Home Buyers Survey St Leonards-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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Home Buyers Survey St Leonards-on-Sea

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of St Leonards-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.

Home Buyers Survey St Leonards-on-Sea

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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.

St Leonards-on-Sea 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 St Leonards-on-Sea and Building Surveys in St Leonards-on-Sea.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in St Leonards-on-Sea.

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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If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in St Leonards-on-Sea which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in St Leonards-on-Sea


St Leonards-on-Sea is a seaside town in East Sussex. It has many Victorian large properties from when it was developed as a new town in the 19th century. There are tall seafront houses and terraces in the Marina and Victorian semi-deatched houses around Maze Hill and Kenilworth Road.

On the sea front stands an ocean liner shaped art-deco building known as Marine Court, which upon completion in 1937 was the tallest block of flats in the United Kingdom, comprising some 153 flats and 3 restaurants.

New build developments include include a number of starter and family homes in Rosetti Gardens off Mayfield Lane.


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Properties in St Leonards-on-Sea which are built very close to the Hollington Stream and the Coombe Haven, in streets such as Filsham Road and Bulverhythe 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 RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the St Leonards-on-Sea area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the St Leonards-on-Sea area is CB Electrical Contractors (SE) Ltd, Chameleon House / Drury Lane, St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9BA.
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Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search for a property in Carisbrooke Road, St. Leonards-on-sea, TN38 0JN, stated that the dwelling was within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.
East SussexEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forest, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham.

It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although this latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county; the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. 

Listed Building Surveyors St Leonards-on-Sea

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

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St Leonards-on-Sea Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hastings Borough Council at Hastings Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1QR, telephone 01424 451066, 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 near me in St Leonards-on-Sea

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hastings, Bulverhythe, Bexhill, Crowhurst, Hooe, Roxton and Catsfield.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in St Leonards-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 St Leonards-on-Sea 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 St Leonards-on-Sea

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 115 Vale Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PX
  • 31 Perth Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7EQ
  • 23 St Peters Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6JG
  • 13 Eversley Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6QD
  • 7 Braybrooke Close, Hastings, TN34 1TB

 

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.