Pangbourne 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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Pangbourne HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Pangbourne 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.

Pangbourne 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 aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Pangbourne, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 Pangbourne 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 Pangbourne


Pangbourne is a village with a variety of different types of properties such as detached, and semi-detached houses from the Victorian period. Some of these properties can be found in Station Road. There are also a variety of different types of modern built houses within the local area including terraces and detached.

You can find Victorian period semi-detached houses along Pangbourne High-Street.

Areas such as Station Road, Pangbourne and Shepard Place are where some of the modern detached and terrace properties can be found.

Cleeve Down is an area near to Pangbourne where there are new builds, some of which are available under the Help to Buy scheme.

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Properties in some areas of Pangbourne are located in or near areas designated as being of environmental and historical importance.

Environmental and historical constraints limit and restrict home owners from making any modifications including adding in an extension to their properties.

A recent Environmental Search for a property in Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7NQ revealed that dwellings within 250m of the property are likely to be affected by environmental constraints.
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Properties in some areas of Pangbourne have a potential risk of being affected by river and surface flooding. A recent Environmental Search for a property in Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7NQ revealed that there was potential risk of both surface and river flooding occurring within 250m of the dwelling.

Sometimes you will be advised to take out a Flood Risk Report examining these possibilities more deeply. Click to view a Flood Risk Report
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in Pangbourne's area mainly stem from traffic from the A340, particularly in the Tidmarsh Road area affecting nearby streets such as Pangbourne Hill and Station Road.

Rail traffic running through Pangbourne also generates higher levels of noise pollution for nearby streets such as Shooters Hill.
Berkshire.pngBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line. 

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Pangbourne Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Berkshire Council at Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, telephone 01635 519900, 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 Pangbourne

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Reading, Basildon, Whitchurch Hill, Tidmarsh, Mapledurham, Upper Basildon and Purley on Thames.

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


  • Weatheroak, Cedar Drive, Pangbourne RG8 7BH
  • Pangbourne Hill, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7AS
  • Meadowside Road, Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire RG8 7NQ
  • St James Cl Pangbourne, BERKS RG8 7AP
  • Reading Rd, Pangbourne, BERKS RG8 7HY

 

What is the difference between the Building Survey and the HomeBuyers Report?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a standard traffic light format, and is different to a Building Survey in many ways. The HomeBuyers report is suitable for standard construction properties post 1950 such as bungalows and flats.

The Level 3: Building Survey is essential for larger or older properties that have had any extensions or alterations from their original build, or if you’re planning major works. The Building Survey comes in a more detailed report and included photos and explanations.