Home Buyers Survey Chelsfield

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Chelsfield has a great variety of properties with some survivals from considerably older times, however the vast majority of properties were built from the late 19th century onwards, such as the Edwardian semi-detached property in Beech Road.

There are standard 1920s/1930s semi-detached properties in Spring Gardens and Warren Drive and you can find 3 bedroom detached houses from the 1930s in Rock Hill, large modern detached properties in Chelsfield Hill, Homestead Road and Worlds End Lane and there are a large number of bungalows, such as the large ones in Daltons Road.

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When you get a Local Authority Conveyancing Search you can find out about planned road, rail and traffic schemes which might affect the property in question. A recent such search taken out for a property in Elmcroft Road, Orpington BR6 0HY revealed that the property was in an area that might be affected by the proposed construction of an extension of the Bakerloo Line (London Underground/tube).
You'd only normally get a Ground Stability Report, a particular kind of conveyancing property search, if your lender insists on it or a local authority search flags up the need for it, regarding a particular property you're looking to buy.

A recent such search, taken out for a property in Station Road, Orpington BR6 0SA, revealed that the property was built within 250 metres of recorded mining activity and had a highly likely chance of potential for ground instability related to non-coal mining within the same radius. The search additionally revealed natural and man-made cavities and mineral extraction/quarrying within the same radius and the existence of bore holes.

The evidence of the existence of such attributes can have implications; a lender might choose not to lend or might make any lending conditional on further checks and/or obtaining specific insurance. Additionally, depending on the severity of the situation, they might influence you as a buyer to pull out of the purchase.
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An Environmental Search report can flag up potential flooding issues affecting the land a property you're looking to buy is located on. A recent such report, taken out for a property in Bruce Grove, Orpington BR6 0HF, revealed that there was potential for surface water flooding within 25 metres of the property, a risk of flooding from rivers and sea within 250 metres and a risk of groundwater flooding within 25 metres.

These findings are important, not least to brief you about flooding potential which might affect your enjoyment of the property in the future, but also is likely to make insurance either more expensive or even unable to obtain.

KentKent, romantically described as 'the garden of England', is a coastal county in the England's south eastern corner. Because it borders Greater London, it is classed as one of the home counties. It contains the Weald and the North Downs. Kent's county town is Maidstone. Other large cities include Gillingham, Chatham, Ashford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Dartford and Gravesend. 

Kent has many port towns including Dover, Folkestone and Margate. Adjacent counties include East Sussex, Surrey, Essex (across the River Thames) and, as stated earlier, Greater London. Curiously, Kent used to contain an enclave north of the River Thames until 1965 which equates now to the E16 postcode area and which has now been reclassified as part of the London Borough of Newham. JMW Turner, the great impressionist painter, spent part of his childhood in Margate and regularly returned there in later life. The coastline of East Kent is regarded as the inspiration for many of his works, particularly his fantastic seascapes.

Listed Building Survey Chelsfield

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

Building Survey Chelsfield Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Bromley Council at 5th Floor Yeoman House, Croydon Road, London SE20 7TS, telephone 0300 303 8672, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Chelsfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Pratt's Bottom, Goddington, Orpington, St. Mary Cray, Petts Wood, Knockholt and Badgers Mount.

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


Home Buyers Survey Chelsfield

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Badgers Copse, Orpington BR6 0XB
  • 20 Kings Road, Orpington BR6 9LH
  • Tranmere Road, Orpington, KENT BR5 1DT
  • Stongate Close, KENT BR5 3EX
  • Heathside, KENT BR5 1EY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chelsfield 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 Chelsfield.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Chelsfield, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

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?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave HomeBuyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller.

A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property you are interested in buying in Chelsfield and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender.

You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.

Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects.

Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Chelsfield.