Looking to arrange a property survey in Bromley? We’ve helped over 800 home buyers find a RICS registered surveyor in this part of London over the past year.
With an average property price of ££551,034, Bromley is home to a variety of property types including traditional Victorian houses, Edwardian detached homes and modern converted flats. No matter what property type your new home is, don’t forget to compare surveying quotes to ensure you find the most reliable property surveyor to assess your house. Modern homes will be suited to a homebuyer survey, but the period homes found throughout Bromley are better suited to the more thorough building survey.
We can connect you with up to 5 RICS registered surveyors in London who have all gone through our strict verification process. This ensures you are only matched with the best surveyors in the area.
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.
"communication wasn't great initially when we asked for an update on whether the survey went ahead, but thorough survey which was completed quickly"
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."
Able Surveyors Limited
Arrow House, Chelmer Avenue, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PB
We're an independent company of RICS Chartered Surveyors based in Billericay, Essex, offering expert surveying services including the RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3 across the home counties and London.
"Great service. Jack sent across the a??headlinesa?? on the day and gave me a phone call the next day to discuss the main points. I havena??t received the full report yet (ita??s only 2 days after the survey) but the initial headlines report was very clear with clear photos as well. Would highly recommend."
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.
"Professional, curtious and quick. Would use again and would deginetly recommend."
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Based in London, we are Surveyor Sorted. We are a RICS regulated chartered surveyors with an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry. We are proud to provide a RICS HomeBuyers Report and a RICS Building Survey around the London area.
"This was excellent service. I had an appointment within a couple of days and the report was out within the week. The surveyor, Chuks, was extremely efficient, professional and with excellent people skills."
Smith and Knight Property Consultants London
14A Roehampton High Street, London, SW15 4HJ
Based in London, Smith and Knight Property Consultants London offer a RICS building survey across London and the UK.
"Very helpful, efficient and happy to chat through some initial queries we had regarding shared items and share of freehold. Would definitely recommend."
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.
"Very professional and kept me informed of progress all the way"
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.
"I think the report was very thorough and very detailed."
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.
"Very good customer service from the time I submitted enquiry, very helpful staff member over the Phone . The Conveyancer submitted very detailed 57 pages report , listing issues discovered but also added suggestions what should be checked or raised . I send additional questions in relation to comments and issues and received very quick reply . I couldnt be happier . Highly recommending their services "
Warneford House, Portal Avenue, Ipswich, IP5 3QY
Founded in 1999 by Paul Anderson (MRICS MCIOB), Anderson Associates are a RICS regulated surveyor. We offer our expert services when you’re buying a house. We are proud to provide a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Very happy, service and report were very thorough"
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
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Good service. Very comprehensive report including photographs. Good communication."
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 had a Level 3 Survey carried out by Behrang and couldn't recomend him anymore highly! Very responsive through the whole process, got the inspection booked in very quickly and returned the report within the target timeline. He carried out a detailed and thorough inspection, and produced a great quality report, picking up several items (fortunately nothing too major) that I was very glad to have been made aware of."
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.
"Within less than two weeks of contacting Ark Surveyors I had a thorough and detailed survey report in my inbox. I couldn't really have asked for more. A great job all round."
Novello Chartered Surveyors
Suite 4, West Hill House, West Hill, Epsom, KT19 8JD
Novello Chartered Surveyors are a friendly, responsive, independent firm of RICS registered chartered surveyors based in Fulham, Epsom and Mayfair.
"Very quick & efficient and knowledgable"
TMB Estate Consultancy
2 Woodberry Grove, London, N12 0DR
TMB Estate Consultancy is a firm of independent chartered surveyors based in London. We offer a range of services aimed at those buying a property.
"Fantastic, would highly recommend Mark answered ally questions and communication throughout the whole process was great"
Suite 14 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.
"As a company we was very happy with the service overall. The only problem we experienced was that we was promised the survey would be sent to us with in 5 working days of the inspection being done, i had to chase it for another week with receptionists telling me they couldn't get hold of any surveyors. When the survey was eventually emailed to us, the address was wrong on three pages. However this was quickly rectified after i flagged it up. So although we had a couple of issues, the staff that i spoke with were always very polite and as helpful as they could be. "
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"The survey was carried out smoothly with the report delivered next day without additional charge. Results documented in details with photos. Follow-up phone call carried out and provided some useful tips to handle the identified issues."
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.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
11-13 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HD
Pinta Investments are independent RICS Chartered Surveyors offering our RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3 all across London.
Our data found that approximately 60% of our Compare My Move users used our service to hire a property surveyor to conduct a homebuyers survey. This is the most commonly used property survey and will give buyers an overview of the condition of the house. However, the report will not be as thorough as the building survey as this will also assess the property’s structure.
Despite the high risk of subsidence in the area, only around 39% of users opted to have a building survey conducted. Properties over 80 years old, those made of unconventional materials, have obvious signs of subsidence or that have previously had extensive work done, should all have a building survey conducted rather than a homebuyers survey.
The risk of not having the correct survey on your potential home is that potential issues and expensive repairs could be required further down the line. Many of these may have easily been avoided if a building survey had taken place prior to purchase to assess the overall condition of the property. Terrace houses saw the highest number of both the homebuyers survey (19.14%) and building survey (18.52%) being conducted, according to our Bromley data.
Unsurprisingly, flats had the least amount of building surveys conducted in Bromley, with only 4.32%. Detached homes saw 11.73% of users requiring a homebuyers survey whilst 17.28% of semi-detached owners had the same survey type. Terrace houses had the highest percentage of users requiring a building survey with detached homeowners coming in second with 8.64%.
As Bromley saw rapid growth in the mid-19th century, the majority of housing is made up of Victorian and Edwardian homes as well as more modern houses and flats. Bickley also has a number of Tudor properties whilst Ringers Road has a selection of shared ownership opportunities.
From spacious detached Edwardian houses to modern flats and apartments, there are plenty of property types to view in this South London suburb. It’s important to note that if you’re considering purchasing converted or older properties, you will require a building survey to thoroughly assess the building’s structure. For newer houses or flats, a homebuyers survey will suffice.
In the London Borough of Bromley, there are currently 413 listed buildings, many of which are classed as Grade I or Grade II*. If you’re purchasing a listed building, you will require a specialist surveyor to conduct a Listed Building Survey. There are also 45 conservation areas in Bromley, all of which you can find on the local council’s Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings Map.
The sale of ‘existing properties’ far exceeded those of new builds in Bromley, according to Land Registry data. In January 2020, only 24 new build properties were sold whilst 331 existing properties were sold in the same period of time. For users buying older properties, it’s recommended that you organise a building survey to provide a more in-depth examination.
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When the ground beneath a property collapses or shrinks, subsidence can occur causing the building to sink. It can be a very serious problem for homeowners which is why it’s so important to hire a reliable surveyor to conduct a property survey. Both the building survey and homebuyers survey will detect signs of subsidence. However, if there are already obvious signs, such as large cracks around windows and door frames, then a building survey will be more suitable as it’ll assess the property’s foundations in depth.
As you can see on Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map, Bromley is a high-risk area for subsidence, especially streets nearest to London. Larger cities like London often experience increased weight and pressure on the ground due to there being so many buildings tightly packed into condensed areas. This then weakens and dries out the soil causing ground instability and issues such as subsidence. Your property survey should highlight if your home is at risk.
Another cause of subsidence is the shrinking of clay soil. Hot weather and constant renovations can make certain clay soils shrink and crack, causing the ground to become unstable. According to Geobear, 75% of UK ground subsidence cases are caused by soil shrinkage. Bromley has been labelled as a Hazard Level D (close to Hazard Level E), meaning the clay soil is prone to shrinking and swelling, increasing the risk of subsidence.
When you’ve found the perfect Bromley home for you, don’t forget to compare surveying quotes to find a RICS registered surveyor to examine your property. The survey will highlight any signs of subsidence or ground instability, allowing you to be more informed before completing the transaction.
Japanese Knotweed is often a dreaded term for many homeowners. It’s a dangerous plant that can grow as much as 10-20cm a day, forcing its way through walls, concrete and drains. It can cause a lot of damage to your property and, if untreated, can decrease the value of your home when you eventually sell. It’s advised that you hire a professional to remove the invasive plant as treating it yourself can cause further damage.
As you can see on the Environet’s Japanese Knotweed heatmap, Bromley town is labelled as a ‘hotspot’ for the plant, with locations closest to London having the biggest infestations. There are 49 known occurrences within 4km of the BR1 1AJ postcode alone and over 156 occurrences the closer you get to Croydon. This is unsurprising as London itself is labelled as having a major infestation.
When buying a new home in Bromley, you’ll need a property survey to inspect both the interior and exterior of the property. If the property you’re viewing is older than 80-years then a building survey will be best suited as it provides a more thorough inspection. A homebuyers survey will suffice for younger properties and should also detect signs of Japanese Knotweed.
If the results of the survey indicate signs of the plant on the property, you should discuss the next steps with your surveyor and contact your local authority for advice. Do not attempt to remove the plant yourself as it will likely cause further damage to the house.
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