Home Buyers Survey Newbury

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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 Newbury Home Buyers Survey


Newbury is west Berkshire's principal town, the centre of which has a rare medieval Cloth Hall and an adjoining half-timbered granary, an unusually large 15th century parish church, along with a wealth of attractive 17th and 18th century listed buildings.

The railway arrived in 1847, providing fast transport to London, heralding a period of prolific housebuilding in East Fields. From the beginning of the 20th century, the new middle class built elegant town houses further away from the town centre and there was much house-building particularly in the interwar period.

Newbury was bombed in the 2nd world war necessitating further house-building up to the 70s. In recent years, the siting of technology companies in the town has been a factor in more houses being built.

New build developments include the retirement apartments in West Street, the terrace and semi-detached houses in Lambourn Road (Speen) and shared ownership apartments in Newbury Parkway.


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Properties in Newbury which are in close proximity to the River Kennet and the River Lambourn, in streets such as Northbrook Street and Church Road, are 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Newbury, including streets such as Arnhem Road and Bone Lane, 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.
A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on St. Johns Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7PY, is within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

Berkshire.pngBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.

Listed Building Surveyors Newbury

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

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Newbury Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Berkshire Council at Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD, telephone 01635 42400, 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 Newbury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Donnington, Thatcham, Greenham, Speen, Snelsmore Common, New Southgate and Hamstead Marshall.

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


Home Buyers Survey Newbury

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 10 Rupert Rd, Newbury, RG14 7EL
  • 9 St Johns Road, Newbury, RG14 7PY
  • 9 Valley Road, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 6ET
  • 4 Stanley Road, Newbury, RG14 7PB
  • 78 Gloucester Road, Newbury, RG14 5JN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Newbury 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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Delivery of Reports

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 Newbury.

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 Newbury, 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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Newbury has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
Conveyancing Process

FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it. If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.