Hereford 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.

Hereford HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Hereford 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.

Hereford 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 in Hereford, 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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 Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects 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 in Hereford having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers 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 Hereford


The population of Hereford greatly increased when the railway arrived in 1854; the large number of properties built to accommodate them were therefore built in the Victorian era. Some of these properties lie on Lyde Street and Canon From. These dwellings are detached in the main, but there are semi-detached and terrace properties on Stanhope Street and Burley Gate.

New developments in Hereford are such as that of The Orchards in Withington and Oaklands Holt in Weobley, both of which are just a stone's throw from Hereford.

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Properties in Hereford which are built in close proximity to the floodplain of the River Wye and its tributary Eign Brook, affecting streets such as Goodwin Way and Putson Avenue, are sometimes subject to flood warnings and alerts.

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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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Hereford area mainly centre around the A49 and the A438, affecting streets nearby such as Shinwell Road and Friars Street. The railway causes noise pollution for roads such as Kingsway and College Road.

The railway line and the A49 track each other closely around the area which includes Burcott Street and this is where noise pollution is likely to peak.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Hereford, including streets such as Bath Street and Grandstand Road, 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 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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.
Herefordshire.pngHerefordshire is a county to the west of England and is bordered by Wales to the west, Shropshire to the north, Worcester to the east and Gloucester to the south. Hereford is the county town and is the largest settlement in the county. The county is one of the most rural and lowest populated counties in England.

Many rivers and brooks run through Herefordshire with the major ones being the River Wye, the River Teme and the River Lugg. There are mainly just dual carriageways in the county, with the exception of part of the M50 running along the south.

Agriculture plays an important role in the county with beef, fruit, dairy and potatoes being produce en masse. The land use is mostly farm land producing these exports. Since 2004, the county flower has been mistletoe.
 

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Hereford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Herefordshire Council at Plough Ln, Hereford HR4 0LE, telephone 01432 260000, 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 Hereford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Marden, Credenhill, Bartestree, Clehonger, Much Dewchurch, Mordiford and Withington.

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


  • Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9AR
  • College Green, Hereford HR1 1HW
  • St Peters Street, Hereford HR1 2LD
  • The Oval, Hereford HR2 7HG
  • Chilton Square, Hereford HR1 1PS

 

How do I arrange access?

On instruction, we take a few key details from you, one of which being the details of the estate agent managing the property. We then organise access with the estate agent and determine whether they hold keys to the property or if the property is accessed via the owner (vendor). We then let the estate agent know the surveyor's intended arrival time and finalise the survey date.

In the event that the property is accessed through the vendor, gaining access can be tricky. Often the vendor will have to find time away from work/private life in order to accommodate the survey which can lead to having to revise the date of survey. Often in worst case scenarios (i.e. the vendor being on holiday), the vendor can leave their keys with the estate agents or a neighbour who are then the port of call to arrange access.