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The area has an average property price of £538,013, with properties ranging from impressive historic houses to a host of modernised and newer properties. If you’re buying an older home in Lewisham, it’s advised you arrange a RICS Level 3 Survey to ensure a thorough inspection is conducted. For more modern properties or those in reasonably ‘good’ condition, a RICS Level 2 Survey will suffice.
When purchasing property in Lewisham and other London boroughs, it’s highly recommended that you hire a verified surveyor. We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered London property surveyors, helping you save up to 70% on your overall costs.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Level 3 surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Yes they were very good! They got the survey done very quickly which was amazing. Very good at replying to emails. All in all a very good survey. I would highly recommend! "
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."
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!"
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Surrey, 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."
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 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).
"Proactive and professional service, strongly recommended it. I was able to arrange the survey and receive the survey report in 2 days from my first contact. "
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.
"They organised The viewing directly with the Estate agent. The report was sent on time and very detailed."
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.
"Very polite, competitive pricing. Survey carried out quickly, report was comprehensive and arrived within a few days.From start to finish, a great service."
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.
"I had a great experience with C&C. Natalie was extremely helpful over the phone and offered a great deal on top of the quote for Level 2 Homebuyers Survey. The survey was booked in quickly and the report was supplied the very next working day, and contained excellent detail and photos."
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.
"Professional company! Process was smooth from the starting enquiry to me receiving my report. A+"
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. "
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.
"Very recommended survey, professional with the estimate of costs and everything we need before buying our house."
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"I had an excellent service from Your Surveyor Ltd. Communication was fast and effective, we were able to arrange the visit quickly and the comprehensive report was received well within the published timeframes. The follow up calls with Garrett and his advice were really helpful too. Thanks a lot, I would highly recommend choosing Your Surveyor . "
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."
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.
"The Surveyor phoned me to discuss the house and any issues.It was an outstanding service!I was only sorry that I had paid 50% more a month previous with another company for a survey on another property that was not as efficient although did its job.GREAT JOB GUYS!"
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.
"As a first time buyer Charles was very helpful when discussing the survey on the phone. Understood that I needed time to look at other quotes and was very flexible with timings. The report on the property was very comprehensive and will be very useful once I move it. "
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
Here at McCallums Surveyors, we are a professional surveying company based in London. We cover a wide variety of survey types, including Party Wall and snagging. With local property knowledge, we are able to provide you with assistance where needed.Our team has a lot of experience in the surveying industry and are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They provide exceptional service and offer advice based on their survey findings.
"Very easy from start to finish in arranging a date.Very detailed report, with some great findings which will help with my move/decision.Customer service brilliant, straight to the point."
Our dedicated team at Compare My Move created this guide to answer all your essential questions regarding surveying in Lewisham. Our data revealed that the RICS Level 2 Survey is the most popular type of property survey in the area, with over 64% of users requiring one for their house purchase.
Lewisham also has a high risk of subsidence and Japanese Knotweed infestations, highlighting the importance of organising a property survey. Rest assured, all our partners are RICS registered and verified by us.
According to our data, the RICS Level 2 Survey is the most popular survey type in Lewisham, with just under 65% of our users arranging one for their house purchase. Out of these users, 26.05% required a RICS Level 2 Survey for flats, 17.49% for semi-detached homes and 17.49% for terrace houses. This isn’t surprising as the RICS Level 2 Survey is typically the most common property survey type in the UK and is designed to suit many modern houses and flats, especially those in relatively ‘good condition’.
The remaining percentage of Lewisham users opted for the more thorough RICS Level 3 Survey. This type of survey is recommended for properties over 80-years old, in ‘poor condition’ or those made of unusual materials. Out of these users, 15.21% were purchasing terrace homes and 10.27% were purchasing semi-detached houses. Considering the age of many terraces and semi-detached homes in the borough, it’s understandable that many movers would prefer a more detailed inspection before completing the move.
By organising a property survey, you could be saving yourself thousands of pounds in the long run as the report will highlight any damage or defects that may require expensive repair work. The results of said report could even help you when renegotiating the asking price, ensuring the repair costs are covered.
Some of the homes in the Lewisham Borough date as far back as the 17th and 18th centuries, where the merchants built large, spacious houses with big grounds. Whilst most of these were demolished or renovated in the 19th century, there are still some surviving. There are also bow-fronted cottages, new-build developments and a number of traditional Victorian houses available.
Lewisham has 29 conservation areas, 2 of which have been renovated in recent years. These areas mainly contain Victorian and Edwardian homes but there are also French baroque-style houses in Micheldever Road. If you’re purchasing a home in one of these areas, you won’t be able to complete certain work or renovations without permission from the local authority. This is also true for listed building owners.
The London Borough of Lewisham is currently home to around 540 listed buildings - 35 of which are Grade II* and 2 are Grade I. If you’re considering buying a listed building, not only will you require permission to complete certain work, but you will also need to arrange a listed building survey and not a typical property survey.
When looking at data from the Uk House Price Index, ‘existing properties’ appear to be the most popular amongst Lewisham movers. If the home you’re viewing is 80-years of age, or older, then it’s advised you arrange a RICS Level 3 Survey to ensure it is structurally sound.
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When buying a new home in Lewisham, you will need to be aware that the property is suffering from subsidence or other forms of ground instability. A property survey should highlight any evidence of this.
Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a building compresses or sinks, resulting in the foundations becoming unbalanced. There are a number of reasons this may happen, including too much pressure on the ground or the building being located on clay soil. Clay soil can dry, crack and even shrink during extreme changes in weather, shifting the ground around it.
According to the UK Subsidence Map, Lewisham and other London boroughs are at risk of subsidence. Whilst it’s mostly city centres that experience high risk, areas surrounding them (such as Lewisham) will also be affected. It’s crucial that you arrange a property survey before completing the purchase to ensure there are no risks or current damage surrounding the home.
Evidence of subsidence can include large cracks appearing around windows and door frames. Should you suspect the property has already been affected by subsidence, it would be wise to organise a RICS Level 3 Survey to ensure a thorough inspection has been completed. The report will highlight any structural damage and advise on the next steps to take.
Japanese Knotweed is a hardy, destructive and formidable plant that can force its way through concrete, drains and walls, causing great damage to the home and decreasing its value.
Introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant, Japanese Knotweed was originally sold commercially until its true destructive nature was uncovered. It has since been deemed as highly problematic, with some mortgage lenders refusing an application should the plant be found on the premises. It can cost upwards of £3,000 to remove, but you should never attempt to remove it without professional help as it could result in further damage.
Environet’s UK Japanese Knotweed Heatmap portrays Lewisham as a hotspot for the notorious plant, with around 155 reported occurrences in a single postcode area. This isn’t too surprising as many areas surrounding London experience infestations as it was introduced to the UK through the Kew Gardens. A property survey should uncover evidence of the plant should it be found on the property. Your surveyor can then advise you on the next steps to take and explain why you should contact your local authority.
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