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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 building survey to ensure a thorough inspection is conducted. For more modern properties or those in reasonably ‘good’ condition, a homebuyers 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 5 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 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.
"Very efficient service and report sent to me the same day. Highly recommended."
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."
Laurence Quilter Surveyors
Lewisham, London, SE13 7AT
Laurence Quilter Surveyors are a professional chartered surveyors offering their expert surveying services across South East London.
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.
According to our data, the homebuyers 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 homebuyers survey for flats, 17.49% for semi-detached homes and 17.49% for terrace houses. This isn’t surprising as the homebuyers report 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 building 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, with 248 sold during October 2020. New-builds were not as popular, however, with only 7 sold during that same month. If the home you’re viewing is 80-years of age, or older, then it’s advised you arrange a building 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 building 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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