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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

Surveyor Local has earned hundreds of five star reviews from happy clients.

All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Cambourne

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Cambourne
From £225
inc. VAT
 

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Download sample HomeBuyer Report HomeBuyer Report sample

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What Survey is right for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cambourne

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cambourne

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cambourne) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cambourne

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cambourne and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cambourne property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Cambourne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Cambourne Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Cambourne house. Should we get a surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Cambourne property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, vermin can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison. If investigation

does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older farmhouse in Cambourne. What consequences will the construction have on upkeep?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. Contact your Cambourne surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a residential property and the seller's agent has made us aware that it has been built with Slate. Which major matters should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built buildings in Cambourne can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Cambourne can vary greatly, with issues like stone faces being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Cambourne, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Cambourne and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cambourne property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Cambourne property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Cambourne Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a Cambourne house. Should we get a surveyor?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Cambourne property may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, vermin can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for pest problems may include use of poison. If investigation



does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older farmhouse in Cambourne. What consequences will the construction have on upkeep?

Some buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. Contact your Cambourne surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a residential property and the seller's agent has made us aware that it has been built with Slate. Which major matters should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built buildings in Cambourne can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Cambourne can vary greatly, with issues like stone faces being quote common. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Cambourne, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Repair advice often includes repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

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