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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 Dunstable Home Buyers Survey


The oldest part of Dunstable is along the Icknield Way and Watling Street where they cross. These roads split the rest of the town into four quadrants which have each been developed in stages.

The northwest quadrant started to be developed in the 19th century when the British Land Company laid out the roads around Victoria Street. The development of the Beecroft area began with the houses around Worthington Road; after the Second World War the borough council extended the estate up to Westfield Road with its shops, and then up to Aldbanks. The war-time site of the Meteorological Office, was then in Houghton Regis, and was situated where Cookfield Close and Weatherby is now. That site was redeveloped large property developers. At the north of the town there is an estate originally marketed as French's Gate Estate, and at the west of the town there is an area of houses on Lancot Hill.

The southwest quadrant has largely been developed since the Second World War. There are three main estates. In the Lake District Estate all the streets are named after places in the Lake District and Cumbria; the estate includes a parade of shops on Langdale Road. It was originally called the Croft Golf Course Estate and was built by Laing Homes. Oldhill Down Estate around the Lowther Road shops was developed by William Old Ltd., and the Stipers Hill Estate around Seamons Close was initially created by the Land Settlement Association.

In the southeast quadrant, the area around Great Northern Road was developed at the end of the 19th century as Englands Close Estate and Borough Farm Estate. The Downside Estate including the shops on Mayfield Road was planned by the borough council in 1951.

The northeast quadrant is a mainly commercial and civic area, the result of redevelopment in the early 1960s. But the site of Waterlow's printing works around Printers Way is now occupied by houses built in the 1990s. The Northfields Estate at the north of the town was completed by the borough council in 1935.

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Some properties in Dunstable's area may be affected by development of public transport schemes. A recent Local Authority Search for a property in Gilpin Close, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5SL revealed that the dwelling was in a Local Authority area that has been designated for a proposed tram link between Luton Airport, Luton Airport Parkway Railway Station and Eastwest Rail.

Click to find out more about Local Authority Searches
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some buildings in some pockets of Dunstable are in a raised radon area, including streets such as Beadlow Road and Lapwing Road, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
Some properties in Dunstable may be built in close proximity to the sites of existing or proposed solar farms, which may be contentious for the owners because of the visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Local Authority Search carried out for a property in Lowry Drive revealed that there were existing or proposed solar farms within 2km.

Click to find out more about Environmental Searches.

BedfordshireBedfordshire is often abbreviated to Beds and is a county located to the East of England. It is a ceremonial county and a historic county, covered by three unitary authorities: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton. Bedfordshire is bordered by Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the west and Hertfordshire to the southeast.

Bedford itself is halfway between Oxford and Cambridge and a railway line nicknamed the Varsity or Brain Line used to connect the two universities. Bedfordshire contains the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as Woburn Abbey and Safari Park. John Bunyan, author of the Pigrim's Progress, was from the county (born Elstow, just south of Bedford) and actually spent 12 years in Bedford Gaol for his nonconformist views regarding the restoration of the monarchy!

Listed Building Surveyors Dunstable

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

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Dunstable Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Dunstable Town Council at High St N, Dunstable, LU6 1NF, telephone 01582 513 000, 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 Dunstable

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Caddington, Kensworth, Edlesborough, Eaton Bray, Totternhoe, Sewell and Houghton Regis.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Dunstable. 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 Dunstable we'll be able to give you the detailed Dunstable HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Leafields, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 5LT
  • Holyrood Drive, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 5FW
  • West Street, Dunstable, Bedforshire, LU6 1SG
  • Graham Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4EQ
  • The Baulk, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 6GG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Dunstable 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 Dunstable.

Home Buyers 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 Dunstable.

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 they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Dunstable, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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When should you order a survey?

The right time to book a survey is specific to each client’s situation. Generally speaking, it is recommended to book your survey for around a week after your mortgage valuation takes place. This way, if your lender is happy to proceed you are then on track and don’t have the stress of searching for a surveyor to attend your property at the last minute. Inversely, if your mortgage lender comes back and declines your application after the valuation, you then have breathing space to cancel the survey without fear of incurring cancellation charges.

If it is the case that you have concerns in regards to the condition of the property (be it subsidence or damp etc.) and feel that it will impact on what you are prepared to offer or whether you are even willing to proceed with the purchase, you may decide to book it in before your mortgage valuation in order to minimise costs in an already expensive process.