Home Buyers Survey Forest Hill

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Forest Hill. 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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Forest Hill has some very steep roads, including Canonbie Road (which has many semi-detached houses from the 1930s) in the Honor Oak Park area: an 18% gradient is a challenge for nearly all cyclists! There are many Victorian houses and terrace properties in the area and some particularly large Victorian houses, many of which have been divided into conversion flats. Victorian semi-detached houses can be found in Wood Vale.

You can also find a few Georgian houses as well as 1930s semi-detached properties and Art Deco flats (such as can be found on Lordship Lane, Underhill Road and Taymount Rise).

New developments include Catford Green in Adenmore Road, which offers many different sizes of flat in a number of purpose-built medium-rise blocks. London Help to Buy is available for this scheme.



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All properties in Forest Hill, including streets such as Cranston Road and Kemble Road, are 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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN 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.
Properties in some areas of Forest Hill may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Kilgour Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1PQ that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

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 Forest Hill

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

Building Survey Forest Hill Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lewisham Council at Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU, telephone 020 8314 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Forest Hill

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Sydenham, Catford, Honor Oak Park, Brockley, Dulwich, Westcombe Park and Mottingham.

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


Home Buyers Survey Forest Hill

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Shipman Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2DU
  • 60 Stillness Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1NF
  • 2 Hyndewood, Inglemere Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2BH
  • 52 Vancouver Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2AF
  • 8 Aylward Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 2JE

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Forest Hill.

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 Forest Hill 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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Do I really need a survey?

Surveys are very useful.

They can help you avoid any expensive surprises that may pop out in the future, as well as giving you peace of mind that the property you are buying is structurally sound.

With the information from the survey you might reconsider whether to buy the property or try and renegotiate the price, if you find it needs lots of repairs, it is reasonable to ask for some money of the price.

Alternatively, you might ask the seller to fix the problems before you buy it.

The last resort is to pull out from buying the property altogether.