Home Buyers Survey Banstead

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Banstead is a small town in Surrey on the North Downs. Although being known for horse racing since the 17th century, population in the area was quite small until the late 19th century when roads were improved and the railway arrived. 

Low density social housing in pleasant semi-detached and terrace houses was built in the early 20th century and interwar periods and building continued after the 2nd world war, not least to replace housing stock destroyed by bombing raids.

Its parish church of All Saints was originally built in the 12th and 13th centuries and restored in 1861 and the old village well dates to the 18th century.

Most housing in Banstead is in the form of flats and apartments – these number slightly more than the semi-detached properties – although one area, Nork, has more detached properties than any other type.

There are many new build developments in the vicinity of the High Street, mainly consisting of detached and semi-detached properties.


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A section of Banstead to the north of the railway station, including streets such as Walnut Tree Close and Gilham's Avenue, is in an area which is subject to flood 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Banstead.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Shearwater Road the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Banstead, including streets such as Shearwater Road and Gander Green Lane, is 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.

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Survey Banstead

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

Building Survey Banstead Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Reigate & Banstead Borough Council at Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH, telephone 01737 276 000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Banstead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woodmansterne, Chipstead, Burgh Heath, Tattenham Corner, Tadworth, Wallington and Nork.

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


Home Buyers Survey Banstead

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Banstead Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1RB
  • 58 Nork Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1HW
  • 122 Lakers Rise, Banstead, Surrey. SM7 3JY
  • 15 Banstead Road, Carshalton, Greater London. SM5 3NS
  • 13 Blakehall Road, SM5 3EZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Banstead 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 Banstead.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, 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 Banstead incredibly important.

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 Banstead 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 Building Survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Banstead 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 Banstead 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 Banstead.

Mortgage Valuation is different to a Homebuyers Survey, from SAM Conveyancing