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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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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 go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Bournemouth

BH1 1RX

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 Home Buyers 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 Bournemouth HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 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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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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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 is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home 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 they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Bournemouth, or any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

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 order a survey?

The right time to book a survey is specific to each client’s situation. Generally speaking, it is recommended to book your survey for around a week after your mortgage valuation takes place. This way, if your lender is happy to proceed you are then on track and don’t have the stress of searching for a surveyor to attend your property at the last minute. Inversely, if your mortgage lender comes back and declines your application after the valuation, you then have breathing space to cancel the survey without fear of incurring cancellation charges.

If it is the case that you have concerns in regards to the condition of the property (be it subsidence or damp etc.) and feel that it will impact on what you are prepared to offer or whether you are even willing to proceed with the purchase, you may decide to book it in before your mortgage valuation in order to minimise costs in an already expensive process.