Home Buyers Survey Banstead

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Banstead is a small town in Surrey on the North Downs. Although being known for horse racing since the 17th century, population in the area was quite small until the late 19th century when roads were improved and the railway arrived. 

Low density social housing in pleasant semi-detached and terrace houses was built in the early 20th century and interwar periods and building continued after the 2nd world war, not least to replace housing stock destroyed by bombing raids.

Its parish church of All Saints was originally built in the 12th and 13th centuries and restored in 1861 and the old village well dates to the 18th century.

Most housing in Banstead is in the form of flats and apartments – these number slightly more than the semi-detached properties – although one area, Nork, has more detached properties than any other type.

There are many new build developments in the vicinity of the High Street, mainly consisting of detached and semi-detached properties.


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A section of Banstead to the north of the railway station, including streets such as Walnut Tree Close and Gilham's Avenue, is in an area which is subject to flood 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Banstead.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Shearwater Road the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Banstead, including streets such as Shearwater Road and Gander Green Lane, is 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.

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 Banstead

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

Building Survey Banstead Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Reigate & Banstead Borough Council at Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH, telephone 01737 276 000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Banstead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woodmansterne, Chipstead, Burgh Heath, Tattenham Corner, Tadworth, Wallington and Nork.

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


Home Buyers Survey Banstead

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Banstead Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1RB
  • 58 Nork Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1HW
  • 122 Lakers Rise, Banstead, Surrey. SM7 3JY
  • 15 Banstead Road, Carshalton, Greater London. SM5 3NS
  • 13 Blakehall Road, SM5 3EZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Banstead 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 Banstead.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Banstead, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 Banstead 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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Do I have to be present at my survey?

Your RICS surveyor will not normally allow clients to be on site whilst they are inspecting a property.

Firstly, their indemnity insurance only covers themselves, not clients, if any damage was caused to the property during the course of their inspection.

Additionally, as you might expect, they need to concentrate fully on the job at hand and the presence of a client might interrupt their concentration, potentially causing a serious defect to be missed.

Our surveyors always call you post inspection to run through any areas of concern and if you have noticed any areas that look to have a problem we can let your surveyor know about this in advance and they will be sure to pay attention to the matter and note their findings in their report.