Home Buyers Survey Cardiff

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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 Cardiff Home Buyers Survey


In 1905 Cardiff was designated a city, and in 1955 it was declared the capital of Wales. Since then the city has seen great development with new builds still arising regularly. Highfields is a new development with contemporary homes available that are, in the main, detached properties with 3 to 5 bedrooms. Other new developments include 42 eco-homes planned in the suburban area of Cardiff off Allensbank Road.

Cardiff has a large selection of Victorian properties due to the rise in prosperity of its coal port in the 19th century. Grand Victorian terrace houses are situated on roads such as Plasturton Gardens and Cardiff Road. The city also has some large detached Victorian properties such as those on Teilo Street and Plasturton Avenue.

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Properties in Cardiff that are built in close proximity to the bay, the River Taff and the Ely River are sometimes subject to flood warnings. Streets affected include Wyndham Street, Severn Grove and Dyfrog Road.

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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, parts of Cardiff, including streets such as Llandaff Road and Penciseley Avenue, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 5-10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Properties in various parts of Cardiff, including streets such as Bute Square and Bute Avenue, may well be affected by the proposed light railway.

If you are buying a property in the area and this is of concern to you, you may well wish to consider purchasing an Energy & Infrastructure Report..

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The City and County of Cardiff is a county in South Wales which centres Cardiff, Wales' capital city, and a surrounding hinterland which variously used to be counted as part of the historic Glamorgan County and more latterly the South Glamorgan County.

The main river traversing the city is the River Taff.

Listed Building Surveyors Cardiff

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

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Cardiff Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cardiff County Council at County Hall, Cardiff CF10 4UW, telephone 029 2087 2087, 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 Cardiff

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Llandough, Rumney, Penarth, Radyr, St Fagans, Llanedeyrn and Rumney.

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


Home Buyers Survey Cardiff

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • The Meadows, Marshfield, Cardiff, CF3 2DY
  • Cinnamon Close, Walton Cardiff, Twekesbury GL20 7FN
  • Bryn-Gwyn Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 6PQ
  • Bryn-Gwyn Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, Wales, CF23 6PQ
  • Melrose Court, Penhill Road, Cardiff, CF11 9PS

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Local Glamorganshire 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Cardiff 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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Fast Availability and
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 Cardiff.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Cardiff and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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)
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 Cardiff 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. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What happens if you choose the wrong survey for the type of property?

If once the Building Surveyor turns up to complete the survey, they feel the property does not suit the type of survey purchase, the surveyor will inform the client and the survey will not take place.

The scope of work of a HomeBuyer Report is different from that of a Building Survey. You an read the scope of work in a HomeBuyer Report here.

In most cases, the surveyor will agree to complete the appropriate inspection and then the client can pay the additional fee for the more appropriate survey.