Home Buyers Survey Corby

Trusted by 100s of clients with their home survey in Corby giving our panel of local RICS building surveyors detailed knowledge of properties in your area. We're booking from 26/07/2024* with same-day callback & fast reports starting from just £400 EXC VAT.

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"Competitively priced service, the agent I dealt with was very helpful. On the day of the survey itself I received a call from the surveyor to run through his initial findings.
The quality of the report produced was excellent, very detailed and thorough. If needed I will be using SAM Conveyancing's services again in the future for sure."

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House Survey Costs

Cost from £400 EXC VAT
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Defects flagged in a Corby Home Buyers Survey

HomeBuyers Report Corby
Local Tip 1
It has been flagged by the council that wind farms with a capacity to produce over 1MW of power are present in the area of Corby. Whilst this won't be dangerous to your health, it is a factor to be aware of when thinking of living in Corby.

This is because: the turbines have a huge visual impact, particularly as wind farms are built on top of hills to capture the most wind. Additional concerns are that they can impact birds and bats, and they can also produce some noise, disturbing local residents.
 HomeBuyers Survey Corby
Local Tip 2
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Corby, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

Northamptonshire, with its porous soil, has high levels of the gas emitted into the atmosphere and Corby's central area, in particular, has a maximum radon potential of greater than 30%, affecting streets such as Cupar Crescent and Cottingham Road.

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon levels, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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Local Tip 3
Properties in the area may be subject to flood risks as Corby has a tributary of the River Nene called The Willow Brook in its vicinity. The Willow Brook rises north of Corby where, until 1980, water was extracted for use at Corby Steelworks. It then flows through or near Deene, Bulwick, Blatherwycke, King's Cliffe and Woodnewton and joins the Nene downstream from Fotheringhay.

Due to this, when rain falls, the surface runoff can move very quickly from hilly areas to low lying areas making these low-lying areas more prone to flooding. Additionally, human activities that degrade the environment such as deforestation often increase flooding. 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.

Types of property in Corby?

Corby was designated as a new town in 1950. Most of the housing in the town has been built since this date although officially the first new street completed was Bessemer Grove, completed some 16 years earlier.

Having begun construction of their plant nearby to the area, Stewarts and Lloyds were faced with the problem of housing their required new workforce, an expected 1650 people, a figure which would swell to some 4000-5000, many of whom had migrated from Scotland with the company. With no provision in the financial plan produced by the company in 1932 for the construction of workers accommodation, assistance was sought from both the Ministry of Health and Northamptonshire County Council.

However, by the end of 1932 all of the Government schemes, many curtailed by economic depression, had ceased or were coming to an end. Funded by a 90% loan from the Halifax building society on a figure of £306,405, Stewarts and Lloyds made an arrangement with the Ministry of Health and the Northamptonshire County Council for guarantees over 800 houses to be built by Browning Brothers of Leicester.

Bessemer Grove was the street in which were built the first of these houses, completed in the summer of 1934 and located to the south of the old village close to the church, although these houses would be the last Stewarts and Lloyds built in this area. The remainder of the 785 houses were constructed on a large estate either side of the Rockingham Road (often seen as the divide between the Scottish and English workers) to the north-west of the plant.

The houses constructed by Stewarts and Lloyds and an additional 314 houses built by the First National Housing Trust, later purchased by Stewarts and Lloyds for a sum of £16, 956. were built to a standard design devised by the company’s architect. The first of these houses were built in a roughly triangular patch of land created by the railway to the east, Rockingham Road to the west and centred on the sweep of the newly laid out Stephenson Way.

The houses built by Stewarts and Lloyds would later form the Penn Green and Studfall Neighbourhoods and were supplemented by a workers club and sports ground built between 1937 and 1938 to the north of Occupation Road, an Odeon cinema, completed in March 1936, shops, schools and churches. Rockingham Road became the main street in Corby with Occupation Road leading westward as the main subsidiary.

Why Choose Sam Conveyancing for your Home Survey?

After 10 years of helping over 30,000 clients we've learned alot about surveys in Corby using our panel of over 100 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your Corby surveyor will be local to your property so whether you're worried about subsidence, damp, infestations, extensions or even the just for peace of mind, we've got you covered.

Our HomeBuyers Survey costs are fixed and competitive as you'll see from all our Excellent reviews on Trustpilot. This means you don't have to break the bank to get a full health check on your new home. Get a Home Buyer Survey Quote today or if you're not sure which survey to choose and want to know the difference between a Level 2 Home Survey and a Level 3 Building Survey, then give us a call and we'll happily tell you what you need - 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply).

What defects are flagged in a Homebuyer's Survey?

Crack in outside wall above window flagged in a Home Building Survey

Cracks are inspected and in the report will confirm if you need a structural engineer as there are signs of historical or current movement.

Find out more - What is subsidence and how do you spot it?

Damp and mould on a wall flagged in a Home Building Survey

The RICS surveyor will use a moisture meter in the rooms and report any high levels along with any mould or damp causing damage to the walls/windows.

Find out more - What is rising damp?

Rotting wood on a window frame flagged in a Home Building Survey
Wood Rot

The wooden door frames and windows will be inspected for rotting and wood worm.

Find out more - What to do with a Rotten Window Frame?

Rat Infestation flagged in a Home Building Survey

The surveyor looks for signs of infestations through droppings, damage to piping/flooring and in some cases finding where the nest is.

Find out more - Can You Sell A House With Rodents?

Japanese Knotweed in a garden flagged in a Home Building Survey
Japanese Knotweed

The surveyor will check the grounds of the property and, where possible, check over the fences to neighbouring plots to identify if there is a risk of Japanese knotweed.

Find out more - Do surveyors check for Japanese knotweed?

Drains and man hole covers flagged in a Home Building Survey
Drains and Manhole Covers

The surveyor lifts up accessible man hole covers to check if the drains are blocked. You may need to get your drains inspected with CCTV.

Find out more - Should You Get a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a House?

Roof loft space with insulation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Roof and Loft Space

The surveyor will enter into the roof/loft space if there is a safe and accessible ladder. They'll look for insulation, signs of leaking and and damage.

Find out more - What is a roof survey?

Difference between a level 2 and level 3 house survey
A Level 2 HomeBuyers Report is for newer, conventional properties. A Level 3 Building Survey is for a comprehensive analysis, for older or larger properties.

Is a homebuyers survey worth it?
For conventional properties, a HomeBuyers Survey is invaluable. Identified defects can be used as leverage during price negotiations with the seller and can save 1000s of pounds.

Average Cost of Building Surveyor in Corby

The cost varies depending on the size and condition of the property, with the average cost of our HomeBuyers Survey starting at £400 EXC VAT. The average cost of a Building Survey is higher. Our fixed fees start at £500 EXC VAT.

Get a Fixed Quote

To ensure accuracy, we utilise Rightmove or Zoopla to assess the property type, guaranteeing a fixed quote tailored to your needs. For guidance on choosing the right survey, contact our survey specialists at 0333 344 3234.

Download an Example Level 2 and Level 3 Home Survey

RICS Home Survey Level 2

RICS Home Survey Level 3

Frequently Asked Questions: Homebuyers Survey Corby

You don't need to contact your lender to arrange a HomeBuyer Survey in Corby. While they may recommend specific survey companies, we advise obtaining a quote online directly from a RICS-certified professional familiar with your property's locality, ensuring a comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey quote.
Typically, home buyers and investors request a Valuation and a Survey simultaneously, which is encompassed in our RICS HomeBuyers Report. For older or unconventional properties, consider a Level 3 Building Survey. Get your online quote for a property survey from our experienced house surveyors in Corby now.

A standard HomeBuyers Survey in Corby takes approximately 3.5 hours, including local travel, property visitation, and report generation at the office.
With national coverage across England and Wales, including Corby, our back-office systems enable us to identify available RICS surveyors, even outside your locality. If you need a survey carried out urgently, our knowledge, contacts, and systems allow us to find you the best RICS surveyor at the most competitive cost.
We’re committed to equipping you with the necessary tools, information, and pricing to make informed decisions. You'll get a same day call with your Corby RICS Surveyor to discuss your survey, as part of our service to you. You'll always receive full contact details of your RICS Chartered Surveyor when arranging with us.
We offer professional and comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey services in Corby. Our RICS-certified professionals know the local property market intimately. Get an instant online price quote for a survey from our experienced house surveyors in Corby:

The cost of a HomeBuyers Survey varies depending on the type and size of the property, among other factors. At SAM Conveyancing, the average cost for our HomeBuyers Survey in Corby starts from £400 EXC VAT. Remember, a survey could save you significant money in the long run by identifying potential issues early.
Absolutely. Our team at SAM Conveyancing provides a thorough HomeBuyers Survey checklist, guiding you through what our surveyors will inspect. This includes the property's interior and exterior condition and advice on necessary repairs or potential problems.
We understand that sometimes surveys are urgent. While a typical survey takes around 3.5 hours, a Level 3 building survey will often take longer as it is a more thorough inspection. We pride ourselves on our national coverage and extensive network. Even for urgent requests, we strive to find you the best RICS surveyor in Corby to complete the survey promptly.
Your satisfaction is our priority. If you have any issues, you can raise a formal complaint. If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service. Our Corby-based RICS surveyor will work diligently to resolve your concerns, potentially revisiting the property if necessary.

We take problems very seriously, and if you encounter an issue, we ensure your concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. The initial step involves submitting a formal, written complaint, outlining the problem and supplementing it with any supporting evidence, like photos.

Our Manchester-based surveyor will send you their Formal Complaints Procedure outlining the expected response timeframes. They will work to rectify your complaint and might even propose revisiting the property in Manchester. After a comprehensive review, they will write back to you, hopefully resolving your complaint through the provision of further information.

If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service to which the surveyor is registered. This service becomes accessible only after you have formally complained to your surveyor.

The details of the dispute resolution service for RICS surveyors are as follows:

Service Provider
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
100 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BU
We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Corby. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Corby
We cover the whole Corby area and have recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you, at:
  • Studfall Avenue, Corby, NN17 1LH
  • Lime Trees Grove NN17 1DY
  • Thirsk Road NN18 0PN
  • Charter Court NN14 6GS
  • Princes Avenue NN14 2RQ
You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Corby Borough Council at The Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, Northants NN17 1QG, telephone 01536 464 000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Corby

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Oundle, Kettering, Peterborough, Leicester, Rugby, Northampton and Market Harborough.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Corby. 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 building surveys on properties in Corby we'll be able to give you the detailed Corby HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Meet Our RICS Surveyors in your area

*Survey prices vary depending on the type of survey, the size of the property and the property's location.
**Subject to availability. If your survey date is longer than 1 week then ask and we will try to fit you in sooner.


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RICS Level 2 Home Survey with a Valuation

A RICS Level 2 Home Survey, which used to be called the HomeBuyer Report or a Home Buyer Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Corby's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.

Click to see an Example HomeBuyers Report