Home Buyers Survey Southampton

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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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Top tips for a Southampton Home Buyers Survey


Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire and has a major maritime history.

Southampton Castle was built in the 12th century and there are surviving remains of 12th century houses such as King John's House and Canute's Palace. The city walls include God's House Tower, built in 1417, the first purpose-built artillery fortification in England.

The town expanded greatly in the Victorian era, particularly when the Southampton Docks were formed, starting from 1842. Pockets of Georgian architecture survived the 2nd world war, but much of the city was levelled. There has been extensive redevelopment since then. Council estates are in the Weston, Thornhill and Townhill Park districts.

New build developments include Fen Meadow (2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses) and are in areas such as Sarisbury Green, Swanmore and Whippingham.


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Survey Tip 1

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Properties in Southampton which are built in close proximity to the River Itchen, in streets like Janaway Gardens and Priory Road, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Southampton, including streets such as Exmoor Road and Clovelly Road, 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.
Southampton – Other Influential Factors
Some areas are designated as having environmental or historical importance; as such there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

A recent envirosearch reported that a property in Keppel Rise, Centenary Quay, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9UD, was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints.

HampshireHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Surveyors Southampton

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

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Southampton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Southampton City Council at Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY, telephone 023 8083 3000, 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 Southampton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Eastleigh, North Baddesley, Upton, Cadnam, Lyndhurst, Harefield and Bursledon.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Forester Road, Soberton Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QG
  • 12 Keppel Rise, Centenary Quay, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9UD
  • 65 Gordon Avenue, Southampton, SO14 6WH
  • 167a Spring Road, Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire SO19 2NU
  • Holly Lodge, Empress Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire. SO43 7A

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Southampton 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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Fast Availability and
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 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 Southampton.

Home Buyers 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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Southampton, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 you're buying a home in Southampton which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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.
Conveyancing Process
FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

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.