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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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including eaves.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Cambourne HomeBuyer report. They will report on potential asbestos during the Cambourne survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate rainwater goods? Will the RICS surveyor report on this? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on property in Cambourne is usually overlooked. If you have only seen the house in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are blocked include "gushing" gutters.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Cambourne that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Regency homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Cambourne Building Surveys sometimes detail defects such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

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.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including eaves.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP.



Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Cambourne HomeBuyer report. They will report on potential asbestos during the Cambourne survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate rainwater goods? Will the RICS surveyor report on this? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on property in Cambourne is usually overlooked. If you have only seen the house in dry weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are blocked include "gushing" gutters.

Fortunately, problems with drains are usually easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are not cared for, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Cambourne that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Regency homes for example. Stucco is often problematic and Cambourne Building Surveys sometimes detail defects such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

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