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.

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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?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Farnham and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 Farnham survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Farnham has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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

Survey tips for properties 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 in the Farnham area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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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, Littlehampton, 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

 

When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.