Home Buyers Survey Richmond

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Richmond. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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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 Survey Richmond

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

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Building Survey Richmond Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey 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 Home Buyers 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 building surveys on properties in Richmond we'll be able to give you the detailed Richmond HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Richmond

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • 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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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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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 Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home 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)
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 Richmond 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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Who organises the access for the Building Survey?

The Building Surveyors will organise the access for the survey after your instruct them to do so. The access will either be:

  • Access through the vendor; or
  • Key collection from the estate agent

It is important that whoever grants access allows the building surveyor to have access to all areas of the property including the garage, loft space, eaves, cellars and out buildings.