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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cambridge

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cambridge

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cambridge) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cambridge

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Cambridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cambridge property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Cambridge property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cambridge Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cambridge include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Cambridge building will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the report. To be able to determine the property's value the surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Cambridge surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can rainfall have on a building? Will the building survey report on this? Could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on homes in Cambridge is rarely considered properly. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering can often mean that the drainage are worth a closer look. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

English Heritage

We are buying a building near Belsar'S Hill Ringwork , will this affect the property's value?

Belsar'S Hill Ringwork is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of importance are Bourn Windmill, Bowl Barrow On Copley Hill and Brent Ditch.. A surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Cambridge. See the English Heritage website for more information on Belsar'S Hill Ringwork.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Cambridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cambridge property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Cambridge property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Cambridge Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cambridge include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance)

A Homebuyer Report on a Cambridge building will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the report. To be able to determine the property's value the surveyor will factor in local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Cambridge surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions like service connections, are made in addition to local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can rainfall have on a building? Will the building survey report on this? Could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rainfall can have on homes in Cambridge is rarely considered properly. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering can often mean that the drainage are worth a closer look. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

English Heritage

We are buying a building near Belsar'S Hill Ringwork , will this affect the property's value?

Belsar'S Hill Ringwork is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of importance are Bourn Windmill, Bowl Barrow On Copley Hill and Brent Ditch.. A surveyor will consider all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Cambridge. See the English Heritage website for more information on Belsar'S Hill Ringwork.

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  • Major damp problem due to lack of damp proof course?

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    This property was suffering from a number of damp issues throughout, but the most pronounced was to the bay window area at the front of the house. Rising damp resulting from a lack of DPC or Damp Proof Course was suspected but ruled out by the surveyor. A DPC consists of non permeable...