Bagshot HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Bagshot HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Bagshot to ensure they deliver a detailed home report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for home reports are within 5 working days.

Bagshot HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Bagshot, incredibly important.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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If your survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Bagshot which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Bagshot


Bagshot is a pleasant village with many period properties and a number of listed buildings, such as Brook Place, a Grade II listed Georgian manor house building. Bagshot Park, the present home of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, was completed in 1879. St Anne's Church a Gothic Revival-style building, was constructed in 1884.

Growth of the village occurred during the first half of the 19th century, largely due to the coaching trade and agriculture, especially market gardening. The opening of the main line railway from London to Southampton and beyond in 1838 destroyed the coaching trade with a resultant depression, but the opening of the local railway line 20 years later promoted renewed growth, particularly with the nursery gardens being better able to supply London's Covent Garden market.

Significant growth has occurred in the size of the village since the 1950s, and especially since the late 1960s. The general area having been earmarked in the national and county strategic plans for growth. Most of the housing has been built as diverse estates, though no single estate is excessively large and the essential characteristics of a large village have not been destroyed.

There are a number of new build developments in the area, for example in Adlington Gate, Guildford Road where there are a number of pleasant semi-detached properties.

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Some properties in Bagshot are built in areas where there are risks of both surface water and ground water flooding.

A recent Environmental Search Report carried out for a property in Hawkesworth Drive found that there was a potential risk of surface water flooding within 250m of the property. This kind of flooding can result from factors like high intensity rainfall events (typically greater than 30mm per hour) but can occur otherwise if the ground has low permeability.

The same report noted that the property was subject to a high risk of groundwater flooding within 250m of the property "with a chance greater than 1% annual probability of occurrence or more frequent".

If you are buying a property using a mortgage, your lender requires you to get an Environmental Search report (click to find out more), which examines matters like flooding. Depending on what the Environmental Search flags up, you may wish to book an additional Flood Risk report (click to find out more).
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Some properties in the Bagshot area may be subject to environmental constraints. A recent Environmental Search carried out on a property in Southwick revealed that the dwelling was sited with 250m of the following: Lightwater Country Park, Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and Thames Basin Heaths (Special Protection Areas).

A property built in close proximity to these kinds of areas may well be subject to constraints on development and alteration.
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Some properties in Bagshot may be subject to local byelaws occasioned by local authority development plans. A recent local authority search (click to find out more) for a property in Bagshot Green GU19 5JP revealed that the dwelling was sited within a settlement area, which has a development plan designation and borough-wide policies apply to it.

A local authority search shows up these details which may affect what alterations and development can be carried out on a property.
Surrey.pngSurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

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Bagshot Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Surrey Heath Borough Council at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3HD, telephone 01276 707100, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Building Surveyors in Bagshot

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Windlesham, Lightwater, West End, Camberley, Sunningdale, South Ascot and Chobham.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bagshot. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Bagshot we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Bagshot:


  • Waterers Way, Bagshot, GU19 5BN
  • Waterers Way, Bagshot, GU19 5BN
  • Bell Place, Bagshot GU19 5NE
  • Hawkesworth Drive, Bagshot, GU19 5QY
  • London Road, Bagshot, GU19 5DH

 

Do I get an aerial photograph of my property in the survey?

The HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey both assess the roof of the property by using 'high powered' binoculars from ground level and telescopic camera mounts to identify any possible issues with the roof.

Aerial photographs do not tend to lend any further useful information on a property especially as these can now be obtained from the internet by a general user and it be considered better use of a surveyor's time inspecting the property in person.