such as Wilson Street and Babington Lane, are 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.
Noise pollution from roads in the Derby area is at its highest along the main ring road/A601/Ford Street/Lara Croft Way/Holmes Bridge/Eastgate and particularly around the interchange (Darwin Place/Exeter Place/The Underpass/Eastgate).

Noise pollution from railways accompanies the main railway line passing North – South and affecting nearby streets such as Dunton Close and Clarke Street. Therefore the highest noise levels are around where the railway crosses the road (Eastgate and The Underpass).

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England and contains much of the Peak District national park, the south end of the Pennines and the a portion of the National Forest. It is composed in large part of sparsely populated agricultural land. Adjacent counties include Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Derby city is the most populated conurbation in the county and Derby is also the main transport hub, offering direct train services to London St Pancras International. Derby is also host to the University of Derby. The next largest town is Chesterfield. There is one motorway in the locale – the M1 – and the nearest large airport is East Midlands Airport, close to the county's southern border.

Attractions include Bolsover Castle, Castleton, Chatsworth House and the National Tramway Museum at Crich. Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield is a superb Elizabethan country house, fascinating from an architectural perspective.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club's alumni include former England fast bowler, Devon Malcolm. Little John, Robin Hood’s right hand, is buried in a huge grave at the church in Hathersage.

Listed Building Surveyors Derby

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

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Derby Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Derby City Council at Council House Corporation Street Derby DE1 2FS, telephone 01332 293 111, 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 Derby

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ockbrook, Borrowash, Duffield, Mackworth, Willington, Barrow-upon-Trent and Shardlow.

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

  • Langley Street, Derby DE22 3GN
  • 27 Abbey Street Derby DE22 3SJ
  • 310 Normanton Road, Derby, DE23 6WE
  • 25 King Alfred Street, Derby, DE22 3QL
  • 44 Stenson Road, Normanton Derby DE23 1JB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Derby 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 Derby.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Derby and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 in your property in Derby then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property has any other defects then you MUST get a RICS 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to a valuation for the property you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you however the results aren't always shared with you as the survey belongs to the mortgage lender. On top of which it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is 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 Derby that you arrange your own Homebuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you at the mercy of undetected defects such as rising damp which can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

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