Home Buyers Survey Leatherhead

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Leatherhead is a town in Surrey. It runs near to the path of Stane Street, an old Roman road, and its parish church was restored in the Victorian era. The Running Horse pub dates back to 1403.

The town expanded considerably in the mid-19th century when 2 railways arrived at the town. The private St John's School was built in the 1870s.

There are some Georgian properties and more Victorian properties in the locale, although much of the housing was built in the early 20th century and then much more recently. 

The centre of the town was redeveloped from the 1970s and early 1980s and there are a fair number of new developments, such as in Kingston Road.



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Properties in Leatherhead which are located in close proximity to the River Mole and its tributaries, channels and feeders, in streets such as Cannon Grove, Cannon Way, Cobham Road and Mill Lane, are in areas which 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).
Properties in some areas of Leatherhead may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Guildford Road, KT22 9DS revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Ancient Woodland and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Surrey Hills.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Leatherhead.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Guildford Road, KT22 9DS, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 250m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence

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 Leatherhead

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

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Building Survey Leatherhead Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Mole Valley District Council at Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ, telephone 01306 885001, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Leatherhead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Great Bookham, Epsom, Cobham, Ashtead, Fetcham, Box Hill and Mickleham.

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


Home Buyers Survey Leatherhead

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Buffers Lane, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7XG
  • 29 Eastwick Drive, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, KT23 3PY
  • 58 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7BW
  • 2 Cannon Grove, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9JZ
  • 19 Linden Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7JB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead.

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 Leatherhead, 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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Leatherhead which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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What is included in a Building Survey?

The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors provides guidance on what you can expect to have included in your survey report.

The main areas included in the inspection are assessments for signs of subsidence, testing for damp, a review of drains and a loft and roof space inspection.

Checks are also made to identify any signs of asbestos or infestation which may require further specialist checks.

Utilities are assessed and any recommendations made if any concerns about age and condition are identified.

Testing of equipment cannot be carried out as tests can only be carried out by qualified specialists such as plumbers or electricians based locally in Leatherhead.

The surveyor provides recommendations in the legal section of the report which should be passed to the legal adviser carrying out the conveyancing to ensure any necessary enquiries are raised with the vendor’s solicitor.