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Walthamstow has a 12th century church (St Mary's, in Walthamstow Village) and 400-year-old almshouses but in the main consists of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses, alongside a number of social housing estates built in the postwar period – the town was heavily bombed.

Many of the terrace houses have been converted into period flats such as can be found in Markhouse Road. Houses are considerably larger in the Rectory Manor estate, in streets such as Rectory Road, Howard Road and Falmer Road. The roads off Clementina Road have purpose-built flats in the style of master architect TCT Warner.

The council has plans to build more than 2,000 homes in the Blackhorse Lane area and housing association L&Q is building nearly 300 homes on the site of the former Walthamstow greyhound stadium. There are many shared ownership properties in the area, such as Bedgebury Court and Unity Works (both in the Waltham Forest area).


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Properties in Walthamstow which are built close to the River Lea, its many reservoirs and the Dagenham Brook, such as Elmfield Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts 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).
A RICS home buyers survey always gives you a great summary overview of the state of a property you're looking to buy in Walthamstow, along with evidence and discussion as well as giving directions about useful fault-correction.

In a recent RICS building survey carried out on a property in Clarendon Road, the surveyor noted the following:

"A stepped crack and loose mortar pointing were identified to the left hand side of the building above the landing window. This should be cut out and made good."
A RICS home buyers survey considers the local environment and how it might affect a property you're looking to buy in Walthamstow.

In a recent RICS HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chamberlain Place, the surveyor noted the following:

"The property is in a location that could be affected by electromagnetic fields from an electricity sub-station located near the property. In addition to being unsightly, it may cause noise and disturbance which may deter some future buyers thus limiting your future ability to sell the property and there may be risks to the health of certain categories of people."

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 Walthamstow

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

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Walthamstow Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Waltham Forest Council at Waltham Forest Town Hall, 701 Forest Rd, Walthamstow, Greater London E17 4JF, telephone 0208 496 3000, 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 Walthamstow

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Leyton, Woodford, Highams Park, Snaresbrook, Tottenham, Whipps Cross and Leytonstone.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Walthamstow. 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 Walthamstow we'll be able to give you the detailed Walthamstow 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:

  • Vellum Court, Hillyfield, Walthamstow, London, E17 6EQ
  • 15 Hervey Park Road, Walthamstow, E17 6LJ
  • 242a Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9UB
  • 65b Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6QN
  • 31 Richmond Close, Walthamstow, London, E17 8PS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow.

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 Walthamstow.

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 flags up any of these defects in your property in Walthamstow then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property has any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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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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: 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 your property in Walthamstow 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.

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