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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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Home Buyers Survey Canvey Island

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Canvey Island 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.

Home Buyers Survey Canvey Island

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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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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 HomeBuyers Report Canvey Island and Building Surveys in Canvey Island.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Canvey Island.

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.

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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Canvey Island has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Canvey Island


Canvey island has for much of its history been given over mainly to agriculture, with settlement only rapidly expanding as late as the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was developed as a seaside resort and industry started to move in. Therefore properties there mostly only date back to the Victorian period but most of the housing is 20th century stock built at various stages. There are also a number of new build developments.

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Local Authority Searches are excellent for checking if any material changes or upgrades to a property you're looking to buy received the correct planning permission and building control sign-off from the local authority if this is relevant.
A recent such survey taken out for a property in Grove Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JH revealed that planning permission had been received for the conversion of a hipped roof to the gable end with a hipped bonnet creating a bedroom in the roof and flat roof rear dormer. Additionally there were building control records for an NICEIC (electrical) record for a new consumer unit and for replacement windows and doors.

This kind of information is invaluable for your conveyancer to raise enquiries if any information is clearly missing and means they can form meaningful enquiries on your behalf and pursue these in order to create you a robust report on title.
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Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Inchbonnie Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5FG. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
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Getting a HomeBuyer Report is an excellent way to provide invaluable information regarding suspicions of potential defects in a property you're looking to buy.

A recent such Level II RICS defect survey bought for a property in Poors Lane, Hadeigh, Benfleet SS7 2LN revealed that the surveyor's damp meter indicate minor/isolated dampnessto the main bedroom right hand side front corner wall and they recommended that the fitting of a French drain around the perimeter outside might alleviate this.

The surveyor also noted that there was minor dampness to the kitchen wall by the vent a high level which was likely to be caused by the chimney stack but that this would require further investigation by a reputable building contractor to confirm.
These kind of observations are crucial not only in your decision as a potential buyer as to whether to proceed or perhaps bargain for a reduction in price from the vendor, but also for your solicitor to raise further enquiries.
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 Canvey Island

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

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Canvey Island Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Castle Point Borough Council at Kiln Rd, Benfleet SS7 1TF, telephone 01895 250 111, 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 near me in Canvey Island

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh, South Benfleet, Basildon, Fobbing, Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope.

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

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Canvey Island

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Atherstone Road, SS8 7DD
  • Larup Avenue, SS8 8AD
  • Falbro Crescent, SS7 2SE
  • High Road, SS7 5HA
  • New Park Road, SS7 5UR

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many people mistakenly think a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the vendor. The lender's surveyor conducts a mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are interested in buying in Canvey Island and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey itemises 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 it gives you the evidence potentially to 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 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Canvey Island.

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