Home Buyers Survey Gloucester

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Gloucester is a city in southwest England and is the county town of Gloucestershire. The Romans originally founded the settlement in AD 97.

A good number of medieval and Tudor period gabled and half timbered houses survive from earlier periods of Gloucester's history.

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the foundation of two of Gloucester's grammar schools: the Crypt School in 1539 and Sir Thomas Rich's School in 1666. Both still flourish as grammar schools today, along with Ribston Hall and the High School for Girls, Gloucester (Denmark Road).

There are many buildings surviving from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods, particularly Victorian terraces such as can be found in St Aldate Street and Northgate Street.

Much municipal and private houses, primarily consisting of semi-detached and terrace dwellings, were built in the interwar period and postwar in areas such as Abbeydale, Barton and Tredworth, Hempsted, Matson, Podsmead, Quedgeley, Wotton and Westgate.

New build developments include the townhouses in Brockworth and the detached houses in Brockworth.


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Properties in Gloucester which are built close to the River Severn, the River Twyver and the docks, in streets such as for example in streets such as Severn Road and Llanthony Road, are in an area where flood alerts and warnings 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).
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Gloucester, where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Drain Doctor Plumbing and Drainage Gloucester.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Gloucester area mainly centre around the main road – Burton Way - A430, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Metz Way A4302.

GloucestershireGloucestershire is a county in south west England, whose county town is the city of Gloucester. It also contains major towns including Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury and Stroud.

Cheltenham is perhaps chiefly known for 2 things, the famous racecourse which is the venue of the annual Gold Cup, and GCHQ, a huge building which houses the UK Government's communications heaquarters.

The Forest of Dean, part of the Cotswold Hills and some of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn all feature within the county. Neighbouring counties include Monmouthshire (in Wales), Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol.

Gloucestershire has 2 universities, the University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University. The county has many notable religious buildings including the cathedral of Gloucester and the churches of Cirencester and Tewkesbury. Other notable buildings include Calcot Barn in Calcot, a relic of Kingswood Abbey, Thornbury Castle, a Tudor country house, Badminton House, seat of the Dukes of Beaufort, Sudeley Castle, burial place of Catherine Parr and the house of Edward Jenner, the originator of the first smallpox vaccine.

There are a number of royal residences in the county including Highgrove House, Gatcombe Park, and (formerly) Nether Lypiatt Manor.

The county has 2 motorways, the M5 (Exeter to Birmingham) and the M50, which is essentially a spur off the M5 at Eckington which connects with Ross-on-Wye.

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club's home ground is at Bristol, an anomaly which dates back to when the city was part of the county, which is no longer the case.

The county hosts an annual "cheese-rolling" event at Cooper's Hill, near Brockworth and also the Cotswold Games.

Listed Building Survey Gloucester

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

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Building Survey Gloucester Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Gloucester City Council at Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EQ, telephone 01452 396 396, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Gloucester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tuffley, Abbeymead, Elmore, Churcham, Rudford, Chadwell Heath and Churchdown.

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


Home Buyers Survey Gloucester

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Scott Ave, Gloucester GL2 5BD
  • 6 Court Rd, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4EP
  • 88 High St, Gloucester GL1 4SS
  • 31 Churchfield Rd, Gloucester GL4 8BA
  • 17 Churchfield Rd, Gloucester GL4 8BA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Gloucester 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 Gloucester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Gloucester, 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)
If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Gloucester having any other defects then you MUST get a 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?

Many people are not entirely sure about the difference between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Gloucester you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects which might affect the property.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any issues which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.


This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend. You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.

Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is entirely for YOUR benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0333 344 3234 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

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