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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.

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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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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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  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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cottenham Park

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cottenham Park

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cottenham Park) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cottenham Park

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cottenham Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cottenham Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Cottenham Park property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Cottenham Park Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cottenham Park subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted

at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Cottenham Park. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Cottenham Park property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you have doubts, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cottenham Park include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will call upon awareness of the Cottenham Park property market and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example no troublesome covenants. Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Additional local Cottenham Park area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cottenham Park and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Cottenham Park property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Cottenham Park property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Cottenham Park Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cottenham Park subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement will occur in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks are noticeable in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted



at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Cottenham Park. What will we need to take notice of when purchasing older property? What should be budgeted for maintenance?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Cottenham Park property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you have doubts, speak to your chartered surveyor for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cottenham Park include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a property valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will call upon awareness of the Cottenham Park property market and other things relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use other assumptions like there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any expensive legal issues for example no troublesome covenants. Such concerns will be clarified by your legal representative.

Additional local Cottenham Park area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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