Home Buyers Survey Waterlooville

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Waterlooville is a town in Hampshire to the north of Portsmouth and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation. Its name has apparently derived from a pub which used to be called 'Heroes of Waterloo', which opened in 1815 and which used to be the focal point and centre of the area. It was subsequently demolished in 1966.

Though the odd surviving period property can be seen, much of the housing was built in the 20th century, particularly semi-detached and terrace dwellings built in the interwar period and after the 2nd world war. During the 1950s and 1960s, the area around St George's Church saw a large increase in housing, both private and municipal. The church itself was rebuilt in 1970.

Much of Waterlooville as well as Purbrook, Cowplain and Horndean, has grown outwards from London Road but to the west of Waterlooville and Purbrook, (the area bordered by Hambledon Road and London Road) there is much undeveloped land, so the centre of Waterlooville borders fields to the west just a few hundred meters away, while to the north, east and south it is bordered by housing estates and Cowplain and Purbrook respectively.

More recently, the West of Waterlooville Major Development Area has seen housing being built around the area of Maurepas Roundabout and nearby.

In March 2019, Homes England agreed £3.4 million in funding to develop the Havant Civic Campus site (click to find out more) in order to build 121 new apartments, all built using modern construction methods

New build developments include the modern flats in Parklands, Denmead and the large detached houses in Chalton Lane, Clanfield.


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Properties in Waterlooville built close to the water courses to the west of the business park, in streets such as Sheepwash Lane and Newlands Lane, are in an area where flood 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 Waterlooville, including streets such as Purbrook Heath Road and Widley, 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 of 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.
Any areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority. Such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent Environmental Report carried out for a property in Stakes Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5LX stated that it was built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production.

HampshireHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Survey Waterlooville

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

Building Survey Waterlooville Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Havant Borough Council at Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant PO9 2AX, telephone 023 9247 4174, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Waterlooville

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Denmead, Cowplain, Purbrook, Widley, Blendworth, Coddington and Clanfield.

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


Home Buyers Survey Waterlooville

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Goldcrest Close, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 9YB
  • 1 The Brow, Widley, Waterlooville, PO7 5BX
  • 364 Catherington Lane, Catherington, Waterlooville, PO8 0TU
  • 5 Prunella Place, Tiller Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7BN
  • West Wind, School Lane, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 6LY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Waterlooville 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 Waterlooville.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

    Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Waterlooville, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Waterlooville 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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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in Waterlooville 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 Waterlooville 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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