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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 Norfolk

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Norfolk 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.

Norfolk HomeBuyers Survey

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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 Norfolk and Building Surveys in Norfolk.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Norfolk, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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're buying a home in Norfolk 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 Norfolk


Norfolk is a county in the East Anglia region of England and is largely rural, with around 40% living in the more major urban areas of Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford.

Norfolk's county town and only city is Norwich, one of the largest settlements in England during the Norman era.

There are many seaside resorts, including some of the finest British beaches, such as those at Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Holkham.

New build developments in the county include terraced houses in Church Street, Northrepps; detached houses in Burnham Market and Holme-next-the-Sea; park homes in Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norwich and modern apartments in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich and Bacton Road, North Walsham.



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Properties in Norfolk which are built in close proximity to its larger rivers such as the River Bure, the River Nar, the River Wensum, the River Yare, the River Glaven, the River Wissey and the River Babingley and some which are on the coastline, may be in areas 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Norfolk, including West Newton and Dersingham, 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 which is 3-5% (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.
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Areas can be designated as having environmental or historical importance; as such there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property in Beech Close, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7TU, is within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints.
NorfolkNorfolk is a county in the East Anglia region of England and its coastline is on the North Sea, including the Wash. Its county town is Norwich and it is largely rural, although 40% of the population live in just four urban centres, namely Norwich (which is Norfolk's only city), Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford.

One of its major tourist attractions is the Norfolk Broads, a network of rivers and lakes, which is a National Park. Adjacent counties include Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

There are no motorways in the county - the principal trunk roads there are the A10 and A11 - although Norwich does have an international airport. There are two universities, namely the University of East Anglia located on the outskirts of Norwich, and Norwich University of the Arts, located in St George's Street in Norwich city centre.

Norfolk has a number of amusement parks, zoos, stately homes and nature reserves, including Thrigby Hall near Great Yarmouth (tiger enclosure, primates and reptiles), Holkham Hall (beautiful 18th century stately home with a deer park, Banham Zoo and Pensthorpe Nature Reserve near Fakenham (lapwing, Eurasian crane, Marabou stork). 

Listed Building Surveyors Norfolk

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 Norfolk

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Norfolk Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Norfolk County Council at County Hall Martineau Lane Norwich Norfolk NR1 2DH, telephone 0344 800 8020, 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 Norfolk

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Mildenhall, Ely, Poringland and Halesworth.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Orchard Cottage, Rectory Lane, North Runcton, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE33 0QS
  • 4 Lodge Lane, Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31 7QQ
  • 37 Ives Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 6DU
  • 16 Hollow Hill Rd, Ditchingham, Bungay, Norfolk NR35 2QZ
  • 12 Wheatfields, Rickinghall, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 1EN

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave HomeBuyers 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 you are considering buying in Norfolk 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 Norfolk.

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