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Top tips for a Oxford Home Buyers Survey


Oxford has a great mix of properties, from luxurious Victorian homes to modern builds.

For example, North Oxford's streets around Banbury Road has many large red-brick detached Victorian properties. Boars Hill has large detached houses, many with large parcels of land. Jericho has Victorian terrace cottages.

The centre has dwellings from many periods, going back to the 13th century. Grandpoint has Victorian houses to the west of the Abingdon Road. There are many modern developments also, such as Close at Cumnor Ridge, which offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Barton is set to receive 850 new homes, with 40% set to be affordable, with shared ownership also being offered. 


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The River Thames divides around Oxford and homes in the vicinity of the River Thames or Isis to Oxford's west, including for example New Botley and North Hinksey Village, and in the vicinity of the River Cherwell to Oxford's east, including parts of New Marston and Sunnymead, are subject to flood warnings, as are for example New Hinksey, including in its locale streets such as Norreys Avenue and Sunningwell Road, which is just to the south of where the Isis and Cherwell join up.

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).
As general advice, a damp proof course is a membrane of impervious material located in the walls just above ground level to prevent water rising through capillary action commonly known as rising damp. The recommended minimum clear distance between the damp proof course and the ground is 150mm.
To ventilate the sub-floor space of the original part of the ground floor, cast iron airbricks are provided at intervals at the base of the walls. A surveyor will inspect to see if these are adequate to ensure through-ventilation of the void and it is important that they are not blocked or obscured by dirt, leaves or paving.

OxfordshireOxfordshire is a county located in the south east of England and can be known by the abbreviated name of Oxon. It's the most rural county in the South East. Although it's reputed to be the furthest location from the sea, it has numerous canals and rivers for boating. King Alfred burnt the cakes in Wantage. Blenheim Palace, built between 1705 and 1722, a Baroque masterpiece, was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and has a landscape garden fashioned by 'Capability' Brown.

Undoubtedly the county is most well-known for the collegiate university town of Oxford itself, with its dreaming spires dating back to the 13th century but there are so many other attractions such as the Cotswolds (from where the River Thames springs from) and even the family-friendly Didcot Railway Centre. The county borders Warwickshire to the north/north-west, Northamptonshire to the north/north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

Listed Building Surveyors Oxford

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

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Oxford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Oxfordshire County Council at County Hall New Road Oxford OX1 1ND, telephone 01865 792 422, 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 Oxford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Thame, Banbury, Bicester, Headington, Abingdon, Egham and Woodstock.

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


Home Buyers Survey Oxford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Blackthorn Close, Oxford, OX3 9JF
  • Watergate, Haseley Road, Little Milton, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7QE
  • Thame Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7NY
  • Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxfordshire, OX1 5LY
  • Badgers Walk, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2GW

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Oxford 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 Oxford.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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're thinking of buying a property in Oxford, 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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Oxford has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What happens if your surveyor is does not inspect an area of the property?

There can be a number of reasons a surveyor might not inspect an area during their survey of a property.

Most commonly it is down to access (or lack thereof) to a certain part of the property (i.e. roof/garage) where a vendor may have forgotten to leave the key used to gain entry to the area in question. Additionally if your surveyor is physically unable to gain access to an area because, for example, there are objects in the way, they will equally be unable to inspect it in the normal way and report back on it.

Your surveyor may agree to return to a property to cover the areas that were missed in the original survey, assuming that steps have been taken to enable them to access the areas in question easily and once a date/time to return has been agreed with the vendor.