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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 Bayswater Home Buyers Survey


Bayswater's streets and garden squares are lined with Victorian stucco terraces, mostly now subdivided into flats and boarding houses. Properties in the area range from apartments to small studio flats. There are also purpose-built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a large council estate, the 650-flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off via the Right to Buy scheme.

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A recent Environmental Conveyancing Search Report, bought for a property in the Bayswater area, specifically in Morshead Mansions, Morshead Road W9 1LG, revealed that the dwelling had among other things possible issues with:
  • ground stability – potentially within 50m of the property; and
  • HS2's proposed route being within 2km
Both these matters might affect a buyer's enjoyment of a property and at the very least can usefully trigger your conveyancing solicitor to make further enquiries so you know much more about what you're thinking of buying.
As a parishioner you can actually face a claim from your local parish church for chancel repair, which is where the local church, due to ancient statutes, can claim on parishioners to share the costs of making repairs or refurbishments to the church chancel/church roof and where these occur, they can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in the Bayswater area, specifically in Walterton Road W9 3PH. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million. One other approach is to get a Chancel Search, which reveals if the property you're looking to buy is in a parish where your local church can make such a legitimate claim on you.
The most important of the conveyancing property searches is the Local Authority Search and a recent report bought by a prospective purchaser of a property in Macroom Road W9 3HY revealed one of the reasons for this importance.

The report detailed both the planning permissions and building control regulations history and showed that planning permission had been given for a loft conversion and this work was also signed off according to building regulations. Additionally, there were FENSA records held regarding the installation of a total of 3 double-glazed windows.

These facts are of material importance not only because of the reassurance they can provide a potential buyer but also, if records are absent yet a property has been altered, they can trigger your conveyancing solicitor making further enquiries to find out more information about what the actual status is, which might for example lead to you either bargaining for a reduction in the selling price or even pulling out entirely.

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 Bayswater

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

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Bayswater Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council at Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX, telephone 020 7361 3000, 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 Bayswater

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Paddington, Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Lancaster Gate, Warwick Avenue and Royal Oak.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bayswater. 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 Bayswater we'll be able to give you the detailed Bayswater 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:

  • Craven Hill Gardens W2 3EA
  • Queensborough Terrace London W2 3SS
  • Bishops Bridge Road, Bayswater, London W2 6BE
  • Inverness Terrace, Paddington, London W2 3JR
  • Clanricarde Gardens, London W2 4NA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bayswater 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 Bayswater.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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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If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Bayswater, 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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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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