Home Buyers Survey Shirley

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Shirley. 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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Shirley is one of Croydon's suburbs, to its east, in the South London area. Its windmill was built in 1848, when Shirley was still a small village.

Most properties in Shirley are detached, semi-detached and terrace houses from the 1930s. There are large detached houses in big plots in the private roads such as Bishops Walk, Pine Coombe and Birch Hill off Upper Shirley Road and Shirley Hills Road and semi-detached properties south of Wickham Road.

The Lawdon Estate, however, consists of well-designed 1970s houses in Regency Walk, Sloane Walk and Kempton Walk off Orchard Way.

There are new build houses and flats in Penhurst Square in Grant Road in nearby Addiscombe, with 11 of the 65 properties being classed as affordable and 4 being offered under shared ownership terms.



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All of Shirley's properties are built in an area where flood 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).
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in , where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Happy Drains Limited.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Shirley area mainly centre around the main road – Stratford Road, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Haslucks Green Road.

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 Shirley

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

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Building Survey Shirley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Shirley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Addiscombe, Lloyd Park, Addington, Monks Orchard, Belmont, Woodside and New Addington.

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


Home Buyers Survey Shirley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Girton Gardens, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8PX
  • 41 Shirley Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8PJ
  • 12 Mill View Gardens, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 5HW
  • 27 Addisons Close, Shirley CR0 8DX
  • 28 West Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8RB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Shirley 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 Shirley.

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 Shirley.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Shirley having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in Shirley using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Shirley you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.