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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 Poundbury

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Poundbury 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 Poundbury

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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.

Poundbury 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 Poundbury and Building Surveys in Poundbury.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Poundbury.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Poundbury which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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 Poundbury


Poundbury is a town which is an urban extension on the outskirts of Dorchester in the county of Dorset. The town is built on the Duchy of Cornwall land. Poundbury has a variety of properties built from 1993 such as semi-detached homes from phase 1 of development to more modern builds include larger detached houses.

The buildings in 1993 were made to be traditional urban pattern and new classical style build. Streets including Challacombe Street and Hermitage Ct are where some of these can be found.

Streets such as Lydgate Street and Woodland Crescent are where more modern builds can be found and some of these are sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

For more information click on
Help to buy

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There are some areas in Poundbury that are affected by noise pollution, mainly to those near to main roads such as the A35 and A37. Streets including Middle Farm Way, Peverell Ave West and Peninsula Way are areas near the main roads where there is a higher chance of being affected by noise pollution.
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According to the UK Government’s Public Health England, Poundbury is in an area where there are raised levels of Radon. Streets such as Longmoor Street, Bridport Road and Netherton Street have a maximum radon potential of 1-3%.

Properties within these areas have a higher chance than average of experiencing ground radon emissions.
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The 20th Century Society, which works to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain, listed Poundbury as a 'Potential Conservation Area'.

Should this proposed designation become actual, anyone looking to buy a property in Poundbury's area would be informed of it, and other matters of planning etc. via a Local Authority Search (click to find out more).
DorsetDorset is a county in the south of England with the English Channel on its southern coast. Its county town is Dorchester although larger cities and towns include Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and Ferndown. Dorset has various different types of landscape including clay valleys, limestone ridges and chalk downs. Bournemouth and Poole have their own unitary authorities.

More than 50% of the county is classed as being in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its coastland in particular has been regarded as very interesting from a geographical/geological perspective, including the Isle of Portland, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.

Sandbanks, a suburb of Poole, has achieved the heights of having the fourth highest land values in the whole world. Adjacent counties include Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.

Bournemouth Airport offers scheduled flights to the European mainland and islands. There are no motorways in the county and the main trunk roads are the A303, A35 and A31. Poole offers ferries to France and the channel islands. Bournemouth has two universities, Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth.

Dorset has more than 30 general and specialist museums, including the Tank Museum at Bovington and the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Grade I listed buildings include Portland Castle, a coastal fort commissioned by Henry VIII, and Christchurch Priory, the longest church in England.

Thomas Hardy, the famous novelist, was born in Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester in 1840 - his fictional town 'Casterbridge' is based on Dorchester. Enid Blyton, the children's author, allegedly bought Purbeck Golf Club for £1, using it to go on holiday in Swanage: she apparently based many of her 'Famous Five' books around the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour.

Finally, in the form of the Dorset Naga, the county has a claim on producing the hottest chilli in the world, with an average score of 923,000 Scoville Heat Units. 

Listed Building Surveyors Poundbury

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 Poundbury

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Poundbury Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Dorchester Town Council at 19 N Square, Dorchester DT1 1JF, telephone 01305 266861, 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 Poundbury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dorchester, Lower Burton, Winterborne Herringston, Bradford Peverell, Martinstown, Charminster and Muckleford.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Harewood Rd, Poundbury Dorchester DT1 3RN
  • 1 Weir End Rd, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3RX
  • Challacombe St, Poundbury Dorchester DT1 3SN
  • Weir End Rd, Poundbury Dorchester DT1 3RX
  • Tyberton St, Poundbury Dorchester DT1 3AS

 

Does the Building Survey check the electrics and boiler?

The Building Survey is a defect report and will highlight any visual issues such as damp, subsidence and asbestos.

The surveyor will not carry out specialist inspections other than normal operation in everyday use, for example, switching lights on and off and turning the heating on and off.

If the surveyor feels that the electrics and boiler need further investigation then they will recommend that you get an electrician or engineer into the property to carry out an intrusive assessment.