Home Buyers Survey Southend on Sea

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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 Southend on Sea Home Buyers Survey


Southend-on-Sea is essentially a Victorian town, with many 3 and 4-bedroom terrace houses from the period in the locale, particularly as can be seen in the Clifftown area. Thorpe Bay has detached and semi-detached houses from the Edwardian period and the 1920s as well as bungalows.

New developments include Leighbrook in Pavilion Drive, a modern development of 16 2-bed flats, and Kingley Grange in Rayleigh, which has more than 100 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes.



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Southend-on-Sea has some areas, mainly coastal, where dwellings have been subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time. This is also the case with some of the channels linked to the River Roach: dwellings in streets like Wyatts Drive and Colbert Road are equally subject to flood warnings and alerts.

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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1HG noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the property.

This finding did not necessarily mean that there was a cause for concern in terms of the property's stability: active subsidence depends on local conditions such as the proximity of trees. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Some properties in Southend-on-Sea are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for solar farms.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in South Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6TB for example, flagged up that the property was built within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual impact.

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Surveyors Southend on Sea

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

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Southend on Sea Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Southend-on-Sea Borough Council at Civic Centre, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6ER, telephone 01702 215000, 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 Southend on Sea

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rochford, Hadleigh, Hawkwell, Rayleigh, Great Wakering, Ongar and Paglesham.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Southend on Sea. 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 Southend on Sea 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 surveys near you:

  • 54 Tintern Avenue, Amersham on the Hill, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS0 9QH
  • 36 Claremont Road, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex, SS0 7DZ
  • Top Floor Flat, 7 Devereux Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1DR
  • Hamlet Ct Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LN
  • Eastwood Rd N, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 4LS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Southend on Sea 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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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 Southend on Sea.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Southend on Sea has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does a surveyor report on signs of infestation?

A RICS surveyor will always highlight any signs or suspicions of infestations during their inspection of a property, whether this is the visible signs of droppings, jagged markings from insect tunnelling or burrowings.

The main culprits of infestation in property are rats and mice, woodworm and termites, dry/wet rot and Japanese Knotweed and surveyors will highlight signs of these to you over the phone or within their report and will always direct you to a specialist to ascertain the remedy for removal.