Home Buyers Survey Langley

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Langley HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Langley 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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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 for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Langley and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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)
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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.


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If the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Langley 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 Langley


Langley is a village in the easternmost part of Berkshire. Langley Hall was built in the 17th century and is now Langley Hall Primary Academy. There are also almshouses in the village which were built in the 17th century. The village expanded a little when the railway station opened in 1845.

There is a wide variety of properties including large Victorian detached houses such as can be found in Raymond Road and modern detached properties in Chestnut Avenue. Much of the stock was built between the 1920s and 1950s, including the detached houses in Wheatlands Road and the semi-detached properties in Castleview Road.

There are a number of new build developments in the area, such as Marlborough Grove in Langley Road which offers 3 and 4-bedroom houses and modern 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.



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Properties in Langley which are built in close proximity to the Grand Union Canal, including streets such as Market Lane/Hollow Hill Lane, Morello Drive and Langley Park Road, are in areas which are subject to flood alerts 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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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the Langley area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician within the Langley area is Buztech Electrical Services, 3 Merlin Cl, Slough SL3 8QW.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Langley area mainly centre around the main road – M14 and A4, London Road, impacting roads and streets such as Grampian Way and Cheviot Road.
Berkshire.pngBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line. 

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Langley Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Slough Borough Council at Burnham Ln, Slough, Berkshire SL1 6LZ, telephone 01628 696 000, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Langley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Cowley, George Green, Shreding Green, Brands Hill, Datchet, Gildersome and Colnbrook.

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


Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Langley:


  • 6 Thornton Road, Langley, SL3 7UQ
  • 39 Cherry Avenue, Langley, Slough, SL3 7BT
  • 6 Grampian Way, Langley, Slough, SL3 8UG
  • 53 Langley Road, Langley, Slough, SL3 7AH
  • 7 Deverills Way, Langley, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 8WN

 

Do I get an aerial photograph of my property in the survey?

The HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey both assess the roof of the property by using 'high powered' binoculars from ground level and telescopic camera mounts to identify any possible issues with the roof.

Aerial photographs do not tend to lend any further useful information on a property especially as these can now be obtained from the internet by a general user and it be considered better use of a surveyor's time inspecting the property in person.