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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 Woodford

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Woodford 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 Woodford

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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.

Woodford 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 Woodford and Building Surveys in Woodford.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, 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 is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Woodford.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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 Woodford


Woodford is essentially a series of villages in northeast London spread out along Woodford New Road, the High Road, Woodford Green and Chigwell Road, embracing South Woodford, Woodford Green, Woodford Wells and Woodford Bridge.

It has a few grand period houses from the days when Woodford was more rural and the province of a few wealthy City merchants, but it mainly has a mix of Victorian, Edwardian, and Twenties and Thirties detached, semi-detached and terrace houses, along with new-build flats.

Manor Road's listed Victorian former Claybury Hospital has, for example, been converted into 850 new flats and houses and Centurion Court in The Drive has 10 new 2-bedroom flats. There are 294 homes in the converted Walthamstow Stadium in Chingford Road of which 99 are being sold as shared ownership.

There are large Victorian houses in Broomhill Road and Monkhams Estate has detached and semi-detached Edwardian and 1920s houses.


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Properties in Woodford which are built in close proximity to the River Roding, in streets like Snakes Lane East and Glastonbury Avenue, 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 recent Environmental Search for a property on Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9DY, is 250m of an area that is likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. This means that there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations due to areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance;.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Woodford area mainly centre around the main road – M11, impacting roads and streets such as Canfield Road and Gaynes Hill Road.
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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 Woodford

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 Woodford

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Woodford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Redbridge Council at 259 High Rd, Ilford IG1 1NN, telephone 0208 554 5000, 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 Woodford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Chingford, Highams Park, Walthamstow, Swiss Cottage and Redbridge.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 33 Avondale Court, South Woodford, E18 2RD
  • 2 Barclay Oval, Woodford Green, IG8 0PP
  • 52 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford, Woodford Green, Greater London IG8 9DY
  • 55a Montalt Road, Woodford Green, IG8 9RS
  • 50 Greenstead Avenue, Woodford Green, London IG8 7ES

 

Does your surveyor check your electrics?

Your RICS surveyor will switch lights in a room on and off to see if the electrical supply is connected while carrying out their inspection for your RICS Home Buyers Survey.

However, they won't carry out any in-depth inspection of the electrical supply or check the wiring for example: this is beyond their scope of work. Their primary focus is on detecting signs and suspicions of major property defects such as subsidence and rising damp.

That said, invariably they can recommend a trusted local electrical tradesperson if you ask them to.