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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 Dalston

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Dalston 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 Dalston

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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.

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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 Dalston and Building Surveys in Dalston.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Dalston.

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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Dalston, 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Dalston


Dalston is a district of northeast London in Hackney Borough. The area has seen rapid gentrification in recent years. Hackney has leaped to becoming London's 6th most expensive borough having overtaken Richmond.

There are many pretty pretty, flat-fronted early Victorian villas and terraces, mid-Victorian terraces, converted industrial buildings, estates of social housing and new flats in the area.

You can find fine early Victorian semi-detached villas in Albion Square and Albion Drive; London Fields has terraces of flat-fronted early Victorian houses and Parkholme Road has later Edwardian houses. 

Fasset Square has terraces of bow-fronted Victorian houses and a modernist German hospital which has been converted into flats. There are many Right to Buy flats also in low-rise council blocks.

New build developments include Dalston Curve – 106 flats in 2 buildings on opposite sides of the road – and FiftySevenEast, a 15-storey block with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Dalston area accompany the main junction linking Dalston Lane, Balls Pond Road and Kingsland High Street (Kingsland High Street going north is the main noisy thoroughfare.
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The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search 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.

A recent Environmental Report stated that a property on the road of Raddon Tower, Dalston Square, London, E8 3GN, was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report they will switch the lights on and off but not test the electricity further. If they suspect there is a problem that needs rectifying they will advise you to consult an electrician.

A local electrician within the Dalston area is Sparks R Us, 27 Navarino Rd, London E8 1AD.
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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 Dalston

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 Dalston

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Dalston Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hackney Council at 1 Hillman St, London E8 1DY, telephone 0208 356 3000, 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 Dalston

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Shacklewell, Kingsland, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, Barnehurst and Clapton.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 10, 70 Tottenham Road, Dalston, London N1 4ER
  • Flat 16, 4 Mildmay Park, Dalston, London N1 4PE
  • Flat 16, 4 Wiltshire Row, Dalston, London, N1 5DH
  • 28 Balls Pond Rd, Mildmay Ward, Dalston, London N1 4AU
  • 80 Mild May Avenue, Dalston, London N1 4FE

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Dalston you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Dalston that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Dalston.

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