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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 Dartford

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Dartford 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 Dartford

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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.

Dartford 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 Dartford and Building Surveys in Dartford.

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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Dartford.

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 Dartford 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 Dartford


Dartford's town centre has been redeveloped extensively in recent times, although the town's history is a long one, so it has architecture from many different periods.

New Town developed in the latter part of the 19th century, when many Victorian terraces and cottage were built, then a number of private housing estates were built in the Edwardian period, such as The Swaisland Estate (off Dartford Road), The Downs, Fulwich and Priory Park. The White Hill Estate and housing around Havelock Road occurred after the outbreak of the first world war.

Many private houses were built in the 1920s and 30s, particularly around Devonshire Avenue and Windsor Drive. The council's Heath Lane Estate was built in 1934 and the much larger Temple Hill Estate was built in 1947. 

You can still find a number of properties inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement but a large majority of housing in the town consists of semi-detached properties of relatively standard construction, even if made to look slightly different from the outside. You can also find a number of bungalows.

There are a number of new developments in the area, such as Langley Square in The Knight aand Langley Square in Central Road (purpose-built flats), Temple Hill and Joyce Green Lane (terrace houses) and The Bridge (semi-detached houses).


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Dwellings built close by to the River Darent in Dartford, such as in Mill Road and Shirehall Road, are 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, some parts of Dartford, including streets such as Lavinia Road and Waldeck Road are 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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Raised levels of noise pollution from road traffic are at their highest along the paths of the M25 and the A2 and particularly where these intersect. This pollution also affects nearby roads such as Gothic Close and Curates Walk.

Raised levels of noise pollution from rail traffic occur along the route of the railway which passes through Dartford Station, affecting nearby streets such as Fulwich Road and Knights Manor Way.
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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.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital. 

Listed Building Surveyors Dartford

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 Dartford

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Dartford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Dartford Borough Council at Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR, telephone 01322 343434, 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 Dartford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bexleyheath, Gravesend, Swanley, Erith, Bexley, Norwood Green and Belvedere.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 9 Shirley Close, Dartford, Greater London, DA1 5BB
  • 14 Hyde Grove, Dartford, Greater London, DA1 5GE
  • 26 Birdwood Avenue, Dartford, Greater London, DA1 5GB
  • 9 Shirley Close, Dartford, Greater London, DA1 5BB
  • 66 Wilmot Rd, Dartford, Greater London, DA1 3BD

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Dartford your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!