Home Buyers Survey Pangbourne

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Pangbourne HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Pangbourne 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, 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. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Pangbourne.

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 Pangbourne 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 Pangbourne


Pangbourne is a village with a variety of different types of properties such as detached, and semi-detached houses from the Victorian period. Some of these properties can be found in Station Road. There are also a variety of different types of modern built houses within the local area including terraces and detached.

You can find Victorian period semi-detached houses along Pangbourne High-Street.

Areas such as Station Road, Pangbourne and Shepard Place are where some of the modern detached and terrace properties can be found.

Cleeve Down is an area near to Pangbourne where there are new builds, some of which are available under the Help to Buy scheme.

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Properties in some areas of Pangbourne are located in or near areas designated as being of environmental and historical importance.

Environmental and historical constraints limit and restrict home owners from making any modifications including adding in an extension to their properties.

A recent Environmental Search for a property in Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7NQ revealed that dwellings within 250m of the property are likely to be affected by environmental constraints.
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Properties in some areas of Pangbourne have a potential risk of being affected by river and surface flooding. A recent Environmental Search for a property in Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7NQ revealed that there was potential risk of both surface and river flooding occurring within 250m of the dwelling.

Sometimes you will be advised to take out a Flood Risk Report examining these possibilities more deeply. Click to view a Flood Risk Report
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in Pangbourne's area mainly stem from traffic from the A340, particularly in the Tidmarsh Road area affecting nearby streets such as Pangbourne Hill and Station Road.

Rail traffic running through Pangbourne also generates higher levels of noise pollution for nearby streets such as Shooters Hill.
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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. 

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Pangbourne Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Berkshire Council at Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, telephone 01635 519900, 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 Pangbourne

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Reading, Basildon, Whitchurch Hill, Tidmarsh, Mapledurham, Upper Basildon and Purley on Thames.

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


  • Weatheroak, Cedar Drive, Pangbourne RG8 7BH
  • Pangbourne Hill, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7AS
  • Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire RG8 7NQ
  • St James Cl Pangbourne, BERKS RG8 7AP
  • Reading Rd, Pangbourne, BERKS RG8 7HY

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many people mistakenly think a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the vendor. The lender's surveyor conducts a mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are interested in buying in Pangbourne and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey itemises defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and it gives you the evidence potentially to share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0118 324 0432 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Pangbourne.

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