Home Buyers Survey Richmond

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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 Richmond Home Buyers Survey


Richmond has many fine period properties as well as Victorian detached and terrace houses, cottages (notably in the Alberts, south of Sheen Road), period conversions and, particularly in the Ham area, modern flats.

New developments are rare but London Square has been converting the Star and Garter home into 1 to 4 bedroom flats. Ham has period houses and cottages and some cheaper flats. 

Manor Grove in North Sheen was actually London's first council estate, built in the 1890s and, in keeping with houses built in the late Victorian period, these houses are substantial and were built to last.

There are also modern, shared ownership flats available such as in Burlington Road in New Malden.



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Buildings close to the banks of the River Thames in Richmond have been subject to flood alerts from time to time and roads such as Petersham Road, Riverside, Friars Lane and Water Lane are areas where flood warnings have also been issued.

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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Richmond.


In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Upper Richmond Road, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m 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
Some properties in Richmond are built in designated smoke control areas.


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.

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 Richmond

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

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Richmond Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council at Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ, telephone 0208 891 1411, 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 Richmond

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Kingston Upon Thames, Twickenham, Kew, Wimbledon, Barnes, Strawberry Hill and Brentford.

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


Home Buyers Survey Richmond

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 121 Cedar Terrace, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2BY
  • Flat 19, Kew Court, Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5DF
  • 140 Lower Morlake Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2LJ
  • 21 Northumbria Court, 6 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1AE
  • 7 Sheridan Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7NH

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Richmond 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 Richmond.

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; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Richmond.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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.


 

Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it. If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.