Home Buyers Survey Waltham Abbey


Trusted by 100s of clients with their home survey in Waltham Abbey giving our panel of local RICS building surveyors detailed knowledge of properties in your area. We're booking from 17/04/2024* with same-day callback & fast reports starting from just £400 EXC VAT.

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"Competitively priced service, the agent I dealt with was very helpful. On the day of the survey itself I received a call from the surveyor to run through his initial findings.
The quality of the report produced was excellent, very detailed and thorough. If needed I will be using SAM Conveyancing's services again in the future for sure."


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Cost from £400 EXC VAT
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Defects flagged in a Waltham Abbey Home Buyers Survey


HomeBuyers Report Waltham Abbey
Local Tip 1
Properties in Waltham Abbey which are built in close proximity to the River Lea, the River Lea Navigation and the Cornmill Stream, in streets such as Walton Gardens and Beaulieu Drive, 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).
 HomeBuyers Survey Waltham Abbey
Local Tip 2
A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on the road of Eastbrook Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3AJ, is within 50m of an area which has potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. Active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Surveyor Waltham Abbey
Local Tip 3
When a surveyor is completing either the building survey or the homebuyer report they will check that the heating works by turning it on and off. If they suspect that there is a problem that needs to be amended they will advise that you seek a suitably qualified gas/heating operative.

A local gas company in the Waltham Abbey area is Chamonix, Unit 19/Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey EN9 2AG.

Types of property in Waltham Abbey?


Waltham Abbey is a market town in the Epping Forest District of Essex. Its Norman church dates from the 12th century. It has a mix of period country houses, town-centre cottages and Victorian properties, along with a good supply of bungalows and modern detached, semi-detached and terrace homes.

It saw considerable development after the 2nd world war; the NInefields Estate was built in the 1960s and 1970s and Abbeyfields in the 1990s. There are huge Georgian houses in Honey Lane and Victorian cottages around the Abbey Church.

You can find semi-detached Victorian properties in Victoria Road and semi-detached 1930s houses around Monkswood Avenue and a great mix of detached, semi-detached houses and bungalows from various periods in Grange Court, Abbey Court and Mead Court. There are also 1960s terrace houses in Ninefields.

New build developments include various styles of house in Lea Road.


Why Choose Sam Conveyancing for your Home Survey?

After 10 years of helping over 30,000 clients we've learned alot about surveys in Waltham Abbey using our panel of over 100 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your Waltham Abbey surveyor will be local to your property so whether you're worried about subsidence, damp, infestations, extensions or even the just for peace of mind, we've got you covered.

Our HomeBuyers Survey costs are fixed and competitive as you'll see from all our Excellent reviews on Trustpilot. This means you don't have to break the bank to get a full health check on your new home. Get a Home Buyer Survey Quote today or if you're not sure which survey to choose and want to know the difference between a Level 2 Home Survey and a Level 3 Building Survey, then give us a call and we'll happily tell you what you need - 01992 785 555 (local call charges apply).


What defects are flagged in a Homebuyer's Survey?


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Crack in outside wall above window flagged in a Home Building Survey
Cracks/Subsidence

Cracks are inspected and in the report will confirm if you need a structural engineer as there are signs of historical or current movement.

Find out more - What is subsidence and how do you spot it?

Damp and mould on a wall flagged in a Home Building Survey
Damp

The RICS surveyor will use a moisture meter in the rooms and report any high levels along with any mould or damp causing damage to the walls/windows.

Find out more - What is rising damp?

Rotting wood on a window frame flagged in a Home Building Survey
Wood Rot

The wooden door frames and windows will be inspected for rotting and wood worm.

Find out more - What to do with a Rotten Window Frame?

Rat Infestation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Infestations

The surveyor looks for signs of infestations through droppings, damage to piping/flooring and in some cases finding where the nest is.

Find out more - Can You Sell A House With Rodents?

Japanese Knotweed in a garden flagged in a Home Building Survey
Japanese Knotweed

The surveyor will check the grounds of the property and, where possible, check over the fences to neighbouring plots to identify if there is a risk of Japanese knotweed.

Find out more - Do surveyors check for Japanese knotweed?

Drains and man hole covers flagged in a Home Building Survey
Drains and Manhole Covers

The surveyor lifts up accessible man hole covers to check if the drains are blocked. You may need to get your drains inspected with CCTV.

Find out more - Should You Get a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a House?

Roof loft space with insulation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Roof and Loft Space

The surveyor will enter into the roof/loft space if there is a safe and accessible ladder. They'll look for insulation, signs of leaking and and damage.

Find out more - What is a roof survey?

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Difference between a level 2 and level 3 house survey
A Level 2 HomeBuyers Report is for newer, conventional properties. A Level 3 Building Survey is for a comprehensive analysis, for older or larger properties.

Is a homebuyers survey worth it?
For conventional properties, a HomeBuyers Survey is invaluable. Identified defects can be used as leverage during price negotiations with the seller and can save 1000s of pounds.

Average Cost of Building Surveyor in Waltham Abbey

The cost varies depending on the size and condition of the property, with the average cost of our HomeBuyers Survey starting at £400 EXC VAT. The average cost of a Building Survey is higher. Our fixed fees start at £500 EXC VAT.

Get a Fixed Quote

To ensure accuracy, we utilise Rightmove or Zoopla to assess the property type, guaranteeing a fixed quote tailored to your needs. For guidance on choosing the right survey, contact our survey specialists at 01992 785 555.

Download an Example Level 2 and Level 3 Home Survey



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Frequently Asked Questions: Homebuyers Survey Waltham Abbey


You don't need to contact your lender to arrange a HomeBuyer Survey in Waltham Abbey. While they may recommend specific survey companies, we advise obtaining a quote online directly from a RICS-certified professional familiar with your property's locality, ensuring a comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey quote.
Typically, home buyers and investors request a Valuation and a Survey simultaneously, which is encompassed in our RICS HomeBuyers Report. For older or unconventional properties, consider a Level 3 Building Survey. Get your online quote for a property survey from our experienced house surveyors in Waltham Abbey now.

A standard HomeBuyers Survey in Waltham Abbey takes approximately 3.5 hours, including local travel, property visitation, and report generation at the office.
With national coverage across England and Wales, including Waltham Abbey, our back-office systems enable us to identify available RICS surveyors, even outside your locality. If you need a survey carried out urgently, our knowledge, contacts, and systems allow us to find you the best RICS surveyor at the most competitive cost.
We’re committed to equipping you with the necessary tools, information, and pricing to make informed decisions. You'll get a same day call with your Waltham Abbey RICS Surveyor to discuss your survey, as part of our service to you. You'll always receive full contact details of your RICS Chartered Surveyor when arranging with us.
We offer professional and comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey services in Waltham Abbey. Our RICS-certified professionals know the local property market intimately. Get an instant online price quote for a survey from our experienced house surveyors in Waltham Abbey:

The cost of a HomeBuyers Survey varies depending on the type and size of the property, among other factors. At SAM Conveyancing, the average cost for our HomeBuyers Survey in Waltham Abbey starts from £400 EXC VAT. Remember, a survey could save you significant money in the long run by identifying potential issues early.
Absolutely. Our team at SAM Conveyancing provides a thorough HomeBuyers Survey checklist, guiding you through what our surveyors will inspect. This includes the property's interior and exterior condition and advice on necessary repairs or potential problems.
We understand that sometimes surveys are urgent. While a typical survey takes around 3.5 hours, a Level 3 building survey will often take longer as it is a more thorough inspection. We pride ourselves on our national coverage and extensive network. Even for urgent requests, we strive to find you the best RICS surveyor in Waltham Abbey to complete the survey promptly.
Your satisfaction is our priority. If you have any issues, you can raise a formal complaint. If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service. Our Waltham Abbey-based RICS surveyor will work diligently to resolve your concerns, potentially revisiting the property if necessary.

We take problems very seriously, and if you encounter an issue, we ensure your concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. The initial step involves submitting a formal, written complaint, outlining the problem and supplementing it with any supporting evidence, like photos.

Our Manchester-based surveyor will send you their Formal Complaints Procedure outlining the expected response timeframes. They will work to rectify your complaint and might even propose revisiting the property in Manchester. After a comprehensive review, they will write back to you, hopefully resolving your complaint through the provision of further information.

If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service to which the surveyor is registered. This service becomes accessible only after you have formally complained to your surveyor.

The details of the dispute resolution service for RICS surveyors are as follows:

Service Provider
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Address
100 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BU
Website
CEDR.com
We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Waltham Abbey. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Waltham Abbey
We cover the whole Waltham Abbey area and have recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you, at:
  • Moorhurst Avenue, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross, EN7 5LE
  • 14 Cross Road, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 7HU
  • 14 Bullsmoor Gardens, Waltham Cross, EN8 8HX
  • 24 Perrysfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 0TE
  • 18 Eleanor Cross Rd, Broxbourne, Waltham Cross EN8 7LB
You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Broxbourne Borough Council at Bishops' College Churchgate Cheshunt EN8 9XQ, telephone 01992 785 555, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Local Building Survey Waltham Abbey

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in London, Walthamstow, Cheshunt, Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford and Enfield.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Waltham Abbey. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Waltham Abbey we'll be able to give you the detailed Waltham Abbey HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

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*Survey prices vary depending on the type of survey, the size of the property and the property's location.
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RICS Level 2 Home Survey with a Valuation

A RICS Level 2 Home Survey, which used to be called the HomeBuyer Report or a Home Buyer Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Waltham Abbey's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.

Click to see an Example HomeBuyers Report