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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 Horsham

Local West Sussex 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Horsham 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 Horsham

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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.

Horsham 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 Horsham and Building Surveys in Horsham.

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 Horsham.

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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Horsham, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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 Horsham


Horsham is a market town on the fringe of the Weald in Sussex. The Causeway, south of the shopping centre, has a mix of medieval, Georgian and later Victorian houses.

The town centre offers affordable Victorian cottages and newly developed flats. The rest of the town has a mix of large detached and semi-detached Victorian houses as well as newer homes, ranging from estates of 1950s and 1960s properties to places such as Rookwood Park, where large modern executive houses were built in the late 1990s. 

You can find 5-bedroom detached Victorian homes in Richmond Road and Wimblehurst Road and large detached 1920s houses in Kerves Lane.

There are period village properties in the nearby villages, the most desirable of which are Slinfold, Warnham, Wisborough Green, Loxwood, Mannings Heath, Rudgwick and Slaugham.

New build developments include Northbrook Court in Hurst Road which is a new block of 2-bedroom flats.



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Properties in Horsham which are built very close to the River Arun, in streets such as Tanbridge Park and Fordingbridge Close, are in an area where flood warnings and 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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Some properties in Horsham are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in York Close for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production;
  • built within 4km of an area that has been offered for licensing for the onshore exploration of oil and gas by the Oil and Gas Authority; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.
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Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Horsham, where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Drainline Southern Ltd.
West-SussexWest Sussex along with East Sussex used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. Land in West Sussex is varied and is part coastal, part downland and part wealden. The only city in the county is Chichester, which is also the county town but there are major towns including Crawley, Horsham, Midhurst, Worthing, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Shoreham-by-Sea among others.

Among the many excellent places to visit in West Sussex are Arundel Castle (classic, fairtytale-like castle built during the reign of William the Conqueror), the Vandalian Tower and Wings Museum. Counties adjacent to West Sussex include Surrey, Hampshire, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. 

Listed Building Surveyors Horsham

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 Horsham

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Horsham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Horsham District Council at Parkside Chart Way Horsham West Sussex RH12 1RL, telephone 01403 215 100, 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 Horsham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Littlehaven, Broadbridge Heath, Warnham, Christs Hospital, Mannings Heath, Dorney and Monk's Gate.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 8 Bakehouse Barn Close, Horsham, Sussex RH12 5JE
  • 9 Tudor House, York Close, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5PF
  • Tauntons, Guildford Rd, Rudgwick, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3JB
  • 8 Park Farm Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 5EW
  • 8 Arun Gardens, Arun Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5FD

 

What happens if your surveyor is does not inspect an area of the property?

There can be a number of reasons a surveyor might not inspect an area during their survey of a property.

Most commonly it is down to access (or lack thereof) to a certain part of the property (i.e. roof/garage) where a vendor may have forgotten to leave the key used to gain entry to the area in question. Additionally if your surveyor is physically unable to gain access to an area because, for example, there are objects in the way, they will equally be unable to inspect it in the normal way and report back on it.

Your surveyor may agree to return to a property to cover the areas that were missed in the original survey, assuming that steps have been taken to enable them to access the areas in question easily and once a date/time to return has been agreed with the vendor.