Newark HomeBuyers Survey

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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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Newark 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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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 Newark, 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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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 shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Newark has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Newark


Newark, or Newark-on-Trent, is a market town in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands region of England and it harks back to Roman times as it developed along Fosse Way, an important Roman road. The ruins of Newark Castle date back to Saxon times and the Newark Town Hall was completed in 1776 and is a listed building. There are many surviving Georgian properties in the town.

During the Victorian era a lot of new residential buildings were constructed. Newark's population more than doubled from 7.000 to 15,000 from 1800 to 1900.

Much housing was built in the 20th century, both private and municipal, particularly in the interwar period and post-war, and this has continued up to recent times.

New affordable council houses, both homes and apartments, were completed in 2011 in Norwood Gardens/Town Mill Close in Southwell and also in Clipstone, Bleasby, Boughton and Balderton.

New build developments include semi-detached houses in Snowdrop Avenue and terraces in Clover Gardens and Sleaford Road.


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Properties in Newark or Newark-on-Trent, built close to River Trent and its associated lakes and water courses, in streets such as Great North Road and Kelham Road, are in an area 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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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.

A recent Environmental Report for a property in The Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1SD stated that the dwelling was within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report they will switch the lights on and off but won't test the electricity supply beyond this. If they suspect there is a problem that needs fixing, they will often recommend a local electrician.

A local electricion within the Newark area is DCR Electrical Ltd, 2, Brunel Court, Brunel Dr, Newark NG24 2FB
Nottinghamshire-gUSoFx.pngThe county of Nottinghamshire is based in the East Midlands and its principal town is Nottingham. The county's districts include Ashfield, Broxtowe, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark, Gedling and Sherwood.

The county has two universities; the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. The former has been around since 1881 and is the largest university in Nottinghamshire and is one of the top 4 universities in the UK for the sum of research funds it receives.

There are a number of prominent football clubs in and around the county, including Nottingham Forest and Notts County, the latter of which is recognised as the oldest association football team in the world now playing at a professional level. 

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Trent Bridge, also a Test Cricket ground. Notable alumni include Harold Larwood (England's principal strike bowler during the Bodyline series), Sir Gary Sobers and Sir Richard Hadlee.
 

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Newark Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Newark and Sherwood District Council at Kelham Hall Kelham Notts NG23 5QX, telephone 01636 650 000, 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 Newark

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Farndon, Hawton, Balderton, South Muskham, Winthorpe, Brunswick Park and Fernwood.

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


  • Twopot Cottage, 12 Baptist Lane, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7LT
  • The Nunnery, 8 Southend, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7LL
  • 104, Middleton Road, Newark, NG24 2DN
  • 17 Wood Street, Newark, NG24 1PN
  • 33 Kirk Gate, Newark-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AB

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to a valuation for the property you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you however the results aren't always shared with you as the survey belongs to the mortgage lender. On top of which it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is 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 Newark that you arrange your own Homebuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you at the mercy of undetected defects such as rising damp which can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

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