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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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Sittingbourne is a town in the Swale district of Kent and is behing the Roman Watling Street. After the railway came in 1858, it expanded rapidly. Sittingbourne and its consumed suburb of Milton today is a growing town, with much recent expansion by way of house-building in the former chalk and brick clay works digs. Its growth has been encouraged by its fast travel links to London Victoria and HS1 to King's Cross.

It has a large variety of houses, from Georgian cottages for example in Stockbury, to Victorian villas in London Road to bungalows in Key Street and Chegworth Gardens, Tunstall to 1950s semi-detached properties in Hambrook Walk, Milton Regis.

New build developments include detached houses in The Meadows and semi-detached and terrace properties in Great Easthall Way, where shared ownership is often available.


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Properties in Sittingbourne which are built in close proximity to the Milton Creek or the tributaries and channels of the River Swale, in streets such as Tribune Drive and Langley Road, are an in 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Sittingbourne, including streets such as Lime Grove and West Lane, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
A recent envirosearch stated that a property on the road of All Saints Close, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8FP, is within 2km of excisting or proposed solar farms.

Solar energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of solar farms can be contentious due to its visual impact on the surrounding area. The information in this section gives insight into whether there are solar farms (planned or existing) in the vicinity of the report location.

KentKent, romantically described as 'the garden of England', is a coastal county in the England's south eastern corner. Because it borders Greater London, it is classed as one of the home counties. It contains the Weald and the North Downs. Kent's county town is Maidstone. Other large cities include Gillingham, Chatham, Ashford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Dartford and Gravesend. 

Kent has many port towns including Dover, Folkestone and Margate. Adjacent counties include East Sussex, Surrey, Essex (across the River Thames) and, as stated earlier, Greater London. Curiously, Kent used to contain an enclave north of the River Thames until 1965 which equates now to the E16 postcode area and which has now been reclassified as part of the London Borough of Newham. JMW Turner, the great impressionist painter, spent part of his childhood in Margate and regularly returned there in later life. The coastline of East Kent is regarded as the inspiration for many of his works, particularly his fantastic seascapes.

Listed Building Surveyors Sittingbourne

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Sittingbourne. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Sittingbourne

ME9 8FP

Sittingbourne Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Swale Borough Council at Swale House East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT, telephone 01795 417 850, 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 in and around Sittingbourne

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bobbing, Howt Green, Kemsley, Highsted, Bapchild, Chestnut Street and Borden.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Sittingbourne. 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 Sittingbourne we'll be able to give you the detailed Sittingbourne HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Sittingbourne

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • All Saints Close, Iwade, Sittingbourne, KENT ME9 8FP
  • 16 Central Ave, Sittingbourne, KENT ME10 4AA
  • 79 High Street, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7JJ
  • 28 Playstool Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7ND
  • 6 Gas Road, Sittingbourne, KENT ME10 2QD

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Sittingbourne 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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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Sittingbourne.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Sittingbourne, 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Sittingbourne having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers 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.
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Does the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.