Home Buyers Survey Basildon

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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 Basildon Home Buyers Survey


Basildon is a large, new town created in 1948, its architecture is therefore nearly all modern. It has many tall structures – one of its first tall building was the Brooke House block of flats (built 1962, brutalist style, 14 storeys) in the town centre.

Of the few surviving buildings from earlier periods, St Nicholas Church of Laindon was built in the 13th century and Cromwell Manor near Pitsea railway station dates back to the 15th century.

Many redevelopments and plans to do so are afoot, with the estates of Craylands, Five Links and Felmores due to be refurbished and a proposal for creating a Dunton Garden Suburb, which may bring with it up to 6.000 new homes.

There are plenty of new build developments already in place, with large houses now built in streets like School Avenue, Dry Street and Ballards Walk. Some developments are shared ownership, such as Saffron Court in Saffron Drive.

In March 2019, Homes England announced that it would release £30 million to Basildon in housing funds to help fund 210 new homes in Laindon Place and more than 550 new homes in Beechwood Village (110 classed as affordable). 

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The area to the south of Pitsea and the A13 in Basildon is subject to flood warnings and 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 Basildon are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Honeypot Lane, Basildon, SS14 2LJ, noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
Road noise pollution in Basildon is at its highest normally along the A127/Southend Arterial Road, affecting nearby streets such as Hovefields Drive and Harrow Road and particularly where the A127 intersects with the A130.

There are raised levels of railway noise pollution along the route of the line connecting Pitsea and Basildon Stations, affecting nearby streets such as Rayside and Ashdon Way.

Essex.pngEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Basildon

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

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Basildon Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Basildon Council at Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DL, telephone 01268 533 333, 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 Basildon

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rayleigh, Billericay, Fobbing, Dunton, Horndon on the Hill, Forest Gate and Benfleet.

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


Home Buyers Survey Basildon

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 66 School Avenue, Laindon, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6GJ
  • 17 Whytewaters, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UU
  • 87 Winifred Road, Basildon, Essex, SS13 3JH
  • 35 Gunhill Place, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5UX
  • 95 Maplestead, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2ST

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Basildon 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 Basildon.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Basildon and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Basildon having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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.
Conveyancing Process

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.