Kettering HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Kettering HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Kettering 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.

Kettering 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?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Kettering, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Kettering then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property has any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect 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.

Survey tips for properties in Kettering


Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire and its history dates back to Roman times. It hosts Boughton House, which was originally a monastic building but was substantially converted in the late 17th century.

It grew greatly in the 19th century when it was prominent in the boot and shoe industry. Its developed received impetus when the railway arrived in 1857. It developed steadily in the 20th century and has rapidly grown in terms of population and housing very recently.

You can find all sorts of property in the town, such as the Victorian and Edwardian terraces in Nichols Street, Desborough, thatched cottages in Grafton Road, Brigstock, Georgian grand properties such as Glendon Hall, large 17th century properties such as in Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, plenty of 1930s semi-detached properties around Bowhill and some very modern detached properties.

New build developments include detached houses in Polwell Lane, Barton Seagrave, where Help to Buy can be available; terrace and end of terrace properties in Warkton Lane (also Barton Seagrave); semi-detached properties and apartments in Nina Carroll Way, Westhill and park homes in The Lodges, Barton Road.



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Properties in Kettering built in close proximity to the Slade Brook and the River Ise, particularly those in close proximity to the banks of the River Great Ouse, in streets such as Pytchley Lodge Road and Orion Way, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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, Kettering, including streets such as Windermere Road and Ullswater Road, is 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 is gretaer than 30% (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 property located on Rydalside, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7DP is in an area where the property is within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by Environmental Constraints.

Areas with environmental constraints are areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance; as such there may be constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England and its county town is Northampton. Additionally, large urban centres in the county include Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. Among many historical sites in the county is Fotheringhay Castle, now in ruins, which was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned prior to her execution.

The county contains one university, the University of Northampton and a number of further education colleges. It has many rugby union teams. It is the location of Althorp, the home and seat of the Spencer family and has a memorial to Princess Diana within its grounds. The Jurassic Way is a long-distance footpath in the county, very popular with ramblers.

Northampton is the county's main transport hub and the M1 is the county's one motorway. 

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Kettering Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Kettering Borough Council at Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7QX, telephone 01536 410 333, 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 Kettering

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Pytchley, Cransley, Rothwell, Loddington, Rushton, Geddington and Cranford St John.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Kettering. 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 Kettering 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 Kettering:


  • 3 Hilary Close, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 5FF
  • 46 Rydalside, Kettering, Northants. NN15 7DP
  • 25 Lower St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8AA
  • 17 Grange Pl, Kettering NN16 0NT
  • 11 High St, Woodford, Kettering NN14 4HE

 

Why can’t I have a HomeBuyer Report on a thatched cottage?

Any property older than 70years/that has had the original fabric of the structure altered/or has a unique feature like a thatched roof is best catered for by a building survey.

The HomeBuyer Report comes in a standard format and anything that falls outside of that, such as an older property where the original build materials have decayed, won’t be adequately addressed and will require the bespoke nature of reporting that comes with a Building Survey.