Home Buyers Survey Farnham

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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 Farnham

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Farnham 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 Farnham

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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.

Farnham 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 Farnham and Building Surveys in Farnham.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Farnham, 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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Farnham 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 any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers 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 Farnham


Farnham has a fair number of older buildings, including those which date back to the Georgian period and the ruins of Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey in England, date back to 1128.

The town rapidly expanded in the mid to late Victorian period, with the arrival of the railway and the expansion of the British Army barracks in nearby Aldershot: this is evidenced by the number of Victorian-era properties.

The town has a number of attractive houses from various periods and also has much modern standard construction building: the town's population has doubled from 20,000 in the immediate post-war period to recent times. New build schemes are also much in evidence, including for example the estate in Tongham, many flats of which are being sold under shared ownership terms.


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Properties in Farnham which are built in close proximity to the River Wey, including in streets such as Firgrove Hill and Crosby Way, are in areas which 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).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, a considerable part of Farnham's north and an area to its south-west, including streets such Stoke Hills and Stephendale Road is 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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Where roof tiles are laid to straight regular courses a Farnham based building surveyor will need to inspect if they appear to be in satisfactory condition where visible (the inner slopes of rear extension may not be visible from ground level). A closer inspection from a ladder may reveal the presence of cracked tiles.

In a recent inspection in Bridgefield, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8AN, the mortar in which the ridge and hip tiles are bedded was not unduly weathered. In cases like this tiles may need to be rebedded in the future if severe weathering occurs. The valley between the inner rear slopes was lined in lead sheet. With a valley like this it is recommend that any debris that builds up is cleared away to allow water to run off properly and an inspection should be carried out by a roofing contractor every 2-3 years to check the valley.
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 Farnham

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 Farnham

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Farnham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Waverley Borough Council at The Burys Godalming Surrey GU7 1HR, telephone 01483 426 337, 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 Farnham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Aldershot, Farnborough, Alton, Fleet, Godalming, FInchampstead and Frensham.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 9 St Georges Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8NA
  • 32 Alma Way, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0QH
  • 46 Wrecclesham Hill, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4JW
  • 44 Upper Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0NS
  • 2 Beech Avenue, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3JY

 

My property is a period flat, do I need a building survey?

This is a commonly asked question and it depends on the property to be inspected.

For a homebuyers report the surveyor is inspecting the property itself and common parts. If the property is a first floor flat with a garden flat below and a top floor flat above, there really is very little merit in instructing a full building survey as the surveyor has limits to what he can comment on.

If however the property to be purchased is the garden flat, then the surveyor is likely to have access to the front and rear of the property so is able to complete a more thorough inspection and therefore able to provide a more detailed report. So a building survey would be possible.

Always provide the postcode so that you can get guidance on what survey best suit your property.