Walton on Thames 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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Walton on Thames HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Walton on Thames 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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Walton on Thames 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 non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Walton on Thames.

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 HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Walton on Thames 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 subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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 Walton on Thames


Walton on Thames is a town in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey. Its nucleus – and the older village with older properties – is in the north. St Mary's Parish Church has some Saxon material and an architectural structure from the 12th century but has later additions. One of the schools was enlarged in 1881, the Methodist Church was built in 1887 and the Baptist Church was built in 1901.

The south of the area developed when the railway arrived with its station in 1838. The town was bombed several times in the 2nd world war and so housing was rebuilt in the post-war period from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Walton South and Walton Central have the most detached houses – more so than semi-detached – and some of them quite large, whereas Walton Ambleside and Walton North have predominantly semi-detached houses. Walton North also has a large number of terrace properties.

The Heart of Walton came out of the redevelopment of the town centre and contains nearly 300 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.


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Properties in Walton-on-Thames which are built in close proximity to the River Thames or the Queen Elizabeth II storage reservoir, in streets such as Vanbrugh Drive and Shaw Drive, are subject to flood warnings and alerts 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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A property valuation in Walton on Thames will provide comparable property prices (if available) and a review of the condition of the property (not a defect survey).

An example of this from a survey on Burwood Road, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AS is "The subject property comprises a detached house, which was constructed circa 2000. The main building is constructed over 3 storeys, with its top floor built into the roof space, and partially comprising a dormer level. There are 2 storey and single storey side additions, together with a detached, integral garage. The property also features a conservatory, together with an imposing, pillared porch to its front elevation. The property is constructed of conventional, cavity brick and block work, with external walls showing red facing brickwork. This is with the exception of the timber framed dormers, on the exterior of which tiles hang".
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Contaminated land can be a real cause for concern for your property and could stop you exchanging if your property is built on or near it.

In an Environmental Report recently completed on Waterloo Court, Mayfield Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5AD it stated “A review of the available historical mapping has identified that the centre of the search is located on or within 25 metres of Railways shown on 1897 - 1960 edition maps”.
SurreySurrey is located in the south east of England and is well known for its high property prices and leafy areas. Guildford is the county town, however Surrey County Council can be found just up the A3 in the neighbouring town Kingston Upon Thames. It was in Dorking in Surrey at the White Horse where Charles Dickens wrote much of his Pickwick Papers and apparently based many of the characters on local people

The University of Surrey can be found in Guildford, however Surrey also hosts the Royal Holloway University of London (Egham), University of Law & Kingston University. HG Wells, writer of War of the Worlds, lived at Horsell Common in Woking in Surrey when he wrote the book and this is where, in the book, the Martians first land on Earth. 

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Walton on Thames Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Elmbridge Borough Council at Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, telephone 01372 474 474, 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 Walton on Thames

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Sunbury-on-Thames, Weybridge, Shepperton, Upper Halliford, Hersham, Byfleet and Molesey.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Walton on Thames. 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 Walton on Thames 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 Walton on Thames:


  • 35a Brampton Gardens, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 5HN
  • 27 Stonebanks, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2QE
  • 37 Bowes Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 3HU
  • 132 Burwood Road, , Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AS
  • 49 Ashley Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 1HG

 

Does a surveyor use a ladder during a survey?

Surveyors come equipped with an array of tools and devices in order for them to diagnose and report on any defects internally and externally affecting the property that the client is looking to purchase.

Usually when clients ask whether a surveyor comes equipped with a ladder there is normally concern with a roof or a noted issue with the roofing. If you do have a concern then make sure you highlight this to the surveyor prior to their inspection to ensure it’s specifically reported on.

Your surveyor can come with a three meter ladder to access flat roofs or gain access to advantage points to assess harder to reach areas in conjunction with utilising telescopic camera mounts to document areas which are defective.