Home Buyers Survey Oxfordshire

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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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Top tips for a Oxfordshire Home Buyers Survey


Oxfordshire is a county in southeast England, bordering on the Midlands to the north.

Its main population centre is Oxford, its county town. Other significant settlements are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Carterton and Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames to the south.

Oxford has amazing architecture, from the quadrangle of University College, founded in 1249, to the Sheldonian Theatre, built 1664–68 to the design of Sir Christopher Wren, and the Radcliffe Camera, built 1737–49 to the design of James Gibbs.

There are often many period survivals to be found, going at least back to the medieval era, in outlying villages and hamlets whereas the towns generally have at least a few Georgian properties, plenty of Victorian properties and any number of standard construction semi-detached, detached and terrace houses built in the 20th century, particularly in the interwar period, under both private and public auspices.

New build developments include semi-detached houses in Woodstock Road, Apsley Road and Water Eaton Road in Oxford; detached houses in Botley (particularly around Fogwell Road) and modern low-rise apartments in West Way, Oxford.


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Properties in Oxfordshire which are built in close proximity to the county's larger rivers such as the River Thames, the River Cherwell, the River Evenlode, the River Windrush, the River Glyme, the River Ock and the River Ray, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Oxfordshire, including places such as Chipping Norton and Lidstone, 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 more 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.
Areas can designated as having environmental or historical importance; as such there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

A recent Environmental Report stated that a property based in Chilton Field Way, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0SQ, is within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints.

OxfordshireOxfordshire is a county located in the south east of England and can be known by the abbreviated name of Oxon. It's the most rural county in the South East. Although it's reputed to be the furthest location from the sea, it has numerous canals and rivers for boating. King Alfred burnt the cakes in Wantage. Blenheim Palace, built between 1705 and 1722, a Baroque masterpiece, was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and has a landscape garden fashioned by 'Capability' Brown.

Undoubtedly the county is most well-known for the collegiate university town of Oxford itself, with its dreaming spires dating back to the 13th century but there are so many other attractions such as the Cotswolds (from where the River Thames springs from) and even the family-friendly Didcot Railway Centre. The county borders Warwickshire to the north/north-west, Northamptonshire to the north/north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

Listed Building Surveyors Oxfordshire

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Oxfordshire. To find out more got to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Oxfordshire County Council at County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND, telephone 01865 792 422, 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 in and around Oxfordshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Moreton-in-Marsh, Bibury, Ettington, Buckingham, Haddenham, Kings Hill and Lambourn.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Oxfordshire. 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 Oxfordshire we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 35a Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxfordshire OX1 5LY
  • 25 Chilton Fields, Chilton Field Way, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0SQ
  • The Vineyard, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, OX14 3EQ
  • 26 Chapel Close, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7DY
  • 10 Vintner Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX14 3PF

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Oxfordshire 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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Delivery of Reports

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 RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Oxfordshire.

Home Buyers 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 Oxfordshire.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of your property in Oxfordshire which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost.

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