Home Buyers Survey Kettering

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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 Kettering

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kettering 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 Kettering

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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.

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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 Kettering and Building Surveys in Kettering.

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.

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 Kettering, 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 Kettering


Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire and its history dates back to Roman times. It hosts Boughton House, which was originally a monastic building but was substantially converted in the late 17th century.

It grew greatly in the 19th century when it was prominent in the boot and shoe industry. Its developed received impetus when the railway arrived in 1857. It developed steadily in the 20th century and has rapidly grown in terms of population and housing very recently.

You can find all sorts of property in the town, such as the Victorian and Edwardian terraces in Nichols Street, Desborough, thatched cottages in Grafton Road, Brigstock, Georgian grand properties such as Glendon Hall, large 17th century properties such as in Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, plenty of 1930s semi-detached properties around Bowhill and some very modern detached properties.

New build developments include detached houses in Polwell Lane, Barton Seagrave, where Help to Buy can be available; terrace and end of terrace properties in Warkton Lane (also Barton Seagrave); semi-detached properties and apartments in Nina Carroll Way, Westhill and park homes in The Lodges, Barton Road. 

Homes England announced January 2019 that 5,500 new homes would be built in Kettering resulting from part of a £70 million development fund loan made available for the purpose in Northamptonshire.



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Properties in Kettering built in close proximity to the Slade Brook and the River Ise, particularly those in close proximity to the banks of the River Great Ouse, in streets such as Pytchley Lodge Road and Orion Way, 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Kettering, including streets such as Windermere Road and Ullswater Road, 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 is gretaer than 30% (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 located on Rydalside, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7DP is in an area where the property is within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by Environmental Constraints.

Areas with environmental constraints are areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance; as such there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Northamptonshire Northamptonshireis a county in the East Midlands region of England and its county town is Northampton. Additionally, large urban centres in the county include Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. Among many historical sites in the county is Fotheringhay Castle, now in ruins, which was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned prior to her execution.

The county contains one university, the University of Northampton and a number of further education colleges. It has many rugby union teams. It is the location of Althorp, the home and seat of the Spencer family and has a memorial to Princess Diana within its grounds. The Jurassic Way is a long-distance footpath in the county, very popular with ramblers.

Northampton is the county's main transport hub and the M1 is the county's one motorway. 

Homes England announced January 2019 that £70 million in development funds would be made available for building 8,500 homes in the county, principally in Kettering and Wellingborough.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Kettering

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 Kettering

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Kettering Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Kettering Borough Council at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7QX, telephone 01536 410 333, 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 Kettering

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Pytchley, Cransley, Rothwell, Loddington, Rushton, Geddington and Cranford St John.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 3 Hilary Close, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 5FF
  • 46 Rydalside, Kettering, Northants. NN15 7DP
  • 25 Lower St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8AA
  • 17 Grange Pl, Kettering NN16 0NT
  • 11 High St, Woodford, Kettering NN14 4HE

 

What should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.