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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 Walthamstow

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow

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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.

Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow and Building Surveys in Walthamstow.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Walthamstow, 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Walthamstow has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

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 Walthamstow


Walthamstow has a 12th century church (St Mary's, in Walthamstow Village) and 400-year-old almshouses but in the main consists of Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses, alongside a number of social housing estates built in the postwar period – the town was heavily bombed.

Many of the terrace houses have been converted into period flats such as can be found in Markhouse Road. Houses are considerably larger in the Rectory Manor estate, in streets such as Rectory Road, Howard Road and Falmer Road. The roads off Clementina Road have purpose-built flats in the style of master architect TCT Warner.

The council has plans to build more than 2,000 homes in the Blackhorse Lane area and housing association L&Q is building nearly 300 homes on the site of the former Walthamstow greyhound stadium. There are many shared ownership properties in the area, such as Bedgebury Court and Unity Works (both in the Waltham Forest area).


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Properties in Walthamstow which are built close to the River Lea, its many reservoirs and the Dagenham Brook, such as Elmfield Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts 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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A RICS home buyers survey always gives you a great summary overview of the state of a property you're looking to buy in Walthamstow, along with evidence and discussion as well as giving directions about useful fault-correction.

In a recent RICS building survey carried out on a property in Clarendon Road, the surveyor noted the following:

"A stepped crack and loose mortar pointing were identified to the left hand side of the building above the landing window. This should be cut out and made good."
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A RICS home buyers survey considers the local environment and how it might affect a property you're looking to buy in Walthamstow.

In a recent RICS HomeBuyer Report on a property in Chamberlain Place, the surveyor noted the following:

"The property is in a location that could be affected by electromagnetic fields from an electricity sub-station located near the property. In addition to being unsightly, it may cause noise and disturbance which may deter some future buyers thus limiting your future ability to sell the property and there may be risks to the health of certain categories of people."
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Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

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Listed Building Surveyors Walthamstow

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 Walthamstow

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Walthamstow Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Waltham Forest Council at Waltham Forest Town Hall, 701 Forest Rd, Walthamstow, Greater London E17 4JF, telephone 0208 496 3000, 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 Walthamstow

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Leyton, Woodford, Highams Park, Snaresbrook, Tottenham, Whipps Cross and Leytonstone.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 25, Vellum Court, Hillyfield, Walthamstow, London, E17 6EQ
  • 15 Hervey Park Road, Walthamstow, E17 6LJ
  • 242a Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9UB
  • 65b Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6QN
  • 31 Richmond Close, Walthamstow, London, E17 8PS

 

Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Walthamstow to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.