Dudley 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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Dudley HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Dudley 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.

Dudley 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, 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 is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Dudley.

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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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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

Survey tips for properties in Dudley


With the Industrial Revolution came great development within Dudley both with housing and the town itself. The population grew and houses were built and many of those Georgian and later, Edwardian properties are still available. Grand Georgian detached properties can be found on Sandyfields Road and smaller Edwardian houses can be found on Gate Street and Tipton Street.

There is a large off-plan property that is being converted from the Dudley Guest Hospital to apartments that will be designed for contemporary living. It will be known as Bourne Hall once conversion is complete. The nearest new development to Dudley is Himley View in Kingswinford which offers two bedroom apartments, some of quick are available to be purchased through the Help to Buy scheme.

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Dudley has lots of main roads runnning through it including the A4037/Duncan Edwards Way, The Broadway and Priory Road. Residential roads sandwiched between these larger road may be subject to raised levels of noise pollution. This includes Hazel Road, Bourne Street and Maple Road.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Dudley 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 3-5% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level. The north and northwest of the town is subject to radon potentials of 5-10%.

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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Some properties in Dudley may be affected by Coal Mining activity. A recent environmental seach carried out for a property on Dando Lane showed there was a coal mining affected area within 25m of the property.

Click to for information on coal minding searches.
West-MidlandsThe West Midlands is a metropolitan county located in western central England and is the second most populous county with an estimated population of over 2.8 million (2014). It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.

The county is landlocked and one of the most heavily urbanised areas in the UK. It has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Sutton Park, which has a number of different habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, marshes and heathlands, and has also been designated a National Nature Reserve.

There are five universities in the county; the University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Keele University, Harper Adams University. The county also hosts numerous notable football clubs, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall. Warwickshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Birmingham, incidentally, has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris! 

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Dudley Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council at Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 1HF, telephone 0300 555 2345, 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 Dudley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Brierley Hill, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Wolverhampton, Bilston and Himley.

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


  • Dando Road, Dudley, DY2 8NH
  • Ivanhoe street, Dudley, DY2 0YA
  • High St, Dudley DY1 1PY
  • Dudley St, Sedgley, Dudley DY3 1SJ
  • Buffery Rd, Dudley DY2 8EF

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you purchase a home in Dudley using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Dudley you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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