Home Buyers Survey Ashford

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Ashford, a town in Surrey, consists of mainly low density and medium rise buildings, most of which are semi-detached and detached. Most housing was built between 1885 and 1960. St Matthew's Church was built in 1858.

There are some Georgian properties, such as can be seen in Sevington Lane and you can find Victorian terrace cottages in Alexandra Road.

You can find new build houses and flats in Laburnam Way, some of which are sold under shared ownership.


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Properties to the south and west of Ashford, such as those in Wheatsheaf Lane and Staines Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time. The area is in the flood plain of the River Thames and also has the Queen Mary Reservoir to its east.

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).
Properties in some areas of Ashford (Middlesex) are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Albert Road, Ashford, TW15 2LU noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
Properties in some areas of Ashford (Middlesex) may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Newman Court, Staines Road West, Ashford, TW15 2AB revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

LondonMiddlesex is a county located in south east of England, however many parts of Middlesex are now commonly known as part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

Strictly speaking Middlesex as a concept is only kept in existence by many people continuing to name it as a county on postal addresses and other contributors such as Middlesex County Cricket Club, whose home ground is at Lord's in St John's Wood, just outside Central London. It is still loved despite it not having any form of administrative function etc.

People hearing about Middlesex assume it was/is a large county because of the amount of Greater London territory (West and North London and Westminster, with the Thames as its southern boundary) which lies within its borders. It is actually the second smallest county in the UK. Middlesex was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The largely low-lying county's soil is dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south.

Middlesex contains locations as diverse as Teddington (where the tidal Thames normally finishes), Enfield, Notting Hill, Ickenham, Ealing (where the famous film studios which produced so much early film comedy still exists), Hampstead and Southall.

Listed Building Survey Ashford

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

Building Survey Ashford Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Spelthorne Borough Council at Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey TW18 1XB, telephone 01784 451499, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Ashford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Feltham, Staines, Sunbury on Thames, Egham, Upper Halliford, Haddenham and Stanwell.

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


Home Buyers Survey Ashford

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Chertsey Rd, Ashford, Middx, TW15 1SP
  • 15 Rosa Avenue, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2ES
  • 33 Alexandra Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1TW
  • 52 Glenfield Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1JF
  • 27 Glenfield Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1JJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Ashford 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 Ashford.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Ashford.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Ashford which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then 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 defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase.

The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property you are looking to buy in Ashford: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property which is completely independent of the mortgage lender.

This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. Need a HomeBuyers Survey? Call us on 01344 567 887.

Homebuyers surveys are not the same as Mortgage Valuations, see an example from SAM Conveyancing