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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 Coventry

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Coventry 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 Coventry

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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.

Coventry 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 Coventry and Building Surveys in Coventry.

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 Coventry, 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)
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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Coventry


Coventry is a city in the West Midlands. Its present cathedral was built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz of 14 November 1940. The ruins of the former cathedral have been left standing as a memorial.

The city has buildings from many eras and, despite the 2nd world war bomb damage, there are still a number which are historically and architecturally interesting and there are surviving properties from the medieval era, the Georgian era and the Victorian era.

Council houses in the city were first let to tenants in 1917 and numerous private and council housing developments took place across the city in the 1920s and 1930s which saw the development of areas such as Radford, Coundon, Canley, Cheylesmore and Stoke Heath.

Further housing developments in the private and public sector took place after the Second World War, including the major prefabricated housing district in south Canley which exists to this day.

There have been further developments, particularly to the city centre, right up to the present day and new build residential develoipments can be found in places like Brindle Avenue (mews houses), Walsgrav, Penny Park Lane and Fairlands Park off Kenilworth Road (detached houses) and Stoke (terrace and semi-detached properties).


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Properties built in Coventry which are in close proximity to the River Sherbourne, in streets such as Windsor Street and Doe Bank Lane, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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, Coventry, including streets such as Villiers Street and Chandos Street, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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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A recent Environmental Report stated that a property on the road of 19 Kentmere Close, Coventry, CV2 2GE, was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey assessed the area as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

West-Midlands-GarOc2.pngThe West Midlands is a metropolitan county located in western central England and is the second most populous county with an estimated population of over 2.8 million (2014). It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.

The county is landlocked and one of the most heavily urbanised areas in the UK. It has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Sutton Park, which has a number of different habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, marshes and heathlands, and has also been designated a National Nature Reserve.

There are five universities in the county; the University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Keele University, Harper Adams University. The county also hosts numerous notable football clubs, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall. Warwickshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Birmingham, incidentally, has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris! 

Listed Building Surveyors Coventry

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 Coventry

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Coventry Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Coventry City Council at Council House Earl Street Coventry CV1 5RR, telephone 0800 269 851, 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 Coventry

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Allesley, Kenilworth, Bubbenhall, Wolston, Balsall Common, Nether Heyford and Keresley End.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 1 Amis Court, 41 Common Way, Coventry, CV2 3JL
  • Flat 64, Wilson Green, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2TN
  • 19 Kentmere Close, Coventry, CV2 2GE
  • 20 Tremelling Way, Arley, Nuneaton, Coventry, CV7 8PS
  • 201 Daventry Rd, Coventry CV3 5HE

 

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