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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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Eltham was essentially a rural area which expanded rapidly when the railway arrived in 1895. Eltham Palace is its most notable landmark, dates from the 13th century but has been significantly redeveloped over the centuries, particularly in Tudor times and latterly in the 1930s.

Cameron Corbett bought the Eltham Park Estate and developed the village streets around the palace with well-built suburban housing between 1900 and 1914 (essentially the Edwardian period). Municipal housing was developed further after that, particularly to house wartime workers in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. The Progress Estate consisted of council housing built to a good standard.

Today's housing is very mixed, with, for example, cottages built around 1800; villas and terrace houses existing there since the 1880s and plenty of standard construction semi-detached houses built between the 1930s and 1960s. 

Purpose-built flats built in the 1980s replaced many of the original Victorian villas and there are, here and there, very modern developments, such as Quilters Place which has offered shared ownership.


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Properties built in the vicinity of the Quaggy River in Eltham, such as in Eltham Palace 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Eltham, including streets such as Court Road and Tarnwood Park, 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.
Road noise pollution in Eltham centres on the two main roads of Eltham High Street and the A2, affecting nearby streets such as Archery Road and Dunvegan Road respectively. Noise pollution from the railway line as it passes through Eltham Station affects nearby streets such as Glenlea Road and Westmount Road. The railway runs alongside the A2 going east, combining both aspects of noise pollution, and affecting streets such as Glenesk Road and Eltham Park Gardens.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

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 Eltham

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

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Eltham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Borough of Greenwich Council at The Woolwich Centre Wellington Street Woolwich SE18 6HQ, telephone 020 8854 8888, 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 Eltham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Lewisham, Kidbrooke, Woolwich, Catford, Hither Green, Herne Hill and Welling.

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


Home Buyers Survey Eltham

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Rochester Way, Eltham, London, SE9 8LJ
  • 339 Footscray Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2EH
  • 46 Green Lane, Eltham, London, SE9 2AG
  • 29 Campbell Court, 3 Embry Road, Kidbrooke, London, SE9 6BT
  • 129 Westmount Road, Eltha, London, SE9 1XX

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Eltham 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 Eltham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Eltham, 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 Eltham 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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What’s the difference between the HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

The HomeBuyer Report is a survey carried out on smaller properties of a simpler design such as purpose built flats, bungalows, maisonettes and post-1950s houses of standard construction. The HomeBuyer Report comes in a standard format and can give a great general view regarding a property's construction and condition.

In contrast, Building Surveys are bespoke and better suited to larger and/or older properties where the original construction material may have degraded and requires further commenting on outside of the scope of a HomeBuyer Report.