Home Buyers Survey Guildford

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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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Guildford has a High Street paved with granite setts often referred to as cobbles – these were originally laid in 1864 and a castle, Guildford Castle, dating back to Norman times. There are highly sought-after Victorian terraced properties in Recreation Road and Jenner Road, among other locations.

There are also council estates built post-war in Bellfields, Stoughton and Park Barn as well as many new build flats being completed in various areas. These flats fall under the Help to Buy and shared ownership schemes.


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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Guildford is in a raised Radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.

The centre, including streets such as Artillery Road and Drummond Road, has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% and parts of the outskirts to the east and west, including streets such as Harvey Road and Addison Road, having a maximum radon potential of 5-10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).
Properties which are situated in the immediate vicinity of the River Wey and the Tilling Bourne are in flood warning and flood alert areas. 

Flooding has actually occurred considerably over the years, particularly when the River Wey burst its banks and flooded the Bedford Road carpark in 2000.

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).
The highest average ambient noise levels in Guildford are experienced in the vicinity of the A3 and the A25.

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 Guildford

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

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Guildford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Guildford Borough Council at Millmead House Millmead Guildford Surrey GU2 4BB, telephone 01483 50 50 50, 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 Guildford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woking, Godalming, Mayford, Ash, Aldershot, Brookwood and Normandy.

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


Home Buyers Survey Guildford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Elmside, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7SH
  • Ashenden Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XD
  • Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UW
  • Waltham Avenue, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9QF
  • Bishops Court, Mount Pleasant, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4HY

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Guildford 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 Guildford.

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 Guildford 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)
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 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 in Guildford 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.
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Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Guildford to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.