Home Buyers Survey Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth Home Buyers Survey


Portsmouth has a long history which goes back to Roman times and it has, for example, the world's oldest dry dock, is the site of a number of Palmerston Forts (built in 1859 for defence against possible invasion from the continent) and was extensively bombed in the second world war.

In terms of its housing, there are survivals from many eras but much of the property development has come about as a result of the aforesaid wartime blitz bombing. Initially there were many prefabricated houses constructed and Paulsgrove council estate was completed in 1953. 

Leigh Park had housing estates built in it between 1949 and 1974. Council housing built in the 1960s and 1970s in Landport, Somerstown and Buckland replaced previous housing which had been ruled as 'unfit for human habitation'. Over time, many properties have been sold under the 'Right to Buy' scheme and there has been much renovation.

There are various modern housing developments in and around Portsmouth offering new build housing, such as at Gunwharf Keys.



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Homes in many areas around Portsmouth, particularly alongside the coast, are subject to flood warnings, including, for example, the coast around Southsea, Farlington, the west of Portchester and the northwest of Portsea Island, including streets such as Quatremaine Road and Dundas Spur, and including Hilsea in particular.

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).
For some properties in Portsmouth dated around 1930s the external walls are 265mm thick cavity brickwork.

The walls should be inspected by a Building Surveyors to ensure the condition is satisfactory with no evidence of cracks or bulges.
There are pockets of Portsmouth that have minor readings for radon gas including Hope Street, Commercial Road and Lake Road.
You can view more specific data related to your property on the Government website - UK radon.

HampshireHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Surveyors Portsmouth

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

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Portsmouth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Portsmouth City Council at Civic Offices Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2AU, telephone 023 9283 4334, 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 Portsmouth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Waterlooville, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Witney and Portchester.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Portsmouth. 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 Portsmouth we'll be able to give you the detailed Portsmouth HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Portsmouth

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Moortown Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1EP
  • Solent Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1HH
  • Pink Ridge, Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3LT
  • Valiant Gardens, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9NZ
  • Truro Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4NP

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 are considering buying a property in Portsmouth, 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 you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Portsmouth, 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.
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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 the property you are thinking of buying in Portsmouth 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. To get yours, call 0333 344 3234.

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