Looking to arrange a property survey in Croydon? Compare My Move has helped over 800 Croydon home buyers find a surveyor in the last year.
With a range of different properties available, Croydon has an average property price of £400,120. As a large London town, there can be some areas of Camden that are so densely packed that the pressure on the ground under properties can cause issues such as subsidence. This is just one of the reasons why a property survey is vital for Croydon homeowners. A RICS Level 2 Survey can highlight these problems, whilst the more thorough RICS Level 3 Survey will also assess the property’s structure, reporting on any damage.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered London surveyors who have all been put through our strict verification process. This ensures you’re only matched with the most trusted property surveyors in Croydon.
Able Surveyors Limited
114 Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2QE
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.
"Very clear communication and the surveyor was very quick to respond to our queries after the report"
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!"
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"
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).
"Great! They booked a valuation in for my flat for the following week. Everyone was very polite and professional, the valuation was accurate and it came back within 24 hours! Highly 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.
"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.
"They were cheap and pulled up a list of things for me to consider/follow up on before continuing with my home purchase. Good availability and really friendly. "
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."
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.
"Booking was through a comparison site but the reviews were on the positive side, giving us the assurance to go ahead with Ark Surveyors.After making payment, the survey arrived in 7 days. Having emailed the report the surveyor followed up with a call, highlighting the concerns stated in the report. This gave us the belief we had used the right provider.The report was clearly laid out, making it easy to follow. I fully recommend Ark and will use them again if we go through another house purchase! "
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."
Your Surveyors Ltd
The Carriage House, Mill Street, Maidstone , ME15 6YE
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"Very professional "
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 "
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"
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.
"The report arrived when they said it would and was comprehensive enough for us to make an informed decision."
Sheeley Surveying Services
17 Sedgefield Way, Braintree, CM7 1XB
Here at Sheeley Surveying Services, we are on hand to assist you with all your surveying needs. Covering areas including Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Stevenage and Southend-on-Sea, we are able to help many clients on a daily basis.Our team is full of reliable and trusted surveyors that can provide accurate RICS surveys. Whether you need a level 2 or 3 Home Survey, our professional surveyors offer this service. We can also provide you with a RICS valuation that provides peace of mind when buying or selling a property.
"Robert was brilliant from start to finish. Originally gave me a quote but due to issues our end we had to wait a number of weeks before the survey could take place. Robert checked in a few times to see how we were progressing before eventually completing the survey. He communicated before and after excellently and spent over 30 mins after the survey explaining all his notes. The final report is clear and easy to follow and overall would use Robert again. "
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"
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.
"Alex was excellent from beginning to end. He was very professional, very personable, highly knowledgeable and his service was second to none. The fact that he used a drone to survey the roof is an excellent value add. He took time to talk us through the survey report and answer our questions at a time that suited us - which was the evening. I'm a landlord and have used a few surveyors - London and Kent Surveyors are the best surveyor I have used to date. I wholeheartedly recommend them and will use them again."
McCallums Property Surveying
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
McCallums Property Surveying is a trusted run firm of RICS-regulated and registered valuers and surveyors. We are members of CIOB and the RPSA, Our experienced team of qualified surveyors are experts in all aspects of residential construction methods and defects.
"Responsive by email, were flexible and helped find a suitable date for the survey. Thorough report on the property with good attention to detail, turned around rapidly. Well priced. Would definitely use their services again."
Our Compare My Move team have researched the most popular survey types in Croydon to help you with your property hunt and answer all your important surveying-related questions.
Over 75% of our Croydon users required a RICS Level 2 Survey, making it the most popular survey type in the area. This type of property survey is best suited to homes that are younger than 80-years of age and can also be used to inspect certain flats. Over 20% of our users who requested a RICS Level 2 Survey, were requesting it for flats.
Around 25% of our users requested the more thorough type of property survey, the RICS Level 3 Survey. This isn’t surprising as the RICS Level 2 Survey is the most common survey that homeowners require. However, if the property you’re interested in is over 80-years of age, has been greatly renovated or is made of unusual materials, then a RICS Level 3 Survey will be better suited as it’ll assess the building in more depth. A RICS Level 3 Survey will also look for signs of subsidence, which is a common issue in Croydon.
Our data also revealed that the property type most prone to needing a survey in Croydon was terrace houses. For both RICS Level 2 and 3 Surveys, terrace house owners also had the highest number of users looking for chartered surveyors.
Croydon has a variety of architecture due to its increased growth, ranging from post-war to modern. The area even has high-rise buildings which were mostly built throughout the 60s and 70s. The Victorian designs can mostly be found in the northern and southern areas of the borough, whilst converted warehouses and factories also appear throughout.
If you’re amongst the many buyers searching for more traditional homes in the Croydon area, don’t forget to budget for the potentially costly upkeep that comes along with older homes. In the same month, only 15 new build homes were sold highlighting the importance of the RICS Level 3 Survey.
There are currently 21 conservation areas in Croydon, many of which contain residential properties. If you’re considering purchasing a home in one of these areas, it’s important to note that the local council will have more control over what can and can’t be done to the property. There are also 167 statutory listed buildings in Croydon which would require a special Listed Building Survey rather than a typical property survey.
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According to GeoBear’s UK Subsidence Map, Croydon is considered as a ‘hotspot’ for subsidence due to its proximity to London City centre. GeoBear states that densely-populated areas are often subject to subsidence issues due to the added pressure on the ground from the densely-packed buildings.
As Croydon is a London town, it contains more properties in smaller areas to keep up with the increasing population. This then means more weight and pressure on the ground beneath the properties, causing the soil to dry out and compact. Subsidence can become so bad that the properties can physically sink into the ground as the foundations misalign.
Another factor that can cause subsidence is clay soil. In the Map of the Distribution of Clay Over the UK, Croydon is labelled as a being on the border of ‘Hazard Level D’ and ‘Hazard Level E’. This means that the soil can be rather hazardous due to the risk of it shrinking or swelling under pressure or during extreme changes in temperature.
If you’re purchasing a property in Croydon, it would be worth researching the land it was built on and discovering what type of soil it sits on. You can hire a property surveyor to assess the property where they can make notes of any obvious signs of subsidence or damage due to subsidence. A RICS Level 2 Survey should suffice but if you’ve already spotted obvious signs, you should instead consider having a RICS Level 3 Survey.
A highly destructive plant, Japanese Knotweed can grow as quickly as 10cm a day and is capable of forcing its way through concrete. It can even break through a property’s foundations causing major damage, cracks in the brickwork or it can even cause the building to sink.
According to Enirovnet’s Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, the centre of Croydon is located in a ‘hotspot’ for this particular plant, putting the properties situated there at risk. Despite the surrounding areas being almost risk-free, the centre of the town is marked as ‘high-risk’ making a property survey vital for potential homeowners.
Dense areas often come with increased risks which is why it’s not surprising that Croydon has issues with Japanese Knotweed when it’s situated so close to London. It’s important to note that if you suspect your property contains Japanese Knotweed, you must not remove it yourself as you could cause further damage.
However, you will be responsible for maintaining the issue which is why it’s important to hire a property surveyor to highlight if the plant is present and if it’s caused any problems with the property. Once you read the report, you can then take the appropriate steps to remove the dangerous plant.
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