Home Buyers Survey Buckhurst Hill

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Buckhurst Hill is a suburban town in Essex which developed when the railway arrived in 1856. Its Parish Church of St John was built in 1838 as was St John's National School.

Homes in the area are from all periods, including the Georgian, but most are from the mid-Victorian period and onwards. 

You can find large Victorian detached homes in Queens Road, Victorian semi-detached houses in Gladstone Road, Victorian cottages in Alfred Road, 1930s Art Deco style detached homes in The Drive and large modern detached properties in Chester Road.

There are new build homes in Station Way, some of which are sold as shared ownership.



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 HomeBuyers Survey Buckhurst Hill
Home Buyers Survey Buckhurst Hill

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Properties in Buckhurst Hill which are built near the River Roding 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 RICS surveyor doesn't test the electrics during a survey as they are not qualified to do so, however they will turn on and off the lights and confirm where the fuse box is in the property. Electrical issues can occur in properties that date older than 1970 as the electrical methods adopted in properties has evolved over time. This is why a surveyor will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor if they feel it necessary.

A local electrician in Buckhurst Hill is P E Electrical, 10 Church Rd, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5RU.
In section E3 of the HomeBuyer Report, the surveyor reports on the Rain Water Pipes. This is completed through an inspection of accessible parts up to 3m and with the use of binoculars.

An example of this inspection from a survey in Chandos Close, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5HS is "Rainwater fittings are of plastic sections. These are in reasonable condition to type and age however, it is shared with your neighbour and it would prudent to separate them to prevent possible maintenance dispute. It is not raining and we are unable to confirm these are water tight".

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Survey Buckhurst Hill

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

Building Survey Buckhurst Hill Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Epping Forest District Council at Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ, telephone 01992 564000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Buckhurst Hill

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woodford, Chigwell, Roding Valley, Chingford, Loughton, Hazlemere and Walthamstow.

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


Home Buyers Survey Buckhurst Hill

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Queens Rd, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5BF
  • 46 Gladstone Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5SW
  • 34c Fairlands Avenue, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5TF
  • 81 Monkhams Lane, Woodford Green, IG8 0NN
  • 50 Greenstead Avenue, Woodford Green, London, IG8 7ES

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Buckhurst Hill 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 Buckhurst Hill.

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.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 you're buying a home in Buckhurst Hill which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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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What should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.