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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 Stevenage

Local Hertfordshire 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Stevenage 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 Stevenage

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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.

Stevenage 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 Stevenage and Building Surveys in Stevenage.

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 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 Stevenage, 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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Stevenage has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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 Stevenage


Stevenage is a new town in Hertfordshire where the large modern development dates back to the late 1940s, however it was a village, along with others near it, in its own right prior to that but there are few period survivors in property terms, and those tend to be in the older surrounding villages and the old town, such as the detached Victorian properties in Hitchin Road and Southwold, Symonds Green and in Tatlers Lane.

Properties in the new town have therefore nearly all been built in the latter half of the 20th century. There are 1960s brutalist-style high-rise blocks such as Southgate House but much of the housing in the new estates is low-rise apartments or terrace housing, such as you find in Mendip Way or around Great Ashby or Longfields.

New build developments include the detached houses in Marlborough Road and off Broad Oak Way and flats, for example George House in Primett Road.


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Properties in Stevenage which are built in close proximity to the River Beane, in streets such as Benington Road and Ford Lane, 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 surveyor carries out a RICS home buyers survey, they may report suspicions of infestation. They may advise that a qualified pest control company comes to the property to sort out the problem.

A local pest control company operating within the Stevenage area is E.R.D Pest Control Services, 8 Unwin Rd, Stevenage SG2 9SX.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Stevenage area mainly centre around the main road – A1, also affecting nearby streets and roads such as Gunnels Wood Road and Knebworth Park.
HertfordshireHertfordshire is commonly abbreviated to the name Herts and is a county located in the south of England. it is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south (it is classed as a 'Home County' for this reason). The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford.

Hertfordshire has 3 motorways running through it - the M1, the M25 and the A1(M). It is particularly associated with new towns as it contains 5 in total: Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield and Letchworth. There are two airports just outside Hertfordshire's borders; Luton and Stansted. It also has a university, the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield. There are a number of independent schools in the area, including, for example, Haileybury (Turnford), St George's Harpenden, Haberdasher's Aske's (Elstree) and Berkhamsted.

For random facts; St Alban, who gave his name to the city in the county, was the earliest British saint - he was reputed to have been beheaded where the cathedral now stands; also Sele Mill near Hertford was the site of the first paper mill in Britain, established about 1488. 

Listed Building Surveyors Stevenage

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 Stevenage

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Stevenage Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Stevenage Borough Council at Daneshill house, Danestrete, Stevenage SG1 1HN, telephone 01438 242 242, 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 Stevenage

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Knebworth, St Pauls Walden, Little Wymondley, Benington, Poynders End, Brimsdown and Dane End.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Stevenage. 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 23 Windermere Close, Stevenage, SG1 6AG
  • 30 Bandley Rise, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 9ND
  • 175 Canterbury Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4LG
  • 97 Ely Cl, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4NR
  • 26 Telford Avenue, Stevenage, SG2 0AQ

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller. A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Stevenage.

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