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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 New Forest Home Buyers Survey

The New Forest district is a highly affluent area mainly made up from small to medium sized villages and small towns. It has managed to avoid overdevelopment and this was reinforced by the New Forest being designated a National Park in 2005.

Therefore, although there is a fair breadth of types of property, there are notably many dwellings which were built in earlier periods, such as the Georgian (you can find fine Georgian properties in Lower Penington Lane in Lymington), and there are also many properties with thatched roofs, some of which predate even the Georgian period. You can find properties in the latter category in places like Ashley Common Road in New Milton and Salisbury Road, Burton.

Victorian properties are also well represented throughout the area. At the modern end, there are some unique and beautiful properties in the area, such as the architectural marvels in Avon Castle Drive, Ringwood,

Help to Buy is available in some areas, such as the terraced house developments recently built in Greenwood Close, New Milton.

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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, a section of the very north of the New Forest area, Lover, including streets such as Timberley Lane and Hamptworth Road, is 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.
There are many thatched roof properties in the New Forest area and you are always advised to get a building survey if you're looking to buy one.

In a recent building survey carried out on a property in Woodgreen, Fordingbridge in the New Forest area, the surveyor noted, for example, that an electric fire located in a chimney breast opening (a real fire hazard) and that no spark arrester was evident. The surveyor recommended a specialist to test out the safety of the working of the chimney.

Additionally, the surveyor took several photos which highlighted small plastic spars poking through the thatch (these appeared in the report) which the thatch should have been obscuring and are serious signs of wear. The surveyor took the time to send photographs of the roof to a master thatcher who not only gave expert advice as to the lifespan of the thatch (they said it needed replacing in a few years) but also provided an estimate of the cost of the replacement.

The surveyor also noted the presence of a polythene membrane lining one section of the thatched roof area when inspecting the loft space. The surveyor once again consulted an expert thatcher who concluded that the material wasn't detrimental to the thatching.

Thatched roofs are delightful but need maintenance, which can be very expensive. When you hire a surveyor to carry out a building survey for a property with a thatched roof, you can rest assured not only that they will take the time to inspect it carefully and use their own expertise to draw conclusions within their own field, but also, where they feel their knowledge falls short, they will call upon greater expertise in order to advise you more fully as to the viability of the roof.
Some properties in the New Forest are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Tavells Lane in Marchwood for example flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.

Hampshire.pngHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Surveyors New Forest

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

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New Forest Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting New Forest District Council at Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG, telephone 023 8028 5000, 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 Forest

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Ferndown, Sixpenny Handley, Whiteparish, Cranborne and Romsey.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in New Forest. 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 Forest 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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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Ringwood Rd, Betsy Ln, Bransgore, Christchurch BH23 8AA
  • Salisbury Rd, Burton, Christchurch BH23 7JN
  • Jumpers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AR
  • Sandy Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2NJ
  • Barrack Rd, Christchurch BH23 2AW

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

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in New Forest, 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 the HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey?

The HomeBuyer Report is a survey carried out on smaller properties of a simpler design such as purpose built flats, bungalows, maisonettes and post-1950s houses of standard construction. The HomeBuyer Report comes in a standard format and can give a great general view regarding a property's construction and condition.

In contrast, Building Surveys are bespoke and better suited to larger and/or older properties where the original construction material may have degraded and requires further commenting on outside of the scope of a HomeBuyer Report.