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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 Huntingdon

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon

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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.

Huntingdon HomeBuyers Survey

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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 Huntingdon and Building Surveys in Huntingdon.

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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Huntingdon, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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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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 Huntingdon survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Huntingdon 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 has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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.

Survey tips for properties in Huntingdon


Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, which became chartered in 1205; its history dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era. Its Old Bridge, an excellent medieval bridge, was constructed in 1332 and is still in use.

It has a very good mix of properties, from the thatched roof cottages in Park Road, Brampton, to the large period renovations in Cow Lane, Godmanchester, to the terraced Victorian cottages in Huntingdon Road, to the 1950s semi-detached houses in Thirlmere, Stukeley Meadows to the modern flats in Park Square, Brookside.

New build developments include the detached houses in Bearscroft Lane, London Road, Godmanchester; the chalets in Sapley Road, Hartford and the terraced hoses in Alconbury Weald, Alconbury.


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Certain properties in Huntingdon which are built in close proximity to the River Great Ouse, in streets such as Ambury Road and East Chadley Lane (Godmanchester) are in areas 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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A property based in Huntingdon, PE28 4EE, is, according to a recent Environmental Search, potential for ground instability within 50m of the property.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Huntingdon area mainly centre around the main road – A14, affecting roads and streets such as Waters Meet, Mill Common and Castle Hill.
CambridgeshireCambridgeshire is a county in East Anglia and Cambridge is its county town. It has large areas of very low-lying land, known as fenland. Its economy is predominantly agricultural although a large area surrounding Cambridge is concerned with high technology (computing, electronics and biochemistry) and is known as Silicon Fen.

There are two universities in the county; the University of Cambridge, which is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the Angela Ruskin University. Cambridge also hosts a regional centre of the Open University. Cambridge is very much the transport hub of the region; its railway station offers connections to many urban destinations and fast, direct services to London. The A10 runs through the city and the M11 runs nearby to it.

Ely Cathedral contains the only Gothic Dome in the world and Holme Fen to the south of Peterborough is the lowest point in Britain (2.75m below sea level). Catherine of Aragon is buried in Peterborough Cathedral. 

Listed Building Surveyors Huntingdon
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Huntingdon area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Huntingdon Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Huntingdonshire District Council at Pathfinder House St Mary's Street Huntingdon PE29 3TN, telephone 01480 388 388, 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 Huntingdon

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Brampton, Great Stukeley, , Wyton, Houghton, Godmanchester and Ellington.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 7 Station Road, Abbots Ripton, HUNTINGDON, PE28 2LF
  • Loebelia House, 31 High Street, Warboys, Huntingdon, PE28 2TA
  • 12 American Lane, Huntingdon, PE29 1TU
  • 8 Claytons Way, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 1UT
  • 18 The Causeway, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2HA

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Confusion can arise regarding mortgage valuations and HomeBuyers Surveys. The unfortunate result is that property buyers can sometimes find themselves having to spend a great deal of money repairing faults and defects which might well have - and ideally would have - formed part of the bargaining process with the vendor when negotiations were taking place.

Lenders appoint surveyors to carry out valuations to estimate market values of properties but the survey has no concern with investigating structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey notes and reports on defects and has a full appraisal and valuation of a property, which, most importantly, is completely independent of the mortgage lender. You can use this information to get quotes for how much it would cost to fix any defects detected in your property in Huntingdon. More importantly, the survey can provide evidence which you can use to bargain with the seller about sharing repair costs. Book your HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Huntingdon by calling 0333 344 3234 and get yourself some well-earned peace of mind.

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