Looking for a surveyor in Southend-on-Sea? We’ve helped over 500 home buyers find a property surveyor in the area over the last year.
The average property price in this part of Essex is currently £339,185 according to Rightmove. There are many Victorian and Edwardian properties in the area so if you’re buying an older property, you will need a RICS Level 3 Survey. This is the most in-depth property survey available and will assess the property’s structure and condition. For modern homes in the Southend-on-Sea, a home buyers survey is suitable.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered surveyors to save you time, money and stress on your move. Each of our partners goes through a strict verification process to ensure you’re only ever matched with a RICS registered chartered surveyor.
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."
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.
"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."
Nest Chartered Surveyors
The North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD
Nest Chartered Surveyors is an independent RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors operating across Ilford, Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and Southend areas.
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.
"Outstanding service and report that has saved us thousands on structural defects of a property that we were so nearly cosmetically seduced by. Thank you!"
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 "
Property Surveys South East
Unit 17, 30 St.Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BZ
At Property Surveys South East, we pride ourselves on our efficiency, discretion and value for money, ensuring you get the very best service when having a house survey.
"Professional, good comms. Well written survey report with clear detail. All good!"
Stratful Associates Limited
8 Giffin Way, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0DW
Stratful Associates Limited are a firm of chartered surveyors based in Essex proving property surveys to residential customers acorss Chelmsford and Colchester.
"They sent us a very detailed survey. Provided a very quick and professional service, with suggestion of work required"
Maydon Associates Building Consultancy
Great Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3AB
Maydon Associates are a firm of chartered building surveyors based in Brentwood in Essex, providing a range of residential surveys throughout London and the Home Counties.
"Wonderful service. Whole process was explained to me in detail with any questions answered quickly. Turnaround of report after survey was really quick (couple of working days). Report itself was very thorough and extremely useful including a list of recommended documents to request via our solicitor. Highly recommend!"
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.
"Very friendly staff. Theyre efficient and did the survey within a few days Best price we could get. Very through survey "
Phoenix Surveyors Limited
Unit 8, Old Forge Court, Colchester Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7EA
Phoenix Surveyors offer a bespoke service to our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the property surveying industry, our surveyors have plenty of experience to call upon when carrying out your surveys.
"Excellent service couldnt have asked for anything better would definitely recommend . "
33 Eastwell House, Eastwell House, London, SE1 4DH
With over 40 years of combined experience within the construction industry, Certitude Surveyors are a professional and verified team of surveyors based in London Bridge in the very heart of the city.
Tothill Residential Surveying
Minerva Centre, Burnham Road, Maldon, CM9 6NP
Tothill Residential Surveying LTD is an independent surveying practice offering pre-purchase residential surveys across Essex.
"The most competitive quote with a very quick response time. Tom was friendly and flexible around our needs and requirements. We would highly recommend. "
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.
"Brilliant report, very clear, no questions asked. "
Escape Surveyors Ltd
Escape Surveyors Ltd, 282 Leigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1BW
Escape Surveyors are a small, independent RICS regulated surveying firm based in Leigh-on-sea, Essex. Our director and surveyor Jade has comprehensive construction and building pathology knowledge.
"Excellent would absolutely recommend brilliant service. Jade carried out the survey on Friday and I had the report back on Monday. So many pictures which I loved as I could see every little detail. "
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.
"Very good thank you. Report comprehensive and good photographs"
Katoli Building Surveyors Ltd
3 Woodland Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2AT
Katoli Building Surveyors Ltd boasts over 30 years of experience in the industry and serves areas across London, Kent, Suffolk, and Essex. These include Romford, Dartford, and Ilford.
"Great to communicate with and a really thorough survey, very happy "
Emmerton Land Ltd
5 Portsmouth Wood Close, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, RH16 2DQ
Emmerton Land Ltd is a Sussex-based surveyor serving areas across Central London and the South East. We are regulated by RICS, meaning that you can be assured that our services at conducted to the highest standard.
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."
Compare My Move have researched everything you need to know for your surveying in Southend-on-Sea. Our data shows that the most popular survey type for our Southend-on-Sea movers is a RICS Level 2 Survey with most needing one for a semi-detached property.
We also discovered that the town is a hotspot for Japanese Knotweed and suffers from some subsidence issues. Rest assured, your property surveyor will highlight any risk or issues with the property and area when you have a property survey.
To further help with your move to Southend-on-Sea, we have found the most popular survey types for our movers and for what properties. It’s important you understand which survey type is best suited for the property you plan to buy.
Compare My Move’s data shows that the majority of our Southend-on-Sea movers required a RICS Level 2 Survey, with 30% needing one for a semi-detached home. A further 20% needed a RICS Level 2 Survey for a terraced property, whilst only 5% needed one for a detached property.
Only 30% of Compare My Move Southend-on-Sea movers needed a RICS Level 3 Survey for their move, with 25% of these needing one for their semi-detached property. 5% of movers needed a RICS Level 3 Survey for a terraced property and a further 5% needed one for a flat.
Before you buy property in Southend-on-Sea, it’s important to learn about the historical architecture as this will give you a good idea on the survey type you will need. Southend-on-Sea offers a variety of property types including huge Edwardian semi-detached homes and Victorian semi-detached and terraced properties.
If you’re buying an older Edwardian or Victorian property, you will need a RICS Level 3 Survey. Older properties built over 80 years ago will require an in-depth assessment before you purchase them as they’re likely to have some hidden defect and damage to the structure or condition.
Buying existing properties as opposed to new builds in Southend-on-Sea is in more demand. If you’re buying a listed building, you will need a listed building survey.
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Subsidence is the sinking of the soil of a property’s foundations and is a homeowners worst nightmare. It can devalue a property greatly, making it difficult to sell a house in the future. You’ll need to hire a property surveyor for your move to Southend-on-Sea as they will highlight if there is a sign of subsidence or other structural issues.
Geobear’s UK subsidence map shows that Southend-on-Sea has some subsidence issues. There are a variety of factors that can cause subsidence, including weather, clay soil, shallow foundations and the area being densely populated. A Map of the Distribution of Clay Over the UK shows that Essex has the highest level of hazard at Level E, with a high risk of soil shrinking and swelling.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a property survey for your Southend-on-Sea move. You should look for signs of subsidence in the form of cracks in the walls. If you spot this straight away you will need a RICS Level 3 Survey. If the house is fairly modern with no obvious signs of damage, then a RICS Level 2 Survey should be enough.
Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that grows quickly and can even force its way through concrete and into a property’s foundations. It can devalue a property as well as posing a threat to sensitive skin. Before you buy or rent a property in Southend-on-Sea, it’s important to learn if there is a presence of the plant.
Environet’s UK Japanese Knotweed map shows that there is a high presence of Japanese Knotweed in Southend-on-Sea, with 24 occurrences of the plant within 4km of the town. Don’t attempt to remove the plant yourself, as you could make it worse. Get information from your local council and contact a professional to come and remove it.
If you think the property you plan to buy could suffer from Japanese Knotweed, hire a property surveyor who will let you know of any issues and defects with the property. Both a RICS Level 2 and 3 Survey will be able to reveal if there is a problem with the plant.
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