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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 Harlow

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Harlow 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 Harlow

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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.

Harlow 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 Harlow and Building Surveys in Harlow.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Harlow, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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)
If you're buying a home in Harlow which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

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

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Harlow


Harlow was originally built as a new town, from 1947 and property was predominantly therefore built from that period onwards. The Lawn, the first modern-style residential tower block, was built in 1951 and is now a listed building.

There are some notable architectural features in Harlow such as Frederick Gibberd's tromp-l'oeil terrace in Orchard Croft and Dawbarn's maisonette blocks at Pennymead.

There are many estates of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses in and around the area and some estates have been substantially redeveloped so the housing has been built in the last 10 or 20 years. There is a large provision of social housing.


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Properties in Harlow which are built near the River Stort or Canons Brook, such as in Fold Croft, 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 Harlow, including streets such as Kerril Croft and Hobtoe Road, 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 1 - 3% (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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Properties in some areas of Harlow may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Fennells, Harlow CM19 4RW revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Hospital/Risdens Woods, designated as Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland; Parndon Woods & Common, designated as a Local Nature Reserve and Harlow Woods, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south. 

Listed Building Surveyors Harlow

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

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Harlow Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harlow Council at Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow CM20 1WG, telephone 01279 446655, 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 Harlow

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Nazeing, Stanstead Abbots, Roydon, Thornwood, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield and Broxbourne.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7PJ
  • Stone Cross, Harlow CM20 1AA
  • 35 Newstead Way, Harlow, CM20 1BW
  • 196 Willowfield, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6RZ
  • 104 Hookfield, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6QL

 

Does the Building Survey check the electrics and boiler?

The Building Survey is a defect report and will highlight any visual issues such as damp, subsidence and asbestos.

The surveyor will not carry out specialist inspections other than normal operation in everyday use, for example, switching lights on and off and turning the heating on and off.

If the surveyor feels that the electrics and boiler need further investigation then they will recommend that you get an electrician or engineer into the property to carry out an intrusive assessment.