Home Buyers Survey Twickenham

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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 Twickenham

Local Middlesex 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Twickenham 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 Twickenham

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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.

Twickenham 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 Twickenham and Building Surveys in Twickenham.

A Home Buyer 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)
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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.


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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. 


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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


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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. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Twickenham survey and the readings included within the report.


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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Twickenham, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Twickenham


Twickenham has many large, detached Victorian and Edwardian villas (such as in Strawberry Hill), smaller Victorian cottages (such as in the streets around The Green), period conversion flats and any number of semi-detached houses from the 20s and 30s. There are also purpose-built flats from the 30s onwards.

Brewery Wharf has shared ownership flats and 351 Richmond Road caters for Help to Buy applicants.

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Buildings in Twickenham built close to the River Crane, the Duke of Northumberland's River and those on the banks of the River Thames, in streets such as Cole Park Road and Lancaster Place, have been subject to flood alerts and warnings 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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Section F1 of the RICS HomeBuyer Report addresses a building's roof structure.


A recent HomeBuyer Report on a property in Natalie Mews in Twickenham, noted in section F1 that the property had a factory truss roof structure, the timbers of which appeared to be structurally sound and in satisfactory condition. The sarking felt was laid below roof coverings and appeared to be in satisfactory condition.
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Some properties in Twickenham are located within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.


A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Amyand Park Road in Twickenham noted that the home was located within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.


Wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.
London.pngMiddlesex is a county located in south east of England, however many parts of Middlesex are now commonly known as part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

Strictly speaking Middlesex as a concept is only kept in existence by many people continuing to name it as a county on postal addresses and other contributors such as Middlesex County Cricket Club, whose home ground is at Lord's in St John's Wood, just outside Central London. It is still loved despite it not having any form of administrative function etc.

People hearing about Middlesex assume it was/is a large county because of the amount of Greater London territory (West and North London and Westminster, with the Thames as its southern boundary) which lies within its borders. It is actually the second smallest county in the UK. Middlesex was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The largely low-lying county's soil is dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south.

Middlesex contains locations as diverse as Teddington (where the tidal Thames normally finishes), Enfield, Notting Hill, Ickenham, Ealing (where the famous film studios which produced so much early film comedy still exists), Hampstead and Southall. 

Listed Building Surveyors Twickenham
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Twickenham area including its surrounds including e.g. Richmond and Hounslow.

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Twickenham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council at Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ, telephone 0208 891 1411, 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 Twickenham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Richmond, Isleworth, Hounslow, Fulwell, Whitton, Streatley and Marble Hill.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 3 Orford Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4PL
  • 3 Alexander Close, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5TB
  • 32 Sherland Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4HD
  • 75 Sherland Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4HB
  • 141 Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 6LE

 

How long does my survey inspection take?

The only definitive answer that can be given is ‘as long as the surveyor needs to complete a thorough inspection of all relevant areas of the property'.

Naturally, each property varies in scope and will have its own individual features that need to be commented upon – you wouldn’t expect a modern 2 bed flat to take the same amount of time as a 7 bed, Victorian manor house!

Many surveyors might, for example, take 2 hours or so doing an inspection but you cannot specifically predict this for any particular property.