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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 Baldock Home Buyers Survey


Baldock is a market town in Hertfordshire founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s who originally built the Parish Church of St Mary in 1150, which was subsequently rebuilt around 1330 by the Knights Hospitaller.

The modern layout of the town and many buildings in the centre date from the 16th century, with the oldest dating back to the 14th century.

The Wynn almshouses, in the High Street, were founded in 1621 and the railway arrived in 1850, causing a spur to housing development.

Located to the east of the town there is a large residential estate that was built in several phases during the 20th century.

Most of the housing is yellow brick Victorian terracing, built between the town centre and the railway station. Some 20th century housing has been built in this infill area, probably on old Victorian terrace sites.

Immediately South of the railway station are 1930's semis and 1970's 5 bedroom mock Georgian houses.

New developments include new houses and apartments in Station Road and coach houses in Hadrian Way.



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Properties in Baldock which are built in close proximity to some of the feeders and tributaries of the River Ivel, including in streets such as North Road and Norton Mill Lane, are in an area which is subject to flood alerts 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).
Properties in some areas of Baldock may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Coachmans Lane revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
Some properties in Baldock are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Coachmans Lane for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.

HertfordshireHertfordshire is commonly abbreviated to the name Herts and is a county located in the south of England. it is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south (it is classed as a 'Home County' for this reason). The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford.

Hertfordshire has 3 motorways running through it - the M1, the M25 and the A1(M). It is particularly associated with new towns as it contains 5 in total: Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield and Letchworth. There are two airports just outside Hertfordshire's borders; Luton and Stansted. It also has a university, the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield. There are a number of independent schools in the area, including, for example, Haileybury (Turnford), St George's Harpenden, Haberdasher's Aske's (Elstree) and Berkhamsted.

For random facts; St Alban, who gave his name to the city in the county, was the earliest British saint - he was reputed to have been beheaded where the cathedral now stands; also Sele Mill near Hertford was the site of the first paper mill in Britain, established about 1488.

Listed Building Surveyors Baldock

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

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Baldock Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North Hertfordshire District Council at Town Lodge, Gernon Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3HN, telephone 01462 474 000, 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Baldock

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Clothall, Letchworth Garden City, Radwell, Stotfold, Bygrave, Brookmans Park and Ickleford.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Hitchin Street, Baldock, HERTS, SG7 6AE
  • 19 Mercia Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire. SG7 6RZ
  • 8 Barley Rise, Baldock SG7 7RT
  • Doctors Cottage, Vintage Court, Hitchin Street, Baldock, SG7 6AR
  • 36 Whitehorse St, Baldock SG7 6QJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Baldock 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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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 Baldock.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Baldock, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Baldock which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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.
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Does the RICS Building Survey provide a breakdown of costs?

A standard level 3 RICS Building Survey provides a visual inspection of an extensive list of possible defects. The survey also provides a summary of issues which may need remedial work with an indication of their severity.

The report does not usually include a breakdown of costs although this can be provided at an additional cost.

It is worth noting that a local builder would be able to provide costs of repair based on the surveyor’s itemised list of defects and would not charge to do so. Moreover when negotiating with a vendor, the vendor expects to be provided with a builder's quote rather than a RICS building surveyor’s quote as it more accurately reflects the actual money to be spent on repairs rather than an industry standard indication.

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