Home Buyers Survey Reading

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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 Reading.

Top tips for a Reading Home Buyers Survey


Reading grew considerably when the railway arrived and the legacy of this is the number of Victorian and Edwardian properties still standing. These vary in size from large detached houses (such as you find in Alexandra Road and Kendrick Road) to terraced houses (such as in Caversham Road) to worker's cottages.

Reading's suburbs, including Woodley, Earley, Whitley, Tilehurst and Caversham, have mainly modern properties built since the 1950s. You find period properties in Sonning, such as Victorian terraced houses.

There are many new developments in and around Reading, such as Station Hill, opposite Reading Station, which is set to offer 300 flats, and those which can be found in Longwater Avenue.



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A considerable area of Reading, in the south and southwest and to the north, including buildings in streets such as Rose Kiln Lane and Brook Street West, is subject to flood warnings and alerts, particularly for dwellings built in close proximity to the River Kennet.

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).
It is important to review the type of staircasing installed in the property.

In a Building Survey on Lindisfarne Way, Reading, Berks, RG2 0GS, it was noted the staircases was of softwood and plywood construction. The flights were in sound condition but as the soffites were covered with plasterboard no inspection of the actual structures was possible. There had been some shrinkage in the timbers which resulted in saps at the sides of the flights that should be filled prior to redecoration.
A RICS Building Surveyor is not an expert on services (water, gas electrics) and whilst they comment in general terms on the installations, none of the services will be tested and they are therefore unable to report on their actual working performance. If you require any further information or tests, it is recommend that you engage the appropriate specialist such as Berkshire Sparks Electrical, 1 Quantock Avenue, Reading, RG4 6PY.

Listed Building Survey Reading

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6DL
  • Matlock Road, Caversham Heights, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7BS
  • Rotherfield Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8PJ
  • Stanbury Gate, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1SR
  • Birdhill Avenue, Reading, RG2 7JU

Building Survey Reading 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 Reading

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Earley, Newbury, Twyford, Wokingham, Pangbourne, Caversham and Bracknell.

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



Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Reading and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Reading's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.