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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 Balham Home Buyers Survey


Balham is another of South London's suburbs which grew rapidly in the Victorian era, as evidenced by the number of Victorian terraced properties in the area. 

It is also notable for hosting Du Cane Court, the 1930s block of Art Deco flats which used to be the largest private residential estate in Europe. The Heavier Estate in Balham's south has larger Victorian houses and was originally the work of Alfred Heaver, a Victorian master builder.

You can also find very modern gated developments in the area such as can be found in Boundaries Road and shared ownership new builds such as at Aura House in Balham High Road.


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Noise pollution from road and rail in Balham is at its highest in the vicinity of where the railway line crosses Balham High Street.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some buildings in an area to the north and west of the Balham area as it borders Tooting Bec, including parts of streets such as Holdernesse Road and Chetwoode Road, up to St George's Hospital, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
For tiles rooves in Balham, where ventilation of the original roof space is not provided, it would be prudent to fit some form of ventilation in the soffites. The extension roofs have breathable under-tile felt to allow air circulation without the need of soffite vents. Without an intrusive inspection a RICS Building surveyor won't be able to comment on the condition of the felt under the tiles but if the bottom row of tiles is lifted some defects to the felt may come to light such as degrading where the felt is exposed above the gutters. If this has occur it is recommended that the decayed felt is replaced with new felt by a roofing contractor.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Surveyors Balham

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

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Balham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Wandsworth Borough Council at Wandsworth Council, The Town Hall Wandsworth High Street London SW18 2PU, telephone 020 8871 6000, 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 Balham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tooting, Streatham, Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Furzedown, Norbury and Battersea.

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


Home Buyers Survey Balham

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Hydethorpe Road, Balham, London, SW12 0JD
  • Du Cane Court, Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7JB
  • Wallace Court, Balham High Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7AT
  • Ormeley Road, Balham, London, SW12 9QG
  • Fontenoy Road, Balham, London SW12 9LU

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Local Greater London 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Balham 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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Fast Availability and
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 Balham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, 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 is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, 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 Balham.

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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Balham, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property you are looking to buy in Balham: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. Need a HomeBuyers Survey? Call us on 0207 112 5388.

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