Home Buyers Survey Grays

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Grays town in Essex has some parts in old Victorian chalk pits, particularly large ones include Lion Gorge and Warren Gorge. The Gull lightship in Grays Beach was built in 1860.

Grays' economy has been very much tied in the past to that of the Port of London. Housing therefore developed in the Victorian era – there are surviving properties, particularly terrace houses from then – and in stages in the 20th century.

You can see very modern medium-rise flat block housing nearby to Grays tidal flood floodgates. New developments include Treetops in Dell Road: 1 to 4 bedroom homes, Help to Buy is available, and Saxton Close, where shared ownership terms are available.



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Many dwellings in the south of Grays close to the River Thames, such as in Argent Street and Manor Way, are 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 parts of Grays, including streets such as Cresthill Avenue and Langthorne Crescent, 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.
Some properties in Grays are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Longley Mews, Farm Road, Orsett, Grays RM16 3AG for example, flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Grays

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

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Grays Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Thurrock Council at Civic Offices New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL, telephone 0845 300 5263, 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.

Local Building Survey in Grays

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tilbury, Purfleet, Aveley, Chadwell St Mary, Chafford Hundred, Meopham and Orsett.

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


Home Buyers Survey Grays

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Orchard Drive, Grays, Essex, RM17 5AF
  • 58 Ward Avenue, Grays, RM17 5RW
  • 58 Ward Avenue, Grays, RM17 5RW
  • Defoe Parade, Grays RM16 4QR
  • Blackshots Lane, Grays RM16 2LD

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Grays 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 Grays.

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 Grays 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 you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Grays, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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I’m buying a new build property, what survey do I need?

If you are purchasing a new build property in Grays you will need to have a snagging survey carried out by a RICS surveyor. This is an independent inspection looking specifically for faults in new build properties such as sealant in showers, cracked tiles and many other areas.

A snagging survey is designed to find out if there are any immediate problems with your new-build home. The surveyor will provide a report to the buyer with a listing of the areas within the new property whereby sub-standard workmanship exists and good practice has not been used and poor finishing’s are evident.

The snagging report can be provided to the developer and you can negotiate to get the works completed prior or after you complete your purchase - who is going to repair the snags should however be agreed prior to completion.

Read more about snagging surveys