Home Buyers Survey Woolwich

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Woolwich, an area of southeast London which has the Thames bordering it to the north, has much social housing, where Right to Buy has been very prominent, but where Woolwich merges with Plumstead to the east and Charlton to the west, there are roads of Victorian terrace houses.

You can find converted flats in the Royal Herbert Pavilions off Shooters Hill Road. There is a small estate of Thirties semi-detached houses off Mereworth Drive at the top of Eglinton hill and there are also enclaves of Walter Segal self-build houses at Parish Wharf on Prospect Vale and Llanover Road.

There are many new developments, including Royal Arsenal Riverside, which is planned to provide more than 5,000 homes in the coming years consisting of period conversions and new builds.


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All properties in Woolwich are in an area where flood alerts are issued from time to time and those built close to the River Thames, in streets such as Harlinger Street and Venus Road, are subject to flood warnings 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Woolwich, including streets such as Rodmere Street and Colomb Street, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent envirosearch stated that a property on the road of East Carriage House, Duke Of Wellington Avenue, London, SE18 6GP, was found to be within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.

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 Woolwich

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

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Woolwich Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Greenwich London Borough Council at Wellington St, London, Woolwich SE18 6HQ, telephone 0208 854 8888, 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 Woolwich

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Plumstead, Royal Arsenal, Charlton, Kidbrooke, Horn Park, Barnham and Welling.

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


Home Buyers Survey Woolwich

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Herbert Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 3QD
  • 21 Moordown, Woolwich, London, SE18 3LY
  • 44 Hudson Place, Woolwich, South East London. SE18 7FL
  • 33 Wordsworth House, 6 Woolwich Common, Woolwich, SE18 4HS
  • 68 Powis St, London SE18 6LQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Woolwich 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 Woolwich.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Woolwich.

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 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 in Woolwich 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. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Woolwich to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.