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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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 Newark

Local Nottinghamshire 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Newark 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 Newark

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Delivery of Reports

We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Newark HomeBuyers Survey

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 Newark and Building Surveys in Newark.

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.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


Read more about damp testing and repairs

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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Newark survey and the readings included within the report.


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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 Newark having 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.

Survey tips for properties in Newark


Newark, or Newark-on-Trent, is a market town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands region of England and it harks back to Roman times as it developed along Fosse Way, an important Roman road. The ruins of Newark Castle date back to Saxon times and the Newark Town Hall was completed in 1776 and is a listed building. There are many surviving Georgian properties in the town.

During the Victorian era a lot of new residential buildings were constructed. Newark's population more than doubled from 7.000 to 15,000 from 1800 to 1900.

Much housing was built in the 20th century, both private and municipal, particularly in the interwar period and post-war, and this has continued up to recent times.

New affordable council houses, both homes and apartments, were completed in 2011 in Norwood Gardens/Town Mill Close in Southwell and also in Clipstone, Bleasby, Boughton and Balderton.

New build developments include semi-detached houses in Snowdrop Avenue and terraces in Clover Gardens and Sleaford Road.

In May 2019, Homes England announced the completion of a deal to provide 3,000 new homes and 100,000 square metres of employment space in Ruschcliffe in the Fairham site. Click on 3,000 new homes for Nottinghamshire to find out more.

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Properties in Newark or Newark-on-Trent, built close to River Trent and its associated lakes and water courses, in streets such as Great North Road and Kelham 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).
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Any areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry must be licensed by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent Environmental Report for a property in The Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1SD stated that the dwelling was within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report they will switch the lights on and off but won't test the electricity supply beyond this. If they suspect there is a problem that needs fixing, they will often recommend a local electrician.

A local electricion within the Newark area is DCR Electrical Ltd, 2, Brunel Court, Brunel Dr, Newark NG24 2FB
Nottinghamshire-gUSoFx.pngThe county of Nottinghamshire is based in the East Midlands and its principal town is Nottingham. The county's districts include Ashfield, Broxtowe, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark, Gedling and Sherwood.

The county has two universities; the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. The former has been around since 1881 and is the largest university in Nottinghamshire and is one of the top 4 universities in the UK for the sum of research funds it receives.

There are a number of prominent football clubs in and around the county, including Nottingham Forest and Notts County, the latter of which is recognised as the oldest association football team in the world now playing at a professional level. 

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Trent Bridge, also a Test Cricket ground. Notable alumni include Harold Larwood (England's principal strike bowler during the Bodyline series), Sir Gary Sobers and Sir Richard Hadlee.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Newark
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Newark area including its surrounds including e.g. Farndon and Balderton.

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Newark Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Newark and Sherwood District Council at Kelham Hall Kelham Notts NG23 5QX, telephone 01636 650 000, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Newark

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Farndon, Hawton, Balderton, South Muskham, Winthorpe, Brunswick Park and Fernwood.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Twopot Cottage, 12 Baptist Lane, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7LT
  • The Nunnery, 8 Southend, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7LL
  • 104, Middleton Road, Newark, NG24 2DN
  • 17 Wood Street, Newark, NG24 1PN
  • 33 Kirk Gate, Newark-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AB

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller. A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Newark.

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