Home Buyers Survey Purley

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Top tips for a Purley Home Buyers Survey


Purley is a South London suburban town with a garden suburb developed in the early 20th century (between 1903 and 1925) by William Webb: he bought the 260 acre site south of Foxley Lane in 1888. Probably the most desirable street is Rose Walk.

Purley has a mix of Victorian, Edwardian and Twenties and Thirties houses, plus modern flats in the town centre. Woodcote Park Estate has large detached houses. There are many terrace houses in Downs Court Road.

New developments include Purley Court in Brighton Road (1 and 2 bedroom penthouses built on top of a 1930s Art Deco block) and Beechwood Place in Woodcote Valley Road, which offers flats in 2 blocks which look like the surrounding detached houses.


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All properties in Purley, including streets such as Monahan Avenue and Brancaster Lane, are in an area which is subject to flood 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 Purley, including streets such as Brancaster Lane and Purley Bury Close, 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 3 – 5% (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.
A recent Regulated Local Authority Search for a property Grovelands Road, Purley CR8 4LB, noted that the property was in a local authority area where Transport for London have proposed an extension to the existing Croydon tramlink referred to as the 'Dingwall Road Loop'.

Details are available at More information about this can be accessed via theTramlink – Dingwall Road Loop

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 Purley

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

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Purley Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, 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 Purley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Croydon, Kenley, Coulsdon, Reedham, Riddlesdown, Winchmore Hill and Waddon.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Purley. 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 Purley we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Purley

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 3, 26 Russell Hill, Westbury, Purley, CR8 2JA
  • 64 Hyde Road, South Croydon, CR2 9NQ
  • 47 Hartley Hill, Purley, CR8 4EQ
  • Flat 3, Faygate Court, 218 Pampisford Road, South Croydon, CR2 6BY
  • Flat 7, 31 Birdhurst Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7EF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Purley 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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Delivery of Reports

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 Purley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Purley, 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)
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 Purley 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.
Conveyancing Process

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Can I negotiate the price with the seller’s solicitor?

Within the survey report there will be a section for your legal advisor. If there are any defects spotted at the property that require further attention it will be noted in this section of the report and your solicitor can flag these with in her enquiries.

Should there be any issues raised by your building surveyor that will be costly in the future, you can discuss options with the seller. It’s typical to negotiate one of two resolutions: either the seller agrees to accept a lower offer price for the property, or they agree to carry out the required repairs as a condition of the sale. In the latter case, this agreement would usually be confirmed in writing as part of the legal contract. Make sure that all correspondence regarding negotiations with the sellers is agreed by both solicitors.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.