If you’re buying a property in Twickenham, you will need to hire a reliable property surveyor. We’ve helped over 600 home buyers find a residential property surveyor in the area in the last year.
The town is home to various property types, ranging from new-build apartments and converted period terraces to 1920/30s detached homes and Edwardian terraces. The average property price is currently £730,908.
Whatever property type you end up buying in Twickenham, don’t underestimate the importance of a property survey. It will highlight hidden defects that could save you a lot of money in the long run.
When it comes to organising a property survey, our dedicated team can connect you with up to 5 RICS registered property surveyors. In addition to being RICS registered, every one of our surveying partners must go through our strict verification process, leaving you safe in the knowledge that you will only be matched with the best property surveyors in Twickenham.
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"
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."
Crossroads Property Services
Elizabeth Way, Feltham, TW13 7PH
Crossroads Property Services are a London based RICS chartered surveyors. We have over 20 years' experience of the chartered property surveying industry.
"All satisfactory. The survey was carried out speedily and efficiently."
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."
75 Queen Elizabeth Way, Woking, GU22 9AH
ANFord Surveyors are a RICS regulated chartered surveyors with many years’ experience in the chartered property surveying industry.
"Adam was incredibly professional and provided his availability promptly. He was transparent and provided his report promptly.I wouldn't hesitate before approaching A N Ford Chartered Surveyors for survey for our next move."
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."
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."
Belgrave House 39-43, Monument Hill, Weybridge, KT13 8RN
Landview Surveyors are a RICS regulated firm of chartered property surveyors and valuers based in Weybridge.
"professional, responsive and helpful during my surveying process. Would recommend to others"
Jemade Palmer Property Consultants Ltd
6 Bardon Walk, Woking, GU21 3DA
Jemade Palmer Property Consultants Ltd is an established and independent firm of building engineers and property consultants who provide quality surveying services across London and the South East.
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors
Kemp House, 152-160 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.
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.
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
Compare My Move have done the research to discover the most popular property survey type for our Twickenham movers. Our data shows that most of our users in Twickenham needed a homebuyers survey, with 75% purchasing this survey. The remaining 25% of Twickenham movers needed a building survey for their move.
Most people needed a homebuyers survey for their semi-detached property, with 31.91% of surveys purchased for a semi-detached and 24.47% of users needing a homebuyers survey for their terraced property. The most popular property type to purchase in Twickenham is a semi-detached property, with 44.68% of movers needing either a homebuyers survey or a building survey.
When you’re buying a house in Twickenham, you’ll need to hire a property surveyor to carry out a survey. If the property was built less than 80 years ago, a homebuyers survey should suffice. If the property is an older building built more than 80 years ago, a building survey will be more suitable.
You’ll find a range of property types varying in architectural history around Twickenham. The riverside area has been left mainly untouched by new developments. Although a few buildings were left destroyed after the war-time bombing, there remain many 18th-century buildings and a group of buildings that were restored in 1957.
Twickenham is also home to large Victorian semi-detached and terraced homes, Edwardian terraces, 1920s and 1930s family homes, new-build apartments as well as converted period terraces and town-homes. If you’re planning to buy a modern apartment or house, a homebuyers survey will suffice. Any converted or older properties will need a building survey.
There are 83 conservation areas in the borough of Richmond. If you’re moving to or near a conservation area, you may face restrictions or extra maintenance costs. There are also 79 Grade II listed buildings in Twickenham Riverside Ward and 11 in St Margarets and North Twickenham Ward with one being Grade I.
In the borough where Twickenham resides, houses for ‘existing properties’ far exceeded those of new builds according to Land Registry data for January 2020. Just 4 new build homes were sold in the same time-space as 180 ‘existing properties’ sales. If you’re purchasing one of Twickenham’s older properties, you will need a property surveyor to carry out a building survey. This is the most in-depth survey and will thoroughly examine the home for defects and damage.
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Subsidence can occur when the ground beneath a property collapses, taking the foundations with it. It can be a serious problem for property owners so that’s why it’s vital you get a property surveyor to check over the house before you buy it. Both a homebuyers survey and building survey will highlight any risk of subsidence, but if you can see visible signs of cracking, then you will need a building survey.
Geobear’s UK subsidence map shows that Twickenham in the West of London is a hotspot for subsidence. The reason for subsidence near big cities like London is increased pressure from lots of buildings packed into a condensed area. Your property survey will highlight any risk or future risk of subsidence.
One of the main causes of subsidence is the shrinking of clay soil. Hot weather can make clay soil shrink and crack, making the ground unstable. Twickenham is highly affected by shrink-swell clay hazards according to the distribution of clay soil map, with a hazard level E warning. According to Geobear, 75% of UK ground subsidence cases are caused by soil shrinkage, meaning if the area you live in has cohesive soil, you’re at risk of subsidence.
When you’re ready to buy a house in Twickenham, make sure you’ve booked a property surveyor to examine the house. Whatever property type you buy, you will need a property survey to highlight any signs of subsidence. It can be difficult to eventually sell a home if there is a threat of subsidence.
Japanese Knotweed is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. It’s a weed that spreads rapidly and can seriously damage your property. If not treated, there’s a likely chance Japanese Knotweed will devalue your home when you eventually sell it. The plant is difficult to remove yourself, so it’s advised to hire a professional to remove it.
Twickenham is in the borough of Richmond upon Thames in southwest London. As you can see on the Environet’s Japanese Knotweed heatmap, Twickenham suffers from the infestation of the plant with 83 occurrences within 4km. The proximity of London to Twickenham poses a threat as London is an extremely highly infested area.
If you’re buying a house in Twickenham, you’ll need a property survey to examine the interior and exterior of the house. A property survey will flag the presence and risk of Japanese Knotweed, so you’re fully aware of the plant before you purchase the house.
If your property survey reveals the presence of Japanese Knotweed, contact your local authority for further advice on removing the plant. For more information on Japanese Knotweed, the government website has a detailed page on how to identify and control the plant.
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