Home Buyers Survey Caversham

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Caversham is a suburb of Reading which extends from the River Thames' flood plain to just south of the Chilterns. Caversham Park House was built in 1850.

There are houses in Caversham from many periods, from Georgian to modern, and there are a large number of detached homes. Older properties tend to be around Central Caversham whereas more recent developments are where the suburb has developed, such as Lower Caversham, Caversham Park Village. Emmer Green to its north is an older village.

Most Caversham properties are low-rise in elevation. New build developments are often detached houses, such as in The Warren, or even bungalows, such as in Peppard Road. There are developments offering shared ownership, such as Millers Court in The Causeway.


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Many dwellings in the south of Caversham, particularly in Lower Caversham, which are near to or on the banks of the River Thames, such as in Paddock Road and Piggotts 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Caversham, including streets such as Rotherfield Way and Balmore Drive, 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.
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Lowfield Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6PQ noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the property.

This finding did not necessarily mean that there was a cause for concern in terms of the property's stability: active subsidence depends on local conditions such as the proximity of trees. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

BerkshireBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.

Listed Building Survey Caversham

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

Building Survey Caversham Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Reading Borough Council at Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU, telephone 0118 937 3787, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Caversham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Reading, Earley, Henley on Thames, Pangbourne, Twyford, Chertsey and Play Hatch.

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


Home Buyers Survey Caversham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Kidmore Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7NH
  • 14 Kingsway, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6RA
  • 10 Dovesdale Close, Caversham Heights, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AL
  • 3 Rotherfield Way, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8PJ
  • 271 Gosbrook Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8DX

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Caversham 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 Caversham.

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 Caversham 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)
If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Caversham which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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What does the Building Surveyor bring on site?

The RICS Survey is a defect report and the surveyor has an exhaustive list of checks he is required to carry out as part of his inspection.

He comes armed with a kit box which includes items such as a ladder, binoculars, a key for manhole covers, a damp meter, a camera, a tape measure, a hammer, a compass and various other items to measure, record and facilitate access for his inspection.

Click to read more about a Building Surveyor's Equipment.