Home Buyers Survey Hanwell

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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 Hanwell

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hanwell 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 Hanwell

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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.

Hanwell 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 Hanwell and Building Surveys in Hanwell.

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 aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Hanwell, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 Hanwell survey and the readings included within the report.


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


Hanwell is a town in West London which developed as a coaching stop for travellers heading further west. You can find pubs from the Victorian era there, such as The Fox, built in 1848. St Mary's Church was built in 1841.

Much of the housing there is Victorian and Edwardian-era, with some larger Georgian properties. Boston Road/Boston Manor Road has properties from the Victorian era up to the 1970s and mainly consists of semi-detached properties. 

There are some more modern developments including the council-built housing around Poets' Corner. There are also some purpose-built flats such as you find at the end of Shakespeare Avenue.

New developments include The Boatyard, along the Grand Union Canal, which offers shared ownership.



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Dwellings built close by to the River Brent in Hanwell, such as in Half Acre Road, 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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Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Hanwell, where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Economy Drainage Services, 13 Wyndham Road, London, W13 9TE.
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Noise pollution from roads in Hanwell is at its highest along Hanwell Broadway/Uxbridge Road/A4020, affecting nearby streets such Westminster Road, Cherrington Road and Bentley Close.

Rail traffic noise levels are highest around the Great Western mainline railway which passes through Hanwell Station, affecting nearby streets such as Cambell Road and Alwyne Road.
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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 Hanwell
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Hanwell area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Hanwell Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Ealing Council at Acton Town Hall, Acton High Street, Acton W3 6NE, telephone 020 8825 5000 , 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 Hanwell

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ealing, Southall, Greenford, Northfields, Brentford, South Hampstead and Drayton Green.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 197a Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AA
  • 142E Shakespeare Road, Hanwell, London, W7 1LX
  • 27 Kipling Court, Greenford Avenue, Hanwell, London, W7 1LZ
  • Flat 6, Clarence Court, The Broadway, Mill Lane, London, NW7 4RB
  • Flat 67, Marlborough Mansions, Cannon Hill, London NW6 1JT

 

Do I get an aerial photograph of my property in the survey?

The HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey both assess the roof of the property by using 'high powered' binoculars from ground level and telescopic camera mounts to identify any possible issues with the roof.

Aerial photographs do not tend to lend any further useful information on a property especially as these can now be obtained from the internet by a general user and it be considered better use of a surveyor's time inspecting the property in person.