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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 Brixton Home Buyers Survey


Brixton's housing can broadly be divided into housing estates, where the majority of the area's population lives, and some grand Victorian housing.

The estates are mainly of the brutalist (and often high-rise) type of the 60s and 70s, such as Angell Town and Loughborough (although Angell Town was originally built in the early 19th century), although there is a fair amount of low-rise 1940s buildings as well.

The Victorian buildings tend to be in and around Brixton Road. Brixton's windmill on Brixton Hill was built in 1816. St Matthew's Church, which is arguably in the centre of Brixton and is a clear landmark, was finished in 1822. The building has massive Greek Doric entrance portico at the west end, fronting onto Brixton Hill.


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Noise pollution from road and rail in Brixton is at its highest in the vicinity of the Brixton Road and Nursery Road where the railway line crosses Brixton Road.
Chimney stacks are normally connected to a fireplace found in the living room.

You should instruct your building surveyor to confirm if the fireplace is still working, or to confirm its actual location.
Parapet walls are normally inspected from the roof and these would show London Stock, Flemish bond brickwork, denoting that they are constructed of solid brickwork.

You building surveyor should check to ensure the brickwork to the parapets is sufficiently pointed.

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 Brixton

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

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Brixton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lambeth Council at Brixton Customer Centre Olive Morris House 18 Brixton Hill London SW2 1RD, telephone 020 7926 1000, 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 Brixton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Streatham, Tulse Hill, Clapham, Stockwell, Herne Hill, Mill Hill and Kennington.

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

  • Atlantic Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8PN
  • Lambert Road, Brixton, London SW2 5BA
  • Baytree Road, Brixton, London, SW2 5RR
  • Peckford Place, Brixton, London SW9 7BS
  • Lambert Road, Brixton, London SW9

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Brixton 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 Brixton.

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.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 flags up any of these defects in your property in Brixton 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 any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers 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?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave HomeBuyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller. A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property you are interested in buying in Brixton and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.

Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Brixton.

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