Rushmoor 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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Rushmoor 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.

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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 is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Rushmoor.

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 are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Rushmoor, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

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

Survey tips for properties in Rushmoor


In 1801 the population in the district was 1,366 which is very small considering the size of the district. From then until 1901, the population sky-rocketed to 39,616 and then more than doubled in the following one hundred years to 2001. This huge increase within the Victorian era means many houses were built during that period, and Aldershot and Farnborough are largely considered Victorian towns. Victorian terrace houses can be found in Aldershot on Queens Road and Matthews Terrace whilst larger properties of this era can be found on York Road and Russet Glade. Farnborough is of similar Victorian style.

Aldershot is a military town with a new development in its south. Wellesley is the largest brownfield regeneration sites in the South East of England that is being developed into new houses for families and larger property owners.

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The Walsall Canal may cause flooding for properties in Walsall such as those on Ward Street and Marsh Street. Ford Brook also can cause flooding for Long Street, Albert Street and Meadow Street.

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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The M3 at the north of the district causes raised levels of noise pollution for Fernshill Road and Trunk Road. Dual carriageways in the town cause noise pollution. Sources include the A325, the A323 and the A331. These dual carriageway mainly affect Aldershot and the roads Holder Road, Underwood Avenue and Fermor Drive within the town that are nearest two of these roads.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, the south of Rushmoor, including roads in Aldershot such as Willow Way and Badshot Lea 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 of 5-10% (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.
Hampshire.pngHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. 

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Rushmoor Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Rushmoor Borough Council at Council Offices, Farnborough Rd, Farnborough GU14 7JU, telephone 01252 398399, 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 Rushmoor

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Camberley, Minley, Fleet, Ewshot, Farnham, Tongham and Mytchett.

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


  • Tilford Rd, Rushmoor, Farnham GU10 2EP
  • Lynchford Rd, Aldershot, Farnborough GU14 6BF
  • Farnborough Rd, Farnborough GU14 7JU
  • Wellington Avenue, Aldershot GU11 1NZ
  • Victoria Rd, Aldershot GU11 1SJ

 

Why can’t I have a Building Survey on a flat?

As a rule, flats/maisonettes/post 1950s standard construction properties are best suited to HomeBuyer Reports.

The surveyor has substantially less to check and remark upon when surveying these types of property, additionally more modern buildings benefit from better construction techniques in the main.

To carry out a full Building Survey on a property such as this would be overkill, whereas a Homebuyer Report is designed for and is more than adequate for completing the task and, most importantly, for reporting any signs or suspicions of defects.