Home Buyers Survey Uxbridge

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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 Uxbridge

Local Middlesex 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Uxbridge 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 Uxbridge

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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 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 Uxbridge and Building Surveys in Uxbridge.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Uxbridge, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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 Uxbridge survey and the readings included within the report.


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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.

Survey tips for properties in Uxbridge


Uxbridge mainly consists of houses which were built around the 1930s, whether detached, semi-detached or bungalows as well as a few streets with Victorian period semi-detached and terrace houses around The Greenway.

You find period houses in its outskirts, such as the borders of Ickenham, and 'chocolate-box'-type houses around Denham Village. 

There are plenty of newer developments, such as Old Mill Close in Cowley, which offers new build houses, and King's Island, near the town centre, where there are converted houses and new build flats. 

Frequently, shared ownership properties are available to buy in the locale. 


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In Uxbridge, homes built close to the Frays River, the River Pinn and the River Colne are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time. This includes for example the Cowley Road and St John's Road.

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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Working chimneys need annual maintenance to ensure they are free from carbon/debris build up and could cause fires within the chimney breast itself.

In a HomeBuyer Report on The Crossway, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0JH, it was advised that the open flue is inspected by a reputable firm of chimney sweeps and that any recommendations are instigated. There was one fireplaces to the rear section of reception room and front, left bedroom that had been closed and that have been vented accordingly.
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Damp meter readings are taken during both a HomeBuyer Report and a Building Survey.

If the building surveyor has no concerns then they will state in their report - Moisture readings were taken throughout the property, and we can confirm that, at the dateof inspection, there were no high readings recorded.
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 Uxbridge
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Uxbridge area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Uxbridge Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Hillingdon Council at Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1UW, telephone 01895 250 111, 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 Uxbridge

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hayes, Hillingdon, Cowley, Ruislip, Yiewsley, Ockendon and Harefield.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 73 Burnham Avenue, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8RU
  • 139 Belmont Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1QZ
  • Flat 4 Phil Kordun House, 60b Ashwood Avenue, Uxbridge, UB8 3LT
  • 904 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0RW
  • 67 Victoria Avenue, Uxbridge, UB10 9AL

 

How do I arrange access?

On instruction, we take a few key details from you, one of which being the details of the estate agent managing the property. We then organise access with the estate agent and determine whether they hold keys to the property or if the property is accessed via the owner (vendor). We then let the estate agent know the surveyor's intended arrival time and finalise the survey date.

In the event that the property is accessed through the vendor, gaining access can be tricky. Often the vendor will have to find time away from work/private life in order to accommodate the survey which can lead to having to revise the date of survey. Often in worst case scenarios (i.e. the vendor being on holiday), the vendor can leave their keys with the estate agents or a neighbour who are then the port of call to arrange access.