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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 Egham Home Buyers Survey


Probably the most striking site in Egham architecturally is the Jacobean-fronted Royal Holloway College (University of London building). Egham's residential areas have predominantly semi-detached housing as well as Victorian terraces, older cottages and much larger houses here and there.

There are council houses in the area, such as around Spring Avenue and late Victorian/Edwardian detached houses such as can be found in the Queens Road area.

Englefield Green has some excellent new developments – the area is particularly popular with students for its proximity to Royal Holloway College. 

Virginia Gate offers some stunning new build properties including, for example, a 5 bedroom end of terrace villa. The King's Meadow development offers one and two bedroom apartments along the River Thames, some of which are sold under shared ownership terms.

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There are areas to the north and west of Egham, particularly in the area between the High Street and the By-Pass, centring on Crown Street, which receive flood alerts.

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).
Inspection of the roof forms a material part of the RICS Surveyors inspection.

In a Building Survey on Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0BD, our surveyor spotted the slopes had not been recovered as bitumen felt was not present under the slates. The visible slating appeared to be in generally satisfactory condition but with no obvious slipped slates visible from ground level. There was at least one slipped slate at the base of the front slope as a chink of daylight is visible in the roof space. In the short term, the slating should be overhauled to ensure that any defective slates are replaced with sound matching slates. Occasional maintenance will be required in the future if slates slip from their positions.
Painting airbricks is a cosmetic mistake many home owners make as it affects the properties ventilation.

It is recommend that painted over airbricks are replaced with terra cotta airbricks and additional airbricks inserted to maximise airflow through the cellar as this will help to reduce humidity and the risk of fungal attack to the ground floor timbers.

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Surveyors Egham

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

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Egham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Runnymede Borough Council at Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH, telephone 01932 838383, 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 Egham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Staines, Englefield Green, Addlestone, Chertsey, Virginia Water, Acton and Wraysbury.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Egham. 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 Egham we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0ER
  • Charta Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8XG
  • Tower Court, Vicarage Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9JN
  • Mead Court, Egham, Surrey, TW20 8XF
  • Derwent Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 8JP

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Egham 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 Egham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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.

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 Egham, 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property you are thinking of buying in Egham which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. To get yours, call 01344 567 887.

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