Home Buyers Survey Merton

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Merton experienced rapid population growth between 1811 and 1841, when the population doubled, and even more so between 1901 and 1911, when it trebled. It also more than doubled between 1921 and 1951.

These periods saw significant increases in housing and the architecture can be dated to these periods, so there are a fair number of Victorian properties, particularly terraced houses, and Edwardian properties. 

There were also many standard construction 3-bedroom semi-detached houses built in the interwar and immediate post-war periods.

There are Georgian properties, such as Merton Cottage and there are a significant number of Arts & Crafts-inspired properties built in the Merton Park Estate area. Many of the major housing associations have built shared ownership properties in Merton, including A2Dominion, Affinity Sutton, Amicus Horizon and Genesis. .

Modern developments include Morris Court, which has offered shared ownership. 


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Properties built in the vicinity of the River Wandle in Merton, such as in Morden Hall 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Merton.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Griffiths Road, Merton, SW19 1SS, 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
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Merton area are highest around the main roads of Merton High Street/Abbey Parade/Kingston Road A238 and Merton Road/A219, particularly affecting nearby streets such as Hamilton Road Mews and Milner Road, where these main two roads cross.

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 Merton

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

Building Survey Merton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Merton Council at Merton Civic Centre, London Rd, Morden SM4 5DX, telephone 020 8274 4901, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Merton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wimbledon, Mitcham, Sutton, Carshalton, Thornton Heath, Streatham and Tooting.

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


Home Buyers Survey Merton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Wellington Road, Merton, London, SW19 8EQ
  • 232a Merton Rd, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EQ
  • 29 Allenswood, Albert Drive, Wimbledon, London, SW19 6JX
  • 171 Graham Road, London, SW19 3SL
  • 10 Graham Road, London SW19 3SR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Merton 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 Merton.

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 Merton, 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 you're buying a home in Merton 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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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion.

As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.