Need a property surveyor in Romford? Compare My Move has helped over 800 home buyers find a residential surveyor in the area over the last year.
As a large London town, Romford offers a range of property types from traditional Victorian homes to modern converted apartments. The average property price for the area is currently £391,091 according to Rightmove.
When it comes to arranging a survey, it’s important to note that a homebuyers survey will be ideal if you’re viewing properties under 80 years of age. However, if you’re looking to buy an older home in Romford, then you’ll require a building survey instead as it’s more thorough.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered London surveyors, saving you up to 70% on your home move. Each partner must go through our stringent verification process to ensure you’re only receiving the highest-quality services to help you with your Romford move.
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.
"Excellent service and quite precise report that helped me renegotiate the price of the new property.. Hopefully this will help me to minimise any future repair costs too."
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.
"Really straightforward, friendly, and helpful. Also very competitively priced, with lots of useful questions for conveyancers and vendor."
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, 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."
T H P Ltd, Shalford Court, Chelmsford, CM2 6JL
Based in Essex, we are KSP Surveyors. We offer our property surveys across London, the South East and the surrounding areas.
"KSP made the whole process very easy & stress-free from day 1. They responded to emails so quickly & lived up to every promise, including the 4 day turnaround from the survey taking place to issuing the report. Very detailed information provided & a fabulous service all round, I'd definitely recommend them to anyone."
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.
"Excellent service. Survey booked in very quickly and were kept up to date with any changes. Very thorough survey report delivered within 24 hrs, with a follow up call a couple of days later.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.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors
Unit 2, Craig Court, Standish Street, St Helens, WA10 1GJ
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors are a RICS registered chartered surveying company. First established in 2003, we have carried out thousands of property surveys all over the country.
"Perfect, fast and easy excellent customer service. Easy to get hold of and constantly updating you on progress"
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.
"Good, prompt and professional service. "
Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors
6 Clavering Gardens, West Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3ND
First established in 2007, Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors have over 20 years of experience of providing a first-class surveying service throughout Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London and Greater London.
Dhruba Raj Shrestha
" Very pleased with Colins detailed work on report at reasonable price.Highly recommend "
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
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.
"Good communication; professional; thorough. Highly satisfied with Dan's work."
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 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."
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.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"I conducted Online search via google"
6th Floor, First Central 200, 2 Lakeside Drive, London, NW10 7FQ
Based in London, Surveying People are proud to offer our surveying services in Harrow, Southall and West London.
"The whole team was super supportive and professional throughout the whole process without it feeling like a machine. They were very efficient, timely and took the time to call me right after the survey to talk it through and provided sound advice. I would definitely use them again!"
4 The Grove, Billericay, CM11 1AU
Here at Oracle Surveyors, we are RICS registered valuers and Chartered Surveyors. We specialise in residential properties and are able to provide you with our knowledge and experience in this field.We cover the following areas - Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea and Romford. Our surveyors work at exceptionally high standards, and you can rest assured that the service you receive from us is accurate.
"Chris was the first company to phone me up and talk me through the process (which wasn't just a blanket email). He was very friendly and understanding throughout the whole process. Especially, when we had to push the date of the survey back another week. On the day, Chris called to go through the survey as soon as he was finished. He explained everything perfectly and was incredibly helpful. It also only took a couple of days to receive the survey! Overall, Chris and his team were great, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Oracle Surveyors for your next survey. We will certainly be using them again if we decide to move in the future!A***** "
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.
"I found Robert Sheeley online, out of many other surveyor companies I decided to buy a level 3 Home Buyer Survey from Rob because he wasnt trying to be pushy and just sell to me. Rob was professional from the start and the survey that he provided was so useful to make finalising my decision on buying my next home, Rob even went beyond his scope of work and helped me with finding reputable companies to get reliable quotes for the repairs that were needed to the property Im buying Are you looking for a certified, professional and reliable Surveyor for your next home purchase? Id truly recommend Robert Sheeley for a well informed home buyers Survey It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with you Rob, all the best"
Compare My Move’s data shows that 73% of our Romford users required a property surveyor to organise a Homebuyers Survey, making it the most popular type of survey in the area. The remaining 27% required the more thorough Building Survey. As Rofmord’s housing development increased in the Victorian era and even more so in the 1930s, a building survey may be better suited to many of the properties.
Existing houses are in more demand than new-builds, proving the importance of arranging a building survey. However, there are many new developments in Romford that may require a snagging list or homebuyers survey instead, depending on their age. Our data revealed that semi-detached owners are more prone to organising homebuyer surveys in Romford.
Whilst flat owners were the least likely to arrange a property survey, those who did were more likely to organise a homebuyers survey. For terrace houses in Romford, 23.78% of users required a homebuyers survey whilst only 8.74% needed a building survey. Detached homeowners were also more inclined to organise a homebuyers survey.
If you’re searching for your new home in Romford, it would be wise to learn about the architecture in the area and the types of properties on offer. One of the earliest expansions for the town was in the 1840s where 200 cottages were built and over 200 acres of a new suburban area. Romford’s housing development greatly increased during the Victorian period, with many traditional terrace houses still lining the streets today.
Only 14 miles from London, Romford has continued to thrive with many new developments expanding the town centre such as modern tower blocks and 2 riverside quarters. In Outer London, existing properties like the traditional Victorian properties were very popular in January 2020, with 3,484 homes sold. There was considerably less interest in new builds with only 179 homes sold.
There are 11 conservation areas in the Borough of Havering, with Romford containing only 1. It was created to protect the historic market place but also contains a number of residential streets. There are also 9 listed buildings in Romford, all of which would require a specialist Listed Building Survey if bought.
No matter what property you intend to purchase, it would be wise to hire a verified chartered surveyor to assess the building and ensure there is no hidden damage or structural issues. If you’re considering buying a home over 80 years of age, a building survey would be best suited. Those looking for newer properties would be best suited to a homebuyers survey.
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Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a building shrinks or collapses, creating a highly unbalanced foundation. This can greatly affect a property’s structural safety as well as its value, making it quite difficult to sell homes that have been affected by subsidence. When viewing Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map, you can see that Romford is a ‘hotspot’ for subsidence due to it being a large London town.
There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of subsidence, including clay soil, mining and landfill sites. However, Romford’s major issue will likely be it’s proximity to London’s centre. When an area of land is as densely-packed as London and Romford, the amount of properties built there adds pressure onto the ground, weakening it and causing it to sink.
Another contributor to Romford’s subsidence issue could be the clay soil used as a foundation. Romford has previously been labelled as a Hazard Level E for clay soil, which is the most hazardous type of soil within the scale. Hazard Level E means that the soil is highly prone to shrinking and swelling which can move the foundation of a building. Homeowners with properties built on top of this type of clay soil should be wary of the foundations during extreme changes in temperature or when renovating, as it adds pressure onto the ground.
Do not underestimate the importance of organising a property survey before purchasing a house as it will highlight any minor or major issues with its condition. A homebuyers survey and building survey will both be able to highlight if there are any signs of subsidence. However, a building survey will be a much more thorough report and will assess the condition of the building’s structure and foundations. As Romford has a high risk of subsidence, it’s even more vital that you hire a property surveyor you can trust.
Japanese Knotweed is a dreaded phrase for many homeowners as it’s one of the UK’s most dangerous plants. Japanese knotweed or Fallopia japonica, can grow up to 10cm per day and can force its way through concrete and a property’s foundations, causing major cracks and even subsidence.
According to the UK Japanese Knotweed Heat Map, there are a few pockets of Romford that are infested with the plant but, overall, it doesn’t seem to be a major concern for homeowners. However, if your property resides in one of these ‘hotspots’ or you suspect it contains Japanese Knotweed, then it would be wise to hire a property surveyor who can assess the situation and advise you on what steps to take next.
There are 31 occurrences of the dangerous plant within 4km of the centre of Romford, proving how important it is to have a surveyor inspect your home. If you encounter the plant within your land, it will be up to you to take the necessary steps to remove it. However, you should not try removing it yourself but instead hire a professional, otherwise, you could make the situation far worse.
If a property has Japanese Knotweed, it’s vital that you become aware of it before committing to the purchase. It can cost around £3,000 to remove this plant and you will have to have it reviewed every 5 years to ensure it’s dead.
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