If you’re in the process of buying a property in Chingford you’ll want to avoid surprises after you move in by arranging a professional survey.
We offer both RICS Level 2 & Level 3 Surveys (formerly known as ‘Homebuyer Reports’ and ‘Building Surveys’). The names may have changed but these reports remain the benchmark for residential pre-purchase surveys in Chingford. Both reports will highlight any significant defects, but the level 3 will go on to consider repair options and future maintenance. Where issues have been highlighted, we can provide ballpark costings to be used as the basis for renegotiation without the hassle of gathering quotes.
If you require advice on an issue relating to a property you already own, we can assist with that too. A Specific Defect Report is written with the same level of detail as a Level 3 Survey but focuses on just 1 or 2 issues and is therefore more cost effective.
Our Chartered Surveyor, Nick Bridger recently undertook a Level 2 – HomeBuyers Report on behalf of a client in Chingford, a short distance from Station Road and Chingford train station. The property to be surveyed was a 3 bedroom Victorian terraced house. It had been extended from its original construction and now has a ground floor rear extension and a loft conversion. There was a significant amount of dampness in the new ground floor extension which was due to the raised garden oversailing the damp proof course and allowing water to penetrate into the brickwork. Further invasive investigation was recommended to inspect the void between the brickwork.
The client was pleased to receive such an in depth report highlighting these unknown issues – “Very helpful throughout, from initial contact right up until the report was ready. Nick was happy to talk me through the report and provide additional information and clarification which was extremely helpful. Recommended!”
Shaun Blake was instruction on a survey of a two bedroom purpose built flat on a turning off Forest View in Chingford. This was on the ground floor of a detached property, with one first floor flat above, but no shared common parts and a private rear garden. Built in the 1950’s and located in part of Chingford currently under consultation to become a Conservation Area.
A Level 2 Home Survey was chosen. Issues identified from the inspection included some asbestos containing materials, and inaccurate and out date EPC; dampness and mould growth from rainwater penetration and defective guttering; and a defective heating system. Although a Level 2 inspection, the more urgent and significant issues highlighted enabled our client to make confident decisions about progressing.
The client was kind enough to leave a review: “Communication with Joanne throughout the process was excellent and were able to get our survey completed and report back to us promptly. They identified a few issues that have subsequently helped reduce the purchase price.”Read the full review
You can read further reviews from our clients in and around Chingford on our Google Business page
Chingford is a London suburb that is geographically located in the Borough of Waltham Forest. Chingford is overlooked to the north by Epping Forest, whilst the Chingford Reservoirs are to the west.
Chingford is popular with families due to the good selection of large housing in the area and the choice of good schools. It is close enough to central London for an easy commute and yet far enough away to feel completely separated from the capital. The abundance of recreational space also appeals to house hunters and Epping Forest is an ancient woodland that extends for over 6,000 acres.
Chingford doesn’t have an underground station but Chingford Rail station operates direct, regular services into London Liverpool Street, taking just under 30 minutes. There are also a number of bus routes operating between Chingford and other areas of east London, whilst the North Circular offers road access to other parts of London.
Our reports are benchmarked as RICS Home Surveys to ensure that they comply with the highest standards in the residential sector.
Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can rely on their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Peter Barry Surveyors are Regulated by the RICS ensuring that you have a free to use method of redress should anything go wrong.
Our surveyors undertake Continuing Professional Development to keep on top of current issues and this will be reflected in the advice that you receive.
Our professional indemnity cover exceeds the high standards approved by RICS to give you all the additional assurance you need to proceed.