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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 Hampshire

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hampshire 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 Hampshire

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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.

Hampshire 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 Hampshire and Building Surveys in Hampshire.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 Hampshire survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Hampshire, 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 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 Hampshire


Hampshire's population is located predominantly (nearly 50%) in the South Hampshire conurbation, based around the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth and has two National Parks, the New Forest and the South Downs (together, 45% of the county's area).

Portchester Castle has Roman walls built around the 3rd century and the beautiful Winchester Cathedral was originally opened in 1093. 

Older period properties are more likely to be found in the smaller towns, villages and hamlets such as Fordingbridge; the conurbations, although they have surviving period properties, have much newer housing developments and plenty of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses of standard construction built in various eras in the 20th century.


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Properties in Hampshire which are built along the coastline or near to large water courses such as the River Avon and the River Test, 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, some parts of Hampshire, including streets such as Four Marks, Medstead, Ropley and West Tisted, 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 5 - 10% (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.
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Levels of pollution from traffic noise in Hampshire tend to be at their highest along the paths of the various motorways in the county, namely the M3, M27, A3(M) and M271. For railway noise, the highest levels are along the main lines from London going to Southampton and Portsmouth respectively and along the railway line connecting these two cities.
Hampshire.pngHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. 

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

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Hampshire Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hampshire Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their number, 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 Hampshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Southampton, Portsmouth, Surrey Quays, Basingstoke, Gosport, Swiss Cottage and Aldershot.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Old Manor House North, Hunts Common, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8AA
  • Mandalay, Forester Road, Soberton Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QG
  • 364 Catherington Lane, Catherington, Waterlooville, PO8 0TU
  • 34 Old Dairy Close, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3SJ
  • 4 Award Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 6HE

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

People have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to fork out for expensive repair costs which should have been shared with the vendor with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. Your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are looking at buying in Hampshire and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate. Call 01252 560 064 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Hampshire.