Home Buyers Survey Herne Hill

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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 Herne Hill

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Herne Hill 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 Herne Hill

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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.

Herne Hill 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 Herne Hill and Building Surveys in Herne Hill.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Herne Hill having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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 Herne Hill


Herne Hill is an area of South London, sitting in two boroughs, Lambeth and Southwark. It grew extensively with the arrival of the railway in 1862. It hosts Brockwell Hall in Brockwell Park, built in 1831.

It has many Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s houses, with many divided into flats. Stradella Road has large detached double-fronted Edwardian houses and Carver Road has Twenties double-fronted semi-detached houses. 

There are many different styles of Victorian houses in the Poets' Road conservation area in roads such as Chaucer Road, Spenser road, Shakespeare Road and Milton Road. The Sunray Estate off Red Post Hill has cottages built in an area governed by garden suburb principles and built between 1920 and 1922.

New build developments include new 4-bedroom terrace houses in Hinton Road and the 99 Thurlow Park Road scheme which has 3-bedroom duplexes.


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All properties in Herne Hill, in streets such as Effindale Road and Fawnbrake Aveneue, are built in an area where flood alerts 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).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Herne Hill, including streets such as Carver Road and Herne Hill, is 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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A property based in Herne Hill, Valmar Road, SE5 9NH has Overhead Power Lines or Mobile Phone Masts within 250m of it.

Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
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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 Herne Hill

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 Herne Hill

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Herne Hill Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lambeth Council at Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RD, telephone 0207 926 6000, 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 Herne Hill

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tulse Hill, North Dulwich, East Dulwich, Loughborough Junction, Brixton, Streatham and West Dulwich.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 260 Cropford Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9DA
  • 357 Shakespeare Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0QD
  • 15 Holmdene Avenue, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9LD
  • 24 Gubyon Ave, Herne Hill, London SE24 0DU
  • 16 Crossthwaite Ave, London SE5 8ET

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Herne Hill which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.

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