Home Buyers Survey New Malden

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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 New Malden

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of New Malden 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 New Malden

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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 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 New Malden and Building Surveys in New Malden.

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 you're buying a home in New Malden which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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 New Malden


New Malden is an area of relatively affordable family houses. It developed after the railway arrived in 1846 and the High Street still boasts many Victorian terrace and semi-detached houses which were built in the years which followed.

There are also any number of the ubiquitous 1920s and 1930s detached, semi-detached and terrace houses which you find in London suburbs. Houses for sale in New Malden generally vastly outnumber flats for sale. Presburg Road boasts some large detached Victorian houses. .

There are some modern developments devoted to shared ownership such as Radius in Burlington Road.


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Properties in New Malden built in close proximity to the Hogsmill River and the Beverley Brook, such as in Chapel Mill Road and Aboyne Drive, have been subject to flood warnings and alerts 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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Properties in some areas of New Malden are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Purbeck Avenue noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
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Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in New Malden.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Purbeck Road, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
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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.

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Listed Building Surveyors New Malden

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 New Malden

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New Malden Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council at Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU, telephone 0208 547 5002, 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 New Malden

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Worcester Park, Surbiton, Raynes Park, Kingston upon Thames, Wimbledon, Staines and Chessington.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in New Malden. 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 Malden 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 New Malden

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 12 Wolsey Close Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London KT2 7ER
  • Flat 19, Kew Court, Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London, KT2 5DF
  • 40 Bockhampton Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London, KT2 5JU
  • 9 Langley Grove, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3AL
  • 119 Tennyson Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6NA

 

Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor. The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans. This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.