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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 Hammersmith

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hammersmith 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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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Hammersmith HomeBuyers Survey

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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 Hammersmith and Building Surveys in Hammersmith.

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 Hammersmith 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 Hammersmith survey and the readings included within the report.


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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Hammersmith, 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.

Survey tips for properties in Hammersmith


Hammersmith is an area where Victorian cottages and larger houses, some from the Georgian period, rub shoulders with modern flat blocks and housing developments.

Some of the houses in Ravenscourt Road back on to the park; Wingate Road has houses painted in pretty pastel colours; St Peter’s Square has large classically designed stucco semi-detached houses; Westcroft Square is a garden square, and Ashchurch Park Villas has pretty semi-detached villas.

New developments include Queen's Wharf, a very modern medium-rise flat block overlooking the river which offers 165 flats, sizes up to 3-bedroom.



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Most properties in Hammersmith are built in an area where there are flood warnings and alerts issued from time to time, mainly linked to the River Thames.

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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Some areas of London are affected by the CIL – Community Infrastructure Levy.

In a recent search of Tabor Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0BN it was found that the London Mayoral CIL Charging Schedule adopted February 2012 and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham CIL Charging Schedule adopted 20.05.2015.
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The ‘Outside Doors’ are inspected in section E6 of the HomeBuyer Report.

In a recent survey of Batoum Gardens, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London, W6 7QD it was noted “The main entrance door is of timber framed configuration, the door leading to the balcony is of profiled metal double glazing. The doors were found to be in reasonable condition at the time of our inspection and no repairs are required. The junction between the door frames and the openings in the walls in which they are fitted are properly sealed with no apparent defects or repairs needed. The security offered by the door is reasonable “.
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Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital. 

Listed Building Surveyors Hammersmith
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Hammersmith area including its surrounds including e.g. Acton and Fulham.

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Hammersmith Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Council at Town Hall King Street London W6 9JU, telephone 0208 753 4214, 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 Hammersmith

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Acton, Shepherd's Bush, Fulham, Earl's Court, Chelsea, Waterlooville and Barnes.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 89 Colwith Road, Chiswick, London, W6 9EZ
  • King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0PZ
  • 40 Gilbert Court, Green Vale, Ealing, London W5 3AX
  • 17 Hillcroft Crescent, London, W5 2SG
  • 54 South Ealing Rd, London W5 4QA

 

What’s the difference between a HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

When it comes to property surveys for home buyers there are two main choices.

The first is the RICS HomeBuyer Report; this survey is specifically designed for post-1950s flats/bungalows/maisonettes or houses of standard construction. The report uses a 'traffic light' format to indicate the opinion of the surveyor on the various aspects of the building under consideration. The HomeBuyer Report includes a current market valuation as standard which can be used to compare with your property's agreed asking price.

The second option is the RICS Building Survey; this survey is reserved for older and larger properties that may have had the original fabric of the property altered or have unique features (i.e. a thatched roof). It is the most detailed visual inspection that can be carried out.

While it doesn’t include the property valuation that comes as standard with a HomeBuyer Report, many surveyors will often include in it an estimate of the cost of works for maintenance or upgrades to help with repairs or renovation to the property.