St Leonards-on-Sea 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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St Leonards-on-Sea HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of St Leonards-on-Sea 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.

St Leonards-on-Sea 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 St Leonards-on-Sea, 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 St Leonards-on-Sea 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 St Leonards-on-Sea


St Leonards-on-Sea is a seaside town in East Sussex. It has many Victorian large properties from when it was developed as a new town in the 19th century. There are tall seafront houses and terraces in the Marina and Victorian semi-deatched houses around Maze Hill and Kenilworth Road.

On the sea front stands an ocean liner shaped art-deco building known as Marine Court, which upon completion in 1937 was the tallest block of flats in the United Kingdom, comprising some 153 flats and 3 restaurants.

New build developments include include a number of starter and family homes in Rosetti Gardens off Mayfield Lane.


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Properties in St Leonards-on-Sea which are built very close to the Hollington Stream and the Coombe Haven, in streets such as Filsham Road and Bulverhythe 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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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the St Leonards-on-Sea area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the St Leonards-on-Sea area is CB Electrical Contractors (SE) Ltd, Chameleon House / Drury Lane, St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9BA.
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Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search for a property in Carisbrooke Road, St. Leonards-on-sea, TN38 0JN, stated that the dwelling was within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.
East SussexEast Sussex is a county in southern England. Coupled with West Sussex, it used to make up the larger ceremonial county of Sussex. It consists of chalk uplands, river gaps, marshlands, both sand and clay soils, sandstone cliffs and forest, such as Ashdown Forest.

The county town is Lewes and other major populated settlements include Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill, Seaford, Rottingdean, Crowborough and Hailsham.

It also contains the large city/conurbation of Brighton and Hove, although this latter is its own unitary authority. Brighton has a whole host of attractions including the Royal Pavilion.

The county contains no motorways. Adjacent counties include Surrey, West Sussex and Kent. There are two universities based in the county; the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. 

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St Leonards-on-Sea Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hastings Borough Council at Hastings Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1QR, telephone 01424 451066, 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 St Leonards-on-Sea

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hastings, Bulverhythe, Bexhill, Crowhurst, Hooe, Roxton and Catsfield.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in St Leonards-on-Sea. 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 St Leonards-on-Sea 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 St Leonards-on-Sea:


  • 115 Vale Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6PX
  • 31 Perth Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7EQ
  • 23 St Peters Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6JG
  • 13 Eversley Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6QD
  • 7 Braybrooke Close, Hastings, TN34 1TB

 

What does the Building Surveyor bring on site?

The RICS Survey is a defect report and the surveyor has an exhaustive list of checks he is required to carry out as part of his inspection.

He comes armed with a kit box which includes items such as a ladder, binoculars, a key for manhole covers, a damp meter, a camera, a tape measure, a hammer, a compass and various other items to measure, record and facilitate access for his inspection.

Click to read more about a Building Surveyor's Equipment.