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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 Peterborough

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Peterborough 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 Peterborough

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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.

Peterborough 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 Peterborough and Building Surveys in Peterborough.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 Peterborough 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 Peterborough


Peterborough is a city in Cambridgeshire with a cathedral mainly built between 1118 and 1237. It is in a flat area with some parts below sea level. When the railways arrived in the 1840s, its population – and housing – expanded significantly.

The city was associated with brick-making, particularly of Fletton Brick, which can be seen for example in the present HM Prison Peterborough.

You can find gorgeous Georgian detached properties in the Northborough area and Victorian terraces in Eastfield Road and Victorian townhouses in West Water Crescent. There are plenty of standard interwar semi-detached houses in the Princes Garden area (some of them with large rear extensions.

There has been considerable development of the town since the 1970s until the present day. This has resulted in new 'townships' being built including Bretton, Orton, Paston/Werrington and Hampton (which has most recently been built). Shared ownership is commonly available.



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Properties in Peterborough which are built close to the River Nene or in the fens to the east such as Flag Fen and Prior's, in roads such as Wistow Way and Bailey Way, 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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Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search for a property in Morris Street Peterborough PE1 5DX, stated that the dwelling was within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.
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A recent Environmental Search for a property in Morris Street Peterborough PE1 5DX, stated that the dwelling was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south. 

Listed Building Surveyors Peterborough

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 Peterborough

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Peterborough Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Peterborough City Council at Priory House Monks Walk Chicksands Shefford Bedfordshire SG17 5TQ, telephone 01733 747474, 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 Peterborough

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Stamford, Market Deeping, Stibbington, Yaxley, Thorney, Hockliffe and Norman Cross.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 25 Appletree Close, Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3JY
  • 25 Smallwood, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough, City Of Peterborough PE3 7LN
  • 42 Gayton Court, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 7BY
  • 42 Gayton Court, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 7BY
  • 36 All Saints Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QU

 

When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.