Home Buyers Survey Shepperton

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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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Shepperton HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Shepperton 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.

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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.

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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 for you.

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.

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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.


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If they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Shepperton 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.

Survey tips for properties in Shepperton


Shepperton is perhaps most noted for the Shepperton Studios but also the delightful Shepperton Lock. The area has a relaxed riverside village feel.

Much of the housing is a pleasant mix of Victorian terraces and detached homes – Shepperton expanded with the arrival of the railway in 1864 but there are very desirable Georgian houses along the riverside, such as in Walton Lane, and a fair amount of housing built between the 1920s and 1960s. Detached and semi-detached homes in the locale outnumber terrace homes and flats/apartments.

There are shared ownership developments, such as in Hetherington Road.


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Large areas of Shepperton have been subject to flood warning and flood alerts in recent years.

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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Section J3 of a RICS HomeBuyer Report comments on any risks to people which the surveyor has noted during their inspection of a property in question.

For example, a recent HomeBuyer Report conducted on a property in Studios Road noted "possible asbestos content to porch, built-in cupboard and rear lobby ceilings".
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Section J3 of a RICS HomeBuyer Report comments on any risks to people which the surveyor has noted during their inspection of a property in question.

For example, a recent HomeBuyer Report conducted on a property in Studios Road noted "possible asbestos content to porch, built-in cupboard and rear lobby ceilings".
Click to find out more about Asbestos
London.pngMiddlesex is a county located in south east of England, however many parts of Middlesex are now commonly known as part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

Strictly speaking Middlesex as a concept is only kept in existence by many people continuing to name it as a county on postal addresses and other contributors such as Middlesex County Cricket Club, whose home ground is at Lord's in St John's Wood, just outside Central London. It is still loved despite it not having any form of administrative function etc.

People hearing about Middlesex assume it was/is a large county because of the amount of Greater London territory (West and North London and Westminster, with the Thames as its southern boundary) which lies within its borders. It is actually the second smallest county in the UK. Middlesex was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The largely low-lying county's soil is dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south.

Middlesex contains locations as diverse as Teddington (where the tidal Thames normally finishes), Enfield, Notting Hill, Ickenham, Ealing (where the famous film studios which produced so much early film comedy still exists), Hampstead and Southall. 

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Shepperton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Shepperton Borough Council at Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey TW18 1XB, telephone 01784 451 499, 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 Shepperton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Feltham, Thorpe, Addlestone, Weybridge, Chertsey, Ripley and Walton on Thames.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Shepperton. 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 Shepperton we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Shepperton:


  • 33 Studios Road, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0QW
  • 6 Caesars Way, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8HT
  • 5 Cranwell Grove, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0JR
  • 4 Halliford Close, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8SL
  • 4 Ash Road, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0DN

 

When should you book in your property defect survey?

It is recommended that you book in your property survey, be it a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, around the same time you book in your mortgage valuation.

Booking the inspection to coincide with a few days after you get the decision on your mortgage (the offer) keeps you on track with the process.

Additionally it allows you time to cancel your survey in the unfortunate event of the lender declining your mortgage.

In the event that you are a cash purchaser, it is recommended to have your survey carried out as soon as you can within the process as this will be a deciding factor as to whether you proceed with buying the property or not.