East Grinstead 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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East Grinstead HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of East Grinstead 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.

East Grinstead 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 Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in East Grinstead.

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 East Grinstead 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 East Grinstead


East Grinstead is a town in West Sussex and has properties ranging from medieval houses, to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses and cottages, to more modern flats and houses.

Coombe Hill Road and West Lane has 1930s and more modern houses and Portland Road has Victorian houses. Dornans Park is an estate of 1920s and 1930s houses, many of which are being knocked down and rebuilt. There is also a fair stock of 1960s and 1970s houses of various types.

New build developments include Millbrook Place in Dunnings Road and Bluebell Gate in Holtye Road, where there are 3 and 4-bedroom houses and out of 32, 10 being sold as 'affordable' properties.



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Properties in the southern part of East Grinstead which are built in close proximity to some of the feeders and tributaries of the River Medway, including in streets such as Lister Avenue and Hanwoods Lane, are in an area which is subject to flood alerts from time to time.

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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Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may have constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on West Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4EP, is within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by Environmental Constraints.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the East Grinstead area mainly centre around the main road – A22, London Road, impacting roads and streets such as Dorset Gardens and Halsford Park Road.
West-SussexWest Sussex along with East Sussex used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. Land in West Sussex is varied and is part coastal, part downland and part wealden. The only city in the county is Chichester, which is also the county town but there are major towns including Crawley, Horsham, Midhurst, Worthing, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Shoreham-by-Sea among others.

Among the many excellent places to visit in West Sussex are Arundel Castle (classic, fairtytale-like castle built during the reign of William the Conqueror), the Vandalian Tower and Wings Museum. Counties adjacent to West Sussex include Surrey, Hampshire, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. 

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East Grinstead Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Mid Sussex District Council at Oaklands Oaklands Road Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 1SS, telephone 01444 458 166, 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 East Grinstead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ashurstwood, Forest Row, St Hill Green, Crawley Down, Felbridge, West Heath and Newchapel.

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


  • 9 Springfield Gardens, Felbridge, East Grinstead, Surrey, RH19 2SP
  • Beckford, Lewes Rd, East Grinstead, RH19 3NA
  • Russets, Felcourt Road, Felcourt, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2LA
  • 20 Fairlawn Crescent, East Grinstead, RH19 1NU
  • 42 Hyde Heath Court, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3UQ

 

Does the Building Survey check the electrics and boiler?

The Building Survey is a defect report and will highlight any visual issues such as damp, subsidence and asbestos.

The surveyor will not carry out specialist inspections other than normal operation in everyday use, for example, switching lights on and off and turning the heating on and off.

If the surveyor feels that the electrics and boiler need further investigation then they will recommend that you get an electrician or engineer into the property to carry out an intrusive assessment.