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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 Wakefield

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Wakefield 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 Wakefield

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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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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 Wakefield and Building Surveys in Wakefield.

A Home Buyer 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; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Wakefield.

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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Wakefield, 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 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 Wakefield


Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire and it was particularly active in the corn, coal and textile trades in the 18th century. Its parish church became a cathedral in 1888.

Many of its famous buildings were constructed in the 19th century including Wood Street's Court House, built in 1810. There are many streets consisting of Victorian terrace houses.

There are seven ex-council estates in Wakefield which the council started to build after the First World War, the oldest is Portobello, the largest is Lupset and the rest are Flanshaw, Plumpton, Peacock, Eastmoor and Kettlethorpe. You can find much semi-detached and terrace houses of standard construction on these estates.

Wakefield Westgate Station goods yard and land on Westgate and Balne Lane have seen some residential housing construction in recent years and other recent developments include the Wakefield Waterfront, which has some luxury properties.

New build developments include the town houses in Mulberry Way and the detached houses in Newmillerdam.


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Properties in Wakefield built close to major water courses such as the River Calder and Ings Beck, in streets such as Avondale Street and Thornes 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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Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Wakefield.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Dewsbury Road, the report noted that there was a man made ground instability within 25m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
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Some properties in Wakefield are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Dewsbury Road for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production;
  • built within 4km of an area that has been offered for licensing for the onshore exploration of oil and gas by the Oil and Gas Authority; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.
Yorkshire-SeIcpI.pngYorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom and it is made up of large subdivisions; North Yorshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire; which administer their own parts of it although the whole is still recognised as a cultural region and geographical territory.

The largest city is Leeds although there are several large-sized cities in the county, such as Sheffield, Huddersfield and Hull and it also contains York, a very beautiful walled city. It is bordered by the counties of Durham, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Westmorland.

Yorkshire boasts some wonderful natural areas such as the North York Moors and the Dales National Parks. The Howardian Hills and Nidderdale have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club plays at Headingley in Leeds and there are a number of prominent football clubs in the county such as Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

Every Easter Monday, the World Coal Carrying Championship is carried out at Gawthorpe - competitors have to carry a 50kg sack of coal for around 3/4 of a mile! 

Listed Building Surveyors Wakefield

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 Wakefield

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Wakefield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Wakefield Council at Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Wakefield, WF1 2EB, telephone 0345 8 506 506, 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 Wakefield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Newmillerdam, Crofton, Normanton, Lofthouse, Dewsbury, St Mary Cray and Batley.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 299 Barnsley Rd, Wakefield WF2 6EG
  • 98 Stanley Rd, Wakefield WF1 4LR
  • 142 Wrenthorpe Rd, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield WF2 0HR
  • 203 Dewsbury Rd, Wakefield WF2 9BZ
  • 60 Windhill Rd, Wakefield WF1 4SD

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Confusion can arise regarding mortgage valuations and HomeBuyers Surveys. The unfortunate result is that property buyers can sometimes find themselves having to spend a great deal of money repairing faults and defects which might well have - and ideally would have - formed part of the bargaining process with the vendor when negotiations were taking place.

Lenders appoint surveyors to carry out valuations to estimate market values of properties but the survey has no concern with investigating structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey notes and reports on defects and has a full appraisal and valuation of a property, which, most importantly, is completely independent of the mortgage lender. You can use this information to get quotes for how much it would cost to fix any defects detected in your property in Wakefield. More importantly, the survey can provide evidence which you can use to bargain with the seller about sharing repair costs. Book your HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Wakefield by calling 0333 344 3234 and get yourself some well-earned peace of mind.

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