Barrow-in-Furness 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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Barrow-in-Furness HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Barrow-in-Furness 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.

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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 Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Barrow-in-Furness.

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 you're buying a home in Barrow-in-Furness which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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 Barrow-in-Furness


Barrow-in-Furness has a variety of properties such as semi-detached and terraced houses which were built in the Victorian period as well as more modern dwellings including larger detached houses.

You can find some houses built in the Victorian period along Abby Road and Furness Park Road.

Within the local area you can also find new developments in Meadowlands Ave which are sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

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There are some areas of Barrow-in-Furness where from time to time surface flooding occurs after periods of heavy rainfall. Areas which might be affected include St Luke’s Street, Crelline Street and Sutherland Street. These areas have a greater than 3.3% chance of flooding each year from heavy rainfall.

Properties in Salthouse Road and Longway have between 1% and 3.3% of river flooding occurring each year.

Click to find out more about Flood Risk Reports.
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Some properties in areas near to Barrow-In-Furness are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Elliscales Avenue, Dalton-in-Furness, revealed that the property was built within 4km of such schemes.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
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Some properties in areas near to Barrow-in-Furness may be built in areas where there are natural cavities nearby, which can affect ground stability.

A recent Environmental Search carried out for a property in Elliscales Avenue, Dalton-in-Furness, suggested that there were natural cavities located within 250m of the property. This can mean that there is a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

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CumbriaCumbria is a county in north-west England and came into existence after 1974. Apart from the city of Carlisle, the only city in the county and its county town, the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness.

Cumbria consists of six districts; Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. It is comparatively sparsely populated. It contains the Lake District National Park, an outstanding area of natural beauty and much of the terrain is mountainous. It includes the tallest peak in England - Scafell Pike.

Historic sites include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey and Hadrian's Wall. Adjacent counties include Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and there are two Scottish council areas - Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders to the north.

The University of Cumbria is based in Carlisle and the city is the transport hub of the county: its rail station offers direct services to London and other major conurbations. The M6 is the only motorway in the county and terminates just over the border, in Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway County), at Gretna junction.

Gretna Green is famous for 'runaway marriages' - English couples who are over 16 but under 18 are still known to go there to get married when they can't get parental consent (they can do so under Scottish law).

The sport of pole vaulting was invented in Cumbria in 1879 - it developed as a technique to cross waterways - and Botchergate in Carlisle is where the first mainland pillar (post) box was sited in mainland Britain, in 1853.
 

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Barrow-in-Furness Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Barrow Borough Council at Town Hall, Duke St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2LD, telephone 01229 876543, 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 Barrow-in-Furness

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Newton in Furness, Furness Abbey, Newbarns, Roose, Stank, Dalton-in-Furness and Dendron.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Barrow-in-Furness. 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 Barrow-in-Furness 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 Barrow-in-Furness:


  • Smeaton St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2EA
  • Dumfries St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2DA
  • Florence St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2DB
  • Arthur St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1BH
  • Greengate St, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1HE

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

People have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to fork out for expensive repair costs which should have been shared with the vendor with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. If you're buying a property in Barrow-in-Furness with a mortgage, your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate.

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