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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 Cheam

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Cheam 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 Cheam

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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 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 Cheam and Building Surveys in Cheam.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Cheam.

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 Cheam 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Cheam


Cheam is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Sutton and consists of North Cheam and Cheam Village.

It has a number of listed buildings, including Lumley Chapel and the 16th-century Whitehall Gallery.

Cheam Village has historic buildings dating back several centuries, including Nonsuch Mansion, the gabled Whitehall and Lumley Chapel (see below) and a Georgian former Rectory.

Cheam survived as a rural village into the 20th century though by 1913 housing was advancing towards it from Sutton along the south side of Cheam Road. The First World War was a watershed and the whole character of the village changed in the 1920s. The buildings along the southern end of Malden Road were cleared, the road was widened and new — and very fine — mock Tudor shops were erected.

Only one period building survived — a small late medieval timber framed cottage which was dismantled and re-erected on a new site. The High Street and the area around the cross roads was also cleared and reconstructed along wider roads. The fields around the village changed even more dramatically as they were overrun with suburban streets and houses. By 1939 most of Cheam was built up and the place had assumed its modern form.

Building has continued in the latter part of the 20th century and new build develoipments include the detached houses in The Crescent, the flats in Upper Mulgrave Road and the flats of varying sizes in The Broadway.


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Many properties in Cheam are built in an area of South London which is subject to flood 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).
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Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Cheam .

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Stonecot Hill, 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
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Properties in some areas of Cheam may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Stonecot Hill revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
London.pngGreater 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 Cheam

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 Cheam

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Cheam Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Sutton Council at Civic Offices, St. Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA, telephone 0208 770 5000, 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 Cheam

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Benhilton, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ewell, Norbury, West Wickham and Morden Park.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 47 Abinger Avenue, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 7LW
  • 63 West Drive, Cheam, SM2 7NB
  • 30 Swift Court, Westmoreland Drive, Cheam, SM2 6AX
  • 27 Tilehurst Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8PD
  • 29 Kingswood Drive, Sutton, SM2 5NB

 

Do I have to be present at my survey?

Your RICS surveyor will not normally allow clients to be on site whilst they are inspecting a property.

Firstly, their indemnity insurance only covers themselves, not clients, if any damage was caused to the property during the course of their inspection.

Additionally, as you might expect, they need to concentrate fully on the job at hand and the presence of a client might interrupt their concentration, potentially causing a serious defect to be missed.

Our surveyors always call you post inspection to run through any areas of concern and if you have noticed any areas that look to have a problem we can let your surveyor know about this in advance and they will be sure to pay attention to the matter and note their findings in their report.