Home Buyers Survey Ongar

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Ongar, or Chipping Ongar, is a small market town in Essex to the northeast of London's borders and used to be on the Central Line on a single track branch which connected to its present eastern terminus of Epping. It hosts the remains of a Norman castle, Ongar Castle, buiklt in the late 11th/early 12th century. It also contains St Andrew's Parish Church (in Greensted), thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world.

Some houses in Ongar date back to the 14th century and there are many surviving properties from the Georgian and Victorian eras, particularly detached homes and villas, although many of these have been converted into flats.

There are plenty of homes built in the 20th century, predominantly detached or semi-detached houses with some terrace housing. You can, for example, find semi-detached houses built around the turn of the century in Castle Street. More modern flats can be found also, such as Waterloo House. Large modern detached mansions can be found in Willingale.

There is a council estate, which mainly contains sturdy semi-detached properties built from the 1920s, in Wood Lane.

New build developments include the 154 homes planned for land adjacent to High Ongar Road and 135 homes planned for land on Bowes Field.


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Properties in Ongar, including Chipping Ongar and High Ongar, which are built in close proximity to the River Roding and Cripsey Brook, in streets such as High Street, the Borough and Longfields, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts 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).
Properties in some areas of Ongar are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in The Gables noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Ongar, 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 London Drainage Facilities.

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 Ongar

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

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Ongar Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Epping Forest District Council at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ, telephone 01992 564 189, 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 Ongar

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Marden Ash, Greensted Green, Fyfield, North Weald Bassett, Moreton, Barlborough and Norton Mandeville.

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

  • The Gables, Ongar, Essex CM5 0GA
  • 103 High St, Ongar, Essex CM5 9DX
  • 42 The St, Ongar CM5 9NE
  • 37a Amesbury Close, Epping, CM16 4JA
  • 4 Hobbs Cross Cottages, Theydon Garnon, Epping CM16 7NY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Ongar 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 Ongar.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Ongar, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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 they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Ongar, or any other defects with the property 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property you are thinking of buying in Ongar which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. To get yours, call 0333 344 3234.

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