Home Buyers Survey Bicester

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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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The oldest building in Bicester are the medieval church of St. Edburg and two post Dissolutions houses that were constructed by medieval material. These buildings are mainly built from grey limestone and some ginger ironstone. In the 19th century transport within the town’s transport connections were enhanced with the bringing about of the railway line and imports from the canal.

There are many Victorian houses within the town including semi-detached properties on Chapel Street, and detached properties on Coopers Green. New builds are in the Kingsmere Development, Perth Road, and the Hawkswood Development, Whitelands Way. These are contemporary homes of varying sizes and styles.

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Langford Brook and other tributaries runs through Bicester which means some properties may be subject to flood warnings. In the west of the town this includes Laurence Way and Kennedy Road, in the centre it affects Bucknell Road and Hunt Close, and in the east, Chaffinch Road and Pipits Croft.

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).
The M40 causes noise pollution for the town, as well as the A4421/A4095 that act as a ring road. The southern part is the most affected such as Sandown Road and Whitelands Way. Residential roads in between two main roads may also be affect by raised levels of noise pollution including Kestrel Way and The Parade.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, majority of Bicester, including roads such as George Street and Buckingham Road, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 3-5% with some areas having a potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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.

OxfordshireOxfordshire is a county located in the south east of England and can be known by the abbreviated name of Oxon. It's the most rural county in the South East. Although it's reputed to be the furthest location from the sea, it has numerous canals and rivers for boating. King Alfred burnt the cakes in Wantage. Blenheim Palace, built between 1705 and 1722, a Baroque masterpiece, was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and has a landscape garden fashioned by 'Capability' Brown.

Undoubtedly the county is most well-known for the collegiate university town of Oxford itself, with its dreaming spires dating back to the 13th century but there are so many other attractions such as the Cotswolds (from where the River Thames springs from) and even the family-friendly Didcot Railway Centre. The county borders Warwickshire to the north/north-west, Northamptonshire to the north/north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

Listed Building Surveyors Bicester

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

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Bicester Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cherwell District Council at 38 Market Square, Bicester OX26 6AL, telephone 01295 227001, 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 Bicester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Caversfield, Launton, Chesterton, Bucknell, Bainton, Stratton Audley and Ambrosden.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bicester. 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 Bicester 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:

  • Dove Court, Old Place Yard, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6NS
  • East Street, Fritwell, Bicester, OX27 7QF
  • Chesterton Court, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 1UP
  • Sandpiper Close, Langford Village, Bicester, OX26 6UX
  • Sheep St, Bicester OX26 6TB

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bicester 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
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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 Bicester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 Bicester 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?

When you buy a home with a mortgage your Mortgage Lender requires you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may think this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Sadly the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property that's caught your eye in Bicester to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Bicester that you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect. Get your HomeBuyers Survey - call 01865 922 089.

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