Home Buyers Survey Chertsey

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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 Chertsey

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chertsey 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 Chertsey

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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.

Chertsey 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 Chertsey and Building Surveys in Chertsey.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Chertsey, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Chertsey survey and the readings included within the report.


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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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

Survey tips for properties in Chertsey


Chertsey's town centre has excellent large properties dating from its time as a market town from the late medieval period up to the early 19th century. The railway arrived in 1849 but most of the housing was built in the interwar period and post-war.

Houses built in the mid to late 19th century can be found around Grove Road and Alwyns Lane and these are mainly 2-storey with slated roof housing and brick and clay tiles.

There were many council houses built in the interwar period around the Bellbridge Road and Cowley Avenue areas and private houses built around Weir Road and Bridge Roard in the same period. These are mainly semi-detached properties.

Around Pyrcroft Road and areas nearby you find many standard construction mainly semi-detached houses built post-war and near Roakes Avenue and the north and south of Mead Lane, there are houses built from the 1970s. There are also new build developments here and there with some offering shared ownership.


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Chertsey has been prone to floods, particularly in the areas in close proximity to the Bourne, the Abbey River and the River Thames and the many lakes affecting streets such as Blacksmiths Lane and Drill Hall 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).
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Vermin can enter properties at any time. If this occurs, you should consult a pest control firm for advice on how to treat the infestation and to prevent infestation in the future.
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There are small radon gas readings in certain parts of Chertsey, including along the Staines Road, Thorpe Road and St Ann's Road.
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

Listed Building Surveyors Chertsey
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Chertsey area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

KT16 8AY

Chertsey Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Runnymede Borough Council at Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH, telephone 01932 838383, 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 Chertsey

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Addlestone, Staines, Totteridge, Longcross, Thorpe, Weybridge and Shepperton.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 20 Grove Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9DN
  • 7 Isis House, Bridge Wharf, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LB
  • 44 Gogmore Farm Close, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9HE
  • 38 Galsworthy Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8EW
  • 21 Laburnum Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8BY

 

Focus and limitations of the HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report service is specifically designed for lay people that want a professional opinion at an economic price for the property they are buying. It is, therefore, necessarily less comprehensive than a level 3 building survey.

The focus of the surveyor is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of the property you are buying, and identifying and evaluating the particular features that affect its present value and may affect its future resale. The Building Surveyor's inspection is not exhaustive, and no tests are undertaken. There is, therefore, a risk that certain defects may not be found that would have been uncovered if testing and/or a more substantial inspection had been undertaken. This is a risk that the client must accept.

However, where there is ‘a trail of suspicion’ the surveyor ‘must take reasonable steps to follow the trail’. These ‘reasonable steps’ may include recommending further investigation.