Home Buyers Survey Brockley

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Brockley in southeast London has 2 conservation areas.

Brockley conservation area has Victorian large detached properties in Wickham Road, Breakspears Road and Tressillian Road and Arts & Crafts-inspired homes in Hilly Fields park as well as small terrace cottages. Avon Road, Darling Road and Drake Road have large 4-storey Victorian semi-detached houses.

St John's conservation area has flat-fronted early Victorian houses. There are new builds opposite Brockley station at 180 Brockley Road, which offers 25 apartments.


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All properties in Brockley, including in streets such as Endwell Road and Sprules Road, are 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 Brockley.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Manor Avenue, SE4 1TE, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 250m 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
Properties in some areas of Brockley are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Manor Avenue, SE4 1TE 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.

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 Brockley

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

Building Survey Brockley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Lewisham at Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU, telephone 020 8314 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Brockley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Crofton Park, Nunhead, Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Dulwich, Nunhead and Peckham.

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


Home Buyers Survey Brockley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Asaphs Court, St Asaphs Road, Brockley Road, South East London, SE4 2EE
  • 1 Manor Avenue, Brockley, London SE41P
  • 81B Upper Brockley Road, Brockley, London SE4 1TF
  • 28 Dressington Avenue, Brockley, SE4 1JG
  • 32c Dalrymple road, SE4 2BH London

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Brockley 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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Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

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 Brockley.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Brockley having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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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Focus and limitations of the HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report service is specifically designed for lay people that want a professional opinion at an economic price for the property they are buying.

It is, therefore, necessarily less comprehensive than a level 3 building survey.

The focus of the surveyor is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of the property you are buying, and identifying and evaluating the particular features that affect its present value and may affect its future resale.

The Building Surveyor's inspection is not exhaustive, and no tests are undertaken. There is, therefore, a risk that certain defects may not be found that would have been uncovered if testing and/or a more substantial inspection had been undertaken.

This is a risk that the client must accept.

However, where there is ‘a trail of suspicion’ the surveyor ‘must take reasonable steps to follow the trail’. These ‘reasonable steps’ may include recommending further investigation.