Ewell 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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We keep the home buyers survey/structural survey cost down regardless of what property survey you need.

Ewell HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Ewell 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.

Ewell 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 non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Ewell.

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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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Ewell has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

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

Survey tips for properties in Ewell


Ewell is on the line which separates the chalk of the North Downs and London Clay. The rural area developed somewhat after 1847 when the railway arrived but larger influxes of people only occurred in the 20th century.

Most of the housing consists of 1930s and 1940s semi-detached houses but there are some surviving properties from the Edwardian, Victorian and earlier periods. There are a number of listed buildings, particularly from the Victorian period, including the St Mary the Virgin parish church, consecrated in 1848.

There are also many modern houses and flats and the locale is set to have various new developments, such as the Nescot College site, Ethel Bailey Gardens and Hollmoor Lane. All three of these will offer some affordable housing and properties which can bought under shared ownership.


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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, much of Ewell is in a raised Radon area, in streets such as Dudley Grove and Woodcote Close, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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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Rainwater pipes and gutters are reviewed within section E3 of the HomeBuyer Report. The Building Surveyor will make reference to the material used, most often upvc on newer properties in Ewell, and if there are any signs of leaking to the fascias below the guttering and if falls appear to be adequate.
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Small readings of radon gas, more commonly associated to mining areas in the South West of England, can be found in certain roads in Ewell:

  • Spring Street, Ewell, KT17
  • Glyn Close, Ewell, KT17 2AT
  • Garbrand Walk, Ewell, KT17 1UQ
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

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Ewell Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Epsom & Ewell Borough Council at Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 5BY, telephone 01372 732 000, 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 Ewell

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Epsom, Sutton, Hook, Tolworth, Worcester Park, Twickenham and Banstead.

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


  • 19 Oakdale Road, West Ewell, Surrey. KT19 9XD
  • 7 Court Farm Avenue, Ewell, Epsom, KT19 0HD
  • 9 Chalford Court, Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6HJ
  • 17 Castle Avenue, East Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2PL
  • 247a Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7AA

 

What happens if access for the home buyers survey is denied?

On the day of the survey, if access is denied by the seller or the estate agent, then the surveyor will inform you and then look to re-book for another day.

In cases where access is denied, the surveyor will mostly likely charge a fee for this and the seller/estate agent should cover this cost as the refusal of access was not the buyer's fault.