Home Buyers Survey Great Missenden

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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 Great Missenden

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Great Missenden 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 Great Missenden

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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.

Great Missenden 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 Great Missenden and Building Surveys in Great Missenden.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Great Missenden.

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 Great Missenden survey and the readings included within the report.


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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Great Missenden and what needs to be done to remedy it.

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line.

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

Survey tips for properties in Great Missenden


Great Missenden is a village with a variety of different types of properties such as detached, semi-detached and terraced. Some of these properties can be found in streets such as London Road and Link Road.
You can find a variety of 1950s period detached houses in Hare Lane in Little Kingshill.

Within the local area there are also larger detached and semi-detached modern properties that can be found in Upper Hollis. There are some properties in areas near to Great Missenden are sold under the Help to Buy scheme. These can be found along Chairborough Road in High Wycombe and Wroughton Road in Aylesbury.

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Some properties within Great Missenden may be subject to potentially being at risk from higher than average levels of radon emissions occurring. Within the local area there is a maximum radon potential of 1-3%, affecting properties in streets such as Martinsend Lane and Church Street.
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A recent HomeBuyer Report taken out for a property in Little Kingshill HP16 0DX noted that the dwelling's chimney stacks were indeed in need of replacement and if they were not, they might present a safety hazard.

You are always advised to get a RICS Home Buyers Survey (click to find out more) when you purchase a property.
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Some properties in the surrounding areas in Great Missenden such as can be found in Church Street, Walnut Close and The Square have a medium chance (1% - 3.35%) of surface flooding occurring each year.

Depending on where in Great Missenden you are thinking of buying, your solicitor may advise that you get a Flood Risk Report (click to find out more).
BuckinghamshireBuckinghamshire is a county which touches the western edges of the Greater London Area and is mainly rural in aspect. Many of the towns and villages on the eastern edges of the county serve as commuter dormitories for London workers, such as Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts. The section of the Chiltern Line, which links Aylesbury with London Marylebone via Amersham, has streamlined this daily journey for many workers in the City of London. Buckinghamshire's county town is Buckingham, but there are a number of larger settlements such as High Wycombe and Aylesbury. 

There is considerable affluence in many parts of the county, such as around Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Farnham Common and Stoke Poges. Denham Golf Club, which has its own station on the Chiltern Line, is the haunt of many celebrities who have dwellings in the area. The county is the site of the first modern private university to receive a charter, the University of Buckingham. Buckinghamshire has number of areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as Burnham Beeches and the Chilterns (including the Chess Valley).
 

Listed Building Surveyors Great Missenden
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Great Missenden area including its surrounds including e.g. Prestwood and Hyde End.

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Great Missenden Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Chiltern District Council at King George V House, King George V Rd, Amersham HP6 5AW, telephone 01494 729000, 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 Great Missenden

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Prestwood, South Heath, Hyde End, Little Kingshill, Ballinger, Little Missenden and Holmer Green.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Hazell Road, Buckinghamshire HP16 0LR
  • Meadow Cottages, Little Kings Hill, Great Missenden HP16 0DX
  • Nairdwood Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 02H
  • Honor Road, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0NJ
  • Westrick Walk, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0RZ

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a survey valuation of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.


It is paramount that when buying a property in Great Missenden, Prestwood or South Heath you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us on 0333 344 3234 and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!

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