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 Homebuyers Survey can highlight these problems, whilst the more thorough Building Survey will also assess the property’s structure, reporting on any damage.
We can connect you with up to 5 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.
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
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Kent & Hertfordshire.
"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."
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.
"Brilliant, they provided an exceptionally quick turnaround time"
Anthony McKenzie Chartered Surveyors
601 International House, 223 Regent Street, London, W1B 2QD
Regulated by RICS, Anthony McKenzie Chartered Surveyors are a team of professional and experienced London surveyors.
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.
"Easy to work with and organize the survey. They were great on the phone to deal with, very helpful, and straight to the point. "
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.
"Prompt and professional. They provided updates at every stage of the proceedings with in-depth factual report in a timely manner."
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 34 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.
"Good customer service and provided a good service."
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"Fast, reliable and deeply thorough. "
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 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 Homebuyers 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 homebuyers survey, were requesting it for flats.
Around 25% of our users requested the more thorough type of property survey, the Building Survey. This isn’t surprising as the homebuyers 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 building survey will be better suited as it’ll assess the building in more depth. A building 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 building and homebuyer 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.
The older homes are very popular amongst Croydon movers as figures from the Land Registry for January 2020 found that there were 258 ‘existing homes’ were sold in that month alone. 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 building 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 homebuyers survey should suffice but if you’ve already spotted obvious signs, you should instead consider having a building 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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