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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 London

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of West London 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 London

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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.

West London 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 West London and Building Surveys in West London.

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)
If they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in West London 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in West London


West London has many different styles of properties, from the Georgian homes around Ladbroke Grove to the Victorian terraces around Portobello Road to the 1930s estates which mainly host semi-detached houses such as you find in places like Hillingdon.

The further you go in towards London's centre, the more Georgian and Victorian properties you generally find – and the more expensive they generally become(!) Areas like Hayes and Southall developed greatly in the 20th century, when they contained large industrial areas, and with the decline of industry, many of the land which was previously used has often been redeveloped into residential areas.

You can find many new developments in many different areas such as the purpose built low-rise student accommodation for Thames Valley University which you find at the back of the Clayponds Estate in South Ealing/Brentford.

Brutalist architecture has also featured in various parts of West London such as used to be found in the Chalkhill and Stonebridge estates in Brent, but many of the towers have been knocked down and the housing redeveloped. You can still see some brutalist architecture – mainly built in the 1960s and 1970s – in places like Granges car park in Uxbridge.



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Properties in West London which are built near to water courses such as the Rivers Thames, Brent, Colne, Pinn and the Grand Union Canal 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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Some properties in West London are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Niagara Avenue, W5 4UD for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
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Properties in some areas of West London are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Stanley Road, W3 8FE noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
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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.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital. 

Listed Building Surveyors West London

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 West London

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West London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West London Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, Hammersmith, Finchley and Kensington.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 442a Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 0NS
  • Flat 5 Hanover Court, Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9EP
  • 37 Merton Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 1TA
  • 3 Dartmouth Place, Chiswick, London W4 2RH
  • 20 Steele Road, London W4 5AF

 

What equipment does a surveyor use?

RICS Surveyors are equipped with a core set of devices and tools to assist in their inspections of properties that are geared towards uncovering defects which may affect the property’s value or the buyers decision.

The equipment can be split into categories such as; equipment for recording information, measuring equipment, equipment for assessing remote and concealed areas and Health and Safety equipment.

Additional tools can include large screwdrivers, hammers, small crowbars, bolsters, mirrors on extendable poles, borescopes (or boroscopes - tools which allow remote visual inspection of entities such as drains and pipes) and metal detectors to help provide in-depth reports to clients prior to them exchanging contracts.

Click to find out about Building Surveying Equipment