Home Buyers Survey Westminster

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Westminster. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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Westminster has been the home of the permanent institutions of England's government continuously since about 1200 (High Middle Ages' Plantagenet times), and from 1707 the British Government. The superb buildings in and around the area reflect this rich history.

There are additionally grandiose 21st-century developments, architectural high-point listed buildings and nearby social housing (mostly non-council housing) buildings of the Peabody Trust founded by philanthropist George Peabody.

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A recent Environmental Search report bought for a property in Cheesemans Terrace W14 9XA in the Westminster locale revealed that the property a client was looking to buy was at a potential risk of surface water flooding within 250m of the property and also that there was a risk of flooding within the same distance again from rivers and sea. These findings are important for considering overall flood risks when you're considering buying a property and your solicitor can frame further enquiries if necessary and you can also assess the potential impact on your buildings insurance premiums.
Certain areas of Westminster have been flagged up as having a medium risk of being affected by Japanese Knotweed and properties in them may well be advised to take out appropriate insurance.

A recent local authority search carried out for a property in Cheyne Walk indicated this risk.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy in the Westminster area is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Montpelier Street, West Brompton, London SW7 1HD. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

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 Westminster

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

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Building Survey Westminster Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Westminster City Council at 64 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QPd NW1 5PT, telephone 0207 641 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Westminster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in City of London, South London, West London, North London, East London, South West London and South East London.

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


Home Buyers Survey Westminster

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Crowndale Court NW1 1TY
  • 66 Marquis Road, NW1 9UB
  • Rochester Road NW1 9JH
  • Camden Court NW1 0SX
  • Siddons Lane NW1 6EH

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Westminster 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 Westminster.

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 Westminster, 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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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 Building Survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Westminster you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Westminster that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Westminster.