Home Buyers Survey South West London

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Given the area which South West London covers and its sheer history, the type of housing and construction to be found there is incredibly architecturally diverse. Kensington Palace, one of many royal residences, was originally built in 1605 but has been extensively redeveloped and extended ever since, is one such excellent example as is Fulham Palace, which originally dates back as far as the 11th century.

More modern areas with standard construction 20th century properties, including council estates, include places like Feltham, whereas Wimbledon has many Victorian properties of various sizes, ranging from classic terraces to very large detached mansions.

The area in general is a relatively affluent one, however there are a fair few areas where modern apartments have been or are being built, some of which offer shared ownership or Help to Buy terms.

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Flood warnings and alerts in South West London are generally restricted to homes on the banks of the Thames for example those built to the north of Wandsworth Park and Deodar Street.

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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Wimbledon, a prominent suburb of South West London, including streets such as Hoyle Road and Bickley Street, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Many of the Victorian houses found in Kingston-Upon-Thames, a prominent suburb in South West London, have two main pitched slopes which meet at a central ridge parallel with the larger dimension of the house. The slopes are normally covered with traditional slates with special blue clay tiles bedded in mortar along the ridge. The tiles will need to be examined slating from ground level to ensure known are cracked or missing.

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 Surveyors South West London

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

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South West London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Local Authorities Councils (various) at their address, telephone their local number, 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.

Local Building Survey in South West London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Putney, Wimbledon, Twickenham, Kingston-upon-Thames, Barnes, Fulham and Chelsea.

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


Home Buyers Survey South West London

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Hailsham Avenue, SW2 3AH
  • Salford Road, SW2 4BG
  • Olney House, SW11 2QH
  • Bessborough Street, SW1V 2JD
  • Wexford Road, SW12 8NH

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of South West London 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 West London.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in South West London, incredibly important.

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 affecting your property in South West London 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 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.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion. As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.