Home Buyers Survey Lewes

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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 Lewes Home Buyers Survey


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).
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.
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 Lewes. To find out more got to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Lewes

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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 in and around Lewes

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rodmell, Kingston, Glynde, 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.


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

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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.

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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 Lewes.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Lewes, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Lewes which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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.
Conveyancing Process

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to a valuation for the property 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 however the results aren't always shared with you as the survey belongs to the mortgage lender. On top of which 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 so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Lewes that you arrange your own Homebuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you at the mercy of undetected defects such as rising damp which can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

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