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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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Birmingham is a large city and it grew most spectacularly during the period of the industrial revolution and most of its buildings date from the 18th, 19th, 20th and present centuries.

Some medieval buildings survive, such as the Saracen's Head pub (15th century) and a number from the Georgian period, such as St Philip's Cathedral and Soho House. Victorian buildings include the Victoria Law Courts. There are many streets consisting purely of redbrick terraces.

Many standard construction semi-detached and terrace homes were built in the early 20th century. Birmingham was heavily bombed during the war, which led to more development – and demolishing of older stock – and much of it was in the brutalist style, such as the tower blocks of Castle Vale.

Many of the brutalist tower blocks have been subsequently demolished and redeveloped and there are plenty of new build developments in the city, such as St Pauls Chambers – modern low-rise blocks – and the stunning detached properties in Kendal End Road, Barnt Green.

Many homes in the city are sold under shared ownership terms, such as a number of the dwellings in Springslade. 

In March 2019, Homes England announced that it would help fund the Port Loop Development with £7.45 million to put towards the building of 1,150 new homes in this area which is on the edge of Birmingham City Centre (click to find out more).



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Properties in Birmingham built very close to the canals such as Digbeth Branch Cana, the Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Grand Union Canal, and rivers such as the River Rea, are 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Birmingham, including streets such as Sydenham Road and Oxford Road, are 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 5 - 10% (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.
Properties in some areas of Birmingham may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Twickenham Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 0SX revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included the designated Nature Improvement Area of Birmingham and The Black Country.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

West MidlandsThe West Midlands is a metropolitan county located in western central England and is the second most populous county with an estimated population of over 2.8 million (2014). It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.

The county is landlocked and one of the most heavily urbanised areas in the UK. It has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Sutton Park, which has a number of different habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, marshes and heathlands, and has also been designated a National Nature Reserve.

There are five universities in the county; the University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Keele University, Harper Adams University. The county also hosts numerous notable football clubs, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall. Warwickshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Birmingham, incidentally, has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris!

Listed Building Surveyors Birmingham

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

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Birmingham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Birmingham City Council at Feedback Freepost, Birmingham, B1 1BR, telephone 0121 303 1113, 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 Birmingham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Smethwick, King's Heath, Walsall, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Lytchett Minster and Solihull.

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


Home Buyers Survey Birmingham

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Whitehall Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 5EN
  • 297 Brandwood Park Road, Birmingham, B14 6QR
  • Apartment 15, 36 Ryland Street, Birmingham, B16 8DB
  • 4 Hartledon Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0AD
  • 21 Barton Lodge Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 0RW

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Local West Midlands 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Birmingham 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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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 Birmingham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Birmingham, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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, 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 in Birmingham 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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What happens if your surveyor finds signs of damp?

If your RICS surveyor flags issues with damp during your defect survey then your next course of action is to contact a damp specialist. The damp surveyor will inspect internal and external walls and floorboards for visible signs of moisture using something called a moisture meter. Finally the surveyor will take a sample of the porous material by drilling into the wall, to see how damp it is.

If you are carrying out the damp survey as part of your due diligence before you buy the property, it is reasonable to ask the seller to cover the costs in your negotiations as the damp will have been worsening during the current owner's tenancy.