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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.

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  • 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.

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

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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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What building survey is the right choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Soham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Soham

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Soham) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Soham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Soham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Soham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Soham property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Soham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits for getting a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a un-loved home?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a new more technical survey which has been named the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. When looking into purchasing a modified Soham house - such as a neglected house - this is now the most suitable choice. This survey provides comprehensive and often crucial advice about the property's construction as well as any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Outside buildings should be reported on during the survey.

House Prices

Is £171, 685 a reasonable price to pay for a property close to Soham in CB7 for and what different issues will your Soham chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Soham ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property for instance the state of repair of the property or whether there is any subsidence. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £183, 185, which is £11, 500 more than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £172, 260. 8, Cross Green, Wicken, Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XS a detached property sold for £537, 500 .

The most reliable way to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Can a Soham House Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as cracked plaster.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Soham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Soham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Soham property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Soham House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits for getting a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a un-loved home?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a new more technical survey which has been named the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. When looking into purchasing a modified Soham house - such as a neglected house - this is now the most suitable choice. This survey provides comprehensive and often crucial advice about the property's construction as well as any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Outside buildings should be reported on during the survey.



House Prices

Is £171, 685 a reasonable price to pay for a property close to Soham in CB7 for and what different issues will your Soham chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Soham ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect the price of property for instance the state of repair of the property or whether there is any subsidence. As an indicator, one can try to analyse values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The means house prices paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £183, 185, which is £11, 500 more than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £172, 260. 8, Cross Green, Wicken, Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XS a detached property sold for £537, 500 .

The most reliable way to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 80s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Can a Soham House Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as cracked plaster.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

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