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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 Shepherd's Bush

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Shepherd's Bush 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 Shepherd's Bush

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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.

Shepherd's Bush 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 Shepherd's Bush and Building Surveys in Shepherd's Bush.

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.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 Shepherd's Bush survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Shepherd's Bush, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Shepherd's Bush


Shepherd's Bush is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the main thoroughfares there are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road.

The residential areas of Shepherd's Bush are primarily located to the west of the Green, either side of Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road to the southwest, and about as far as Askew Road in the west. 

Much of the housing in this area consists of three- or four-storey terraces dating from the late 19th century, and subsequently divided up into small flats.

The district also hosts the White City Estate, constructed in the 1930s and extended in the 1950s which principally consists of medium-rise blocks of apartments.

'The Bush' has rows of Victorian terraces such as can be found in Askew Crescent. Rylett Road and Rylett Crescent have Victorian double-fronted detached houses and semis and there are small Victorian terrace houses in Arminger Road and Ingersoll Road. Boscombe Road has 3-storey bow-fronted semi-detached houses.

In the Ravenscourt & Starch Green conservation area, Ashchurch Grove and Ashchurch Park Villas have lovely semi-detached bow-fronted Victorian houses with attractive roof parapets.

The Wormholt Estate, built between 1912 and 1928 by London County Council, has excellent red-brick houses and flats, on streets such as Foxglove Street and Lilac Street.

New build developments include the 950 new homes built in the old Television Centre in Wood Lane, of which 142 are affordable.


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Properties in Shepherd's Bush built south of the A4020 Uxbridge Road, in streets such as Godolphin Road and Stowe Road, 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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When a surveyor is completing either a building survey or a homebuyer report, they will only test the electrics to the extent of switching the lights on and off. If they feel like there is a problem that needs to be amended they will advise you to seek advice from a local electrician.

A local electricion within the Shepherd's Bush area is SES Electrical Contractors, Maynard Court, 4, Fletcher Rd, London W4 5AW.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Shepherd's Bush area mainly centre around the main road – A4020, Uxbridge Road, affecting nearby streets and roads such as Caxton Road and Pennard Road.
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Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital. 

Listed Building Surveyors Shepherd's Bush
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Shepherd's Bush area including its surrounds including e.g. Holland Park and White City.

W12 9EP

Shepherd's Bush Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hammersmith & Fulham Council at Town Hall, King St, London W6 9JU, telephone 0208 748 3020, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Shepherd's Bush

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Holland Park, Hammersmith, White City, Earl's Court, Emlyn Gardens, Wood Lane and Kensington Olympia.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Shepherd's Bush. 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 Shepherd's Bush 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 Shepherd's Bush

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 5 Hanover Court, Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9EP
  • 61b St Stephens Avenue, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8JA
  • 65 The Green, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8QF
  • 65 Stanlake Road, London, W12 7HG
  • 143 Basement Flat, Uxbridge Road, London, W12 9RB

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you purchase a home in Shepherd's Bush using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Shepherd's Bush you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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