Home Buyers Survey Thamesmead

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Thamesmead is an area of southeast London in two boroughs, Greenwich and Bexley and is bordered by the River Thames to the north.

It mainly consists of social housing built from the mid-1960s onwards. The pre-1974 parts of Thamesmead are a mix of modernist town houses, medium-rise and 12-storey blocks system-built in concrete.

It consists of 4 areas. Thamesmead South is in Bexley and housing consists of concreate with many high-rise block built in the late 1960s/early 1970s in the Cubist/Brutalist/Modernist style. Thamesmead North was built from the 1970s onwards and has houses built with grey brick, with more recent houses in red and yellow brick.

Thamesmead Central was developed in the early 1980s and has large, concrete and red brick 8 and 9 storey blocks and 3 storey red brick town houses as well as red and yellow brick homes built from the 1990s onwards. Thamesmead West was built from the 1990s onwards and has medium density housing with yellow brick fascias and towers along the riverside.

New build developments include the Peabody housing association's plans to build more than 1,500 new homes. Up to 45% of these are set to be affordable and will consist of a range of differernt styles; from 1-bedroom flats to maisonettes to 4-bedroom townhouses.


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Virtually all of the properties in Thamesmead, in streets such as Woodpecker Road and Goldcrest Close, are in an 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).
Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search reported that a property in Poplar Place, Thamesmead, SE28 8BA, was within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Poplar Place, Thamesmead, SE28 8BA, stated that the dwelling was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

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 Thamesmead

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

Building Survey Thamesmead Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Greenwich Borough Council at Wellington St, London, Woolwich SE18 6HQ, telephone 0208 854 8888, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Thamesmead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Plumstead, Woolwich, Welling, West Dulwich and Erith.

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


Home Buyers Survey Thamesmead

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Greenhaven Drive, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8FX
  • 63 Poplar Place, Thamesmead, SE28 8BA
  • 43 Kingfisher Close, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8ES
  • Flat 17, Wilson Court, Allenby Road, SE28 0AL
  • 25 Florence Road, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9HB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Thamesmead 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 Thamesmead.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Thamesmead, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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 you're buying a home in Thamesmead which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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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How long does the survey take?

The time necessary to carry out a survey is relative to each property. Naturally a 6 bed, old Victorian property will take longer to survey than a newly built 1 bed flat as there’s more ground to cover and more defects to look out for. A conservative estimate of around 2 hours can be used as a rough guideline, however the surveyor will spend as much time in the property as necessary in order to make sure all present defects are commented on.

The building surveyor must spend an appropriate amount of time at the property so that they can provide the complete scope of work set out by the RICS for the HomeBuyer Report and the Building Survey.

You can read the scope of work in a HomeBuyer Report here.