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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 Letchworth Home Buyers Survey


Letchworth, or Letchworth Garden City, is a Hertfordshire town and one of the world's first new towns and the first garden city. Its parish church of St Mary the Virgin was built in the 12th or 13th Century and it was a very small parish right up to the beginning of the 20th century.

A railway station opened in 1903 in the vicinity and housing in the town increased. The dwellings built from 1903 up to the 1930s were generally designed in Arts & Crafts style and consisted of well-built detached, semi-detached and terrace properties.

To the north of the town The Grange began construction in 1947 and to the south east Jackmans was built from 1961. These were council / municipal housing estates with many residents originally coming from the London overspill. Two more prosperous (and private) estates – Lordship and Manor Park – were built from in 1971 to the south west.

Smaller areas of in-fill housing also appeared in the 1990s, particularly on land adjacent to Jackmans Estate on the sites of a former creamery and the Willian Secondary School.

There has been a number of new developments of late, including Madden Gardens in Blackhorse Road and Fairfield Gardens (houses and apartments).

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Properties in Letchworth which are built close to the Pix Brook, in roads such as Norton Way North and Icknfield Way, 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).
Some properties in Letchworth are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Common View for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in Letchworth, 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 Drain 365.

HertfordshireHertfordshire is commonly abbreviated to the name Herts and is a county located in the south of England. it is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south (it is classed as a 'Home County' for this reason). The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford.

Hertfordshire has 3 motorways running through it - the M1, the M25 and the A1(M). It is particularly associated with new towns as it contains 5 in total: Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield and Letchworth. There are two airports just outside Hertfordshire's borders; Luton and Stansted. It also has a university, the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield. There are a number of independent schools in the area, including, for example, Haileybury (Turnford), St George's Harpenden, Haberdasher's Aske's (Elstree) and Berkhamsted.

For random facts; St Alban, who gave his name to the city in the county, was the earliest British saint - he was reputed to have been beheaded where the cathedral now stands; also Sele Mill near Hertford was the site of the first paper mill in Britain, established about 1488.

Listed Building Surveyors Letchworth

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

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Letchworth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North Hertfordshire District Council at Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3JF, telephone 01462 474 000 , 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Letchworth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Baldock, Hitchin, Ickleford, Henlow Camp, Arlesey, Graveley and Great Wymondley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Letchworth. 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 Letchworth we'll be able to give you the detailed Letchworth 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:

  • Principal Court, Letchworth, SG6 1FL
  • 1 Boardwater Dale, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3HQ
  • 44 Lindsell Avenue, Letchworth, SG6 4SQ
  • Doctors Cottage, Vintage Court, Hitchin Street, Baldock, SG7 6AR
  • 19 Mercia Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire. SG7 6RZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Letchworth 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 Letchworth.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Letchworth, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, 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)
If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Letchworth, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What’s the difference between a HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

When it comes to property surveys for home buyers there are two main choices.

The first is the RICS HomeBuyer Report; this survey is specifically designed for post-1950s flats/bungalows/maisonettes or houses of standard construction. The report uses a 'traffic light' format to indicate the opinion of the surveyor on the various aspects of the building under consideration. The HomeBuyer Report includes a current market valuation as standard which can be used to compare with your property's agreed asking price.

The second option is the RICS Building Survey; this survey is reserved for older and larger properties that may have had the original fabric of the property altered or have unique features (i.e. a thatched roof). It is the most detailed visual inspection that can be carried out.

While it doesn’t include the property valuation that comes as standard with a HomeBuyer Report, many surveyors will often include in it an estimate of the cost of works for maintenance or upgrades to help with repairs or renovation to the property.