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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 Benfleet Home Buyers Survey


Benfleet is a town in Essex's Castle Point district, north of Canvey Island and is the location of The Battle of Benfleet, between the Vikings and Saxons, in 894. The railway arrived in 1855 and was a spur to house building.

Properties are quite varied with, for example, Victorian terraces in the high street, 1930s semi-detached properties in London Road, 1970s semi-detached houses in The Rundels and terraces in St Clement's Close.

New build developments include the detached houses in Kiln Road, the semi-detached houses in Romsey Close and the apartments in Woodlands, Catherine Road.


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Properties in Benfleet which are built in close proximity to the East Haven Creek and water courses near it, in streets such Hall Farm Road and Fleet Road, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Benfleet.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Grove Road, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the South Benfleet area mainly centre around the main road – London Rd - A13, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Watlington Road.

EssexEssex 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 Benfleet

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

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Benfleet Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Castle Point Borough Council at Kiln Rd, Benfleet SS7 1TF, telephone 01268 882 200, 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 Benfleet

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Thundersley, Rayleigh, Hadleigh, Canvey Island, Fobbing, Capstone and Wickford.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Benfleet. 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 Benfleet 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 surveys near you:

  • 19 Stanley Road, Benfleet, SS7 3EL
  • 81 Chesterfield Avenue, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4AH
  • 76 Thundersley Park Road, Benfleet, SS7 1ET
  • 122 London Rd, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5SQ
  • 410 Church Rd, Benfleet SS7 3HB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Benfleet 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 Benfleet.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Benfleet, 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, 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.

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 Benfleet 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

People have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to fork out for expensive repair costs which should have been shared with the vendor with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. Your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are looking at buying in Benfleet and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate. Call 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Benfleet.