Looking for a surveyor in the London area of Chelsea? We’ve helped over 1,000 home buyers find a reliable property surveyor in the area over the last year.
With an average property price of £2,330,163, Chelsea is home to a range of properties, many of which are period homes. It’s important to note that properties older than 80-years of age, in poor condition or were built using unusual materials will be best suited to a building survey. Modern buildings or homes in fairly good condition, however, will require a homebuyers survey
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered property surveyors and our team works hard to ensure every surveyor that joins us is verified. This provides peace of mind that you will only receive quality services from the most reliable surveyors when moving in or around Chelsea.
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."
London Local Property Surveyor
Level 3 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH
London Local Property Surveyor is a RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors, offering expert and affordable RICS property surveys across London in a quick and professional manner.
"Miles went above and beyond what we ever expected from a surveyor. He communicated with us proactively, providing a summary as soon as he had viewed the property. He went back to the property on multiple occasions when the weather prevented him from getting a good view of the roof. Miles even spoke to our neighbors to understand if they had experienced similar issues that the property we were purchasing had. I could not speak more highly of Miles and the service he provides "
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."
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Kent & Hertfordshire.
"The format of the survey is easy to understand and it also listed out the costs of repairing items, which are very useful."
JRM Boret Surveyors
43 Queensmill Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6JP
JRM Boret Surveyors have been in the chartered property surveying business for over 15 years. We offer our services around Central London.
"Unbelievably thorough report and a good price. The only reason that this is not a 5* is that actually getting John to reply or follow through on time was difficult, but the quality of his work is great."
Arnold & Baldwin
11 Whitestone Way, Croydon, CR0 4WF
Arnold & Baldwin have over 11 years' experience as a RICS regulated chartered property surveyors in London.
"Fantastic service. Easy to book, fast to respond during these busy times and the report is fantastically formatted and easy to read. The surveyor was also available to answer questions and made the process very easy. Would definitely recommend! Diana & Chris South Croydon"
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."
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.
"I found them through Comparemymove.com"
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. "
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+"
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."
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.
Koon Ying Ng
"The price was competitive and they provided a very detailed report. Service was straight forward and they responded from initial enquiry very quickly. They took slightly longer than expected to finish the report, but I think this is simply due to the great amount of detail and length of the report. Very well done. If I wasn't already expecting to do up the property, this report would have given me a great insight into whether I would continue the purchase. Thanks. "
Belgrave House 39-43, Monument Hill, Weybridge, KT13 8RN
Landview Surveyors are RICS regulated surveyors and valuers covering London and the South East. We provide professional and high-quality surveying services
"Efficient and friendly service. Excellent survey report, delivered on time. All questions answered. Would use again."
11 Vicarage Lane, Mears Ashby, Northampton, NN6 0EE
Silverfox Surveys was set up by Rob Harrison BSc(Hons) MRICS. With over 20 years as a Chartered Surveyor, Silverfox Surveys proudly offer their expert RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Rob surveyed the property we are looking to buy and made the whole process very simple and quick. The whole process was completed within a week and the report Rob produced was very detailed a thorough. I would recommend Silverfox Building Surveys to anyone who is in need of a full structural survey."
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors
124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors is a multi-disciplinary practice operating in London, providing quality surveying services for movers across the UK.
"Professional, fast turnaround, property was valued as expected, fair and reliable."
Made Simple Group, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
CVP Surveyors is an independent surveying company based in London covering the Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames and Sutton areas.
"Claudinia reorganised her diary in order to accommodate our survey, which we needed at short notice that Friday. She worked out of hours over the weekend and into the evening in order to deliver her report on the Monday.We spoke multiple times on the phone to answer all of my questions, which was enormously helpful. I would strongly recommend using CVP."
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.
"Brilliant service, very good communication, quick to book in the survey, very impressed that the surveyor phoned me straight after to run through survey results before sending out the report. "
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"
Compare My Move’s unique data discovered that a majority of 65% of our Chelsea users required a homebuyers survey when purchasing a new home. This makes it the most popular survey type in the area, which is not surprising due to the number of flats located across the district. If you’re also buying a flat or apartment here, then know that a homebuyers survey will suffice.
Of those requesting a homebuyers survey, 54.15% were buying flats and 9.61% were purchasing terrace houses. Movers looking for semi-detached or terrace homes were more likely to require a building survey, however, due to the age of the properties. Detached properties were the least popular property type in Chelsea, with only 0.87% of users needing a homebuyers survey and 0% organising a building survey.
When viewing the report that contains the results of the survey, you’re putting yourself in a much better position when negotiating the asking price of a building. The results will either provide you with an estimated value on the repair work required, or it may even convince you to walk away from the sale, saving you money in the long run.
Chelsea has a range of property types to suit all tastes and requirements. There are many period properties to choose from, including Victorian terrace cottages, Georgian houses and even Arts and Crafts houses built during the interwar period. There are also period flats as well as modern purpose-built flats should you be searching for something smaller.
The World's End estate is a council estate in the area and was built in the 1960s. It mostly contains low-rise blocks and towers, however. Helix Court contains a number of shared ownership homes whilst Chelsea Bridge Road offers a number of new developments with approximately 123 affordable homes currently being built.
According to the UK House Price Index, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea sold 127 existing properties in October 2020. At this time, 0 new-builds were sold, highlighting the popularity of period houses. If you, like many other movers, are considering buying an older, period home, then you may require a building survey depending on the property’s age. Those looking for flats or modern properties will require a homebuyers survey.
We also discovered that The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea contains 38 conservation areas, covering around 70% of the entire borough. These areas will be preserved by the local council, meaning there will be legal requirements and restrictions that homeowners must adhere to. If you buy any type of property in one of these areas, you will have to adhere to these rules and seek permission for certain work to be done. This is also true for all listed buildings in the borough, which consists of some 3,800 buildings.
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Subsidence is a serious issue and a dreaded word for many homeowners. It typically occurs when the ground beneath a property shrinks or collapses, dragging part of the foundations along with it. This can greatly affect the value of the home and its structural safety. As with many areas in Central London, Chelsea has a moderate to high risk of subsidence, according to Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map.
There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of subsidence. These include a history of mining or landfills and the presence of clay soil. The reason why many locations in Central London are affected, however, is often the added weight and pressure put on the ground due to the many densely-packed buildings. Heavily-populated areas result in a lot more pressure on the ground beneath properties, causing it to compact.
Do not underestimate the importance of a property survey during your purchase. The report will highlight any defects or problems with the property, allowing you to make an informed decision and enter the negotiations with accurate information. Both homebuyer and building surveys can detect signs of subsidence, but the inspection that’s involved in a building survey will be much more thorough.
Japanese Knotweed, also known as Fallopia Japonica, is a highly destructive plant that can grow up to 10cm per day, forcing its way through concrete, drains and properties’ foundations. It can cause major damage to a building and greatly decrease its value. The presence of Japanese Knotweed can sometimes lead to subsidence if the infestation is extreme.
According to the UK Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, Chelsea and other areas in Central London have a high risk of Japanese Knotweed. In just one Chelsea postcode, there are 134 reported cases of the invasive plant. If you suspect your property has an infestation, it’s vital you hire a reliable surveyor to inspect the premises and conduct a property survey. If evidence of Japanese Knotweed is found do not attempt to remove it yourself, your surveyor can instead advise you of the next steps.
Japanese Knotweed is notoriously difficult to remove and the process can cause further damage if not done correctly. The cost of having the plant professionally removed can be as high as £3,000 but it’s essential you do not attempt the job yourself. It’s important to note that you will have to review the land every 5 years to ensure there’s no regrowth once it’s been removed.
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