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Fixed Low Cost from £300
Next day availability
Local Knowledge
Qualified RICS Surveyors
10 to 40 years' Experience

"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"

Val Edwards, Trustpilot review in November 2019

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 Reigate

Local Surrey 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Reigate 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 Reigate

Fast Availability and
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 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 Reigate and Building Surveys in Reigate.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Reigate, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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 Reigate, 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Reigate


Reigate was given to a Norman baron after the Battle of Hastings, after which a castle was built there and canons of the Order of St Augustine established a priory there in the 13th century.

You can find properties from many periods in the town – there are large 1920s houses, for example, in the Wray Common area and there is a mix of Victorian, Edwardian and later houses with some new blocks of flats built along Reigate Hill.

You can find period houses and cottages in the villages scattered along the A25, such as Betchworth, Nutfield and Bletchingley.

New build developments can be seen in Alma Road and Furzefield Road and Help to Buy is available for some town house developments in Albert Road North.


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Properties in Reigate which are located in close proximity to the River Mole and its tributaries and feeders, in streets such as Roebuck Close and Bancroft Court, are in areas which are subject to flood 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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Some properties in Reigate may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A recent local authority search for a property in Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7NN revealed that it was within a CIL area.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL)
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report on a property in the Reigate area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the Reigate area is DJP Electrical, 6 Castle Drive, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8DQ.
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

Listed Building Surveyors Reigate

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 Reigate

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Reigate Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Reigate & Banstead Borough Council at Reigate Town Hall Castlefield Road Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH, telephone 01737 276000, 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 Reigate

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Redhill, Dorking, Lower Kingswood, White Bushes, Merstham, Rush Green and Betchford.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • High Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9AB
  • 63 New North Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LZ
  • 63 New North Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LZ
  • 83 Linkfield Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6BY
  • 17 Boleyn Court, St Annes Rise, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1AD

 

Focus and limitations of the HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report service is specifically designed for lay people that want a professional opinion at an economic price for the property they are buying. It is, therefore, necessarily less comprehensive than a level 3 building survey.

The focus of the surveyor is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of the property you are buying, and identifying and evaluating the particular features that affect its present value and may affect its future resale. The Building Surveyor's inspection is not exhaustive, and no tests are undertaken. There is, therefore, a risk that certain defects may not be found that would have been uncovered if testing and/or a more substantial inspection had been undertaken. This is a risk that the client must accept.

However, where there is ‘a trail of suspicion’ the surveyor ‘must take reasonable steps to follow the trail’. These ‘reasonable steps’ may include recommending further investigation.