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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 Chelsfield

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chelsfield 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 Chelsfield

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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.

Chelsfield HomeBuyers Survey

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 Chelsfield and Building Surveys in Chelsfield.

Home Buyer 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 Chelsfield 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)
If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects 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 in Chelsfield has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Chelsfield


Chelsfield has a great variety of properties with some survivals from considerably older times, however the vast majority of properties were built from the late 19th century onwards, such as the Edwardian semi-detached property in Beech Road.

There are standard 1920s/1930s semi-detached properties in Spring Gardens and Warren Drive and you can find 3 bedroom detached houses from the 1930s in Rock Hill, large modern detached properties in Chelsfield Hill, Homestead Road and Worlds End Lane and there are a large number of bungalows, such as the large ones in Daltons Road.

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When you get a Local Authority Conveyancing Search you can find out about planned road, rail and traffic schemes which might affect the property in question. A recent such search taken out for a property in Elmcroft Road, Orpington BR6 0HY revealed that the property was in an area that might be affected by the proposed construction of an extension of the Bakerloo Line (London Underground/tube).
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You'd only normally get a Ground Stability Report, a particular kind of conveyancing property search, if your lender insists on it or a local authority search flags up the need for it, regarding a particular property you're looking to buy.

A recent such search, taken out for a property in Station Road, Orpington BR6 0SA, revealed that the property was built within 250 metres of recorded mining activity and had a highly likely chance of potential for ground instability related to non-coal mining within the same radius. The search additionally revealed natural and man-made cavities and mineral extraction/quarrying within the same radius and the existence of bore holes.

The evidence of the existence of such attributes can have implications; a lender might choose not to lend or might make any lending conditional on further checks and/or obtaining specific insurance. Additionally, depending on the severity of the situation, they might influence you as a buyer to pull out of the purchase.
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An Environmental Search report can flag up potential flooding issues affecting the land a property you're looking to buy is located on. A recent such report, taken out for a property in Bruce Grove, Orpington BR6 0HF, revealed that there was potential for surface water flooding within 25 metres of the property, a risk of flooding from rivers and sea within 250 metres and a risk of groundwater flooding within 25 metres.

These findings are important, not least to brief you about flooding potential which might affect your enjoyment of the property in the future, but also is likely to make insurance either more expensive or even unable to obtain.
Kent.pngKent, romantically described as 'the garden of England', is a coastal county in the England's south eastern corner. Because it borders Greater London, it is classed as one of the home counties. It contains the Weald and the North Downs. Kent's county town is Maidstone. Other large cities include Gillingham, Chatham, Ashford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Dartford and Gravesend. 

Kent has many port towns including Dover, Folkestone and Margate. Adjacent counties include East Sussex, Surrey, Essex (across the River Thames) and, as stated earlier, Greater London. Curiously, Kent used to contain an enclave north of the River Thames until 1965 which equates now to the E16 postcode area and which has now been reclassified as part of the London Borough of Newham. JMW Turner, the great impressionist painter, spent part of his childhood in Margate and regularly returned there in later life. The coastline of East Kent is regarded as the inspiration for many of his works, particularly his fantastic seascapes.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Chelsfield

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 Chelsfield

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Chelsfield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Bromley Council at 5th Floor Yeoman House, Croydon Road, London SE20 7TS, telephone 0300 303 8672, 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 Chelsfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Pratt's Bottom, Goddington, Orpington, St. Mary Cray, Petts Wood, Knockholt and Badgers Mount.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Badgers Copse, Orpington BR6 0XB
  • 20 Kings Road, Orpington BR6 9LH
  • Tranmere Road, Orpington, KENT BR5 1DT
  • Stongate Close, KENT BR5 3EX
  • Heathside, KENT BR5 1EY

 

Why can’t I have a HomeBuyer Report on a thatched cottage?

Any property older than 70years/that has had the original fabric of the structure altered/or has a unique feature like a thatched roof is best catered for by a building survey.

The HomeBuyer Report comes in a standard format and anything that falls outside of that, such as an older property where the original build materials have decayed, won’t be adequately addressed and will require the bespoke nature of reporting that comes with a Building Survey.