If you’re looking for a reliable property surveyor in Wandsworth, we can connect you with some of the top surveyors in the borough. In the last year, we’ve helped over 2,000 home buyers find a surveyor in Wandsworth and the surrounding area.
Wandsworth has an average property price of £835,645 and offers a range of different property types. A reliable London surveyor will be able to provide an in-depth inspection of the property you are looking to purchase. Those that are specifically local to Wandsworth will have added knowledge of the area which will be invaluable to many potential homeowners.
We can connect you with up to 6 reliable property surveyors in Wandsworth. We only work with RICS registered surveyors and every partner that enters our network must go through our strict verification process. This ensures you’re only matched with the best in the business.
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."
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.
"Miles went above and beyond what we ever expected from a surveyor. He communicated with us proactively, providing a summary as soon as he had viewed the property. He went back to the property on multiple occasions when the weather prevented him from getting a good view of the roof. Miles even spoke to our neighbors to understand if they had experienced similar issues that the property we were purchasing had. I could not speak more highly of Miles and the service he provides "
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."
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."
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 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.
"Very detailed/thorough survey. Good communication with myself as the customer and estate agents. Report received within a few days of visit to property. Would 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."
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. "
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+"
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."
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."
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."
11 Vicarage Lane, Mears Ashby, Northampton, NN6 0EE
Silverfox Surveys was set up by Rob Harrison BSc(Hons) MRICS. With over 20 years as a Chartered Surveyor, Silverfox Surveys proudly offer their expert RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Rob surveyed the property we are looking to buy and made the whole process very simple and quick. The whole process was completed within a week and the report Rob produced was very detailed a thorough. I would recommend Silverfox Building Surveys to anyone who is in need of a full structural survey."
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors
124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors is a multi-disciplinary practice operating in London, providing quality surveying services for movers across the UK.
"Professional, fast turnaround, property was valued as expected, fair and reliable."
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.
"Dunford Penrose Surveyors were just one of the surveyors listed in my area through the comparison link. I am so pleased I made the right choice. Money well spent. Nicki Penny was very helpful and listened to all my expectations. My survey was carried out on the most extreme hottest day of the year. I was constantly updated as things went along. Soraya carried out my survey and the report was very detailed. She was also readily available to talk through the report with me on several occasions which I very much appreciated. Any terms I didn't understand in the report, Soraya patiently explained. I paid for a Level 3 report and I am so glad it exceeded my expectations. I have purchased the surveyed property, and will recommend DPS LTD to all my friends and colleagues. "
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.
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Using our unique data, our team at Compare My Move discovered that the most popular survey type for our Wandsworth users is the homebuyers survey. Over 64% of users arranged a homebuyers report for our surveying partners. The most popular property type amongst these users were flats. This isn’t surprising as the homebuyers survey is designed to suit modern houses, flats and apartments. Terrace homes were the next most popular property type for users looking for this common survey report.
The remaining percentage of users organised a building survey, with the majority of movers purchasing terrace houses. Due to the age of many terrace homes in Wandsworth, the building survey will definitely be better suited, providing a thorough inspection and overview of the property’s structure. If the house you’re viewing has obvious signs of cracking and damage or if it is over 80-years old, then a RICS building survey is suggested.
The homebuyers report is a very common property survey and the inspection included will suffice for a variety of properties. However, older properties, those in poor condition or made of unusual materials will instead require a building survey. This will thoroughly assess the building’s structure and reveal any obvious or hidden damage.
Wandsworth is home to a variety of property types, from modern apartment blocks on the river-front to grand Victorian townhouses in East Hill. As of January 2021, the average house price for Wandsworth is £598,547, making it a rather expensive borough for many house hunters.
According to Land Registry data, ‘existing’ properties are more popular amongst Wandsworth movers with around 377 sold in October 2020 alone. New-build homes appear to be less in demand with only 8 sold during that same month. However, there are a number of shared ownership properties and new developments available so it could be a great starting point for first-time buyers in the area.
If you’re searching for an older property, then don’t forget to consider arranging a building survey to ensure a thorough inspection. The homebuyers property will be suitable for properties younger than 80-years of age, but for new-build homes, you will instead require a snagging list.
Wandsworth contains approximately 500 Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and 45 conservation areas. If you’re considering purchasing a listed building, then you will require a special type of property survey known as a listed building survey. It’s also important to note that listed buildings and properties within conservation areas are both protected by the local authority, meaning you may have to adhere to certain restrictions when carrying out work.
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Subsidence can occur when the condition of the ground beneath a property changes, causing the building to move and potentially sink. This also results in structural damage and large cracks will begin to form around windows and door frames. It’s a serious issue for many homeowners and can greatly devalue a property.
A property survey should highlight any signs of subsidence during the inspection. However, if you have already noticed evidence of subsidence, then it would be wise to organise a building survey to assess what damage has already been done to the home.
As you can see on Geobear’s Map of Subsidence in the UK, the areas of Wandsworth that are closer to London’s centre are the locations with the highest risk of subsidence. Cities are especially susceptible to this issue as the increased weight and pressure on the ground can weaken it and cause the properties to shift. Dramatic changes in weather and temperature can aid the risk of subsidence as the soil can dry out and compact.
A reliable property surveyor will be able to report on whether subsidence is a major concern for the property you’re interested in. The report should include photographic evidence and professional advice to help you plan your next steps. This will ensure you make an informed decision before you exchange contracts.
Japanese Knotweed is a highly destructive plant that grows rampantly along railways, parks, waterways and in gardens. It is notoriously difficult to treat and a professional removal could cost upwards of £3,000. However, as the roots are extremely tough and are capable of forcing their way through drains and concrete, you must not attempt to remove the plant without professional aid.
Introduced to the UK in the 1840s as an ornamental plant, Japanese Knotweed is now seen as a nuisance amongst homeowners and can reduce the value of a property by up to 10% if found on the premises. Some mortgage lenders will not approve a loan for a property plagued with this plant as it can cause serious damage.
According to Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, Wandsworth is a highly infested area with over 168 reported occurrences in one postcode alone. This highlights the importance of organising a property survey as your surveyor should be able to uncover any signs of infestation. It’s important to note that the closer you are to London, the larger the risk of encountering this notorious weed.
If you find evidence of Japanese Knotweed, do not attempt to remove it yourself. You will only cause more damage and so you must request the help of a professional. You can also contact your local authority should you need further assistance.
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