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 RICS Level 3 Survey. Modern buildings or homes in fairly good condition, however, will require a RICS Level 2 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.
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.
"Shaun was fantastic and excellent at his job. Even afterwards he was approachable, easy to talk to and spot on. His advice was excellent and if I ever hear of a friend needing a Surveyor, Shaun is top of my list. Thank you "
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.
"The people were friendly but we had a problem initially due to a conflict of interest that nobody could explain, which turned out not to be a conflict of interest, but caused stress and confusion when arranging the survey. Other than that the process was straightforward. The survey itself appears thorough but there are a lot of areas that cant be commented on. There were some discrepancies within the report but upon calling the surveyor he was friendly and helpful. The survey and report were completed within a week of booking - quick turn around time. "
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.
"Great communication and booked at very short notice. I would recommend using them."
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.
"C&C were great at keeping in touch prior to conducting the survey and very prompt to deliver the report, after just 2 days from inspection day. I would recommend their services"
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Malthouse Farm, The Common, Fritton, Norwich, NR15 2QW
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of RICS-regulated property surveyors covering London, South East, South West, East Anglia, the Midlands and North East England.
"Really appreciable approach from Nicki from starting onwards. On the day of survey, Mr Tony had given a clear picture about the survey report and final report has received within two days of survey itself. I would really recommend Dunken Penrose. Thanks to Nicki and Tony for this. Unfortunately that house purchase was not went well but really happy to approach again for future surveys and will forward details to my friends circle too.."
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.
"Organised survey promptly and did a detailed survey that highlighted and confirmed issues we had observed and some we hadn't. Very happy with the report."
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).
"The survey was extremely detailed and conducted without any admin issues or much input from us which was welcome. However it was not easy to get hold of anyone from the office to discuss the results of our survey, which had raised some serious issues with the house we intended purchase. Whilst I appreciate this was due to our particular surveyor being on leave for a week, we were unable to discuss the findings with anyone else from the team during that time and struggled to get hold of our surveyor when he was back. I am just flagging as I feel that particular when a survey has found major issues, it would be ideal to discuss these ASAP to minimise stress and anxiety."
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
Gary M Wardley
"From start to finish, very professional and efficient. They arranged the survey very quickly and Steve the surveyer got in touch straight after to let us know it was all complete. We haven't received the written report yet as it is being written up by Steve. I highly recommend Landview for their service, price, professionalism and friendliness "
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.
"Managed to turn around the survey and results very quickly, on a purchase that need a fast moving survey. Picked up on a few issues that the seller was not aware of and would have caused us thousands worth of issues when we moved in. "
London & Kent Surveyors
27 Fortune Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4JR
London & Kent Surveyors are a family-run business, solely specialising in residential surveying services. We are regulated members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with an experienced, qualified, and insured team that has been providing surveying services in London and Kent for over 20 years.We offer a number of services such as; Level 2 Home Buyer Surveys, and Party Wall Work.Our Level 2 Surveys include the use of our drone at no further cost to the customer. This allows for us to inspect areas that other surveyors may not be able to and could leave you open to costly repairs. Drone flying is dependent on weather and location.As a company, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to our community, and that is why we are committed to donating 1% of our fees to Centrepoint, a charity that provides support to young people who are experiencing homelessness.
"Great, detailed and in-depth survey from Alex. The use of the drone and follow up call was a real bonus. Highly recommended!"
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."
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.
"Alexander Surveying was great from start to finish. Great customer service on the phone every time, and they were very attentive to our needs, as well as, really understanding when there was an access mishap from the Estate Agency which we had to reschedule over. The survey itself was very detailed and helped us make an informed decision when it came to renegotiating with the vendors. I would really recommend them highly!"
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd
Local Office 5 Brayford Square, Registered office 2nd floor 5 High Street Westbury-on-Trym, London, E1 0SG
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd specialises in RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys across London, helping homebuyers make an informed decision on properties.
"Very professional. Kept in touch with me regularly with what was going on."
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors
The Stables, 213 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9TB
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors provide regulated RICS Home Surveys and Specialist Surveying Services. We serve customers across Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan and Warrington.
"great report, easy to read, good photos, greatr evidence"
PRMG Surveyors (PRMG Ltd)
Thurleigh Court, London, SW12 8AP
Here at PRMG Surveyors (PRMG Ltd), we are a professional surveying company based in London. We understand the importance of having a RICS survey conducted on the home you are looking to purchase. Our aim is to make the process as simple and as stress-free as possible for you.As a result, we ensure we are providing you with the best possible service, along with a detailed report of the property. We cover many areas, such as London, Twickenham, Kent and Oxford. We will help you to choose the best survey for you and will assist you through the entire process.
"We're really pleased we chose PRMG Surveyors to carry out our level 3 survey. Charles was fast to reach out to talk through our needs and provide a quote. He was friendly and helpful, explaining clearly what would happen at each stage and that we could ask questions at any point. As first time buyers we were very appreciative of him taking the time to ensure we were comfortable on the type of survey we needed and understood the process.On the day Charles communicated well with our agent. He was quick to give us his initial findings before following up with a high quality final report. He also helped us out later in the process by suggesting some potential experts to reassure us on several points, without any pressure.Overall we thought PRMG's surveys were good value for money and would recommend highly to others."
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."
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.
"Needed to follow up constantly and didn't price up the survey as requested. Really was expecting a lot more recommendations and detail but there was a lot of legal boilerplate to protect from liability."
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"
Laurence Quilter Surveyors
128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Laurence Quilter Surveyors are a professional chartered surveyors offering their expert surveying services across South East London.
"Gary was very helpful and found damp in the front room. Had a call after to understand the report better. 5 stars"
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd.
124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd. are fully qualified Chartered Surveyors covering the North West and Yorkshire Humber.
"They were great. I got the report back the day after the survey."
Compare My Move’s unique data discovered that a majority of 65% of our Chelsea users required a RICS Level 2 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 RICS Level 2 Survey will suffice.
Of those requesting a RICS Level 2 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 RICS Level 3 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 RICS Level 2 Survey and 0% organising a RICS Level 3 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.
If you, like many other movers, are considering buying an older, period home, then you may require a RICS Level 3 Survey depending on the property’s age. Those looking for flats or modern properties will require a RICS Level 2 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 RICS Level 2 and 3 Surveys can detect signs of subsidence, but the inspection that’s involved in a RICS Level 3 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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