Basingstoke 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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Basingstoke HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Basingstoke 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.

Basingstoke 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 involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Basingstoke, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Basingstoke, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

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

Survey tips for properties in Basingstoke


Basingstoke is the largest town in Hampshire, lying across a valley at the River Loddon's source. It has properties from many different periods although it has been substantially redeveloped in the 20th century after the 2nd World War, particularly from the 1960s onwards up to the present day, and therefore a substantial proportion of the housing is modern, dating from this time.

New estates in the locale which have been developed since the 1960s include Lychpit, Chineham, Popley, Winklebury, Oakridge, Kempshott, Brighton Hill, Viables, South Ham, Black Dam, Buckskin and Hatch Warren. Popley, Hatch Warren and Beggarwood have experienced rapid growth in housing recently.

Black Dam mainly consists of 1970s and 1980s detached, semi-detached and terrace housing. Chesterfield Road has some 1950s chalet-style bungalows. Chopin Road has some 1970s bungalows. Beecham Road has two-storey semi-detached and detached properties from the 1990s. 

Brookvale has some older period housing in the Worting Road area, including Victorian terraces (also found in Brookvale North). The Downsland Road area has some semi-detached properties from the 1930s. Buckskin has some late 18th century thatched cottages.



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Properties in Basingstoke which are built close to the River Loddon and its tributaries and channels, such as in Basing Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, an area to the northeast of Basingstoke, including streets such as Pyotts Hill and Hopton Garth, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 – 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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Getting a RICS home buyers survey when you are looking to buy a property in Basingstoke is a great way of getting a professional's opinion on whether the chimney stack, for example, is likely to need repairs done in the near future.

A recent building survey carried out on a property in Elizabeth Road, for example, noted the following about its chimney stack:

"The stack is in satisfactory condition but the mortar joints are weathered and will need repointing in the next few years. No major defects were noted from a ground level inspection. As the stack is shared with adjoining property, it would be prudent if any repairs are carried out to the whole stack rather than just the part owned by each property as the cost of the scaffolding could be shared."
London.pngMiddlesex is a county located in south east of England, however many parts of Middlesex are now commonly known as part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

Strictly speaking Middlesex as a concept is only kept in existence by many people continuing to name it as a county on postal addresses and other contributors such as Middlesex County Cricket Club, whose home ground is at Lord's in St John's Wood, just outside Central London. It is still loved despite it not having any form of administrative function etc.

People hearing about Middlesex assume it was/is a large county because of the amount of Greater London territory (West and North London and Westminster, with the Thames as its southern boundary) which lies within its borders. It is actually the second smallest county in the UK. Middlesex was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The largely low-lying county's soil is dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south.

Middlesex contains locations as diverse as Teddington (where the tidal Thames normally finishes), Enfield, Notting Hill, Ickenham, Ealing (where the famous film studios which produced so much early film comedy still exists), Hampstead and Southall. 

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Basingstoke Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council at Civic Offices London Road Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 4AH, telephone 01256 844844, 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 Basingstoke

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Mapledurwell, Oakley, Farleigh Wallop, Cliddesden, Newfound, Sydenham and Chineham.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Basingstoke. 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 Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke:


  • 58 Lower Brook St, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7RT
  • 6 Wedderburn Avenue, Basingstoke, Middlesex, RG22 4QG
  • 164 Portsmouth Walk, Basingstoke, Middlesex, RG22 6HE
  • 10 Vyne Rd, Basingstoke, Middlesex, RG21 5NJ
  • 22 Deans Close, South View, Basingstoke, Middlesex, RG21 5HS

 

What happens if your surveyor finds signs of damp?

If your RICS surveyor flags issues with damp during your defect survey then your next course of action is to contact a damp specialist. The damp surveyor will inspect internal and external walls and floorboards for visible signs of moisture using something called a moisture meter. Finally the surveyor will take a sample of the porous material by drilling into the wall, to see how damp it is.

If you are carrying out the damp survey as part of your due diligence before you buy the property, it is reasonable to ask the seller to cover the costs in your negotiations as the damp will have been worsening during the current owner's tenancy.