Home Buyers Survey Avonmouth

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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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Avonmouth HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Avonmouth 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.

Avonmouth HomeBuyers Survey

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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 involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Avonmouth, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 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 affecting your property in Avonmouth 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 Avonmouth


Avonmouth has a variety of houses within the area that were built from the 1920s to more modern and recently built with properties mainly being either semi-detached or detached types. The more modern and recently built dwellings include detached and larger terrace apartments located in Portview Road.

Some of the original Victorian design properties you can find in in roads such as Avonmouth Street and Collin Street.

Some houses within streets such as Boundary Road and St Andrews Road are properties that have been redeveloped. Some dwellings in areas located near Avonmouth such as in Cock Road, Kingswood have been sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

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According to an environmental search on St. Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9EU, properties within 250m of the dwelling have a moderate risk of groundwater flooding. There is also potential risk of coastal flooding within 250m of the property. Avonmouth Road is one of the areas within Avonmouth that benefits from having flood defences within the area.

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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some properties within Avonmouth are in a raised radon area. Properties in close proximity to streets such as Collins Street, Green Lane and Davis Street have a higher probability of than average of being affected by radon emission. 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).
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According to a recent environmental search a property in St. Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9EU was located within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.

Wind energy is one of the several alternative energy sources, however the location of the wind farms or turbines can be inconvenient for nearby properties due to the visual impact on the surrounding area.
BristolBristol County is a county which predominantly consists of Bristol city and conurbation and is bordered by the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire. It is part of a limestone area which runs from the Mendip Hills in the south to the Cotswolds in the northeast.

The main motorway passing through the county is the M5, however there are two 'spur' motorways additionally; the M32, which connects the town centre to the M4 and the M49 which connects the M5 and M4. Bristol has its own international airport.

Bristol has 2 universities, the University of Bristol, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities, and the University of the West of England.

Bristol has strong associations with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great Victorian engineer, because not only did he design the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London Paddington but also built 2 oceangoing steamships there and not least designed the beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is well worth a visit.

The Bristol Old Vic is arguably the most famous theatre in the city and the largest music venue (Bristol is a hotbed of numerous types of music) is the Colston Hall. Bristol is also home to the Watershed Media Centre and the Arnolfini Gallery, both of which are in dockside warehouses. The city hosts two Football League teams, namely Bristol Rovers and Bristol City. It is also host to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, a first-class county, which plays the majority of its home games at the Bristol County Ground. 

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Avonmouth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bristol City Council at 20 Ellsworth Rd, Bristol BS10 7EH, telephone 0117 922 2000, 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 Avonmouth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Shirehampton, Chittening, Lawrence Weston, Kingsweston, Hallen, Coombe Dingle and Westbury-on-Trym.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Avonmouth. 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 Avonmouth we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Avonmouth:


  • St Andrews Road, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EU
  • Pembroke Road, Shirehampton BS11 9SA
  • High Street, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 0DT
  • Nibley Road, Bristol BS11 9XW
  • Avonmouth Rd, Bristol BS11 9LW

 

My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion. As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.