Home Buyers Survey East Sussex

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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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East Sussex hosts castles such as Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Lewes and Pevensey as well as Battle Abbey, built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings. Other interesting buildings include Hammerwood Park (Greek Revival architecture) and the University of Sussex buildings in Falmer.

Brighton is the largest urban settlement and has many architectural masterpieces such as the Royal Pavilion and the Grand Hotel and has wonderful Georgian terraces and property types from many eras. It and other seaside towns such as Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea grew particularly popular in the Victorian era and have many period properties as well as 20th century and modern developments.

Towns nearer London, such as East Grinstead, generally expanded with the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century and have surviving period properties from this era and earlier as well as large numbers of standard construction homes built between the 1920s and 1950s. Redevelopment often involved the demolishing of earlier period housing – for better and worse – and further redevelopment may have taken place in the last 20 or so years.

New build developments tend to be located in the outskirts of larger towns, whether on the seaside or further inland.


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Properties in East Sussex which are built close to the coast or large water courses such as the Rivers Rother, Cuckmere, Brede, Tillingham, Uck and Teise among others, 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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Willowfield Road, Eastbourne, BN22 8AX, stated that the dwelling was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

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.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the East Sussex area mainly centre around the main road – M26, impacting roads such as Exedown Road and Kemsing Road.

East SussexEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forest, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham.

It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although this latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county; the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

Listed Building Surveyors East Sussex

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

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East Sussex Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Sussex 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 in and around East Sussex

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham, Newborough and Rye.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in East Sussex. 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 Sussex we'll be able to give you the detailed East Sussex 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:

  • Eagle Cottages, Landgate, Rye, TN31 7LY
  • 38 Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7DS
  • 22 High Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5AQ
  • 18 Jevington Close, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3 BB
  • 2 White Horse Cottages, Hurst Green, East Sussex, TN19 7QA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of East Sussex 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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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 East Sussex.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in East Sussex, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in East Sussex which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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.
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Is asbestos testing included in my survey? Is the removal cost also quoted?

No, what the surveyor will do is let you know within the report that there are signs of asbestos based on their visual inspection and of the property's general style and age. If there are suspicions of asbestos you would be advised to get an asbestos specialist to test the grade of the asbestos within the property.

We have asbestos surveyors covering East Sussex and they are all qualified to British Occupational Hygiene Society P402 and some to S301 Standards. All samples are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory. At the end of the process you will know what level of asbestos is present and what it will cost for you or the vendor to remove it.

Read more about asbestos here.