Home Buyers Survey Kingston Upon Thames

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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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Kingston Upon Thames has mainly Victorian and interwar housing as well as newer build riverside apartments. There are large detached houses from the interwar period in the Coombe estate.

North Kingston has many large Victorian semi-detached houses and you can find mock Tudor houses built in the 1930s in streets like Cardinal Avenue and Wolsey Drive.

Some developments, such as in Denmark Road, offer shared ownership terms. 

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Dwellings in close proximity to the River Thames in Kingston-upon Thames or the River Hogsmill are subject to being issued with flood alerts from time to time.

Those around the confluence of these two water courses, particularly centring around Eden Street, have additionally received flood warnings 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).
The Building Surveyor will aim to inform you of the current situation of the property being inspected an dopinion provided using tyhe surveyor's local experience.

An example of this is in a recent Building Survey in Beresford Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6LR, where we state the property is situated on the south side of Beresford Road which is a quiet road to the north of the town centre. The locality is a well-established residential area of mainly Victorian houses. Local shopping facilities are within a few minutes walk. Kingston town centre is easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Parking is available in the street but a Resident’s Parking Permit will be required and visitors will need to display a temporary parking permit to avoid the risk of parking tickets.
Many of the Victorian houses found in Kingston-Upon-Thames have two main pitched slopes which meet at a central ridge parallel with the larger dimension of the house. The slopes are normally covered with traditional slates with special blue clay tiles bedded in mortar along the ridge. The tiles will need to be examined slating from ground level to ensure known are cracked or missing.

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Surveyors Kingston Upon Thames

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

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Kingston Upon Thames Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council at Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU, telephone 0208 547 5002, 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 Kingston Upon Thames

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Richmond, Epsom, Hampton, Teddington, New Malden, Banstead and Tolworth.

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


Home Buyers Survey Kingston Upon Thames

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Surbiton Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2HX
  • Wolsey Close, Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7ER
  • Shortlands Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6HD
  • Kew Court, Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5DF
  • Ernest Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 3LL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Kingston Upon Thames.

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, 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 in Kingston Upon Thames 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.
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When should you book in your property defect survey?

It is recommended that you book in your property survey, be it a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, around the same time you book in your mortgage valuation.

Booking the inspection to coincide with a few days after you get the decision on your mortgage (the offer) keeps you on track with the process.

Additionally it allows you time to cancel your survey in the unfortunate event of the lender declining your mortgage.

In the event that you are a cash purchaser, it is recommended to have your survey carried out as soon as you can within the process as this will be a deciding factor as to whether you proceed with buying the property or not.