Home Buyers Survey Braintree

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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 Braintree Home Buyers Survey


Braintree has many Victorian properties which were built when people moved into the area in large numbers on the back of the success of its silk manufacturing in the 19th century in which the town developed largely into the town we see today. Victorian town houses and other terrace houses can be found on Mary Ruck Way and Church Street. Larger properties from this era are situated on Sunnyside and Harold Road. There are also large Edwardian terrace properties on Grenville Road and New London Road.

New developments in and around the town include those in Notley Grange which has two to five bedroom houses. There are other new builds dotted around the town including those in Panfield and on Coggeshall Road in Ushers Meadow.

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There are two rivers running through Braintree - the River Brain and the River Blackwater. Because of this, properties in Braintree may be subject to flood alerts every so often. Properties such as these include those on St. Johns Avenue and Mill Park Drive, both by the River Brain, as well as River Mead and Blackwater Way, both by the River Blackwater.

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).
Braintree is in an area of raised noise pollution because of th dual carriageways within the town. Streets near these larger roads such as Goldingham Drive, Meadow Park and Bridport Way may be affected.
A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Witham, which is a nearby town, showed there was a moderate potential for ground instability within 50m of the property. The survey claimed subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, so this could also be and issue for Braintree.


Essex.pngEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Braintree

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

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Braintree Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Braintree District Council at Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9HB, telephone 01376 552525, 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 Braintree

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Clacton on Sea, Black Notley, Great Notley, Cressing, Stisted, Bradwell and Bartholomew Green.

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

  • Jersey Way, Braintree, CM7 2FA
  • Kings Lane, Stisted, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8AG
  • Crown Meadow, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9EX
  • Clockhouse Way, Braintree,Essex CM7 3RD
  • Church Street, Braintree, CM7 5LQ

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Braintree 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 Braintree.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Braintree, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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 you're buying a home in Braintree which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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 you'd like to buy in Braintree 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 Braintree 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. Buy your HomeBuyers Survey - call 0333 344 3234.

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