Home Buyers Survey Ottershaw

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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 Ottershaw

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Ottershaw 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 Ottershaw

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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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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 Ottershaw and Building Surveys in Ottershaw.

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 Ottershaw, 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.

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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Ottershaw, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Ottershaw


Ottershaw is a village in the Runnymede district of Surrey. Christ Church was consecrated in 1864. A boarding school for boys was founded in 1948 in Ottershaw Park but closed in 1980 and its buildings converted to modern flats.

Housing in the area is a great variety of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses and flats. The Mansion in Ottershaw Park was built at the start of the 20th century and now houses 24 families in apartments. 

You can find modern terrace houses in Ottershaw Park as well and many detached houses from the Victorian period through the 20th century (particularly from the interwar period) and very modern large detached homes.


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Properties to the south of Ottershaw which are located in close proximity to the The Bourne and its tributaries, channels and feeders, particularly where the Chertsey Road/Guildford Road cross the river, are in areas which are subject to flood 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Ottershaw.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Hazelbank Road, KT16 8BB, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "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."

Click to find out more about subsidence
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Road noise pollution in Ottershaw is highest around the Guildford Road and affects nearby streets such as Coach Road and Chaworth Road.
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

Listed Building Surveyors Ottershaw

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 Ottershaw

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Ottershaw Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Runnymede Borough Council at Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH, telephone 01932 838383, 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 Ottershaw

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chertsey, Woking, Longcross, Addlestone, Sheerwater, Whiteley Village and Lyne.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 3 Summerfield Place, Crawshaw Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0EY
  • 7 Isis House, Bridge Wharf, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LB
  • 44 Gogmore Farm Close, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9HE
  • Brox Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey, KT160HL
  • 38 Galsworthy Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8EW

 

Why can’t I have a HomeBuyer Report on a thatched cottage?

Any property older than 70years/that has had the original fabric of the structure altered/or has a unique feature like a thatched roof is best catered for by a building survey.

The HomeBuyer Report comes in a standard format and anything that falls outside of that, such as an older property where the original build materials have decayed, won’t be adequately addressed and will require the bespoke nature of reporting that comes with a Building Survey.