Looking for a property surveyor in the city of Nottingham? We’ve helped over 600 home buyers find a surveyor in the area over the last year.
With an average property price of £236,588, Nottingham has a range of different property types, most notably the Victorian terraced homes which line the streets of the city and surrounding areas.
A local Nottingham property surveyor will be able to provide you with an overview of the condition of the house, details of any building work required and vital information on issues such as Japanese Knotweed and Subsidence.
We can connect you with up to 5 RICS registered property surveyors, all who have gone through our strict verification process before joining us. This ensures that you will only be matched with the best residential property surveyors in Nottingham.
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. "
Norton Highfield Ltd Chartered Surveyors
Electric Works, 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield, S1 2BJ
Norton Highfield Chartered Surveyors are a highly experienced and qualified property surveyor offering a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Excellent Jo is a lovely person "
I AM Surveyors
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Prompt and professional. They provided updates at every stage of the proceedings with in-depth factual report in a timely manner."
Bridgford Business Centre, 29 Bridgford Road, Nottingham, NG2 6AU
Portland Surveys is a friendly, independent firm of property surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Peak Home Surveys
36 Springfield Road, Barlow, Dronfield, S18 7SR
Peak Home Surveys are highly experienced and skilled surveyors covering South Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire.
"Helpful, friendly, and honest. Matthew communicated throughout the whole valuation process and I'm Very happy with the report. Definitely would recommend. "
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! "
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd.
1 Hanley Street , Dernottingham By, NG1 5BL
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd. are fully qualified Chartered Building Surveyors based in and covering across the East Midlands, with over twenty years of experience.
"They were brilliant from the get-go. They had difficulty contacting the estate agent/home owner but they persevered. Once the survey was booked the final report was provided within the designates timeframe."
Compare My Move have researched the most popular survey type for our Nottingham users. The homebuyer survey was by far the most popular survey type, with 75% of users needing one for their house purchase. Both detached and semi-detached properties saw 29.09% of Nottingham movers needing a homebuyers survey.
Only 25% of Nottingham movers needed a building survey, with most of these needing one for their terraced or detached property. If the house you’re buying has signs of cracking and damage and is an older property, then you’ll need a RICS building survey to assess the condition and structure in-depth.
Most of the time a homebuyers survey is most suited. If the property is fairly modern and doesn't show any signs of damage, a chartered surveyor will carry out a RICS homebuyers survey.
Cities like Nottingham thrived during the Industrial Revolution, which transformed the landscape of the city and the areas around it. At this time, the population of the area grew, leading to an increase in the number of homes being built.
Nottingham boasts 174 Conservation Areas and over 29,000 Grade I and Grade II listed buildings in the Nottinghamshire area. One protected heritage area of note is the Lace Market, a historic quarter-mile square which was the centre of the world’s lace industry during the years of the British Empire.
Today it is home to a number of bars, restaurants, and shops, with a number of the surrounding historical buildings having been converted into modern apartments. Nottingham offers a range of historic housing, from grand Victorian and Edwardian homes, large manor houses and red-brick terraced housing to a selection of new-build properties and modern apartments.
The city has types and sizes of properties to suit everyone - from large families to single professionals - and the architecture to appeal to all tastes. According to Land Registry data, “existing homes” proved more popular in the area than new builds, with just 8 new build sales in January 2020 compared to 233 “existing” property sales.
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Subsidence occurs when there is a change in the condition of the ground where a property resides, causing the property to “sink” and resulting in structural changes such as cracks in walls or deeper problems in the foundations of the property.
Subsidence is a serious concern for homeowners and is something that can be highlighted by arranging a survey. A map of subsidence in the UK by Geobear shows that subsidence is a concern for the city of Nottingham.
Cities are especially susceptible to subsidence due to increased weight and pressure on the ground from a high volume of buildings in a condensed area. Another cause is groundwater in the area being used up, causing the soil to dry out and compact.
Your surveyor will be able to report on whether subsidence is a concern for the property you are looking to purchase. A full building survey will provide pictures of any damage and the best course of action. This will allow you to make an informed decision on the property prior to purchase.
Japanese Knotweed is a destructive plant which grows rampantly mostly along railways, waterways, parks and in gardens and is notoriously difficult to treat and contain. Initially introduced to the UK in the 1840s as an ornamental plant, today Japanese Knotweed can reduce the value of a property by up to 10% if found on the premises.
Furthermore, mortgage lenders have been known to not approve a loan for a property plagued with the plant as its strong root system can damage the foundations and walls of properties.
The city of Nottingham is the worst affected area in Nottinghamshire according to Environet’s Japanese Knotweed heatmap, showing 220 infestations with a 4km radius. The surrounding areas are also prone to the plant, so it’s well worth arranging for a survey on a Nottingham property prior to purchase.
A surveyor will be able to tell you if Japanese Knotweed is present on the land of the property you are looking to buy, or if it is on nearby or neighbouring land which may cause an issue later down the line.
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