Home Buyers Survey West Sussex

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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 West Sussex Home Buyers Survey


West Sussex has many period stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Crawley is its largest town even though Chichester, with its fine cathedral, is the county town. There are large towns on the coast as well, including Worthing and Bognor Regis.

Crawley and the towns nearer London generally developed greatly during the 19th century when the railway arrived. Most often, these towns have some period properties but the majority of housing will have been built in the 20th century, particularly the 1920s to the 1950s, and often, much redevelopment will have taken place in the 1960s and 1970s. Newer developments either replace much older properties or are on the fringes of the towns' borders.

The seaside towns such as Worthing will have greatly expanded in the 19th century and the original Victorian detached houses, terrace houses and cottages will often still be standing. Development generally carried on steadily throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century.

You are more likely to find older period properties back to the medieval period in the smaller villages and hamlets, such as Hurstpierpoint, Lindfield, Pulborough and Storrington. New build developments tend to concentrate in the more urban areas.



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Properties in West Sussex which are built close to the coast or large water courses such as the Rivers Adur, Mole, Lavant, Ems, Arun and Wey among others, 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).
A recent Environmental Search stated that a property in Westloats Gardens, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5LG, was within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.

Any areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry must be licensed by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.
West Sussex – Ground Stability
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Westloats Gardens, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5LG, stated that the dwelling was within250m for ground instability relating to non-coal mining.

The British Geological Survey has assessed that hazards because of underground non-coal mine workings in this area are highly unlikely. It should be noted that there is always the possibility of excavations that are outside of the scope of this dataset which could affect ground stability.

West-SussexWest Sussex along with East Sussex used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. Land in West Sussex is varied and is part coastal, part downland and part wealden. The only city in the county is Chichester, which is also the county town but there are major towns including Crawley, Horsham, Midhurst, Worthing, Arundel, Bognor Regis and Shoreham-by-Sea among others.

Among the many excellent places to visit in West Sussex are Arundel Castle (classic, fairtytale-like castle built during the reign of William the Conqueror), the Vandalian Tower and Wings Museum. Counties adjacent to West Sussex include Surrey, Hampshire, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Listed Building Surveyors West Sussex

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

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West Sussex Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Sussex 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 in and around West Sussex

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Crawley, Chichester, Horsham, Bognor Regis, Worthing, Battle and Littlehampton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in West Sussex. 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 Sussex we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey West Sussex

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 10 Davits Drive, Little Hampton, West Sussex, BN17 6RU
  • 22 Mannings Close, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3TX
  • Russets, Felcourt Road, Felcourt, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2LA
  • 42 Hyde Heath Court, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3UQ
  • Karakal, Rosemary Avenue, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3YS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of West Sussex 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 West Sussex.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in West Sussex.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in West Sussex which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then 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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FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

When and how will I receive my survey report?

Our RICS surveyors complete the report on their inspection and send it to you within 5 working days after they've visited the property. They will, however, call you on the day they inspect the property, after their assessment, to discuss their main findings with you.

They send the report to you via email (PDF) as well as sending it in hard copy form via Royal Mail.

Click to find out more about what happens during a house survey