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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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Havering is a borough in East London and its principal town in Romford; other major areas include Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham.

Romford has Victorian houses close to the town centre, but the predominant housing type is the three-bedroom interwar terrace or semi-detached house, these can be found in the Collier Row and Rise Park.

Romford has plenty of bungalows, such as can be found also in Collier Row. Gidea Park developed as a garden suburb between 1910 and the 1930s. Gidea Park also has a number of houses built in the 1920s/1930s Arts & Crafts style, in roads such as Meadway, Reed Pond Walk and Heath Drive.

Harold Hill has 1950s sturdy council houses which are now largely owner-occupied.

New build developments include Kings Park in Harold Wood which offers 1 and 2-bedroom flats and 3 and 4-bedroom houses.


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Properties in Havering which are built close to the Beam River and the Ingrebourne River are in an area where flood alerts and warnings are issued 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Havering.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Hornchurch, Porchester Close, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Properties in some areas of Havering are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Hornchurch, Porchester Close noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

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 Havering

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

RM1 4AP

Havering Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Havering at Town Hall Main Road Romford RM1 3BD, telephone 01708 434 343, 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 Havering

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dagenham, South Ockendon, Great Warley, Stapleford Abbotts, Lambourne End, Kirkburton and Erith.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Havering. 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 Havering we'll be able to give you the detailed Havering HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Havering

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Portnoi Close, Romford, RM1 4AP
  • 52 Doncaster Way, Upminster, RM14 2PL
  • 120 Hall Lane, Upminster, RM14 1A
  • 1 Brookside, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2RU
  • 459 Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7XP

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Havering 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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Fast Availability and
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 Havering.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Havering.

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 affecting your property in Havering 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 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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What happens if your surveyor finds signs of damp?

If your RICS surveyor flags issues with damp during your defect survey then your next course of action is to contact a damp specialist. The damp surveyor will inspect internal and external walls and floorboards for visible signs of moisture using something called a moisture meter. Finally the surveyor will take a sample of the porous material by drilling into the wall, to see how damp it is.

If you are carrying out the damp survey as part of your due diligence before you buy the property, it is reasonable to ask the seller to cover the costs in your negotiations as the damp will have been worsening during the current owner's tenancy.