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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 Old Windsor

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Old Windsor 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 Old Windsor

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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.

Old Windsor 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 Old Windsor and Building Surveys in Old Windsor.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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're thinking of buying a property in Old Windsor, 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 flags up any of these defects in your property in Old Windsor 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 has any other defects then you MUST get a RICS 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Old Windsor


Old Windsor is an affluent village in Berkshire. Its parish church of St Peter and St Andrew was rebuilt in 1218 then subsequently restored in 1865. St Luke's Church was replaced by a newer building in 1960.

The locale has properties from many eras and with many styles. Burfield Lodge was built in 1796 and is a classic grand country house. Pelling Hill has large detached houses built in the interwar period. Burfield Road has some modern apartments and there are large, 3-storey modern semi-detached properties in Ankerwycke Place.



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Many of the properties in Old Windsor which are built in close proximity to the River Thames, in streets such as Ashbrook Road and Straight 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).
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Properties in some areas of Old Windsor may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Thames Avenue, SL4 1QP revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Old Windsor, including streets such as Thames Avenue and and Datchet Road, 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.
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 Old Windsor

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 Old Windsor

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Old Windsor Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting The Royal Borough Of Windsor & Maidenhead Council at Town Hall, St Mary's Walk, Maidenhead SL6 1RF, telephone 01628 683800, 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 Old Windsor

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Staines, Egham, Wraysbury, Windsor, Sunnymeads, Worplesdon and Englefield Green.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Riverbank, The Friary, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2NS
  • 23 Alma Road, Eton Wick, Windsor, SL4 6JZ
  • 25 Vale Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JZ
  • 64 Convent Court, Hatch Lane, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3QR
  • 21 Horseshoe Cloister, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

 

What happens if your surveyor finds signs of damp?

If your RICS surveyor flags issues with damp during your defect survey then your next course of action is to contact a damp specialist. The damp surveyor will inspect internal and external walls and floorboards for visible signs of moisture using something called a moisture meter. Finally the surveyor will take a sample of the porous material by drilling into the wall, to see how damp it is.

If you are carrying out the damp survey as part of your due diligence before you buy the property, it is reasonable to ask the seller to cover the costs in your negotiations as the damp will have been worsening during the current owner's tenancy.