Home Buyers Survey Northampton

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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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Northampton HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Northampton 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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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 for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Northampton, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure 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. 


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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.


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If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Northampton, 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.

Survey tips for properties in Northampton


Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands region of England. Signs of settlement there date back at least to the Bronze Age. Northampton Castle was built in 1084.

The town grew when the Grand Union Canal was created and more so when the railway arrived in the 19th century and there are period properties still standing from these times. Much council housing was built in the 1920s and 1930s largely to the east, north and south of the town, including Abington, Far Cotton, Kingsley, Kingsthorpe and Dallington.

More housing was built in the 1970s and 1980s in Lumbertubs, Moulton Park and Round Spinney to the east, followed by Briar Hill, Camp Hill and East and West Hunsbury in the south of the town. Housing has increase further since the turn of the Millennium.

New build developments can be found in Hardingstone, Wooton, Moulton and Buckton Fields, of various types of dwelling, particularly detached houses.


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Properties built in Northampton which are in close proximity to the River Nene, in streets such as Greenwood Road and Stanley 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Northampton, including streets such as Thirlestane Road and Delapre Street, 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 of greater than 30% (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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Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search indicated that a property on Syers Green Close, Long Buckby, Northampton, NN6 7QW, was found to be within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.
Northamptonshire Northamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England and its county town is Northampton. Additionally, large urban centres in the county include Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. Among many historical sites in the county is Fotheringhay Castle, now in ruins, which was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned prior to her execution.

The county contains one university, the University of Northampton and a number of further education colleges. It has many rugby union teams. It is the location of Althorp, the home and seat of the Spencer family and has a memorial to Princess Diana within its grounds. The Jurassic Way is a long-distance footpath in the county, very popular with ramblers.

Northampton is the county's main transport hub and the M1 is the county's one motorway. 

Homes England announced January 2019 that £70 million in development funds would be made available for building 8,500 homes in the county, principally in Kettering and Wellingborough.
 

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Northampton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Northampton Borough Council at The Guildhall, St Giles' St, Northampton NN1 1DE, telephone 0300 330 7000, 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 Northampton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Church Brampton, Boughton, Moulton Park, Roade, Kislingbury, East Dulwich and Cogenhoe.

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


Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Northampton:


  • 105 Raeburn Road, Northampton NN2 7EP
  • 11 Northampton Road, Northampton, NN7 2PF
  • 34 Thornhill, Northampton, NN4 8SN
  • Church Lane Cottage, 27 Church Lane, Little Billingham, Northampton, NN3 9AF
  • 20 St Giles' St, Northampton NN1 1AF

 

How do I arrange access?

On instruction, we take a few key details from you, one of which being the details of the estate agent managing the property. We then organise access with the estate agent and determine whether they hold keys to the property or if the property is accessed via the owner (vendor). We then let the estate agent know the surveyor's intended arrival time and finalise the survey date.

In the event that the property is accessed through the vendor, gaining access can be tricky. Often the vendor will have to find time away from work/private life in order to accommodate the survey which can lead to having to revise the date of survey. Often in worst case scenarios (i.e. the vendor being on holiday), the vendor can leave their keys with the estate agents or a neighbour who are then the port of call to arrange access.