Home Buyers Survey Sandhurst

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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 Sandhurst

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst

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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 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 Sandhurst and Building Surveys in Sandhurst.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Sandhurst.

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. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Sandhurst survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Sandhurst 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 subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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.

Survey tips for properties in Sandhurst


Sandhurst is a town in Berkshire principally known as the location of the Royal Military Academy. It developed when the Royal Military College was built there in 1812 and subsequently when the railway arrived in 1849. In the period after the railway arrived, a number of large Victorian country residences were built up to around the 1870s, of which a few remain today.

Many workers' houses were built as people moved to the area to find employment and a number of churches and schools were built, such as St Michael's Parish Church (Little Sandhurst), rebuilt in 1853, and Old Scotland Hill School, built in 1871.

Much building occurred in the 20th century between the 1950s and 1980s with large housing estates fabricated around College Town, Central Sandhurst, Little Sandhurst and Owlsmoor. Much of the stock Is semi-detached and detached properties.

There are large, newly-built detached properties around School Hill in Little Sandhurst and more detached and semi-detached homes being built around Branksome Hill Road.


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Properties in Sandhurst which have been built close to the Blackwater River, in roads such as Yateley Road and Belfry Mews, 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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A recent Environmental Search for a property in Hepworth Croft, Sandhurst, GU47 0GH, 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.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Sandhurst area mainly centre around the main road – A321, Yorktown Road, impacting roads such as The Broadway and Coachmans Grove.
Berkshire.pngBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

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. 

Listed Building Surveyors Sandhurst
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Sandhurst area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Sandhurst Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hart District Council at Civic Offices Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE, telephone 01252 622122, 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 Sandhurst

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Camberley, Wokingham, Crowthorne, Yateley, Blackwater, Farley Hill and Frimley.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Long Leys Cottage, Rye Road, Sandhurst, Cranbrook, Kent. TN18 5PG
  • 2 Blackcap Place, College Town, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0XS
  • 13 Harts Leap Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 8EW
  • 2 Bluethroat Close, College Town, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 0XT
  • 2 Faringdon Close, Sandhurst, Berks, GU47 9RU

 

Why does the surveyor need to be local

It is important to get a surveyor to attend the property who is local to your area.

A local surveyor will have extensive local knowledge of the area and will know if there are any issues that occur on properties locally. A local surveyor will also be aware of the market conditions in the area and it is more than likely that they have surveyed properties of a similar condition before.

It is also more efficient to work with a surveyor who is local to Sandhurst or who is used to completing surveys in Berkshire as driving for several hours to complete a survey can delay the report turnaround.