Home Buyers Survey Market Harborough


Trusted by 100s of clients with their home survey in Market Harborough giving our panel of local RICS building surveyors detailed knowledge of properties in your area. We're booking from 31/05/2024* 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.
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Defects flagged in a Market Harborough Home Buyers Survey


HomeBuyers Report Market Harborough
Local Tip 1
A Local Authority Search provides information about local planning charges, among other matters, which might affect your enjoyment of a property you're thinking of buying. A recent one bought for a property in Shepherd's Reach, Scraptoft LE7 9XQ revealed not only that the property was situated in an area defined as 'an area of special control for the display of advertisements but more recently that various planning applications had been lodged and approvals granted for the siting and building of 178 new houses with all the associated services required for this.
 HomeBuyers Survey Market Harborough
Local Tip 2
Some parts of Market Harborough are in areas where there is an elevated radon potential, with the highest being 3-5% above the action level. Streets such as Middledale Road and Stablegate Way are in this area. The Environmental Search provides details about the presence of radon in the area where a property you're looking to buy. Radon is a poisonous gas that can cause lung cancer and if the probability of finding it in an area is much higher than average, you are advised to carry out further investigations and your lender might insist up on it.
Surveyor Market Harborough
Local Tip 3
Noise pollution from roads in and around Market Harborough's area is most pronounced in dwellings in close proximity to the paths of the A6 and the A304, particularly affecting streets between the two roads, such as Fernfield Crescent and Meadowvale Road.

Noise pollution from railways is most raised along the path of the route passing through Market Harborough Station and is likely to be more of a factor in dwellings in close proximity to the tracks including for properties in streets such as Bellfields Lane and Braybrooke Road.

Types of property in Market Harborough?


The steeple of St Dionysius' Church in Market Harborough rises directly from the street, as there is no churchyard. It was constructed in grey stone in 1300 with the church itself a later building of about 1470. Next to the church stands the Old Grammar School, a small timber building dating from 1614. The ground floor is open, creating a covered market area and there is a single room on the first floor. It has become a symbol of the town. The upper end of the High Street is wide and contains mostly unspoiled Georgian buildings.

In 1883 a new system of sewers were laid and piped water supplied from wells at Husbands Bosworth. Additional residential areas were developed – the New Harborough estate off Coventry Road and the Northampton Road estate between Nithsdale Avenue and Caxton Street.

In 1919 there was an identified need for 300 new houses. Land to the north of the town was selected and a scheme for 98 homes for rent developed as the Bowden Fields Estate. Following the introduction of mortgage subsidy, over 100 private homes were built and a further development of 72 rented homes took place. By 1928 about 400 houses had been built since 1918, 164 by the Council. A major improvement took place from 1930 with the acquisition of land between Northampton Road and Farndon Road. This enabled the construction of Welland Park Road (which enabled east west traffic to bypass the town centre), provision of 100 homes for rent along Welland Park Road and 52 in Walcot Road to rehouse occupants of the old yard houses, plots for private housing, the layout of Welland Park and the construction of Welland Park School.

In the post-war period, the council developed a 100 dwelling extension to the Bowden Fields Estate and completed this in 1949. Around 150 dwellings were then built for rent with the remaining plots available for private building. The final phase of development occurred in the 1980s.

Why Choose Sam Conveyancing for your Home Survey?

After 10 years of helping over 30,000 clients we've learned alot about surveys in Market Harborough using our panel of over 100 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your Market Harborough 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?


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Crack in outside wall above window flagged in a Home Building Survey
Cracks/Subsidence

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
Damp

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
Infestations

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?

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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 Market Harborough

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 Market Harborough


You don't need to contact your lender to arrange a HomeBuyer Survey in Market Harborough. 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 Market Harborough now.

A standard HomeBuyers Survey in Market Harborough takes approximately 3.5 hours, including local travel, property visitation, and report generation at the office.
With national coverage across England and Wales, including Market Harborough, 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 Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough. 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 Market Harborough:

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 Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough-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
Address
100 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BU
Website
CEDR.com
We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Market Harborough. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Market Harborough
We cover the whole Market Harborough area and have recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you, at:
  • Shepherds Reach LE7 9XQ
  • Charter Court NN14 6GS
  • Kings Street NN6 7RP
  • Manor Road NN6 0DU
  • Madeline Close LE16 7HX
You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harborough District Council at The Symington Building Adam and Eve Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7AG, telephone 01858 828 282, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Market Harborough

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

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

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*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 Market Harborough's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.

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