Home Buyers Survey Newbury

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Newbury is west Berkshire's principal town, the centre of which has a rare medieval Cloth Hall and an adjoining half-timbered granary, an unusually large 15th century parish church, along with a wealth of attractive 17th and 18th century listed buildings.

The railway arrived in 1847, providing fast transport to London, heralding a period of prolific housebuilding in East Fields. From the beginning of the 20th century, the new middle class built elegant town houses further away from the town centre and there was much house-building particularly in the interwar period.

Newbury was bombed in the 2nd world war necessitating further house-building up to the 70s. In recent years, the siting of technology companies in the town has been a factor in more houses being built.

New build developments include the retirement apartments in West Street, the terrace and semi-detached houses in Lambourn Road (Speen) and shared ownership apartments in Newbury Parkway.


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Properties in Newbury which are in close proximity to the River Kennet and the River Lambourn, in streets such as Northbrook Street and Church 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 Newbury, including streets such as Arnhem Road and Bone Lane, is 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.
A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on St. Johns Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7PY, is within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

BerkshireBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.

Listed Building Survey Newbury

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

Building Survey Newbury Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Berkshire Council at Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD, telephone 01635 42400, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Newbury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Donnington, Thatcham, Greenham, Speen, Snelsmore Common, New Southgate and Hamstead Marshall.

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


Home Buyers Survey Newbury

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Rupert Rd, Newbury, RG14 7EL
  • 9 St Johns Road, Newbury, RG14 7PY
  • 9 Valley Road, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 6ET
  • 4 Stanley Road, Newbury, RG14 7PB
  • 78 Gloucester Road, Newbury, RG14 5JN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Newbury 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 Newbury.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Newbury.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Newbury which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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Which walls does the surveyor report on?

RICS surveyors assess the accessible areas of a property of which the roof structure, ceilings, walls and partitions are included. These areas are normally divided up into internal and external sections within the final report.

Often a surveyor will comment on the building materials of the walls or partitions, noting any structural movement or signs of subsidence and on any signs of damp/rising damp.

Also, if requested before the inspection, a surveyor can often provide their professional opinion on works you may have planned for the property.