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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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Lancaster's architecture offers a fair variety, with older properties 'rubbing shoulders' with more modern developments up to the present day.

There are Roman baths visible near the junction of Bridge Lane and Church Street and Lancaster Castle dates back to the 11th century. Lancaster Friends Meeting House dates from 1708 and many buildings in the city centre and along St George's Quay date back to the 19th century, Bowerham Barracks were completed in 1880 and the Phoenix Street drill hall was completed in 1894. The Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park was built in the Edwardian era, between 1907 and 1909.

The Bowerham Council Estate in Scotforth was begun in 1920 and consists of semi-detached (such as in Palatine Road) and terraced properties which are reasonably varied with 'no two gables alike'. The Newton Estate was begun from 1923 and mainly consists of reasonably standard construction properties with some larger parlour type houses. The Mount Pleasant Estate was built between 1927 and 1930 with, once again, reasonably varied styles of semi-detached and terraced properties. Other estates built around the same time include the Ryelands Council Estate and the Marsh Estate.

There are any number of more recently-built properties and additionally a fair number of new build developments.

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If you're considering buying a property in Lancaster's locale, getting an Environmental Search Report, one of the main property conveyancing searches, is an important way to find out if there are environmental issues which might affect your enjoyment of the dwelling.

A recent such report, bought for a property in Green Close, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JN revealed the following:
  • A surface water flooding risk within 25 metres;
  • Existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines within 4km; and
  • A coal mining affected area within 25 metres
among other matters. Flooding risks often translate into larger insurance premiums (as well as the risk of real upheaval from an actual flooding event); coal mining areas often have issues regarding ground stability and wind farms can detract from the enjoyment of a property because of their visual impact and potential for noise pollution.
Some properties in and around Lancaster might be affected by previous coal mining works because this mining activity used to be widespread in the area.

If you're looking to buy a property in the area using a mortgage, your lender might make it a condition of any loan that you purchase a Coal Mining Search to help establish whether the dwelling is likely to be affected by such historic mining activity.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Lancaster is in a raised Radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.

Properties built in streets such as Blades Street and Lindow Square are built on ground which has a maximum radon potential of 5 - 10%, which means that they have a higher than normal chance of being affected by radon emissions.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Surveyors Lancaster

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

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Lancaster Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lancaster City Council at Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ, telephone 01524 582000, 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 Lancaster

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Camforth, Hornby, Bailrigg, Heysham, Tarnbrook, Morecambe and Garstang.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Tan Hill Drive LA1 2JD
  • Victoria St, Morecambe LA4 4AA
  • Avondale Rd, Lancaster LA1 4BZ
  • Stonewell, Lancaster LA1 1NJ
  • Manor Rd, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6JY

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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.

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 Lancaster 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. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Lancaster you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Lancaster that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0161 850 7159 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Lancaster.

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