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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 Loughborough

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Loughborough 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 Loughborough

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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 Loughborough and Building Surveys in Loughborough.

A Home Buyer 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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects 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 in Loughborough has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Loughborough


Although Loughborough's main growth spurt in terms of population and with it housing occurred in the mid-to-late 19th century, most of its visible buildings were constructed in the 20th century, when it began to acquire new suburbs.

Thorpe Acre in the town's west originally began as a hamlet and several houses or cottages survive from this period, although Thorpe Acre with Dishley was originally built in 1845 and extended in 1968.

After the second world war, 100 dwellings were built to house employees of Brush Engineering Works which were built of no-fines concrete. .

Stonebow, at the upper end of Maxwell Drive, was built in the 1980s. Further development started in 2004, to link Maxwell Drive to Mitchell Drive, where Stonebow Primary School is located. The original Dishley, off Derby Road, was heavily developed, with Thorpe Acre, in the 1970s. Dishley Church is now a ruin in Derby Road. The agriculturalist Robert Bakewell (1726–1795) is buried there. Shelthorpe and surrounding area are new suburbs in the south of Loughborough. Work on the original Shelthorpe started in 1929, but was halted by World War II and resumed in 1946.

There are various new build developments in the area, additionally.

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A local authority search is brilliant at listing planning issues which might affect the enjoyment of a property that you're looking to buy such as one bought for a home in Banbury Drive, Shepshed, Loughbourough LE12 9PL, which listed that planning had been sought tor the erections of dwellings and garages in the close vicinity and tree preservation orders (i.e. which prohibit trees being cut down).
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Some areas around Loughborough's vicinity may be affected by higher than usual levels of radon, an inert gas which arises from the ground, and which can cause lung cancer. The areas in questions are particularly prevalent to Loughborough's north, north-west and most of all to its south west – in Nanpantan – for example in streets such as Foden Close and Shells Brook Lane – where the Maximum radon potential is 10-30 %.

You find out about radon from various sources, such as the Environmental Search, the Local Authority Search and even a specialist radon search report. Depending on the levels registered, you may be advised to take further measures to protect yourself when buying a property in the area.
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A Local Authority Search taken out for a property you're looking to buy can reveal matters like whether you have rights of way or roads on your land and whether these are maintainable at public expense - or your own. A recent such report bought for a property in Milton Court, Loughborough LE11 5JL revealed that there was a footpath and a service road which were not maintainable at public expense and that there were also limits to development and washland.
Leicestershire Leicestershireis in the East Midlands and Leicester is its traditional administrative centre, even though the City of Leicester itself is a unitary authority and administered separately. The county is bordered by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Leicestershire has 2 motorways running through it - the M1 and the M69. The county has 3 universities; the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University.

The county hosts the East Midlands Airport a hub airport for domestic, EU and international flights, which is located at Castle Donington. Castle Donington is also the location of Donington Park, which has many uses, ranging from motor racing to hosting large music concerts and festivals.

Other than Leicester, other large towns in the county include Loughborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.

Food associated with the county includes Red Leicester, Long Clawson and Stilton cheeses and pork pies, particularly Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.

For random facts, the original Hansom Cab - i.e. with a mechanical meter - was invented in Hinckley in the county (by Joseph Hansom) in 1834 and Thomas Cook organised the world's first package tour from Leicester in 1841.

Worth a paragraph on its own, the phrase 'painting the town red' originates from revelry which accompanied some loutish aristocratic hunters celebrating a good day's hunting in 1837 in Melton Mowbray: they daubed red paint on houses, pub signs and a toll-bar and apparently, some of the paint still remains on some of the older houses in the High Street.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Loughborough

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

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Loughborough Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Charnwood Borough Council at Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX, telephone 01509 263151, 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 Loughborough

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Billesdon, Leicester, Burton-upon-Trent, Melton Mowbray, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton and Hinckley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Loughborough. 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 Loughborough we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Home Buyers Survey Loughborough

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Aitken Way, LE11 2UJ
  • Thirlmere Drive, LE11 3SY
  • Milton Court, LE11 5JL
  • Lower Gladstone Street, LE11 1PJ
  • Lower Gladstone Street, LE11 5JL

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Loughborough which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.

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