Home Buyers Survey Nottingham

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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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Nottingham HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Nottingham 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.

Nottingham 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 for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Nottingham.

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 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 Nottingham 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.

Survey tips for properties in Nottingham


Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands which predates Anglo-Saxon times. Nottingham Castle was originally constructed in 1068.

The area around Oxford and Regent Street has a number of Georgian buildings and St Barnabas' RC Church is a Gothic revival building built by Pugin. Some parts of its eastern centre were rebuilt in the 1970s and the Lace Market area south of Hockley has many 4 to 7-storey red brick warehouses from the Victorian period, many of which have been converted into apartments.

Nottingham has several large council and private estates built mainly between the 1920s and 1950s, including the St Ann's, Broxtowe, Strelley, Bilborough, Apsley and Clifton.

More council homes – nearly 15,000 – were built in Nottingham in the 1970s than in any other decade: old people's complexes, low-rise flats, semi-detached and terrace houses. Many of the houses have been bought independently under the Right to Buy scheme.

There are many new build developments such as in Cotgrove and Edwalton, with Help to Buy often available.


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 Nottingham which are built in close proximity to the River Trent, the River Leen and the Nottingham Canal, in streets like Midland Avenue and Gregory Street, 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).
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A recent Environmental Search for a property on Southwold Drive, Nottingham, NG8 1PD, stated that the property is in an area which may be affected by Coal Mining activity. It is recommended that a Coal Mining report is obtained from the Coal Authority.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Nottingham area mainly centre around the main road – A6005, Castle Blvd, impacting roads and streets such as Castle Wharlf and Peveril Drive.
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.
 

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Nottingham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Nottingham City Council at Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG, telephone 0115 915 5555 , 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 Nottingham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woodthorpe, Nuthall, Long Easton, Carlton, Stoke Bardolph, Pinner and Clifton.

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


  • 100 Southwold Drive, Nottingham, NG8 1PD
  • 42 Brinkhill Crescent, Nottingham, NG11 8GN
  • 33 Aberford Avenue, Nottingham, NG8 5FQ
  • 11 Trentham Gardens, Nottingham, NG8 3NG
  • 3 Marlborough Court, Marlborough Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NOTTS. NG9 2JA

 

I want a survey but the vendor cannot provide access

This is a recurring problem especially with the increase in online estate agents who do not take responsibility for access and rely on the vendors to make themselves available.

On occasion access issues may be due to vendors being away or sometimes simply because they do not want to take time off to allow access for a survey.

Buyers should ensure they complete all their property checks prior to exchange and the RICS survey forms an integral part of these checks.

Delays with vendors providing access can delay the whole conveyancing process. It is important to establish what the issue is to see whether a solution can be found.

If vendors are not available, suggest that the keys are left with the estate agent for collection or alternatively see if the vendor can arrange for a friend or family member to be at the property to allow access.