Home Buyers Survey Kidderminster

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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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Top tips for a Kidderminster Home Buyers Survey


Kidderminster is a large town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire in the Midlands. It has a strong association with the carpet industry. The few period properties around generally tend to be found in out-of-town locations, such as the Georgian Goldness House in nearby Torton, although there are Victorian terraces in the area, such as in Wood Street.

There are many 1920s – 1950s standard construction semi-detached and terrace houses such as in Sutton Park Road and bungalows in Coningsby Drive and Greatfield Road. Larger detached properties can be found in Oldnall Road and modern detached properties in Hurcott Road.

New build developments include the townhouses in Park Lane and the detached houses in Stourport Road.


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Properties in Kidderminster which are built in close proximity to the River Stour, in streets such as Mill Street and Crown Lane, 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).
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Kidderminster, 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 Draincure UK.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Kidderminster area mainly centre around the main road – Park Butts Ringway A456, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Yew Tree Road.

WorcestershireWorcestershire is a county in the West Midlands and Worcester is its county town and is a cathedral city, containing the beautiful Worcester Cathedral. The county is mainly rural, containing the Malvern Hills, which border it to the west. The Malvern Hills have been classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Worcestershire Beacon, which at 425m is the highest point in the county, lies in this range.

Some parts of the county to its north east are in the industrial area of the West Midlands. Major settlements include Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Redditch (all satellite towns of Birmingham). Adjoining counties include West Midlands, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Worcester is the largest populated urban area and contains the county's one university, the University of Worcester. It is also the main transport hub, offering direct railway services from Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington and many other major conurbations.

There are 3 motorways running through the county; the M5, the M42 and M50. Two major rivers flow through the county, the Severn and the Avon.

Arguably Kidderminster Harriers is the county's most famous football team – it is non-league and one of the oldest in the country – and Worcestershire County Cricket Club's (WCCC) home ground is at New Road in Worcester. WCCC last won the county championship in the late 80s in the era of Ian Botham, Graham Dilley and Graeme Hick.

The village of Broadheath, about 6 miles (10 km) North-West of the city of Worcester, is the birthplace of the composer Edward Elgar. Worcester’s Berrow’s Journal has a claim to be the oldest surviving newspaper in the world, publishing started in 1709.

Listed Building Surveyors Kidderminster

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Kidderminster. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Kidderminster

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Kidderminster Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Wyre Forest District Council at Worcestershire Hub, Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1DB, telephone 01562 732 928 , 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 in and around Kidderminster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hartlebury, Stourport-on-Severn, Long Bank, Shatterford, Cookley, Harringay and Chaddesley Corbett.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Kidderminster. 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 Kidderminster we'll be able to give you the detailed Kidderminster HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Kidderminster

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Burcher Green, Kidderminster, WORCS DY10 3AY
  • 75 Franche Rd, Kidderminster, WORCS DY11 5BJ
  • 310 Stourport Rd, Kidderminster, WORCS DY11 7BG
  • 78 Canterbury Rd, Kidderminster, WORCS DY11 6DH
  • 11 Horse Fair, Kidderminster, WORCS DY10 2EN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kidderminster 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.

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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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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Kidderminster.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Kidderminster.

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 Kidderminster 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. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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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.