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Ely is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire and is rich in history. The cathedral dates back to 1083 but was restored in 1845 and 1870. Akeman Street, a Roman road, passes through the city. The railway arrived in 1845, providing a stimulus to population and housing growth.

There is housing from many different eras in and around the city, some medieval cottages, Georgian and Victorian grand houses and terraces and plenty of properties built in the 20th century, from the municipal building which occurred in the interwar period and post-2nd world war as well as private estates.

Additionally, the city has undergone rapid growth in recent years, with a significant amount of new housing development on its north-western edge, and on a range of other ‘infill’ sites.

New build developments include the modern apartment blocks in St Mary's Court and the detached, semi-detached and terrace houses in Mayfield Close, among others.



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Properties built Ely which are in close proximity to the River Great Ouse or are in a large section of the fenland to Ely's west, in streets such as The Dock and West Fen Road, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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).
Some properties in Ely are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Prickwillow Road for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Ely area mainly centre around the main road – Bridge Road A142, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses The Dock.

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 Ely

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

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Ely Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Cambridgeshire District Council at The Grange Nutholt Lane ELY, Cambs CB7 4EE, telephone 01353-665 555, 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 Ely

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Little Thetford, Witchford, Little Downham, Soham, Littleport, Ansty and Wilburton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Ely. 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 Ely we'll be able to give you the detailed Ely HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Ely

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Downham Rd, Ely, CB6 1AQ
  • 4 Vineyard Way, Ely, CB7 4QQ
  • 42 Prickwillow Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4QT
  • 19 Bellairs, Sutton, Ely, CB6 2RW
  • 19 Sutton Road, Witchford, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2HX

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Ely 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 Ely.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Ely.

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 you're buying a home in Ely which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

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 your survey take?

We book the earliest possible slot for your RICS surveyor to carry out their inspection for your RICS home buyers survey. Then, on the day, they visit the property and inspect all accessible areas, concentrating on signs and suspicions of defects and issues.

The actual time your surveyor takes over the inspection varies with each property – you can imagine that one for a small flat for a HomeBuyers Report will normally take less than one for a large mansion for a Building Survey. It is likely to be anything between 1 ½ hours to 3 hours.

SAM Conveyancing's RICS surveyors call you on the day of the inspection after carrying it out to go over any major concerns and findings and then they complete the report and return it to you within 5 working days.