Home Buyers Survey West Byfleet

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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 West Byfleet

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of West Byfleet 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 West Byfleet

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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 West Byfleet and Building Surveys in West Byfleet.

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 West Byfleet survey and the readings included within the report.


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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in West Byfleet, 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 West Byfleet


West Byfleet developed around the new station, originally called Byfleet and Woodham, when the railway arrived in 1887 and eventually its boundaries touched those of the original medieval Byfleet village.

There are large houses dating from the Victorian and Edwardian periods in Byfleet whereas West Byfleet's housing dates predominantly from the beginning of the 20th century and onwards.

The Old Avenue area, now designated a conservation area, has large family homes with architecture of various styles. Birchwood Road's properties were built mainly between 1910 and 1920 and has semi-detached houses as well as blocks of 2-bedroom flats.

Throughout the area, detached houses are in the majority, outnumbering all other types put together. There are period flats as well as new build flats, the latter can be found in areas like Camp Hill Road and Lavender Park Road and, as new builds, Help to Buy is available for them.



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Buildings in areas to the south and west of West Byfleet, where they are in close proximity to the River Wey and its channels, have been subject to flood warnings and alerts, such as in Dartnell Park Road and Old Parvis 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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Properties in some areas of West Byfleet may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Woodlands Avenue revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the West Byfleet area mainly centre around the M25, which runs to its west, affecting any streets nearby such as Woodham Lane and Loncin Mead Avenue.

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Raised levels of noise from rail pollution accompany the railway line which runs on a southwest-northeast axis from West Byfleet station to Byfleet and New Haw station, affecting nearby streets such as Claremont Road and Camphill Road.

It therefore follows that noise levels are at their loudest generally around the point where the M25 crosses the railway line.
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 West Byfleet
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the West Byfleet area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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West Byfleet Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Woking Borough Council at Civic Offices Gloucester Square Woking Surrey GU21 6YL, telephone 01483 755855, 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 West Byfleet

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Woking, Byfleet, Guildford, Addlestone, Pyrford, Ottershaw and Sheerwater.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 31 Woodham Waye, Woodham Woking, GU21 5SJ
  • 24 Norfolk Farm Road, Pyrford, Surrey, GU22 8LW
  • 78 Hollies Avenue, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6AL
  • 49 Queens Road, Knaphill, Surrey, GU21 2ED
  • 8 Brooklands Court, West Field Parade, Byfleet, KT15 3LF

 

Why should I have a RICS Survey?

The survey should assist the buyer by flagging any concerns identified with the property which may allow them to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to proceed with their purchase.

The report will detail any repairs or replacements identified and will also advise where further specialist advice may be necessary.

The property is inspected both internally and externally however the surveyor is only able to inspect areas where access has been provided and visibility has not been impeded.

If a buyer has any specific concerns they have identified, these should be flagged with the surveyor prior to inspection so that they can confirm that these can form part of the report and comment on them accordingly.