Home Buyers Survey Chichester

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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 Chichester

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chichester 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 Chichester

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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.

Chichester 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 Chichester and Building Surveys in Chichester.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Chichester, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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 affecting your property in Chichester 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 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 Chichester


Chichester is a cathedral city (the cathedral was built in the 11th century) and is West Sussex's only city. It is built in a low coastal plain. It has architecture from many periods however most of it was rebuilt by the late 18th century, for example the Dolphin and the Anchor Hotel, and has changed little since.

You can find beautiful 18th century doorways and fanlights in the larger houses and bow-fronted houses on the main streets, such as South Street. Some of the houses around East Street were refronted in brick in the 19th century.

The population increased in the mid-19th century with the arrival of the railway and much of the development to the north-west of North Gate dates from this time and into the 20th century.

There are a fair number of standard construction semi-detached homes from the 1930s onwards in Chichester's hinterlands and there are also modern new build developments. You can find shared ownership as well, such as some of the properties sold in Westhampnett.


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Properties in Chichester built in close proximity to the lakes to its southeast such as Quarry Lake and to the River Lavant, including roads such as Westhampnett Road have been subject to flood warnings and 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, a large area of Chichester (including streets such as Cambrai Avenue and Kingsham Road) is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
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It may be worth checking environmental search reports if you're looking to buy a property in the Chichester area to check for environmental contaminants and hazards.


Sussex Police cordoned off a 200m area of Stane Street in Westhampnett in July 2017 after a box of what was thought to be anti-tank mines were discovered by builders digging up a garden.
West-SussexWest Sussex along with East Sussex used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. Land in West Sussex is varied and is part coastal, part downland and part wealden. The only city in the county is Chichester, which is also the county town but there are major towns including Crawley, Horsham, Midhurst, Worthing, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Shoreham-by-Sea among others.

Among the many excellent places to visit in West Sussex are Arundel Castle (classic, fairtytale-like castle built during the reign of William the Conqueror), the Vandalian Tower and Wings Museum. Counties adjacent to West Sussex include Surrey, Hampshire, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. 

Listed Building Surveyors Chichester

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 Chichester

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Chichester Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Chichester District Council at East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY, telephone 01243 785 166, 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 Chichester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Fareham, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Hayling Island, Havant, Battersea and Petersfield.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 1 Firefly Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 8FY
  • 53 Highlands Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6AU
  • 11 Trinity Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7SD
  • 132 Blackbrook Rd, Fareham, PO15 5BY
  • 50 Hill Road, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 8JZ

 

Does the RICS Building Survey provide a breakdown of costs?

A standard level 3 RICS Building Survey provides a visual inspection of an extensive list of possible defects. The survey also provides a summary of issues which may need remedial work with an indication of their severity.

The report does not usually include a breakdown of costs although this can be provided at an additional cost.

It is worth noting that a local builder would be able to provide costs of repair based on the surveyor’s itemised list of defects and would not charge to do so. Moreover when negotiating with a vendor, the vendor expects to be provided with a builder's quote rather than a RICS building surveyor’s quote as it more accurately reflects the actual money to be spent on repairs rather than an industry standard indication.

Read more about RICS Building Surveys