Clifton 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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Clifton 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.

Clifton 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.

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 the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Clifton then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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 Clifton


Clifton has a variety of houses within the area that were built from the 1840s to more modern and recently built with properties mainly being either semi-detached or terrace types. The more modern and recently built properties include detached and larger terrace apartments located in Clifton Road.

Some of the Victorian properties in Clifton are found in roads such as Glentworth Road and Beaconsfield Road.

Some houses within streets such as Portland Street and Whiteladies Road are properties that have been redeveloped. Some houses and apartments located in Queens Road are sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

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Some properties in Clifton may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A recent local authority search for a property in Whiteladies Road revealed that it was within a CIL area.
The local authority for Clifton which carried out the search for Whiteladies Road was Bristol City Council.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL)
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According to the UK Government’s Public Health England, Clifton is in an area where there are raised levels of Radon. Areas including Pembroke Road and Upper Belgrave Road have a maximum radon potential of 10 - 30%

Properties within these areas have a higher chance than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in Clifton are mainly due to the A4 traffic affecting properties in nearby streets such as Northcote Lane Whiteladies Road and Pembroke Road.
BristolBristol County is a county which predominantly consists of Bristol city and conurbation and is bordered by the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire. It is part of a limestone area which runs from the Mendip Hills in the south to the Cotswolds in the northeast.

The main motorway passing through the county is the M5, however there are two 'spur' motorways additionally; the M32, which connects the town centre to the M4 and the M49 which connects the M5 and M4. Bristol has its own international airport.

Bristol has 2 universities, the University of Bristol, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities, and the University of the West of England.

Bristol has strong associations with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great Victorian engineer, because not only did he design the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London Paddington but also built 2 oceangoing steamships there and not least designed the beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is well worth a visit.

The Bristol Old Vic is arguably the most famous theatre in the city and the largest music venue (Bristol is a hotbed of numerous types of music) is the Colston Hall. Bristol is also home to the Watershed Media Centre and the Arnolfini Gallery, both of which are in dockside warehouses. The city hosts two Football League teams, namely Bristol Rovers and Bristol City. It is also host to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, a first-class county, which plays the majority of its home games at the Bristol County Ground. 

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Clifton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bristol City Council at 20 Ellsworth Rd, Bristol BS10 7EH, telephone 0117 922 2000, 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 Clifton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Stoke Bishop, Redcliffe, St Andrew's, St Pauls, Redland , Sneyd Park and Cotham.

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


  • Canynge Square Bristol BS8 3LB
  • Christchurch Rd Bristol BS8 4EE
  • Vyvyan Terrace Bristol BS8 3DF
  • Hanbury Rd, Bristol BS8 2EW
  • Pembroke Rd, Bristol BS8 3EG

 

When should you order a survey?

The right time to book a survey is specific to each client’s situation. Generally speaking, it is recommended to book your survey for around a week after your mortgage valuation takes place. This way, if your lender is happy to proceed you are then on track and don’t have the stress of searching for a surveyor to attend your property at the last minute. Inversely, if your mortgage lender comes back and declines your application after the valuation, you then have breathing space to cancel the survey without fear of incurring cancellation charges.

If it is the case that you have concerns in regards to the condition of the property (be it subsidence or damp etc.) and feel that it will impact on what you are prepared to offer or whether you are even willing to proceed with the purchase, you may decide to book it in before your mortgage valuation in order to minimise costs in an already expensive process.