Chalfont St Peter 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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Chalfont St Peter HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Chalfont St Peter 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.

Chalfont St Peter 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?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Chalfont St Peter, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Chalfont St Peter 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 Chalfont St Peter


Chalfont St Peter is a village which now mainly consists of properties which were built in the 20th century and later, although there are a few surviving Georgian-era buildings still standing such as some of the shops in Chalfont High Street. Monument Lane has large detached houses from the Edwardian era and later as well as standard construction semi-detached dwellings from the 1930s and later. Hillfield Road has an even larger variety of properties ranging from converted bungalows to mid-20th century build low-rise flats to larger detached homes.

You can find a variety of 1930s period detached houses in Deanacre Close.

Within the local area there are also larger detached and semi-detached modern properties that can be found in Grange Road.

There are some properties in areas near to Chalfont St Peter sold under the Help to Buy scheme including some in The Grange, which is a new housing development.

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A recent Environmental Search on a property in Rickmansworth Lane, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross SL9 0LZ revealed that it was built within 2km of path of the proposed HS2 scheme.

HS2, or High-Speed Rail 2 is a proposed railway line between London and the North of England. Trains along this route will operate at speeds of up to 250 mph. Areas in close proximity to the route are likely to be affected by factors such as noise and vibration.

When purchasing a property within the area in proximity to HS2 scheme you may want to consider where you are buying a house.
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There are some areas in Chalfont St Peter where from time to time surface flooding occurs after a period of heavy rainfall. Flood warnings may be issued to properties in streets including Glebe Road and Hampden Road.

Click to find out more about Flood Risk Reports.
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Some properties in Chalfont St Peter are subject to potential issues from ground stability due to natural factors.

A recent Environmental Search report carried out for a property in Rickmansworth Lane, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross SL9 0LZ, revealed that there was potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the dwelling. Click to find out more about the Environmental Search Report.
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 Peter 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 Peter

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chalfont Common, Layter's Green, Gravel Hill, Horn Hill, Gerrards Cross, Jordans and Beaconsfield.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Chalfont St Peter. 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 Peter we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Chalfont St Peter:


  • Glebe Road, Chalfont St Peters, BUCKS SL9 9NJ
  • The Dell, Chalfont St Peters, BUCKS SL9 0JA
  • Hill Rise, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 9BH
  • Market Place, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, BUCKS SL9 9EA
  • Rickmansworth Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0LZ

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Chalfont St Peter your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!