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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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Home Buyers Survey Lewes

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Lewes 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.

Home Buyers Survey Lewes

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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 in a HomeBuyers Report Lewes and Building Surveys in Lewes.

A Home Buyer 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 homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Lewes incredibly important.

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. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Lewes survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Lewes 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 any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers 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 Lewes


Lewes is East Sussex's county town and it used to be for the whole of Sussex. It is an historic county town situated in a gap in the South Downs and hosts Lewes Castle, built in 1069. It developed particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries and saw a further spur to this when it first hosted a railway junction in 1846.

The ancient town's main thoroughfare is The High Street, connecting Eastgate to West-Out and The St John's or Pells area, north of the town's original wall boundary, has several 19th century streets. 
More modern housing estates can be found in the areas of South Malling, Wallands, Cranedown on the Kingston Road and Lansdown. Keere Street hosts a timber-framed bookshop which dates back to the 15th century.

Lewes' centre, according to most experts, has a very high standard of regional vernacular architecture and choice of era-specific construction materials and techniques.

New build developments include terrace houses and townhouses in Chandlers Wharf, particularly around the South Street area and the semi-detached and terrace houses around the High Street in the Lewes Vaults area.



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Properties in Lewes built in the close vicinity of the River Ouse and the Pellbrook Cut, in streets such as Landport Road and Pellbrook Road, 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).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Lewes, East Sussex, including streets such as Western Road A277 and Priory Street, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Lewes area mainly centre around the main road – A27, and also affect nearby roads and streets such as Cranedown, Cluny Street and Morley Close. Rail noise pollution accompanies the railway line which passes through Lewes and the railway passes very close to the A27 around Kingston Road making this the area where noise pollution is normally highest on average..
East SussexEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forest, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham.

It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although this latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county; the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. 

Listed Building Surveyors Lewes
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Lewes area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Lewes Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Lewes District Council at Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1AB, telephone 01273 471 600, 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 near me in Lewes

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rodmell, Kingston, , Ringmer, Falmer, Plumpton and Barcombe.

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


Home Buyers Survey Lewes

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 113 High St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1AA
  • 30 Landport Road Lewes East Sussex BN7 2SU
  • 51 Old Malling Way, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2EP
  • 119 Kingston Rd, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3NA
  • 17 Brighton Rd, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1EH

 

Does the surveyor use Drones to assess the property?

The use of more advanced digital technology within assessing properties is on the rise but don’t always exceed the results obtained from more industry standard equipment or save any time.

RICS surveyors have a selection of measuring equipment, recording devices and equipment for assessing remote and concealed areas such as standard lifting equipment for inspection chamber covers, meter cupboard keys, hand mirrors, a ladder that gives safe access to spaces that are three metres above floor level, and binoculars or telescopes for parts of the property at high level which can be utilized to efficiently certify efects.