Home Buyers Survey Hornchurch

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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 Hornchurch

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hornchurch 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 Hornchurch

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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.

Hornchurch 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 Hornchurch and Building Surveys in Hornchurch.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Hornchurch.

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 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 in Hornchurch 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. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

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 Hornchurch


Hornchurch in East London has a very wide range of properties varying from very expensive detached properties in Emerson Park (large 1920s and 1930s stock or modern rebuilds such as can be found in Sylvan Avenue) to 1920s terrace houses in Elm Park.

Mill Park Avenue has 1920s detached, semi-detached and large bungalow dwellings and Harrow Drive has 1920s detached houses. New build developments include Edwin Mews, which has 35 3 and 4-bedroom houses.



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Properties in Hornchurch which are built in close proximity to the Ingrebourne River and the Ravensbourne River, including streets such as Sunrise Avenue and Newmarket Way, are in areas which 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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Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search has shown that a property located in Windermere Avenue, Hornchurch, RM12 5ER, was within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms of wind turbines.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Hornchurch area mainly centre around the main road – M25, London Orbital Motorway, impacting roads an streets such as Stubbers Lane and Ockendon 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 Hornchurch

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 Hornchurch

RM12 5LH

Hornchurch Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Havering at Havering Town Hall, Main Rd, Romford RM1 3BB, 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 near me in Hornchurch

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Upminster, Emerson Park, Romford, Rush Green, Dagenham, Iver and Rainham.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 32 Rosewood Avenue, Hornchurch, RM12 5LH
  • 92 Kempton Avenue, Hornchurch, RM12 6EB
  • 16 Stafford Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2ES
  • 12 Gull Walk, Hornchurch RM12 5QL
  • 25 Epsom Way, Hornchurch, RM12 6DU

 

Do I have to be present at my survey?

Your RICS surveyor will not normally allow clients to be on site whilst they are inspecting a property.

Firstly, their indemnity insurance only covers themselves, not clients, if any damage was caused to the property during the course of their inspection.

Additionally, as you might expect, they need to concentrate fully on the job at hand and the presence of a client might interrupt their concentration, potentially causing a serious defect to be missed.

Our surveyors always call you post inspection to run through any areas of concern and if you have noticed any areas that look to have a problem we can let your surveyor know about this in advance and they will be sure to pay attention to the matter and note their findings in their report.