Home Buyers Survey Upper Norwood

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Upper Norwood is an area of southeast London, north of Croydon and in the area dominated by Crystal Palace Park.

Most housing dates from the 19th and 20th centuries, with large detached properties along the ridge and smaller, semi-detached and terraced dwellings on the slopes. There are some more modern areas of social housing that date from the 1970s.

New build developments include the detached houses in Biggin Way and the luxury flats in Westow Hill.


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 HomeBuyers Survey Upper Norwood
Home Buyers Survey Upper Norwood

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All properties in Upper Norwood are built in an area of South London which is subject to flood 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 Upper Norwood.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Cargreen Road, 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
Properties in some areas of Upper Norwood are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Cargreen Road, noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.

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 Upper Norwood

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

Building Survey Upper Norwood Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Croydon Council at Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA, telephone 0208 726 6000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Upper Norwood

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Gipsy Hill, Upper Sydenham, Crystal Palace, West Norwood, Pollards Hill, Motspur Park and Anerley.

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


Home Buyers Survey Upper Norwood

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Beauchamp Road, Upper Norwood, London SE19 3DA
  • Flat 9 Conservatory Court, 83 Chevening Road, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 3TD
  • 24 Oaks Avenue, Upper Norwood, SE19 1QY
  • Flat B, 104 Anerley Road, SE19 2AN
  • Flat 2, William Court, 85 Highfield Hill, SE19 3QF

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Local Greater London 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Upper Norwood 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 Upper Norwood

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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 Upper Norwood.

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)
If you're buying a home in Upper Norwood 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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When should you order a survey?

The right time to book a survey is specific to each client’s situation.

Generally speaking, it is recommended to book your survey for around a week after your mortgage valuation takes place.

This way, if your lender is happy to proceed you are then on track and don’t have the stress of searching for a surveyor to attend your property at the last minute.

Inversely, if your mortgage lender comes back and declines your application after the valuation, you then have breathing space to cancel the survey without fear of incurring cancellation charges.

If it is the case that you have concerns in regards to the condition of the property (be it subsidence or damp etc.) and feel that it will impact on what you are prepared to offer or whether you are even willing to proceed with the purchase, you may decide to book it in before your mortgage valuation in order to minimise costs in an already expensive process.