Home Buyers Survey Guildford

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Guildford has a High Street paved with granite setts often referred to as cobbles – these were originally laid in 1864 and a castle, Guildford Castle, dating back to Norman times. There are highly sought-after Victorian terraced properties in Recreation Road and Jenner Road, among other locations.

There are also council estates built post-war in Bellfields, Stoughton and Park Barn as well as many new build flats being completed in various areas. These flats fall under the Help to Buy and shared ownership schemes.


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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Guildford is in a raised Radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.

The centre, including streets such as Artillery Road and Drummond Road, has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% and parts of the outskirts to the east and west, including streets such as Harvey Road and Addison Road, having a maximum radon potential of 5-10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).
Properties which are situated in the immediate vicinity of the River Wey and the Tilling Bourne are in flood warning and flood alert areas. 

Flooding has actually occurred considerably over the years, particularly when the River Wey burst its banks and flooded the Bedford Road carpark in 2000.

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).
The highest average ambient noise levels in Guildford are experienced in the vicinity of the A3 and the A25.

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 Guildford

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

Building Survey Guildford Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Guildford Borough Council at Millmead House Millmead Guildford Surrey GU2 4BB, telephone 01483 50 50 50, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Guildford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woking, Godalming, Mayford, Ash, Aldershot, Brookwood and Normandy.

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


Home Buyers Survey Guildford

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Elmside, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7SH
  • Ashenden Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XD
  • Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UW
  • Waltham Avenue, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9QF
  • Bishops Court, Mount Pleasant, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4HY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Guildford 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 Guildford.

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 Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Guildford, 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 Guildford 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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I want a survey but the vendor cannot provide access

This is a recurring problem especially with the increase in online estate agents who do not take responsibility for access and rely on the vendors to make themselves available.

On occasion access issues may be due to vendors being away or sometimes simply because they do not want to take time off to allow access for a survey.

Buyers should ensure they complete all their property checks prior to exchange and the RICS survey forms an integral part of these checks.

Delays with vendors providing access can delay the whole conveyancing process. It is important to establish what the issue is to see whether a solution can be found.

If vendors are not available, suggest that the keys are left with the estate agent for collection or alternatively see if the vendor can arrange for a friend or family member to be at the property to allow access.