Looking for a surveyor in the University city of Cambridge? In the last year, we have helped over 500 home buyers find a property surveyor in this part of eastern England in the last year.
A Cambridge property surveyor will be able to complete a report on the property you are looking to buy, making note of any concerns, such as subsidence or Japanese Knotweed. If you are purchasing one of Cambridge's historic homes, a building survey is highly recommended. More modern homes are best suited to a homebuyer’s survey.
Our dedicated team can match you with up to 5 RICS registered property surveyors, all of which have been through our strict verification process. This ensures that you will be connected with only the best residential property surveyors throughout Cambridge.
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Very efficient and really helpful on phone and in email enquiries. Would recommend them to everyone. They were reasonably priced and the surveyors report was comprehensive with attention to detail. "
2 Portland Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3SJ
Navah Consulting is a RICS regulated chartered surveyor offering our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey) and RICS building survey (Level 3 Survey) to help when you’re buying a house.
"I would absolutely recommend Navah Consulting wholeheartedly. Jonathan followed up promptly and was always on hand to answer any questions. He delivered the survey report earlier than expected and I was very happy with the service I received and the report itself."
Cambridge Building Surveyors
Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY
A family-run business, Cambridge Surveyors provide our first-class chartered surveying service around Cambridge.
"Mike was very helpful in explaining what everything meant and what implications they had, which was very useful as a first time buyer. Everything progressed smoothly and quickly and he was happy to meet me to discuss any questions I had."
Anglia Building Surveying
14 Winchfield, Great Gransden, Sandy, SG19 3AN
With years of experience in surveying properties, Anglia Building Surveying are a team of professional Chartered Surveyors whose aim is to aid you in the house moving process by providing reliable RICS homebuyers surveys (Level 2 Surveys) and RICS building surveys (Level 3 Surveys).
"Very professional, helpful and was quick with the report. Will definitely recommend"
1 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF
First established in 1890, Watsons Property proudly offers a first-class surveying service to help with your house move. Fully regulated by RICS, we provide a RICS Home Survey Level 2 as well as a Home Survey Level 3 to help make your move stress-free.
"Very good details into different elements. Although it has put us a bit on edge with the mention of possible asbestos. "
Trent House, 234 Victoria Road, Stoke On Trent, ST4 2LW
MCL Surveying is a family-run professional chartered surveyor based in Stoke on Trent. We are RICS regulated and pride ourselves on delivering a first-class property surveying service.
"Good communication and service."
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Meadow End, Chattisham Road, Washbrook, Suffolk, EC1V 2NX
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of property surveyors covering London, East Anglia, and the South East.
"Fantastic worth every penny phoned and got an appointment within 2 days "
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
Countrywide Surveying Services
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Surveying Services operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"First class, prompt and thorough report"
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
Compare My Move’s data shows that the most popular survey type for our Cambridge users in a homebuyers survey, with 79% of people needing this survey. A huge 27% of people required a homebuyers survey for a semi-detached property in Cambridge and 23.26% had a homebuyers survey for a flat.
Our data shows that building surveys are not required for most property in Cambridge, however the most popular property type that required a building survey is a terraced house. If the property you plan to buy was built over 80 years ago and has signs of cracking or subsidence, then you will need a building survey.
As the homebuyer survey is the most popular type, it’s good to learn when you’ll need one. If the property was built less than 80 years and is in good condition, then a homebuyers will be more suited to you.
Cambridge is renowned for its breathtaking architecture, perhaps most of all for the esteemed University of Cambridge. The University buildings are worth a visit in their own right, from Senate House to Trinity College Great Court. There is plenty of architecture beyond the University walls, with the city being home to 67 Grade I listed buildings, 47 Grade II listed buildings and 17 conservation areas.
Portugal Place is considered one of the prettiest streets in the city, linking Bridge Street and Jesus Green. These houses are mostly three-storey with bay windows and are highly sought after, with the average asking price for a property here at £447,321
Property in Cambridge consists of a variety of different areas including Georgian, a mix of grand Victorian and Edwardian homes and terraced housing, 1930s semi homes and mid-century housing, sometimes based on popular Scandinavian designs of the 1960s.
Although new build properties are being built in the city, many of the property sales are for existing properties and older homes. UK House Price Index figures from January 2020 shows just 3 sales of new builds versus 70 sales of “existing” properties.
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Subsidence occurs when there is a change in the condition of the ground beneath a property, causing it to “sink.” This can lead to devastating structural changes and problems in the foundations of the property.
A map of subsidence issues created by Geobear has revealed that although the risk of subsidence is present in Cambridgeshire, the risk is far lower than larger cities in the UK such as Birmingham and London. However, the map does show Cambridge with one of the largest amounts of subsidence concerns in the greater area of Cambridgeshire, so a property survey would be highly recommended if you are purchasing a property here.
Subsidence can be a serious concern for homeowners, from devaluing the property to resulting in an unsafe and uninhabitable home in worst cases. A property surveyor will be able to assess whether there is a risk of subsidence with regard to the property you are looking to purchase, allowing you to make an informed decision on the property prior to purchase.
Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 1840s as an ornamental plant, for Botanical Gardens such as Kew in London, and later sold commercially to households across the country. Today, Japanese Knotweed is considered a pest throughout the UK, with a reputation of being highly destructive and notoriously difficult to treat.
Although cases of Japanese Knotweed are not as severe as many major cities and other parts of the country, the city Cambridge is the worst affected area in Cambridgeshire, with 15 infestations within 4km in the city centre alone.
This unassuming plant can reduce the value of a property by up to 10% if found on the premises and some mortgage lenders will refuse a loan for a property where there is an infestation of the plant on the grounds. This is no surprise as Japanese Knotweed’s strong root system can damage the foundations and walls of properties.
Organising a survey on a home prior to purchase is essential for discovering if the plant is a concern around your potential Cambridge home. Your surveyor will be able to tell you if it is present on the land or if it is sighted on neighbouring property.
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