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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 Sheffield

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Sheffield 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 Sheffield

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Sheffield 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 Sheffield and Building Surveys in Sheffield.

Home Buyer 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 Sheffield, 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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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 Sheffield


Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In the 19th century, it became synonymous worldwide with steel production and there are many surviving properties in the city which date back to these, the late Georgian and early Victorian periods, when the population of the city – and its housing – developed exponentially.

Sheffield is made up of many suburbs and neighbourhoods, many of which developed from villages or hamlets that were absorbed into Sheffield as the city grew.

The early 1900’s saw the first ‘garden suburb’ at Wincobank where houses were planned around open spaces, shopping areas and public buildings. Between 1919 and 1939 Sheffield Council built around 25,000 council houses. These were to fill the open space to the South East and North of the city. Huge estates at Manor, Arbourthorne, Gleadless Valley, Parson Cross and Shiregreen were built to house the growing population.

There was much redevelopment in the 1950s and 1960s when many slum areas were cleared and housing schemes like the Park Hill flats development, built between 1957 and 1961, and the Gleadless Valley Estate, came about.

Towards the end of the 20th century the 'satellite' communities of Dronfield, Mosborough, Chapeltown and Stocksbridge grew rapidly.

New build developments include the detached houses in Moor View Croft, Crosspool and the semi-detached houses in Furniss Avenue, Dore.


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Properties in Sheffield which are built in close proximity to the River Don, the River Sheaf and the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, in streets such as Nursery Lane and Millsands, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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 Sheffield are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in New Cross Way for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
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Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Sheffield.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in New Cross Way, the report noted that there was man made ground instability within 25m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "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."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Yorkshire-SeIcpI.pngYorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom and it is made up of large subdivisions; North Yorshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire; which administer their own parts of it although the whole is still recognised as a cultural region and geographical territory.

The largest city is Leeds although there are several large-sized cities in the county, such as Sheffield, Huddersfield and Hull and it also contains York, a very beautiful walled city. It is bordered by the counties of Durham, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Westmorland.

Yorkshire boasts some wonderful natural areas such as the North York Moors and the Dales National Parks. The Howardian Hills and Nidderdale have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club plays at Headingley in Leeds and there are a number of prominent football clubs in the county such as Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

Every Easter Monday, the World Coal Carrying Championship is carried out at Gawthorpe - competitors have to carry a 50kg sack of coal for around 3/4 of a mile! 

Listed Building Surveyors Sheffield

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 Sheffield

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Sheffield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Sheffield City Council at Town Hall Pinstone Street Sheffield S1 2HH, telephone 0114 273 6633, 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 Sheffield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rotherham, Thorpe Hesley, Dronfield, Oughtibridge, Thurcroft, Preston Gubbals and Kiveton Park.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 190 Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JH
  • 181 Fox Hill Rd, Sheffield S6 1HF
  • 90 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1UH
  • 290 Twentywell Ln, Sheffield S17 4QH
  • 66 Barrow Rd, Sheffield S9 1LB

 

What is included in a Building Survey?

The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors provides guidance on what you can expect to have included in your survey report.

The main areas included in the inspection are assessments for signs of subsidence, testing for damp, a review of drains and a loft and roof space inspection.

Checks are also made to identify any signs of asbestos or infestation which may require further specialist checks.

Utilities are assessed and any recommendations made if any concerns about age and condition are identified.

Testing of equipment cannot be carried out as tests can only be carried out by qualified specialists such as plumbers or electricians based locally in Sheffield.

The surveyor provides recommendations in the legal section of the report which should be passed to the legal adviser carrying out the conveyancing to ensure any necessary enquiries are raised with the vendor’s solicitor.