Chalfont St Giles HomeBuyers Survey

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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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Chalfont St Giles 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 RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Chalfont St Giles .

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 Chalfont St Giles 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 Chalfont St Giles


Chalfont St Giles has a variety of houses within the area ranging from those that were built from the 1930s to those which were built in more recent times. The more modern and recently built dwellings include detached and larger terrace apartments located in White Hart Close.

Some of the original Victorian designed homes you can find in nearby streets including Roughwood Lane and Deadhearn Lane.

Some houses within streets such as Nightingales Lane and Burton's Way are properties that have been redeveloped. Properties in Applefield and nearby areas such as Sycamore Road, Amersham include those sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

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According to an Environmental Search on 18 Old Saw Mill Place, Amersham, HP6 6FJ, properties within 250m of the dwelling have a moderate risk of surface flooding. Amersham is one of the areas near to Chalfont St Giles that benefits from having flood defences within the area. Within Chalfont St Giles there are also areas that may be affected by surface flooding. Properties in streets such as Deanway and Silver Hill have a 3.3% chance of flooding occurring within the area.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you might wish to get a flood risk report (click for more details).
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Some properties in areas near to Chalfont St Giles may be subject to potentially being at risk from higher than average levels of radon emissions occurring. According to a recent Environmental Search on 18 Old Saw Mill Place, Amersham, HP6 6FJ, properties within the area may be affected by Radon emissions. Properties within the area have a maximum radon potential of 1-3%.
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There are some areas in Chalfont St Giles that are affected by noise pollution, mainly those near to main roads such as the A413. Streets including High Street and Pheasant Hill have a higher chance of being affected by noise pollution.
BuckinghamshireBuckinghamshire is a county which touches the western edges of the Greater London Area and is mainly rural in aspect. Many of the towns and villages on the eastern edges of the county serve as commuter dormitories for London workers, such as Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts. The section of the Chiltern Line, which links Aylesbury with London Marylebone via Amersham, has streamlined this daily journey for many workers in the City of London. Buckinghamshire's county town is Buckingham, but there are a number of larger settlements such as High Wycombe and Aylesbury. 

There is considerable affluence in many parts of the county, such as around Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Farnham Common and Stoke Poges. Denham Golf Club, which has its own station on the Chiltern Line, is the haunt of many celebrities who have dwellings in the area. The county is the site of the first modern private university to receive a charter, the University of Buckingham. Buckinghamshire has number of areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as Burnham Beeches and the Chilterns (including the Chess Valley).
 

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Chalfont St Giles Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Chiltern District Council at King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AW, telephone 01494 729000, 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 Chalfont St Giles

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dibden Hill, Amersham, Little Chalfont, Seer Green, Heronsgate, Jordans and Chorleywood.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Chalfont St Giles . 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 Chalfont St Giles 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 Chalfont St Giles :


  • Deanway, Chalfont Saint Giles, BUCKS HP8 4JL
  • Milton Fields, Chalfont Saint Giles, BUCKS HP8 4ES
  • Hillside Cl,Chalfont Saint Giles, BUCKS HP8 4JN
  • Market Place, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, BUCKS SL9 9EA
  • Gordon Way, Chalfont Saint Giles, BUCKS HP8 4QU


 

What does the Building Surveyor bring on site?

The RICS Survey is a defect report and the surveyor has an exhaustive list of checks he is required to carry out as part of his inspection.

He comes armed with a kit box which includes items such as a ladder, binoculars, a key for manhole covers, a damp meter, a camera, a tape measure, a hammer, a compass and various other items to measure, record and facilitate access for his inspection.

Click to read more about a Building Surveyor's Equipment.