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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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Top tips for a Andover Home Buyers Survey


Andover is a town in Hampshire and its development received a spur when the railway arrived in 1854. 

It has a large variety of properties, including pre-Georgian thatched cottages, such as in Abbotts Ann, large Georgian houses in Upper Clatford, detached Victorian houses in West Tytherley, 1920s bungalows in Stockbridge, modern semi-detached houses in Amport and many semi-detached houses and terrace properties built during the large municipal building projects which stretched from the 1950s to the 1980s.

New build developments include the detached houses in Olympic Park Road off Icknield Way.


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Properties in Andover which are built in close proximity to the River Anton, in streets such as Bridge Street and Shepherds Spring Lane, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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).
Some properties in Andover are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in South End Road for example, flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.
Some properties in Andover are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in South End Road for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production;
  • built within 4km of an area that has been offered for licensing for the onshore exploration of oil and gas by the Oil and Gas Authority; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.

HampshireHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Surveyors Andover

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Andover. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Andover

SP10 1AB

Andover Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Test Valley Borough Council at Former Magistrates' Court, Church St, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8AQ, telephone 01794 527 700, 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Andover

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Thruxton, Kimpton, Middle Wallop, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Barton Stacey, Blakedown and St Mary Bourne.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Andover. 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 Andover we'll be able to give you the detailed Andover HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Andover

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Bridge St, Andover SP10 1AB
  • 135 Weyhill Rd, Andover SP10 3BH
  • 14 Amesbury Rd, Andover SP11 8ED
  • 32 Longstock Road, Andover SP11 7RE
  • 43 Pennings Road, North Tidworth, Tidworth SP9 7LD

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Andover 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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Delivery of Reports

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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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 in a Home Buyers Survey in Andover.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, 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 Andover incredibly important.

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)
If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Andover, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Andover your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!