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South London is generally regarded as containing all of the Greater London Area that is south of the River Thames, although officially

Its boroughs are Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Properties are richly varied, from the Georgian mansions around Wimbledon's Village to the Victorian terraces on Brixton Road, to the modern estates you find in places like Surbiton.

New build developments include the apartments and duplexes for sale in Boiler House, Battersea Power Station and in Streatham Hill; large detached houses in Roedean Crescent, Putney and Kinsella Gardens, Wimbledon; terraced houses for sale in Kirtling Street, Nine Elms; mews houses for sale in Battersea Square Mews amd semi-detached houses for sale in Cambridge Road in Raynes Park.


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Properties in South London which are built in close proximity to its larger rivers such as the River Thames, the River Ravensbourne, the River Quaggy, the River Effra, the River Peck, the River Neckinger and the River Wandle, may be in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of South London, including streets such as Friendly Street and Ommery Road, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential which is 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
When a RICS surveyor is carrying out either a building survey or a homebuyer report they may have suspicions that a property suffers from infestation. If so, they will advise that a qualified pest control company comes to the property to sort out the problem.

A local pest control company within the South London area is Indigo Pest Control, 9 Lulworth Crescent, Mitcham, Surrey,CR4 3RB.

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 South London

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

Building Survey South London Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Greater London Authority at City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA, telephone 0207 983 4000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey South London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woking, East Horsley, Sevenoaks, Oxted, Redhill, Wickham and Great Bookham.

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


Home Buyers Survey South London

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 2TR
  • 232a Merton Rd, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EQ
  • 11 Fitzwilliam Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0BW
  • 5 Peckford Place, Brixton, London SW9 7BS
  • 79 Pullman Court, Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4ST

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of South London 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 South London.

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)
If you're buying a home in South London which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

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 Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in South London using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in South London you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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