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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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New Cross is a district of Lewisham in southeast London and hosts Goldsmiths College of the University of London, which was originally the Royal Naval School, established in 1843. Goldsmiths also uses the former Deptford Town Hall in 1903-5 in the Edwardian Baroque style. The fire station was built in 1893-4.

Much of the property in the area is from the late Victorian era – there are large Victorian homes and the conservation areas of New Cross around Telegraph Hill and Brockley around Hilly Fields provide sought after, grand double fronted Victorian villas. Conversions are available, but many of the properties remain as undeveloped family homes.

The council built houses in the area from the 1920s and after the 2nd world war, along with private builders, the council built houses to replace those destroyed by German bombing raids. These estates include, among others, the Erlanger Road Estate, the Kender Street Estate, the Malpas Road Estate, the Shardeloes Road Estate and the Winslade Estate.

There are new build developments in Tanners Hill, comprising 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and some are sold under shared ownership.


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All of New Cross is an area where flood alerts are issued from time to time and flood warnings are issued for dwellings in streets to the area's north from time to time, in streets such as New Cross Road and Sanford Street.

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 New Cross, including streets such as Dixon Road and Laurie Grove, 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.
A recent Environmental Search for a property on Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9DY, is 250m of an area that is likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. This means that there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations due to areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance;.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Surveyors New Cross

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

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New Cross Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Lewisham at Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU, telephone 020 8314 6000, 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 New Cross

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Nunhead, Peckham, St Johns, Telegraph Hill, Dulwich, Deptford and Peckham.

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

  • Pepys Road, New Cross, SE14 5SG
  • 81 Barriedale, London SE14 6RP
  • 8a Gellatly Road, London, SE14 5TT
  • 28 Dressington Avenue, Brockley, SE4 1JG
  • 28 Dressington Avenue, Brockley, SE4 1JG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of New Cross 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 New Cross.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in New Cross, 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)
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 New Cross 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.
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Does the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.