Home Buyers Survey Godalming

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Godalming has a Parish Church with an early Saxon chancel and a Norman tower. There are many period properties in the area, going back at least as far as the Georgian period, when Godalming was already a successful and growing market town. It grew further when the railway arrived in 1849.

There are 82 listed buildings in the town centre. There are Tudor timber framed buildings and 17th century brickwork buildings in the town centre. The former town hall, distinctive and octagonal and built in the 19th century, is often referred to as 'The Pepperpot'.

There are almost as many detached houses in the locale as semi-detached properties, many of these being very large, and there are plenty of examples of rows of Victorian terrace housing, such as can be seen in Brook Road and the Witley area.

Besides period flats, there are various modern developments, such as the College Green scheme near Godalming College, which offers shared ownership.



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Properties built in close proximity to Hell Ditch and the River Wey water courses have sometimes been subject to flood warnings and alerts, such as in Meadrow, Chalk Road and Peperharow Road.

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 RICS building survey considers the external joinery, including windows, in depth, and with suggestions about future courses of action, particularly useful if you're buying a property in Godalming.

A recent RICS building survey conducted on a property in Ormonde Road, noted the following: "The window to the side of the rear reception room comprises a single glazed timber picture unit. This door is weathered and, in order to prevent the onset of wet rot attack, requires rubbing down, prior to redecoration. The extent of the weathering is such that this window is at imminent risk from wet rot attack".
Some properties in Godalming are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Bridge Street for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.

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 Godalming

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

Building Survey Godalming Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Waverley Borough Council at The Burys Godalming Surrey GU7 1HR, telephone 01483 426 337, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Godalming

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Milford, Guildford, Lightwater, Sunningdale, Longcross, Farnham and Knaphill.

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


Home Buyers Survey Godalming

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Knoll Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2EP
  • 22 Mary Vale, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1SW
  • 45a Church Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5JB
  • 16 Franklyn Rd, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2LD
  • 26a Upper Manor Road, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5JW

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Godalming 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 Godalming.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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.

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 HomeBuyers 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 Godalming 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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Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor.

The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans.

This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.