Home Buyers Survey Hersham

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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 Hersham

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hersham 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 Hersham

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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.

Hersham 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 Hersham and Building Surveys in Hersham.

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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Hersham.

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 Hersham survey and the readings included within the report.


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If you're buying a home in Hersham 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.

Survey tips for properties in Hersham


Hersham is a village in Surrey whose housing is generally low-rise and diverse. It centres in Hersham Green, an open space. Hersham railway station was built in the mid-19th century and the village expanded a little after it arrived. Its Anglican Church of St Peter was built in 1887 but in a 13th century style.

Housing in the area is predominantly of the semi-detached variety, mainly built between the wars, although there are a larger proportion of detached properties in Hersham South.

Whiteley Village in the area is a private retirement village built in the early 20th century and has many listed buildings, and the properties were built in the Arts & Crafts style.

There are large, modern detached properties in Onslow Road and modern purpose-built flats in Queens Road. Shared ownership sales have been available in Mayfield Road.


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Properties in Hersham which are built in close proximity to the River Mole, in streets such as Burwood Road, Vaux Crescent and Havers Avenue, 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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Properties in some areas of Hersham may be affected by being built on or close to contaminated land or land which may be contaminated.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Mayfield Road, KT12 5AD revealed that the property was within 500m of land which may be contaminated. The risk factors listed included Dappers of Walton and Walton Planting Ltd.

Suspected contaminated land may have many implications for a property built on or it and, if this is flagged up, the report sets down the next steps you should take.

To find out more about what you need to do if a property you're looking to buy is built on suspected contaminated land, click on Buying a Property on Contaminated Land? What you need to do
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Some properties in Hersham are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Mellor Close, KT12 3RX for example, flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

Listed Building Surveyors Hersham
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Hersham area including its surrounds including e.g. Esher and Walton on Thames.

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Hersham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Elmbridge Borough Council at Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, telephone 01372 474 474, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Hersham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Esher, Weybridge, Walton on Thames, West End, Rydens, Kingswood and Esher.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 132 Burwood Road, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AS
  • 25 Waterloo Court, Mayfield Road, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 5AD
  • 120 Molesey Road, Hersham, Surrey, KT12 4RD
  • 49 Ashley Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 1HG
  • 37 Bowes Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 3HU

 

Do I really need a survey?

Surveys are very useful. They can help you avoid any expensive surprises that may pop out in the future, as well as giving you peace of mind that the property you are buying is structurally sound.

With the information from the survey you might reconsider whether to buy the property or try and renegotiate the price, if you find it needs lots of repairs, it is reasonable to ask for some money of the price. Alternatively, you might ask the seller to fix the problems before you buy it.

The last resort is to pull out from buying the property altogether.