Home Buyers Survey Colchester

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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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Top tips for a Colchester Home Buyers Survey


Colchester, which, as Camulodunum, was the capital of England in Roman times, has an excellent variety of properties from the medieval era right up to the present day.

You can find Regency, Georgian, Victorian and more modern houses in Lexdene and semi-detached Victorian houses in Maldon Road. There are many areas where you can find standard construction semi-detached, detached and terrace homes built from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Stanway has some excellent new build family homes such as can be found in Church Lane and shared ownership modern low-rise flats have been sold in roads such as Sheepen Place.



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Properties built close to the River Colne in Colchester, in streets such as Colne Bank Avenue and St Paul's Road, are subject to flood alerts and warnings 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).
Properties in some areas of Colchester may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in London Road, Colchester CO6 1BJ 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.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Colchester.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Shatters Road, Layer Breton, Colchester C02 0PY, 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

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Colchester

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Colchester. To find out more got to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Colchester

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Colchester Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Colchester Borough Council at Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG, telephone 01206 282424, 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 in and around Colchester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Clacton on Sea, Marks Tey, Great Bentley, Manningtree, Boxted, Hook and Wormingford.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Colchester. 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 Colchester we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Colchester

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 10 Bury Close, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1LE
  • 74 London Road, Copford, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1BJ
  • 36 Johnson's Drive, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7AL
  • 170 Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8AQ
  • 21 Oakapple Close, Colchester Essex, CO2 9FS

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Colchester 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.

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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.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Colchester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 shows up any such problems in your property in Colchester, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Does your surveyor check your electrics?

Your RICS surveyor will switch lights in a room on and off to see if the electrical supply is connected while carrying out their inspection for your RICS Home Buyers Survey.

However, they won't carry out any in-depth inspection of the electrical supply or check the wiring for example: this is beyond their scope of work. Their primary focus is on detecting signs and suspicions of major property defects such as subsidence and rising damp.

That said, invariably they can recommend a trusted local electrical tradesperson if you ask them to.