Home Buyers Survey Cambridgeshire

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Top tips for a Cambridgeshire Home Buyers Survey


Cambridgeshire is a county in the East Anglia region of the UK and was formed in 1974 from two other pre-existing counties.

Peterborough and Cambridge contain the majority of the population of the county by far. The county hosts the site of Flag Fen in Fengate, which is one of the earliest-known Neolithic permanent settlements. Ely Cathedral dates back to 1083.

Housing in the larger urban areas is very mixed, with period properties as well as substantial housing from the 20th century, particularly semi-detached and terrace properties built from the 1930s onwards. In the more rural areas, there are more survivors from earlier periods.


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Properties in Cambridgeshire which are built near to large water courses such as the River Cam and the River Great Ouse, or which are in the fen areas to the north of the county such as around Ramsey and Chatteris, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
In section G2 of the HomeBuyer Report, the surveyor makes comment about the Gas (if applicable).

The surveyor is not qualified to test the gas which is why the report states "Safety warning: All gas and oil appliances and equipment should regularly be inspected, tested, maintained and serviced by a registered ‘competent person’ and in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important to make sure that the equipment is working correctly, to limit the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning and to prevent carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from leaking into the air. For more advice contact the Gas Safe Register for gas installations, and OFTEC for oil installations".
The construction principles consider the way in which a property supports vertical and lateral loads through its fabric. It therefore assesses whether the structural parts of the building i.e. walls, floors and roof, will provide adequate strength and rigidity at all times.

Although dwellings can be built in a number of different shapes and sizes, all must satisfy constructional principles which will ensure that the building does not fail when built or when reasonable loads are placed upon it.

When surveying a house it is not possible to check the foundations as the survey is non-intrusive and the seller is highly unlikely to allow several holes to be dug around their property to review the foundations; without cause to do so. The best that a Building surveyor can do is to note whether there are any signs of walls cracking or roof distortion etc. Foundation work can follow a variety of possible approaches ranging from simple concrete strip foundations to complex piling schemes with reinforced ground beams.

CambridgeshireCambridgeshire is a county in East Anglia and Cambridge is its county town. It has large areas of very low-lying land, known as fenland. Its economy is predominantly agricultural although a large area surrounding Cambridge is concerned with high technology (computing, electronics and biochemistry) and is known as Silicon Fen.

There are two universities in the county; the University of Cambridge, which is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the Angela Ruskin University. Cambridge also hosts a regional centre of the Open University. Cambridge is very much the transport hub of the region; its railway station offers connections to many urban destinations and fast, direct services to London. The A10 runs through the city and the M11 runs nearby to it.

Ely Cathedral contains the only Gothic Dome in the world and Holme Fen to the south of Peterborough is the lowest point in Britain (2.75m below sea level). Catherine of Aragon is buried in Peterborough Cathedral.

Listed Building Surveyors Cambridgeshire

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Cambridgeshire. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Cambridgeshire

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Cambridgeshire Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cambridgeshire Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Cambridgeshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Wisbech, March, St Neots, Chelmer Village and Whittlesey.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Cambridgeshire. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Cambridgeshire we'll be able to give you the detailed Cambridgeshire HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Sutton Road, Witchford, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2HX
  • 29 Wheat Croft, Cambridge, CB21 4YR
  • 3 Cockburn Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3NB
  • Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1NW
  • 6 Sydenham Terrace, Halifax Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3PZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Cambridgeshire to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Cambridgeshire.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Cambridgeshire, or any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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How long does a RICS Building Survey take?

RICS Surveyors often only have one or two inspections a day to ensure they allocate adequate time to assess a property for its defects and issues.

On average our surveyors will spend two to three hours on a standard sized home to complete the full Level 3 RICS Building Survey, however, this can vary for a number of reasons.

It may be that there has been major works done to the property or a major defect is discovered and requires further investigation or access to all areas of the property is not immediately available. This is why our surveyors do not operate with time constraints – they stay on site as long as they need to complete the full inspection.