Clacton on Sea 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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Clacton on Sea HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Clacton on Sea 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.

Clacton on Sea 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.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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.

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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 Clacton on Sea 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 Clacton on Sea


Clacton-on-Sea was founded in 1871 as a seaside resort and housing developed there mostly in the 20th century after London Road was built to cope with increased numbers in the 1920s. St John's Church is its oldest building; its nave dates to 1050 and it has been altered at various times in various places since then.

Clacton's popularity as a resort hit its peak between the 1950s and 1980s. Predominantly housing is semi-detached and terraced, built in various times in the 20th century, and there has been considerable redevelopment as can be seen by the modern buildings in the high street.

There are also a fair few detached properties, from moderate sizes to considerably grander, and bungalows, both detached and semi-detached, such as can be seen in Nightingale Way. You also find park homes, for example as can be seen in Jaywick Lane.



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Dwellings in some of the land to the immediate southwest of Clacton and to its north east, such as in roads like Fleetwood Avenue and Pickers Way, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time. There are many water courses in these areas, their sources derived from brooks like the Tendring Brook and the Weeley Brook and there are also a number of creeks.

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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Some properties in Clacton-on-Sea are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Knox Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 3SL, for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
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A recent Environmental Search for a property in Olivers Close, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 3QX noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the property.

This finding did not necessarily mean that there was a cause for concern in terms of the property's stability: active subsidence depends on local conditions such as the proximity of trees. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south. 

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Clacton on Sea Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Tendering District Council at Town Hall, Station Rd, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE, telephone 01255 686868, 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 Clacton on Sea

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Frinton on Sea, Weeley, Thorpe le Soken, Holland on Sea, Great Bentley, Canewdon and St Osyth.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Clacton on Sea. 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 Clacton on Sea 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 Clacton on Sea:


  • 81 Crown Road, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15 1AU
  • 22 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1ED
  • 22 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1ED
  • 80 Spenser Way, Jaywick, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 2QU
  • 2 Nansen Road, Holland on Sea, Essex, CO15 5ED

 

What should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.