Home Buyers Survey Downham

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Downham, a suburb in southeast London, had no houses prior to 1920 barring a shooting range near Rangefield Road and some farm buildings.

The London County Council built the Downham Estate at the end of the 1920s which consisted of more than 5,000 homes of various sizes and more than 400 apartment complexes of 4 storeys in an area of relatively low population density, given its size and homes built to a good standard.

A typical street is Downham Way and Keedonwood Road, which have many pleasant semi-detached properties built between 1924 and 1938.


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Properties in Downham which are built in close proximity to the Ravensbourne River, in streets like Old Bromley Road and Brangbourne Road, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Downham, including streets such as Haddington Road and Chelford Road, 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.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Downham area mainly centre around the main road – A21, Bromley Road, impacting roads and streets such as Firmell Close and Old Bromley Road.

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 Downham

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

Building Survey Downham 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 Downham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Grove Park, Beckenham, Shortlands, Bickley, Bellingham, Yeading and Penge.

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


Home Buyers Survey Downham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Warren Avenue, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4BS
  • Cranaford, 101 Foxgrove Rd, Beckenham, Kent, BR1 3QJ
  • 27, Wanstead Close, Bromley, KENT BR1 3BN
  • Flat D, 223–225 High Street, Bromley, BR1 1NZ
  • Flat 1, 199 Widmore Road, BR1 2RG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Downham 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 Downham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Downham has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does the RICS Building Survey provide a breakdown of costs?

A standard level 3 RICS Building Survey provides a visual inspection of an extensive list of possible defects.

The survey also provides a summary of issues which may need remedial work with an indication of their severity.

The report does not usually include a breakdown of costs although this can be provided at an additional cost.

It is worth noting that a local builder would be able to provide costs of repair based on the surveyor’s itemised list of defects and would not charge to do so.

Moreover when negotiating with a vendor, the vendor expects to be provided with a builder's quote rather than a RICS building surveyor’s quote as it more accurately reflects the actual money to be spent on repairs rather than an industry standard indication.

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