Home Buyers Survey Upminster

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Most of Upminster's housing was built around the turn of the 20th century (in the aftermath of the arrival of the railway station) and in the three decades after, although there are a couple of 18th century farmhouses still standing. 

The predominant style in the town on the eastern borders of the Greater London Area is the 3-bedroomed semi-detached.

There are a few council estates such as around Salisbury Close and The Clockhouse, St Mary's Lane and a few blocks of flats near the town centre. Constable Mews in St Mary's Lane has offered shared ownership properties for sale.


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For Upminster, the Environment Agency issues flood warnings and alerts from time to time for the areas near the Ingrebourne River including Norfolk Road and Hornminster Glen, for example.

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).
If you install a new boiler into the property, you should always ensure the installation is completed by a competent and qualified person who will register the installation at the local authority and Gas Safety.

A local gas engineer in Upminster is Gas Control, 85 The Grove, Upminster RM14 2ES.
Removal of a load bearing wall can causes structural problems the a RICS surveyor will advise you to instruct a structural engineer to assess.

In a recent Building Surver in Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 1AU, we noted Openings have been made through the load bearing walls dividing the reception rooms, anddividing the main building from the extension. It appears from the protrusions below theceilings in these positions that joists have been fitted, in order to provide the requiredsupport for the walls above.There were no signs of structural defect caused by the lack of such joists, although we are unable to confirm the presence of any joists, because of their concealment. We would recommend that confirmation of Building Regulations approval for the construction of theextension and opening up of the reception room, to include a completion certificate, is obtained. If this is not forthcoming, we would advise that recommend that advice is sought from the local authority in respect of retrospective application.

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 Upminster

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

Building Survey Upminster Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Havering Council at Town Hall Main Road Romford RM1 3BD, telephone 01708 434 343, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Upminster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Romford, Brentwood, Hornchurch, Rainham, Dagenham, Pembury and Warley.

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


Home Buyers Survey Upminster

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Avon Rd, Upminster, Greater London RM14 1RQ
  • Roseberry Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 1NW
  • Cranstone Park Avenue, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3UT
  • Upminster Road South, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9AX
  • Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7XP

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Upminster 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 Upminster.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Upminster, incredibly important.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What happens if the conveyancing falls through before the survey takes place will I get a full refund?

If you need to cancel the survey for any reason at all you need to ensure that you have given the surveyor 48 hours’ notice before the survey takes place.

If the surveyor has 48 or more hours’ notice then you will be provided with a full refund.

If however you only give the surveyor 24 hours’ notice then there will be a penalty of £50 due to the fact that the surveyor will not be able to fill that slot in time.

If you cancel on the same day as the Survey Date, or any time after the surveyor has attended the property then no refund is due however the report will be delivered in accordance with the terms agreed with the surveyor.