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Most of Upminster's housing was built around the turn of the 20th century (in the aftermath of the arrival of the railway station) and in the three decades after, although there are a couple of 18th century farmhouses still standing. 

The predominant style in the town on the eastern borders of the Greater London Area is the 3-bedroomed semi-detached.

There are a few council estates such as around Salisbury Close and The Clockhouse, St Mary's Lane and a few blocks of flats near the town centre. Constable Mews in St Mary's Lane has offered shared ownership properties for sale.


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For Upminster, the Environment Agency issues flood warnings and alerts from time to time for the areas near the Ingrebourne River including Norfolk Road and Hornminster Glen, for example.

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).
If you install a new boiler into the property, you should always ensure the installation is completed by a competent and qualified person who will register the installation at the local authority and Gas Safety.

A local gas engineer in Upminster is Gas Control, 85 The Grove, Upminster RM14 2ES.
Removal of a load bearing wall can causes structural problems the a RICS surveyor will advise you to instruct a structural engineer to assess.

In a recent Building Surver in Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 1AU, we noted Openings have been made through the load bearing walls dividing the reception rooms, anddividing the main building from the extension. It appears from the protrusions below theceilings in these positions that joists have been fitted, in order to provide the requiredsupport for the walls above.There were no signs of structural defect caused by the lack of such joists, although we are unable to confirm the presence of any joists, because of their concealment. We would recommend that confirmation of Building Regulations approval for the construction of theextension and opening up of the reception room, to include a completion certificate, is obtained. If this is not forthcoming, we would advise that recommend that advice is sought from the local authority in respect of retrospective application.

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 Upminster

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

RM14 1RQ

Upminster Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Havering Council at Town Hall Main Road Romford RM1 3BD, telephone 01708 434 343, 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 Upminster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Romford, Brentwood, Hornchurch, Rainham, Dagenham, Pembury and Warley.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Avon Rd, Upminster, Greater London RM14 1RQ
  • Roseberry Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1NW
  • Cranstone Park Avenue, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3UT
  • Upminster Road South, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9AX
  • Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7XP

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Upminster 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 Upminster.

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.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Upminster.

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 shows up any such problems in your property in Upminster, 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 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property you are looking to buy in Upminster: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. Need a HomeBuyers Survey? Call us on 0207 112 5388.

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