Looking for a surveyor in Bexley? We’ve helped over 900 homebuyers find a residential surveyor in this part of Greater London over the last year. With an average property price of £508, 736 you will want to make sure your investment is sound.
Organising a property survey is an essential part of the buying process. The report will highlight any issues or defects and allow you to determine if the home is a worthy investment. Depending on the property you’re viewing, you can choose either a homebuyers survey, which is suitable for modern homes, or opt for building survey. A building survey is recommended if you are purchasing one of the older homes found throughout Bexley.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered and verified property surveyors, ensuring you’re only matched with the best Bexley has to offer. Every London surveying partner must undergo our strict verification process and follow our code of conduct before joining us as a partner.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Excellent service and quite precise report that helped me renegotiate the price of the new property.. Hopefully this will help me to minimise any future repair costs too."
Maitlands Acorn Professional
9 St Marks Road, Bromley, BR2 9HG
Maitlands Acorn Professional is a RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors providing high-quality and affordable property surveys and valuations in London, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Sussex since 1983.
"Excellent, highly recommend my surveyor, Nicole Jeffries, was excellent and provided such valuable advice. Survey was also booked in quickly and the report available the next day."
3 Wheatear Way, Chatham, ME5 7TF
Accolaide Surveyors is a company of professional RICS Surveyors based in the Medway, with more than 30 years’ experience of a first-class surveyor service covering South London, Kent, Surrey, and parts of Sussex.
"Accolaide surveyors were very helpful and professional. Any emails were answered promptly and we received our report the day after the survey took place. "
Alexander Surveying Services
2 Woolden House, Connaught Avenue, London, E4 7AF
Alexander Surveying Services are based in London and offer our RICS regulated chartered surveying services across Greater London and the surrounding areas.
"Really straightforward, friendly, and helpful. Also very competitively priced, with lots of useful questions for conveyancers and vendor."
The Finance Planning Group, Hurstwood Grange, Haywards Heath, RH17 7QX
FP Surveying have an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry, offering a RICS building survey (Home Survey Level 3) and homebuyer report (Home Survey Level 2).
"Professional, competitive, efficient, friendly, concise and clear"
T H P Ltd, Shalford Court, Chelmsford, CM2 6JL
Based in Essex, we are KSP Surveyors. We offer our property surveys across London, the South East and the surrounding areas.
"KSP made the whole process very easy & stress-free from day 1. They responded to emails so quickly & lived up to every promise, including the 4 day turnaround from the survey taking place to issuing the report. Very detailed information provided & a fabulous service all round, I'd definitely recommend them to anyone."
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Excellent service. Survey booked in very quickly and were kept up to date with any changes. Very thorough survey report delivered within 24 hrs, with a follow up call a couple of days later.Would definitely recommend!"
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
Block D, 1st Floor Southgate Office Village, Chase Rd, London, N14 6HF
A professional and experienced chartered surveying company, C&C Surveying provide a first-class surveying service.
"Good, prompt and professional service. "
Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors
6 Clavering Gardens, West Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3ND
First established in 2007, Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors have over 20 years of experience of providing a first-class surveying service throughout Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London and Greater London.
Dhruba Raj Shrestha
" Very pleased with Colins detailed work on report at reasonable price.Highly recommend "
Hoxton Mix Ltd, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
Norwoods Survey specialises in RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys across London, helping homebuyers make an informed decision on properties.
"Professional company! Process was smooth from the starting enquiry to me receiving my report. A+"
I AM Surveyors
44 High Street , Sutton Coldfield , Birmingham, B72 1UJ
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"I Am Surveyors did an very good job and provided a comprehensive report. I was able to book a survey date quickly and received the report within the timelines given. However I did find it difficult to get in contact with them before and after the survey date. Eventually I did receive a call from the surveyor who answered all my questions in detail. "
Parabola Chartered Surveyors
Camberley House, London, NW1 4AX
Based in London, Parabola Ltd is an independent firm of chartered surveyors providing a wide range of residential property surveying service.
"I specifically chose Parabola following relatively extensive reviews of around seven or eight chartered surveyors as I wanted a survey that yielded a thorough and detailed report. Well, Behrang certainly provided that; the service throughout was also excellent but the report itself was extremely comprehensive and very helpful.I would absolutely use Parabola again and would recommend them to anyone who is after a robust survey."
Ark Surveyors Limited
Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
Ark Surveyors Ltd are a team of independent RICS surveyors, with expertise in building surveys, homebuyer surveys and valuations.
"Good communication; professional; thorough. Highly satisfied with Dan's work."
Home Survey Solutions Ltd
397 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 3PE
Home Survey Solutions have 20 years of experience in the industry and offer professional and reliable surveys at a reasonable price.
"Ian was patient and took the time to answer all of my questions and even meet me beforehand to ensure all of the queried were covered at the inspection. Were discussing cost of works and project management also as the property were purchasing needs work."
Suite 29B Chessington Business Centre, Cox Lane, Chessington, KT9 1SD
Based in Surrey, Sterlingworth Surveyors are independent RICS surveyors offering a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and professional valuations for when you’re purchasing property in Central, South, South West, West, North West, North London or surrounding areas.
"Very recommended survey, professional with the estimate of costs and everything we need before buying our house."
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"I had an excellent service from Your Surveyor Ltd. Communication was fast and effective, we were able to arrange the visit quickly and the comprehensive report was received well within the published timeframes. The follow up calls with Garrett and his advice were really helpful too. Thanks a lot, I would highly recommend choosing Your Surveyor . "
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Meadow End, Chattisham Road, Washbrook, Suffolk, EC1V 2NX
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of property surveyors covering London, East Anglia, and the South East.
"Such a thorough survey, the surveyor called me immediately after finishing and walked me through the traffic light system of issues identified, was very helpful and polite and answered all of my questions! Waiting on the full survey report which I am told will be with us within 4 working days which I think is a great turnaround time, and it will apparently include pricing estimates of any repairs which need to be done which is so helpful for me especially as a first time buyer. Much better priced than its competitors and I am so impressed with the service we have received, thank you Dunford Penrose Surveyors! :-) "
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"I conducted Online search via google"
According to Compare My Move’s unique data, the building survey is the most popular survey type amongst our Bexley users. The homebuyers survey is typically the most common type of property survey used, however, the building survey does include a more thorough inspection.
Bexley movers may differ in preference due to the suburban expansion in the early years of the 20th century. This resulted in a lot more family-friendly housing with large detached and semi-detached homes built in the 1930s. Due to the size and age of the properties, many movers probably decided to arrange a building survey rather than a homebuyers survey, as it’s better suited to older homes and takes a detailed look at the building’s structural safety.
Our data somewhat supports this theory as the property types most likely to require a survey in Bexley were semi-detached and terrace homes. Over 21% of semi-detached buyers were organising a building survey, whilst 12.35% of terrace movers arranged the same survey type and 19.58% a homebuyers survey.
The building survey is recommended for properties over 80-years of age, in poor condition or that is made of unusual materials. It includes a very thorough assessment of the building and its structure, whilst the homebuyers survey will be slightly more general. If the property you’re interested in is fairly modern or in relatively ‘good’ condition, then the homebuyers report is likely the better option.
London saw a major suburban expansion in the early 20th century, increasing the number of housing developments in Bexley to accommodate working-class families. This resulted in a variety of detached and semi-detached homes being built as far back as the 1930s, many of which can be found in Albany Park Estate and Royal Park Estate. There are also many examples of Arts & Crafts architecture such as William Morris' Red House.
There are also a number of modern developments in Bexley with purpose-built flats and shared ownership opportunities. Examples of these can be found in areas such as Hawthorn Road and Albion Road. It’s important to note, however, that properties located near the River Shuttle are often subject to flood alerts, highlighting the importance of both a property survey and the conveyancing searches.
According to data from the UK House Price Index, ‘existing properties’ appear to be the most popular amongst Bexley movers with 307 being sold in October 2020 alone. New-build homes were not as sought after, however, with only 5 sold that same month. If you, like many movers in the area, are interested in the older homes Bexley has to offer then don’t forget to consider arranging a building survey to ensure the property is structurally sound.
The London Borough of Bexley contains numerous historic buildings and areas dating as far back as 1755, perhaps even earlier. The area is home to over 550 listed buildings and around 23 conservation areas. If the property you’re interested in is located in a conservation area or is classed as a listed building, then you should be aware that you will be limited when it comes to the work you can do on the home - you will have to seek special permission from the local authority before you can begin.
|New Build Sales*||5|
|Existing Property Sales*||307|
Subsidence is a dreaded term amongst homeowners and occurs when the ground beneath a house compacts and sinks. This can be caused naturally or it may be a result of man-made issues such as increased industry. Many London areas will be prone to subsidence due to the number of densely-packed buildings in smaller areas which weakens the ground.
A map of the UK Hotspots for Subsidence shows Bexley to be a fairly low-risk area, with pockets of land that have a slight increase of risk amongst the properties. East London has a lower risk of subsidence than Central London and so Bexley movers do not have to be as concerned when choosing a home. However, all London Boroughs will be somewhat prone to subsidence so it’s advised you look for warning signs during your viewing, such as large cracks around the windows and door frames.
Homes located within the pockets containing an increased risk will greatly benefit from a homebuyers survey. However, if there are already obvious signs of subsidence, then it’s advised that you arrange a building survey to assess any damage and the overall structural safety of the building. Subsidence can greatly devalue a property and, during worst-case scenarios, even render it uninhabitable.
Japanese Knotweed is known as being a highly destructive plant that can grow up to 10-20cm a day. Its root system is incredibly strong and notorious for being difficult to remove. The cost of having Japanese Knotweed professionally removed starts around £3,000. However, it’s advised you do not try removing the plant yourself as it has the ability to force its way through drains and concrete ensuring it causes a lot of damage.
Luckily, Bexley does not appear to have a large infestation. A heatmap of Japanese Knotweed by Environet revealed that whilst Central London is heavily infested, areas such as Bexley are far enough from the centre that it does not see as many occurrences. In a single postcode in the borough, only 32 occurrences have been reported. As a comparison, some postcodes in Central London will have over 100 reported cases.
If Japanese Knotweed is found on the premises, the value of the property will likely decrease and you face the risk of being rejected a mortgage offer by your lender. In fact, the plant has become such an issue across the UK that sellers must now disclose by law if their property has, or ever has had, a Japanese knotweed infestation.
A reliable and verified property surveyor should uncover any signs of the formidable plant during the survey. Don’t forget to compare surveying quotes with Compare My Move to ensure you’re connected with the best Bexley has to offer.
Save on Your Property Survey
Speak to a RICS Surveyor and Save up to 70% Today!