Home Buyers Survey Stockton on Tees

Get an Instant Quote for a RICS Home Buyers Survey Stockton-on-Tees or call us on 0333 344 3234 (Mon-Fri 8-6 Sat 11-1)

 
I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Green Tick
Surveys from £300
Same week availability
Local Knowledge
Qualified RICS Surveyors
Leave the booking to us

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
Proud of our reviews
google-logo.png

Survey tips for properties in Stockton-on-Tees


Stockton Railway was first opened in 1825 which resulted in an influx of population. As a result many properties were built in the Georgian and Victorian period. Georgian properties can still be seen in streets such as Elm House and similarly Victorian properties can be seen in streets such as Albert Road and Park Road.

There are many new builds as well as older properties. A selection of new properties on the river are within the new development Infinity Riverside. These houses are stylish 2/3/4 bedroom houses. Another new development is the Queensgate development situated to the south of Stockton-on-Tees.

subsidence-purple.png
Properties in Stockton-on-Tees built in close proximity to the River Tees, on streets such as Council of Europe Boulevard, Pottery Wharf and Boat House, 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).
drop-purple.png
Noise levels are raised in properties built in areas surrounding the A1027, A177 and Durham Road/Bishopton Avenue. This includes roads such as Lilac Road, Dover Road and Fredrick street.

The Railway line also causes noise pollution for Roads such as Stamp Street and Marlborough Road.
asbestos-purple.png
Stockton-on-Tees lies on Durham Coalfield which can affect ground stability. If you are concerned that a proerty you are buying is in a coal mining area that could affect ground stability click to for information on coal mining searches.
Durham.pngCounty Durham is a county located in the north of England and its coastline is on the North Sea. Its county town is Durham which is a historic city and is host to the beautiful Durham Castle. The county is perhaps most famously known for Durham Cathedral, otherwise known as The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, first opened in 1018, as well as the collegiate Durham University that was first established in 1832.

The county's major population centres include Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. Surrounding counties are Tyne and Wear and Northumberland to the north, Cumbria to the west and North Yorkshire to the south.

The unitary authority for the majority of County Durham is Durham County Council, however Darlington, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have their own unitary authorities.

County Durham contains many national parks like the North Pennines, Hamsterley Forest and the High Force Waterfall. North Pennines is a section of the Pennines famous for mining and birdwatching.

The only motorway in the county is the A1(M) but there are many dual carriageways with the main ones being the A68 and the A688.
 

TS18 2HS

Stockton-on-Tees Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at Stockton Cricket Club, 52A Oxbridge Ave, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LD, telephone 01642 393939, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Stockton-on-Tees

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Thorpe Thewles, Lond Newton, Wolviston, Thornaby, Redmarshall, South Bank and Middlesbrough.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Stockton-on-Tees. 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 Stockton-on-Tees 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 - 


Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Stockton-on-Tees:


  • Formby Walk, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, TS16 9EL
  • High St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1RG
  • Portrack Ln, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2HS
  • Norton Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 2BX
  • Orde Wingate Way, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0GA

House Survey Cost

Love our Competitive
House Survey Costs

We keep the house survey cost down regardless of what property survey you need and tell you how much does a survey cost.

Stockton-on-Tees HomeBuyers Survey

Local Durham 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Stockton-on-Tees 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.

Homebuyers Report

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.

Stockton-on-Tees 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 for you.

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 Stockton-on-Tees, 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)
subsidence.png

Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


Read more about subsidence

drop.png

Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


Read more about damp testing and repairs

bug.png

Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


Read more about infestations

asbestos.png

Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


Read more about asbestos

The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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.


 

Do I have to be present at my survey?

Your RICS surveyor will not normally allow clients to be on site whilst they are inspecting a property.

Firstly, their indemnity insurance only covers themselves, not clients, if any damage was caused to the property during the course of their inspection.

Additionally, as you might expect, they need to concentrate fully on the job at hand and the presence of a client might interrupt their concentration, potentially causing a serious defect to be missed.

Our surveyors always call you post inspection to run through any areas of concern and if you have noticed any areas that look to have a problem we can let your surveyor know about this in advance and they will be sure to pay attention to the matter and note their findings in their report.