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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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Home Buyers Survey
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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Histon

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Histon

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Histon) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Histon

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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    Croft Lodge, Barton Road, Cambs, CB3

  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Drift, Dodford Lane, Girton, Cambs., CB3

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Histon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Histon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Histon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Histon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in more modern buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

A will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas related gas fittings in the home like associated asbestos. The gas fittings will not be undone. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a property close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include methane gas generation. Health problems such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Histon RICS surveyors will examine any structural problems linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Histon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Histon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Histon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Histon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor said subsidence is worth checking. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related defects will my property survey review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence is sometimes referred to as settlement, but this is incorrect. Settlement will occur in more modern buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Often, homes are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Gas flame

Will the chartered surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

A will locate and visually check out any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter for example, in addition to gas related gas fittings in the home like associated asbestos. The gas fittings will not be undone. Of course, gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

The regulations require that all landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a property close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert refuse. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include methane gas generation. Health problems such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Histon RICS surveyors will examine any structural problems linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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