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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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Blackburn's architecture is predominantly from the modern as well as the Victorian era – it was during the latter period, particularly with the arrival of the railway, that the population and number of houses grew – there are odd survivals from earlier periods but the town has also been considerably developed in many places at many times.

The Victorian residential properties are most commonly terraced houses and cottages and properties from the 20th century consist of mainly standard construction terraced houses, semi-detached and detached properties, with council as well as private estates.

Notable edifices include Blackburn Cathedral, reconsecrated in 1826 on the site of a previous church which stood for hundreds of years; Ewood Park, which opened in 1882; the town hall, built in Italian Renaissance style in 1856; the Technical School, completed in 1894 (Northern Renaissance style); Thwaites Brewery, built in 1870 and the Grade II listed art deco Waterloo Pavilions. There are many new build developments.

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Some properties in Blackburn may be sited in close proximity to current or previous mining works, which can present ground stability and other issues. A recent Environmental Search taken out for a property in Garnett Street, Darwen, Blackburn BB3 3DT recently, revealed that the property was located within 25m of a coal mining affected area. The report recommended taking out a Coal Minin Report, an additional search, which can provide more comprehensive information.
A recent Local Authority Search taken out for a property in Duke Street, Colne, Blackburn BB8 0SU revealed that the property was within a Development Framework Boundary, a Settlement Boundary and a Smoke Control Zone. Knowing these facts is material concerning your specific requirements from a property to buy and for your property lawyer.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, 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 Waterloo Road, Ashton-under-Ribble, Preston PR2 1BH. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Surveyors Blackburn

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

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Blackburn Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council at Old Town Hall, King William St, Blackburn BB1 7DY, telephone 01254 585 585, 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 Blackburn

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Preston, Lancaster , Bradford, Halifax, Wigan, Bolton and Burnley.

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


Home Buyers Survey Blackburn

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Sandon Street, Blackburn BB2 2NS
  • Garnett Street, Blackburn BB3 3DT
  • Grimshaw Street, Darwen, Blackburn BB3 2QJ
  • Crewdson Street, Blackburn BB3 1ND
  • Oaklands Drive, Blackburn BB4 6SA

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Blackburn 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 Blackburn.

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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Blackburn, 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 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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When should you book in your property defect survey?

It is recommended that you book in your property survey, be it a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, around the same time you book in your mortgage valuation.

Booking the inspection to coincide with a few days after you get the decision on your mortgage (the offer) keeps you on track with the process.

Additionally it allows you time to cancel your survey in the unfortunate event of the lender declining your mortgage.

In the event that you are a cash purchaser, it is recommended to have your survey carried out as soon as you can within the process as this will be a deciding factor as to whether you proceed with buying the property or not.