Ilford HomeBuyers Survey

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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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Ilford HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Ilford to ensure they deliver a detailed home 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 home reports are within 5 working days.

Ilford HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 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.


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If you're buying a home in Ilford which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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.

Survey tips for properties in Ilford


Ilford is a large suburban town in East London which saw accelerated growth when the railway arrived in 1839, which continued into the 20th century. It hosts the large Valentines mansion, which was originally built around 1696.

The area contains Victorian terraces, such as in Sprat Hall Road, Chadwick Road and Grange Road. There are many semi-detached properties built in the interwar period, such as in Caterham Avenue and many new developments, such as the modern flats and houses in Claybury View.



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Properties built close to the River Roding in Ilford, in streets such as Wanstead Park Road, are subject to flood alerts and warnings 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Ilford, including streets such as Truro Gardens and Wells Gardens, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 – 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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A recent Regulated Local Authority Search for a property in Aldborough Road South, Ilford IG3 8HS, noted that the property was in a local authority area that will be affected by the Crossrail route.

More information about this can be accessed via theCrossrail portal
EssexEssex is a county in England located north-east of London and it borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London to the south-west. Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, which is the only city in the county. Te county includes the Lakeside Shopping Centre, London Stansted Airport and the new towns of Basildon and Harlow. 

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Ilford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Redbridge Council at Town Hall, 128-142 High Rd, Ilford IG1 1DD, telephone 020 8554 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.

RICS Building Surveyors in Ilford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Barking, Stratford, Redbridge, Wanstead, Leytonstone, Whitton and Manor Park.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Ilford. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Ilford 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 - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Ilford:


  • 81 Marlands Road, Ilford, Essex, IG5 0JJ
  • 93 Craven Gardens, Ilford, Essex, IG6 1PW
  • 8 St Helens Road, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3QJ
  • 85 Gordon Road, Ilford IG1 1SJ
  • 9 Tryfan Close, Ilford, Essex, IG4 5JX

 

Do I get aerial photos of my property as part of my survey?

Your surveyor will take photographs of your roof as part of your survey. These may form part of a Building Survey or may be referred to in a Homebuyer Report.

These photos are not aerial photos; they are normally taken from ground level and possibly from using a device which enables photos to be taken from an upper window.

The surveyor takes photos as part of their checking of the property for defects; they will inspect all accessible areas in order to do this, including the drains and the loft (if this is present and they can get to it).