Home Buyers Survey Addlestone

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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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Home Buyers Survey Addlestone

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Addlestone to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers 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 homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution 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 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 buy your home.

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.

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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey 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 HomeBuyers 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 affecting your property in Addlestone 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 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. 

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

Survey tips for properties in Addlestone


Addlestone has many cottages and houses which were built in the mid-19th century, with an increase in development in the years after 1848 when the railway arrived. At this time, various larger Victorian houses were built as wealthy commuters moved to the area.

The next large expansion of houses, mainly semi-detached, occurred between 1914 and 1939 because of the Bleriot Aeroplane Factory, Lang's Propellor Factory and the Weyman's Coachworks.

Addlestone North has many socially rented properties. There are new build developments such as at Bleriot Gate and Addlestone One, which is in the process of completion. Some of these offer shared ownership.



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Buildings in Addlestone in the immediate vicinity of Green Lane, Guildford Road and Hardwick Lane have been subject to flood 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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In section I3 of the HomeBuyer Report, the surveyor advises you of other matters that your legal advisor will need further clarification on form the seller such as:

  • repairing obligations in respect of boundaries;
  • (for leaseholds) repairing obligations in respect of the buildingexterior and communal areas; and
  • (for leaseholds)confirm lease details, to include service charge, ground rent andunexpired lease terms
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In section H2 of the HomeBuyer Report, the Building Surveyor should flag any signs of Japanese Knotweed identified on site.

In a HomeBuyers Report on Woodlands Avenue , West Byfleet , Surrey , KT14 6AW, our surveyor stated "Whilst no Japanese Knotweed was visible from our view over the boundary fence, the vegetation growing in this area was dense, and we are therefore unable to rule out the presence of such growth. The customer should be aware that Japanese Knotweed commonly grows on uncontrolled areas such as railway embankments."
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. 

Listed Building Surveyors Addlestone
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Addlestone area including its surrounds including e.g. Chertsey and Byfleet.

KT15 2AS

Addlestone Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Runnymede Borough Council at Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH, telephone 01932 838383, 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 Find a surveyor in Addlestone

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chertsey, Weybridge, Byfleet, Shepperton, Ottershaw, Thorpe and Sheerwater.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Addlestone. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Addlestone 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 Home Buyers Survey in Addlestone:


  • 152a Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2BE
  • 14 Halleys Walk, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2DH
  • 15a High Street, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 1TL
  • 1 Doresa Close, Spinney Hill, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1AB
  • 4 Halleys Walk, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2DH

 

Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Addlestone to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.