Home Buyers Survey Epsom

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Epsom has plenty of excellent Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses (and also Victorian cottages) in the locale as well as detached and semi-detached properties from the 1920s and 1930s. The town centre also has modern flats.

Large Victorian and Edwardian houses can be found around Burgh Heath Road. You can also find large detached 1920s houses there and around the Ewell Downs Road. St Martin's Avenue has larger modern houses.

The streets around Ashley Road have very attractive Victorian cottages and you find Arts & Crafts houses from the 1920s and 1930s around the Wilmerhatch Lane area.

Five new estates have been built in the last 12 years, namely Manor Park, Livingstone Park, Clarendon Park, Elements and Noble Park, with a total of more than 1,800 homes. Some of these have been sold under shared ownership terms. 


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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, much of Epsom is in a raised Radon area, in streets such as Dudley Grove and Woodcote Close, 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.
Hair line cracks in rendering do not always mean you have subsidence. The surveyor should review them and make comments to confirm whether they feel you require a subsidence survey by a structural engineer or if these are typical of rendered elevations, that are caused by thermal movement (otherwise known as 'shrinkage') and are not considered a significant concern.

Read more about - What is subsidence?
The following are roads where there are small signs of radon gas which you may wish to get further checked via a radon search through your solicitor:

  • Ashley Avenue, Epsom, KT18
  • South Street, Epsom, KT18

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Survey Epsom

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

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Building Survey Epsom Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Epsom & Ewell Borough Council at Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY, telephone 01372 732 000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Epsom

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ewell, Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Sutton, Chessington, Cheam and Tattenham Corner.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Epsom. 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 building surveys on properties in Epsom we'll be able to give you the detailed Epsom HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Epsom

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Castle Avenue, East Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2PL
  • Covelly Court, 27a Alexandra Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4BX
  • Providence Place, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4BB
  • Gatley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9NQ
  • Shawley Way, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5PG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Epsom 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 Epsom.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Epsom incredibly important.

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 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 in Epsom 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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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in Epsom 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 Epsom 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.