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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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Brent's housing is a diverse mix.

You can find many Victorian and Edwardian terraced properties, particularly on the high streets of areas such as Harlesden and Willesden Green.

There are a number of large residential estates such as the St Raphael's Estate, the Chalkhill Estate and the Stonebridge Estate (many of these have been modernised in recent years), and numerous semi-detached properties built from the 1930s onwards.

Larger, detached housing can be found in areas like Queen's Park, Preston, Kenton and Queensbury. There are also a number of Georgian period properties. Terraced Georgian properties can be found in Cricklewood Lane, Harrow Road and Brent Street. Larger Georgian properties can be found in Blenheim Gardens, Willesden Lane and Smyrna Road.

There are modern shared ownership developments such as in Maple House and Redwood House (both in the Emerald Gardens development) near Wembley Park station.


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Properties in Brent which are built close to the water courses of the Wealdstone Brook, the River Brent and the Silk Stream 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Brent.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Dryfield Close, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Some properties in Brent may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A recent local authority search for a property in King George Crescent revealed that it was within a CIL area.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Surveyors Brent

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

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Brent Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Brent Council at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, London HA9 0FJ, telephone 020 8937 1234, 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 Brent

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Stonebridge, Willesden, Harrow, Barnet, Ealing, Sherborne St John and Hammersmith.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Brent. 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 Brent we'll be able to give you the detailed Brent 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:

  • Greyhound Road, Kensal Green, London, NW10 5QG
  • 75b Bathurst Gardens, Kensal Rise, London NW10 5JH
  • 32 Burrows Road, Kensal Green, London NW10 5SG
  • Greenfield Court, 63 Pound Ln, Willesden, London NW10 2HH
  • 14 Lancaster Road, Dollis Hill, London, NW10 1HA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Brent 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 Brent.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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.

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 HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Brent then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Brent which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.

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