Home Buyers Survey Kingston Upon Thames

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Kingston Upon Thames. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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Kingston Upon Thames has mainly Victorian and interwar housing as well as newer build riverside apartments. There are large detached houses from the interwar period in the Coombe estate.

North Kingston has many large Victorian semi-detached houses and you can find mock Tudor houses built in the 1930s in streets like Cardinal Avenue and Wolsey Drive.

Some developments, such as in Denmark Road, offer shared ownership terms. 

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Dwellings in close proximity to the River Thames in Kingston-upon Thames or the River Hogsmill are subject to being issued with flood alerts from time to time.

Those around the confluence of these two water courses, particularly centring around Eden Street, have additionally received flood warnings 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).
The Building Surveyor will aim to inform you of the current situation of the property being inspected an dopinion provided using tyhe surveyor's local experience.

An example of this is in a recent Building Survey in Beresford Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6LR, where we state the property is situated on the south side of Beresford Road which is a quiet road to the north of the town centre. The locality is a well-established residential area of mainly Victorian houses. Local shopping facilities are within a few minutes walk. Kingston town centre is easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Parking is available in the street but a Resident’s Parking Permit will be required and visitors will need to display a temporary parking permit to avoid the risk of parking tickets.
Many of the Victorian houses found in Kingston-Upon-Thames have two main pitched slopes which meet at a central ridge parallel with the larger dimension of the house. The slopes are normally covered with traditional slates with special blue clay tiles bedded in mortar along the ridge. The tiles will need to be examined slating from ground level to ensure known are cracked or missing.

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 Kingston Upon Thames

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

Building Survey Kingston Upon Thames Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council at Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU, telephone 0208 547 5002, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Kingston Upon Thames

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Richmond, Epsom, Hampton, Teddington, New Malden, Banstead and Tolworth.

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


Home Buyers Survey Kingston Upon Thames

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Surbiton Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2HX
  • Wolsey Close, Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7ER
  • Shortlands Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6HD
  • Kew Court, Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5DF
  • Ernest Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 3LL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kingston Upon Thames 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.

Home Buyers Survey Kingston Upon Thames

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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 Kingston Upon Thames.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Kingston Upon Thames.

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 shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Kingston Upon Thames has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

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?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Kingston Upon Thames you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend.

You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0207 112 5388 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

Mortgage valuations: not the same as homebuyers surveys, an example from SAM Conveyancing