Home Buyers Survey Grays

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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 Grays Home Buyers Survey


Grays town in Essex has some parts in old Victorian chalk pits, particularly large ones include Lion Gorge and Warren Gorge. The Gull lightship in Grays Beach was built in 1860.

Grays' economy has been very much tied in the past to that of the Port of London. Housing therefore developed in the Victorian era – there are surviving properties, particularly terrace houses from then – and in stages in the 20th century.

You can see very modern medium-rise flat block housing nearby to Grays tidal flood floodgates. New developments include Treetops in Dell Road: 1 to 4 bedroom homes, Help to Buy is available, and Saxton Close, where shared ownership terms are available.



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Many dwellings in the south of Grays close to the River Thames, such as in Argent Street and Manor Way, 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 Grays, including streets such as Cresthill Avenue and Langthorne Crescent, 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.
Some properties in Grays are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Longley Mews, Farm Road, Orsett, Grays RM16 3AG for example, flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Grays

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

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Grays Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Thurrock Council at Civic Offices New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL, telephone 0845 300 5263, 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 Grays

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tilbury, Purfleet, Aveley, Chadwell St Mary, Chafford Hundred, Meopham and Orsett.

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


Home Buyers Survey Grays

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 8 Orchard Drive, Grays, Essex, RM17 5AF
  • 58 Ward Avenue, Grays, RM17 5RW
  • 58 Ward Avenue, Grays, RM17 5RW
  • Defoe Parade, Grays RM16 4QR
  • Blackshots Lane, Grays RM16 2LD

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Grays 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 Grays.

Home Buyers 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 Grays 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)
If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Grays, 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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Does the Building Survey check the electrics and boiler?

The Building Survey is a defect report and will highlight any visual issues such as damp, subsidence and asbestos.

The surveyor will not carry out specialist inspections other than normal operation in everyday use, for example, switching lights on and off and turning the heating on and off.

If the surveyor feels that the electrics and boiler need further investigation then they will recommend that you get an electrician or engineer into the property to carry out an intrusive assessment.