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  Mortgage Valuation
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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.

Gas flame

Will the Cambourne surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings or housings they will not be removed. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings of any type, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 legally require landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Cambourne - What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Properties in Cambourne in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. From tie beams to eaves, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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.

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.

Gas flame

Will the Cambourne surveyor advise on the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. Should there be any external fittings or housings they will not be removed. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings of any type, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 legally require landlords to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .



Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Cambourne - What aspects of the roofing will be considered?

Properties in Cambourne in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems. From tie beams to eaves, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

High estimates for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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.

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