Home Buyers Survey South Kensington

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Top tips for a South Kensington Home Buyers Survey


South Kensington was fairly undeveloped until the mid-19th century however since then there was a serious growth in both municipal, commercial and residential properties. For the residential properties, there are a fair number of splendid Victorian terraces but also large Victorian detached houses around pleasantly green squares. Imperial College – of the University of London – is one such large and beautiful properties with a prominent arch for an entrance.

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A recent Environmental Search report bought for a property in Cheesemans Terrace W14 9XA in the South Kensington area revealed that the property a client was looking to buy was at a potential risk of surface water flooding within 250m of the property and also that there was a risk of flooding within the same distance again from rivers and sea. These findings are important for considering overall flood risks when you're considering buying a property and your solicitor can frame further enquiries if necessary and you can also assess the potential impact on your buildings insurance premiums.
A RICS HomeBuyer Report considers a whole host of observations the surveyor makes when inspecting a property you're looking to buy. In a recent example a client bought for a property in Sloane Avenue Mansions, Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3JR the surveyor noted that the fire door operations had been removed to the doors and that therefore the client should consider reinstatement for fire safety purpose and that this was especially important given that there were no smoke alarms in the flat itself.
A Building Survey is the gold standard of defect surveys if you are looking to buy a home and is particularly suited to non-standard construction, and/or large and/or older dwellings.

To illustrate the depth it can go to, in a recent such survey bought for a property in Montpelier Street, West Brompton, London SW7 1HD the surveyor noted that, regarding the gutters, downpipes and valleys, a metal scotia was fitted (a scotia is a decorative moulding used to cover a gap without removing the skirting) and that although it would prevent the majority of the runoff from the gutters, the surveyor recommended that it be removed to allow the runoff to flow over the edge of the roof as a more efficient arrangement.

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 South Kensington

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

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Building Survey South Kensington Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at Town Hall, Hornton Street W8 7NX, telephone 020 7361 3000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey South Kensington

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chelsea, Shepherd's Bush, Fulham, Hammersmith, Belgravia, Holland Park and Bayswater.

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


Home Buyers Survey South Kensington

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Brunswick Gardens W8 4AL
  • Palace Gate W8 5NF
  • Palace Gardens Terrace W8 4SB
  • North End House W14 0RS
  • Masbro Road W14 0LS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of South Kensington 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 South Kensington.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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, 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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in South Kensington has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why can’t I have a Building Survey on a flat?

As a rule, flats/maisonettes/post 1950s standard construction properties are best suited to HomeBuyer Reports.

The surveyor has substantially less to check and remark upon when surveying these types of property, additionally more modern buildings benefit from better construction techniques in the main.

To carry out a full Building Survey on a property such as this would be overkill, whereas a Homebuyer Report is designed for and is more than adequate for completing the task and, most importantly, for reporting any signs or suspicions of defects.