Looking to arrange a survey in Lambeth? We’ve helped over 1,500 home buyers find a verified surveyor in this part of London.
Lambeth has an average property price of £542,973. Properties range from Victorian and Edwardian homes, converted buildings, modern apartments and quaint mews houses.
A reliable property surveyor will be able to assess and report on the property in question, highlighting any concerns such as damp, Japanese Knotweed and subsidence. If you are looking at one of Lambeth’s historic properties, a building survey is highly recommended. For more modern homes, a homebuyer survey will suffice.
Our hard-working team will match you with up to 5 RICS registered local London surveyors, verified by us and reviewed by you. They must go through our stringent verification process before joining our network.
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."
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.
"Very responsive to book the appointment and with the report issuance. However, the report missed an important couple of points. The surveyor was not responsive to my follow up emails and calls to discuss these points. A bit disappointed compared to a past experience in W9 with a different surveyor whose report was much more exhaustive."
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."
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."
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.
"Quick responses and professional "
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"
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"
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."
Belgrave House 39-43, Monument Hill, Weybridge, KT13 8RN
Landview Surveyors are a RICS regulated firm of chartered property surveyors and valuers based in Weybridge.
"professional, responsive and helpful during my surveying process. Would recommend to others"
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! "
Our unique data reveals that the most popular survey type for Lambeth users is the homebuyers survey, with just under 65% requesting this type of property survey. An overwhelming majority of 40.68% needed the homebuyers survey for flats and apartments whilst only 2.61% were for detached homes. This isn’t surprising as flats are often a popular choice amongst movers in Central London.
We also discovered that many users purchasing flats also requested building surveys which is fairly unusual as the homebuyers survey is most suited to this property type. However, over 12% of users requested a more thorough service, possibly revealing the age of the buildings. If the property you plan to buy is over 80-years of age or in poor condition, then you will need a building survey. The most popular property type amongst users requiring this more thorough survey was detached houses.
Do not underestimate the importance of organising a property survey. If defects or damage is uncovered, you will be in a much better position to negotiate the asking price. The results of the report may even convince you to walk away from the sale, due to the extreme costs of repair work possibly required.
Lambeth’s oldest building is the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth. Whilst it has been rebuilt a number of times, there are parts of the building that date as far back as pre-Norman times. This is just one example of the many interesting architectures Lambeth contains. In total, the borough has around 1,058 listed buildings and 2,000 statutory listed buildings, all preserving the history of the area. Lambeth also has 62 conservation areas, approximately covering 30% of the entire borough.
Lambeth is home to a variety of high-rise buildings, luxury developments and shared ownership opportunities. However, its period homes are often the most popular amongst movers. According to the Land Registry, Lambeth sold 266 existing properties in October 2020 with 0 new-build homes being sold. If you, like many other movers, decide to purchase an older home, then it would be wise to consider organising a building survey to ensure a more thorough inspection.
A lot of the period properties in Lambeth were damaged or destroyed during the raids in World War 2, but there are a number of survivors that still stand today. The Lambeth Ragged School building is a great example, having been built in 1851 and still protected even today. For more modern homes, you’ll find luxurious developments in the Aykon London One tower block and shared ownership developments in Courtenay Street.
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Subsidence can occur when there is a change to the condition of the ground beneath a property. This can lead to the foundations misaligning and the property possibly sinking. It can result in major structural damage and greatly devalue a house. It is a term dreaded by all homeowners.
Geobear’s map of subsidence in the UK portrays Lambeth as a subsidence hotspot like many other areas within Central London. Luckily, the location seems to be depicted as a medium risk area, but that doesn’t reduce the importance of organising a property survey. When viewing a property in Lambeth, lookout for signs of subsidence such as large cracks around windows and door frames. If you suspect the home has been affected by subsidence, it’s essential you arrange a building survey to assess the structure.
Subsidence is a serious concern and can not only devalue a property but also render it unsafe or uninhabitable if the worst should occur. A reliable property surveyor will be able to inspect the home and assess if there is any risk of subsidence, allowing you to make an informed decision in regards to completing the purchase.
Introduced to the UK in the 1840s, Japanese Knotweed is a highly destructive plant capable of growing up to 10cm per day. It is notoriously difficult to treat and having it professionally removed could cost upwards of £3,000. However, removing the plant yourself could cause further damage to the infested property or land.
Japanese Knotweed can force its way through drains, walls and even concrete, causing severe structural damage to UK properties. Central London is a highly affected area, with 94 reported cases in one of Lambeth’s postcodes alone.
This dangerous plant can devalue a home by up to 10% if its presence is found on the premises. Some mortgage lenders will even refuse a loan for any infested properties due to the plant’s destructive nature. Japanese Knotweed has an extremely strong root system that can disturb and damage a building’s foundations and walls.
Arranging a property survey prior to a house purchase is essential, especially when discovering evidence of Japanese Knotweed. Your surveyor will be able to highlight any signs of the plant and tell you if it’s present on the land surrounding the home.
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