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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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Top tips for a Virginia Water Home Buyers Survey


Virginia Water has examples of many different types of property. There is council and ex-council housing, built from the 1930s and onward, such as Imperial House and there are huge Georgian villas and mansions as well. The Wentworth Estate, largely built in the 1920s, has some huge houses.

Some 4,000 new houses are planned for the areas around Longcross Road and Lynne Lane (East and West), many of which will be sold under shared ownership terms.



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Survey Tip 1

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Survey Tip 3

An area to the south east of Virginia Water, around The Bourne, including streets such as Sandhills Lane/Green Road and Lyne Lane, is subject to flood warnings.

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).
Rainwater is often collected in PVCu gutters fixed to the fascia boards with brackets. The gutters discharge to PVCu downpipes.

The rainwater pipes will need to be inspected to confirm they are in a satisfactory condition. The gutters should also be cleared of dirt and debris to ensure that water is discharged to the outlets without impediment.
Chimneys can often be costly to repair and the majority of freehold properties in Virginia Water have chimneys.

In a recent survey on Trumpsgreen Road, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4HX, there were two chimney stacks which served the fireplaces in the living room and the dining room. The main stack was on the right hand wall and the other stack penetrates the rear slope. The stacks were built of brickwork and were fitted with lead flashings at the junction with the tiling.

The mortar joints were badly weathered to both stacks and it was suspected that the bricks may be loose at the top of the main stack.

SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth.

Listed Building Surveyors Virginia Water

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Virginia Water. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Virginia Water

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Virginia Water Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Runnymede Borough Council at Runnymede Civic Centre Station Road Addlestone Surrey KT15 2AH, telephone 01932 838383, 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 in and around Virginia Water

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Ascot, Chertsey, Chobham, Sunningdale, Englefield Green, Bagshot and Longcross.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Virginia Water. 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 Virginia Water we'll be able to give you the detailed Virginia Water HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Virginia Water

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Oaktree Close, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4JG
  • Virginia Court, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4AF
  • Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DY
  • Porchester, Ascot, SL5 9DY
  • Drummond Court, 179-171 New Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8PU

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Virginia Water 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.

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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.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Virginia Water.

Home Buyers 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.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Virginia Water, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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)
If you're buying a home in Virginia Water which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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.
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How long does the survey take?

The time necessary to carry out a survey is relative to each property. Naturally a 6 bed, old Victorian property will take longer to survey than a newly built 1 bed flat as there’s more ground to cover and more defects to look out for. A conservative estimate of around 2 hours can be used as a rough guideline, however the surveyor will spend as much time in the property as necessary in order to make sure all present defects are commented on.

The building surveyor must spend an appropriate amount of time at the property so that they can provide the complete scope of work set out by the RICS for the HomeBuyer Report and the Building Survey.

You can read the scope of work in a HomeBuyer Report here.