Home Buyers Survey Walton on Thames

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Walton on Thames is a town in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey. Its nucleus – and the older village with older properties – is in the north. St Mary's Parish Church has some Saxon material and an architectural structure from the 12th century but has later additions. One of the schools was enlarged in 1881, the Methodist Church was built in 1887 and the Baptist Church was built in 1901.

The south of the area developed when the railway arrived with its station in 1838. The town was bombed several times in the 2nd world war and so housing was rebuilt in the post-war period from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Walton South and Walton Central have the most detached houses – more so than semi-detached – and some of them quite large, whereas Walton Ambleside and Walton North have predominantly semi-detached houses. Walton North also has a large number of terrace properties.

The Heart of Walton came out of the redevelopment of the town centre and contains nearly 300 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.


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 HomeBuyers Survey Walton on Thames
Home Buyers Survey Walton on Thames

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Properties in Walton-on-Thames which are built in close proximity to the River Thames or the Queen Elizabeth II storage reservoir, in streets such as Vanbrugh Drive and Shaw Drive, are subject to flood warnings and 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 property valuation in Walton on Thames will provide comparable property prices (if available) and a review of the condition of the property (not a defect survey).

An example of this from a survey on Burwood Road, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AS is "The subject property comprises a detached house, which was constructed circa 2000. The main building is constructed over 3 storeys, with its top floor built into the roof space, and partially comprising a dormer level. There are 2 storey and single storey side additions, together with a detached, integral garage. The property also features a conservatory, together with an imposing, pillared porch to its front elevation. The property is constructed of conventional, cavity brick and block work, with external walls showing red facing brickwork. This is with the exception of the timber framed dormers, on the exterior of which tiles hang".
Contaminated land can be a real cause for concern for your property and could stop you exchanging if your property is built on or near it.

In an Environmental Report recently completed on Waterloo Court, Mayfield Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5AD it stated “A review of the available historical mapping has identified that the centre of the search is located on or within 25 metres of Railways shown on 1897 - 1960 edition maps”.

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 Walton on Thames

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

Building Survey Walton on Thames Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Elmbridge Borough Council at Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, telephone 01372 474 474, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Walton on Thames

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Sunbury-on-Thames, Weybridge, Shepperton, Upper Halliford, Hersham, Byfleet and Molesey.

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


Home Buyers Survey Walton on Thames

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Brampton Gardens, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 5HN
  • 27 Stonebanks, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2QE
  • 37 Bowes Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 3HU
  • 132 Burwood Road, , Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AS
  • 49 Ashley Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 1HG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Walton on Thames 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 Walton on Thames.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Walton on Thames.

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 they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Walton on Thames, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘ caveat emptor ’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it.

If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.