Home Buyers Survey Woking

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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 Woking Home Buyers Survey


Woking has a good cross-section of housing stock from Victorian and earlier to modern developments. There are 16th century houses in Old Woking, the oldest part of the area but many new build flat developments in many places.

Kingfield has an ex-council housing estate which was built in the 1950s and Maybury has many Victorian houses, including the classic terraced houses of the period. Housing around Goldsworth Park was built in the 1960s.


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Buildings in the Woking area located in the vicinity of Hoe Stream and the River Wey, including in streets such as White Rose Lane and Chestnut Grove, are subject to flood warnings and alerts. At least 20 homes on Walton Terrace in Woking were flooded in September 2016.

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).
Woking has a low incidence of clay soil and the risk of tree related subsidence/heave is low. However, direct damage to shallow footed structures may occur whatever the soil type.
Woking’s ambient average noise levels are generally below 70dB; these are only raised for properties built next to main thoroughfares such as Victoria Way, Chertsey Road and Guildford Road.

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 Woking

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

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Woking 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 in and around Woking

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

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


Home Buyers Survey Woking

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Rydens Way, Old Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DN
  • Westfield Close, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BU
  • Heath View, Kemishford, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0RP
  • Clews Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9DZ
  • Rosebery Crescent, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BL

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Woking 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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Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

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 Woking.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Woking and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Woking, or 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.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you purchase a home in Woking using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Woking you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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