Home Buyers Survey Bournemouth

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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 Bournemouth Home Buyers Survey


Bournemouth was very sparsely populated and the haunt of fishermen and smugglers (allegedly) until 1810, when Lewis Tregonwell officially founded it as a health resort/spa town. The arrival of the railway in the mid-18th century boosted it further until it was officially recognised as a town in 1870.

It has notable Victorian architecture – parts of the splendid Royal Bath Hotel were built in 1838 abd St Peter's church was completed in 1879. Its growth continued in the early 20th century and two art deco theatres were built as well and the Bournemouth Pavilion was built in 1925.

Although Bournemouth didn't suffer extensive bombing in the 2nd World War, the sea front was heavily fortified which meant destruction of buildings and original fixtures such as lampposts.

There has been substantial redevelopment in Bournemouth and it now has a university; this has brought even more people to the town. You can find 20th century properties from every era in the town, particularly semi-detached homes and there are very recent developments and plans for more home building.

Bournemouth contains Sandbanks, a very rich enclave, which has some huge modern detached properties, many of which are unique, architecturally. The Christchurch area has older period properties and some detached houses with thatched roofs. 

There are plans to build 875 new homes at Roeshot Hill in Christchurch and for 35% of these to be affordable, from small starter homes to large family homes.


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Properties in Bournemouth built close to the River Stour 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).
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Bournemouth area mainly centre around the main road - A338, impacting roads such as Maderia Road and Dean Park Crescent.
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Bournemouth, where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such asAce Plubing and Heating, 78 Spring Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4PT.

DorsetDorset is a county in the south of England with the English Channel on its southern coast. Its county town is Dorchester although larger cities and towns include Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and Ferndown. Dorset has various different types of landscape including clay valleys, limestone ridges and chalk downs. Bournemouth and Poole have their own unitary authorities.

More than 50% of the county is classed as being in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its coastland in particular has been regarded as very interesting from a geographical/geological perspective, including the Isle of Portland, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.

Sandbanks, a suburb of Poole, has achieved the heights of having the fourth highest land values in the whole world. Adjacent counties include Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.

Bournemouth Airport offers scheduled flights to the European mainland and islands. There are no motorways in the county and the main trunk roads are the A303, A35 and A31. Poole offers ferries to France and the channel islands. Bournemouth has two universities, Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth.

Dorset has more than 30 general and specialist museums, including the Tank Museum at Bovington and the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Grade I listed buildings include Portland Castle, a coastal fort commissioned by Henry VIII, and Christchurch Priory, the longest church in England.

Thomas Hardy, the famous novelist, was born in Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester in 1840 - his fictional town 'Casterbridge' is based on Dorchester. Enid Blyton, the children's author, allegedly bought Purbeck Golf Club for £1, using it to go on holiday in Swanage: she apparently based many of her 'Famous Five' books around the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour.

Finally, in the form of the Dorset Naga, the county has a claim on producing the hottest chilli in the world, with an average score of 923,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Listed Building Surveyors Bournemouth

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

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Bournemouth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bournemouth Borough Council at Town Hall, St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6DY, telephone 01202 451451, 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 Bournemouth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Christchurch, Poole, Ferndown, Wimborne Minster, Ringwood, Fleet and Lytchett Matravers.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bournemouth. 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 Bournemouth we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Bournemouth

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 1, 1714 Wimbourn Rd, Bearcroft, Bournemouth, BH11 9BE
  • Flat 5, 63 Seagrim Road, Bournemouth BH8 0BB
  • 6 Approach Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, BH14 8BH
  • Lansdowne Cres, Bournemouth BH1 1RX
  • 41a Jumpers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AR

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth.

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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Bournemouth.

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 Bournemouth 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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Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

What does the Building Surveyor bring on site?

The RICS Survey is a defect report and the surveyor has an exhaustive list of checks he is required to carry out as part of his inspection.

He comes armed with a kit box which includes items such as a ladder, binoculars, a key for manhole covers, a damp meter, a camera, a tape measure, a hammer, a compass and various other items to measure, record and facilitate access for his inspection.

Click to read more about a Building Surveyor's Equipment.