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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 Esher

Local Surrey 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Esher 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 Esher

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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.

Esher 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 Esher and Building Surveys in Esher.

A Home Buyer 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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Esher, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Esher survey and the readings included within the report.


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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Esher


Esher is on the old London to Portsmouth road and has a wonderful grand 18th century house called Claremont near its town centre (built 1768 and owned, but never lived in, by Clive of India).

Esher's housing mainly consists of 1920s and 1930s detached houses on private estates, as well as Victorian workmen's cottages. There are fine Arts & Crafts-inspired houses, built in the 1920s and 1930s, in Clive Road and Clare Hill, which have red brick, leaded windows and gable ends.

There are plenty of semi-detached and detached 1920s and 1930s houses around Esher Station and Hinchley Wood.

There are also newer developments, many of them large and very well-appointed. Hinchley Park in Hengest Avenue offers a fair spectrum of new builds, from one-bed maisonettes to 5-bedroom houses.



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Dwellings in the area to the north and west of Esher station, including in streets such as Ember Lane and Lower Green Road, receive flood alerts and warnings, particularly the homes built around Thames Ditton and Esher Golf Club.

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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Ridge tiles are often used on properties in Esher and should be checked by you, or your surveyor during the purchase of your property.

Ridge tiles may appear to be firmly bedded atpresent but the mortar tends to weather and eventually the tiles will needto be rebedded - this may take several years depending on the weather conditions.
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Felt is often used underneath tiles on the roof and your Building Surveyor should check this.

In time, exposed felt may break up and if this occurs, remedial action will be required by a reputable roofing contractor such as Esher Roofing, 20 Dalmore Avenue, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0HQ on 01372 815 938.
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 Esher
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Esher area including its surrounds including e.g. Epsom and Hersham.

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Esher Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Elmbridge Borough Council at Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, telephone 01372 474 474, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Esher

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Epsom, Leatherhead, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Claygate, Shinfield and Thames Ditton.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9RD
  • 22 Southwood Gardens, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0DE
  • 35 Soprano Way, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0DG
  • 17 Castle Avenue, East Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2PL
  • 17 Castle Avenue, East Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2PL

 

Why can’t I have a Building Survey on a flat?

As a rule, flats/maisonettes/post 1950s standard construction properties are best suited to HomeBuyer Reports.

The surveyor has substantially less to check and remark upon when surveying these types of property, additionally more modern buildings benefit from better construction techniques in the main.

To carry out a full Building Survey on a property such as this would be overkill, whereas a Homebuyer Report is designed for and is more than adequate for completing the task and, most importantly, for reporting any signs or suspicions of defects.