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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 East London

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of East London 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 East London

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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.

East London 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 East London and Building Surveys in East London.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in East London.

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 HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in East London then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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 East London


East London is located to the north of the lower Thames valley, with the Thames its southern boundary. It is an area which has seen much redevelopment, most notably around the docklands from the 1980s. Barking has large council housing estates built from the 1930s onwards and the East End has many properties going back to the Georgian and Victorian periods.

Much housing was built in the mid-19th century with the expansion of the railway and much social housing was built in the 1920s in Becontree and Harold Hill. The streets around Brick Lane have many period properties.

There are many new housing developments, particularly around the docklands and there are shared ownership developments at Royal Albert Wharf (Gallions Reach), Traders' Quarter (Pontoon Dock), Rathbone Market (Canning Town) and Horizons Tower (Canary Wharf).

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Properties in East London built in close proximity to the path of the River Thames, the River Roding and the River Lee and other water courses have been 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 areas of East London, including around Silvertown and the Isle of Dogs (including streets such as Marsh Wall and Mastmaker Road), are in a raised radon area, 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.
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Section J1 of a RICS HomeBuyer Report concerns risks to the building that has been inspected.


For a recent HomeBuyer Report for a property in Forest Road, Leytonstone, East London, the surveyor commented on risks such as structural movement, subsidence, dampness, timber decay and trees. They noted, for example, that trees were close to the building and that these can cause damage to buildings and services so they should be regularly pruned to minimise potential damage.
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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 East London

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 East London

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East London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 East London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bow, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalton, Waterlooville and Haggerston.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 8+9 Empson Street Studios, Unit 1, 1 Empson Street, London, E3 3LT
  • 31 Alderney Road, Mile End, London, E1 4EG
  • 53 Dore Avenue, Barking London E12 6JT, UK
  • 48 Churston Avenue, Upton Park, London E13 0RH
  • 101 Granite Apartments, 39 Windmill Lane, Maryland, London, E15 1PZ

 

Why do I need a survey if I have had a Mortgage Valuation?

A property survey is different from a mortgage valuation report. A valuation is a cursory look at a property to assess how much it is worth and whether it is suitable for a mortgage, this will include a note of any major works that might affect the value of the property however It is not a detailed inspection of the property’s condition.

Before buying a property, it’s a good idea to get a professional to carry out a thorough inspection. The Building survey and Homebuyers report will make you aware of problems with the property structure, repairs or alterations that need to be made and risk associated with the property.

Buying a new home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you ever make so it’s important to make sure you’re making a sound investment that won’t result in you losing money in the long run.