Home Buyers Survey Rotherhithe

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Rotherhithe is a residential district in southeast London and part of the London Borough of Southwark and is bordered by the Thames to its north. St. Mary's Church is at the centre of the old Rotherhithe village, which contains various historic buildings including the Brunel Engine House at the south end of the Thames Tunnel.

It has a long port history having had working docks until the 1970s when they were largely filled in. The 1980s saw many warehouse conversions and new build developments, the latter particularly around Russia Dock Road, for example the low-rise flats in Capstan Way. New build developments include the apartments in Verney Road, and Plaza House in Cathay Street and the terraced houses for sale in King Stairs Close.


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Virtually all properties in Rotherhithe, located in streets such as Russia Dock Road and Capstan Way, are an in 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Rotherhithe.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Hatteraick 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."

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Properties in some areas of Rotherhithe may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Hatteraick Road revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Marine Conservation Zones - Thames Estuary.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Survey Rotherhithe

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

Building Survey Rotherhithe Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Southwark Council at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1P 5LX, telephone 0207 525 5000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Rotherhithe

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Canary Wharf, Wapping, Bermondsey, Limehouse, Shadwell, Deptford and New Cross.

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


Home Buyers Survey Rotherhithe

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Canada Wharf, 255 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5ES
  • Plot 12, Lock House, Tavern Quay, Rope Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7TX
  • Flat 4, Walter Langley Court, 14 Brunel Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7HT
  • 501 Baltic Quay, 1 Sweaden Gate, London SE16 7TL
  • 142 Lower Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 2UG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Rotherhithe 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 Rotherhithe.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Rotherhithe, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 Rotherhithe 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Rotherhithe your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!