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Top tips for a East London Home Buyers Survey


East London is located to the north of the lower Thames valley, with the Thames its southern boundary. It is an area which has seen much redevelopment, most notably around the docklands from the 1980s. Barking has large council housing estates built from the 1930s onwards and the East End has many properties going back to the Georgian and Victorian periods.

Much housing was built in the mid-19th century with the expansion of the railway and much social housing was built in the 1920s in Becontree and Harold Hill. The streets around Brick Lane have many period properties.

There are many new housing developments, particularly around the docklands and there are shared ownership developments at Royal Albert Wharf (Gallions Reach), Traders' Quarter (Pontoon Dock), Rathbone Market (Canning Town) and Horizons Tower (Canary Wharf).

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Properties in East London built in close proximity to the path of the River Thames, the River Roding and the River Lee and other water courses 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, some areas of East London, including around Silvertown and the Isle of Dogs (including streets such as Marsh Wall and Mastmaker Road), are 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.
Section J1 of a RICS HomeBuyer Report concerns risks to the building that has been inspected.


For a recent HomeBuyer Report for a property in Forest Road, Leytonstone, East London, the surveyor commented on risks such as structural movement, subsidence, dampness, timber decay and trees. They noted, for example, that trees were close to the building and that these can cause damage to buildings and services so they should be regularly pruned to minimise potential damage.

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 East London

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

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East London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 East London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bow, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalton, Waterlooville and Haggerston.

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

  • Empson Street Studios, Unit 1, 1 Empson Street, London, E3 3LT
  • 31 Alderney Road, Mile End, London, E1 4EG
  • 53 Dore Avenue, Barking London E12 6JT, UK
  • 48 Churston Avenue, Upton Park, London E13 0RH
  • 101 Granite Apartments, 39 Windmill Lane, Maryland, London, E15 1PZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of East London 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 East London.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in East London, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 shows up any such problems in your property in East London, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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 East London 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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