Home Buyers Survey Godalming

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Godalming has a Parish Church with an early Saxon chancel and a Norman tower. There are many period properties in the area, going back at least as far as the Georgian period, when Godalming was already a successful and growing market town. It grew further when the railway arrived in 1849.

There are 82 listed buildings in the town centre. There are Tudor timber framed buildings and 17th century brickwork buildings in the town centre. The former town hall, distinctive and octagonal and built in the 19th century, is often referred to as 'The Pepperpot'.

There are almost as many detached houses in the locale as semi-detached properties, many of these being very large, and there are plenty of examples of rows of Victorian terrace housing, such as can be seen in Brook Road and the Witley area.

Besides period flats, there are various modern developments, such as the College Green scheme near Godalming College, which offers shared ownership.



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Properties built in close proximity to Hell Ditch and the River Wey water courses have sometimes been subject to flood warnings and alerts, such as in Meadrow, Chalk Road and Peperharow Road.

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).
A RICS building survey considers the external joinery, including windows, in depth, and with suggestions about future courses of action, particularly useful if you're buying a property in Godalming.

A recent RICS building survey conducted on a property in Ormonde Road, noted the following: "The window to the side of the rear reception room comprises a single glazed timber picture unit. This door is weathered and, in order to prevent the onset of wet rot attack, requires rubbing down, prior to redecoration. The extent of the weathering is such that this window is at imminent risk from wet rot attack".
Some properties in Godalming are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Bridge Street for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.

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 Surveyors Godalming

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

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Godalming Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Waverley Borough Council at The Burys Godalming Surrey GU7 1HR, telephone 01483 426 337, 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 Godalming

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Milford, Guildford, Lightwater, Sunningdale, Longcross, Farnham and Knaphill.

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

  • Knoll Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2EP
  • 22 Mary Vale, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1SW
  • 45a Church Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5JB
  • 16 Franklyn Rd, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2LD
  • 26a Upper Manor Road, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5JW

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Godalming 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 Godalming.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Godalming, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, 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)
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. 

If you are concerned about your property in Godalming has subsidence, or 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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Does your surveyor check the chimney?

If you're buying a period property which features a chimney you will want to ensure there are no defects or issues with pointing that may cause you issues in the future.

Your RICS surveyor will assess the exterior of a chimney usually from ground level or a nearby vantage point/accessible flat roof to note any issues visible and advise accordingly.

Internally your surveyor will visually check for any signs of structural movement and that the flue is clear, however, this is only possible if accessible.

You should note, however, that surveyors are not structural engineers and so they may advise a further inspection is carried out by such a suitable specialist if suspicions of defects are noted.