Home Buyers Survey Thornton Heath

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Thornton Heath's property styles are mainly Victorian; housing increased rapidly with the arrival of the railway in the 1860s. Some grand properties still survive and St Alban's church, a listed building from the period, was mainly constructed using the classic red bricks.

There is council housing stock in the area and shared ownership opportunities which can, for example, often be found in Brigstock Road.



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The Environment Agency issues flood warnings from time to time in the locale of the Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath (so e.g. around the streets of Boswell Road and Kynaston Road).

Flood alerts have in the past been issued for a much larger area, including the whole of Thornton Heath and surrounding it on all sides in South London.

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).
Ground instability caused by natural factors could cause subsidence issues for certain areas in Thornton Heath.

With the above said, The British Geological Survey has assessed that hazards because of underground non-coal mine workings in this area are unlikely. If you are concerned the property has subsidence you should inform your Building Surveyor.
You should ensure all electrical work that falls under Part P of the Building Regulations. You should use a qualified electrician who can self certify their work to ensure there are no issue on sale:

  • Astronic Limited, 50 Florida Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8EW
  • Electrician Services, 8 Brickfield Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8DS

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 Thornton Heath

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

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Thornton Heath Planning Application Search

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

Home Buyers Survey in and around Thornton Heath

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Croydon, Mitcham, Norbury, Selhurst, Streatham, Morden and Crystal Palace.

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


Home Buyers Survey Thornton Heath

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • St Paul's Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 8NB
  • The Drive, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 8LB
  • Penshurst Rd, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 7EB
  • Jubilee Court, London Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 6JL
  • Grove Road, Thornton Heath, Greater London, CR7 6HL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Thornton Heath 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 Thornton Heath.

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 these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Thornton Heath, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the HomeBuyers 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 Thornton Heath 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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Does the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.