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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 Clapham

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Clapham 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 Clapham

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.

Clapham 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 Clapham and Building Surveys in Clapham.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Clapham, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Clapham having 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 Clapham


Clapham is an area of varied housing, from the large Queen Anne, Regency and Georgian and Victorian era homes of the Old Town and Clapham Common, to the grids of Victorian housing in the Abbeville area.

Clapham also a number of council-owned social housing on estates dating from the 1930s and 1960s and also new build developments, some of which fall under the Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes.

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Flood alerts and warnings are issued from time to time for the areas around the northern, northwestern and western borders of Clapham (the Battersea borders), including for streets such as Robertson Street and Tennyson Street.

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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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Clapham area are particularly raised around the main thoroughfares leading to, away from and around Clapham Common including Clapham Common South Side, Clapham Common North Side and The Avenue. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways in the area accompany the main line passing through Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road stations, affecting streets close by such as Killyon Road and Ferndale Road.
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Properties with chimney stacks in Clapham need special attention. Chimney stacks are particularly exposed to the weather and so regular maintenance must be carried out to ensure their stability and weathertightness. Scaffolding or other means of safe access may be required to carry out any future repairs and this could increase the cost of any repair significantly.

In a recent survey of 121 Clapham Common North, SW4 9SP it was noted there was a shared chimney stack and before any repairs or alterations are carried out to it, you should discuss this with the neighbouring property as they will have rights in this regard.
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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.

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Listed Building Surveyors Clapham

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 Clapham

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Clapham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lambeth Council at Brixton Customer Centre Olive Morris House 18 Brixton Hill London SW2 1RD, telephone 020 7926 1000, 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 Clapham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wandsworth, Battersea, Brixton, Balham, Stockwell, Wandsworth and Earlsfield.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 5 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9LA
  • 57 Orlando Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0LH
  • St Alphonsus Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7AW
  • Fitzwilliam Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0BW
  • Brayburne Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 0AA

 

How long does your survey take?

We book the earliest possible slot for your RICS surveyor to carry out their inspection for your RICS home buyers survey. Then, on the day, they visit the property and inspect all accessible areas, concentrating on signs and suspicions of defects and issues.

The actual time your surveyor takes over the inspection varies with each property – you can imagine that one for a small flat for a HomeBuyers Report will normally take less than one for a large mansion for a Building Survey. It is likely to be anything between 1 ½ hours to 3 hours.

SAM Conveyancing's RICS surveyors call you on the day of the inspection after carrying it out to go over any major concerns and findings and then they complete the report and return it to you within 5 working days.