Home Buyers Survey West London

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West London has many different styles of properties, from the Georgian homes around Ladbroke Grove to the Victorian terraces around Portobello Road to the 1930s estates which mainly host semi-detached houses such as you find in places like Hillingdon.

The further you go in towards London's centre, the more Georgian and Victorian properties you generally find – and the more expensive they generally become(!) Areas like Hayes and Southall developed greatly in the 20th century, when they contained large industrial areas, and with the decline of industry, many of the land which was previously used has often been redeveloped into residential areas.

You can find many new developments in many different areas such as the purpose built low-rise student accommodation for Thames Valley University which you find at the back of the Clayponds Estate in South Ealing/Brentford.

Brutalist architecture has also featured in various parts of West London such as used to be found in the Chalkhill and Stonebridge estates in Brent, but many of the towers have been knocked down and the housing redeveloped. You can still see some brutalist architecture – mainly built in the 1960s and 1970s – in places like Granges car park in Uxbridge.



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Properties in West London which are built near to water courses such as the Rivers Thames, Brent, Colne, Pinn and the Grand Union Canal 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).
Some properties in West London are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Niagara Avenue, W5 4UD for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
Properties in some areas of West London are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Stanley Road, W3 8FE noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.

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 West London

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

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West London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West London Local Authority Councils 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around West London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, Hammersmith, Finchley and Kensington.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in 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 surveys on properties in West London we'll be able to give you the detailed West London 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:

  • Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 0NS
  • Flat 5 Hanover Court, Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9EP
  • 37 Merton Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 1TA
  • 3 Dartmouth Place, Chiswick, London W4 2RH
  • 20 Steele Road, London W4 5AF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of 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 West London.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in West London, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 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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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 West London: 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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