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Surveyor in Blackburn

Blackburn Surveyors for RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys or Valuations

Award-winning Blackburn surveyors delivering clear survey reports and peace of mind

Buying a house in Blackburn? Make a well-informed decision by securing a home survey from Camsure, the UK's Best Surveyors for 2024 as recognised by Compare My Move.

This prestigious recognition stands as a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional service and the unmatched expertise of our RICS-qualified surveyors.

Whether you need a HomeBuyer Report to gain valuable insights into the condition of the property, a Building Survey for a more in-depth analysis or a RICS Valuation to ensure you're making a sound financial investment, Camsure Home Surveys offers a full spectrum of surveying services tailored to your specific needs.

With Camsure by your side, you can navigate your property purchase in Blackburn with complete peace of mind, confident that you have all the information necessary to make a wise decision.

Stress-Free Property Purchase: Expert RICS Accredited Surveyors in Blackburn
We are a family-run business with over 35 years of experience, offering peace of mind to Blackburn residents:

  • Unparalleled Expertise: All our surveyors are fully qualified members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ensuring you receive the benefit of their in-depth knowledge and experience.
  • Tailored service: Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, we'll provide the appropriate survey for your specific property.
  • Free Consultations: Arrange a complimentary consultation with our approachable team to discuss your property and address any queries you may have.
  • Trusted by Thousands of Happy Customers: Explore our rave reviews on Trustpilot to learn what others are saying about Camsure!

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RICS HomeBuyer Reports: Get the insights you need for a smart purchase.
RICS Building Surveys: In-depth assessments, especially for older or unusual homes.
RICS Valuations: Know the true value and get lender-trusted appraisals.

We've helped countless Blackburn buyers make informed decisions. Let us help you too!

Trusted RICS Surveyors in Blackburn

We don't just assess Blackburn properties; we understand the passion and ambition that drives people in this dynamic town. That's why we combine decades of surveying expertise with a friendly, approachable team dedicated to your success.

Expect in-depth reports explained clearly, honest answers to your questions and support that gives you confidence at every step.

What We Offer:

  • RICS HomeBuyer Reports (Level 2): Uncover essential details about the property's condition. Make informed decisions before you buy.
  • Building Surveys (Level 3): In-depth assessments ideal for older, larger or unusual properties. Get a thorough understanding of potential issues and future costs.
  • RICS Valuations: Know the true market value of your property with a lender-trusted appraisal.

Why Choose Camsure Home Surveys for your Blackburn Property?
Our passion lies in delivering exceptional customer service, clear communication and detailed reports that allow you to make confident property decisions.

All our surveyors are RICS-accredited, signifying their commitment to the highest professional standards. This means you get highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to providing in-depth and reliable reports you can trust.

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How much does a Home Survey Cost In Blackburn?

Survey costs typically range from £350 to £1375, influenced by:

Property size: Expect higher fees for larger homes.

Property condition: Older homes may require more detailed examinations.

Survey type: Camsure Home Surveys offers options tailored to your specific needs. Let us help you make an informed decision. Contact us today for a personalised quote and to discuss the ideal survey for your Blackburn property.

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Camsure's Blackburn Surveyors

Simon. Our surveyor in Blackburn.

Meet Simon - Your Blackburn Surveyor

Simon is an experienced property expert with over 20 years of experience in the Blackburn residential market. His background as a Director and Residential Valuer provides him with unmatched knowledge of the area's diverse housing landscape.

When not at work, Simon enjoys staying active and exploring Blackburn's countryside. As a proud dad of two teenage daughters, he understands the needs of modern families.

Client-Centred Surveys
Simon knows how complex the property market can be. His extensive experience ensures prompt, accurate surveys delivered with straightforward explanations – no confusing jargon. He's committed to giving you the information you need to make confident, stress-free decisions about your Blackburn property.

"Having dealt with thousands of residential transactions, I can empathise with the stress involved and understand clients requirements to have  survey reports carried out promptly, efficiently with clarity and attention detail, without the need for too much technical jargon."

Simon - Blackburn Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Simon was very pleasant.

Simon was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and shared my report promptly.

Akua, Trustpilot

Case Study: The Value of an RICS Surveyor – A Blackburn Property Tale

Our local Blackburn RICS surveyor, recently conducted a survey on a 19th-century converted coach house. His trained eye uncovered several noteworthy details that could significantly impact a buyer's decision:

  • Photo 1: Low Roof Pitch (12 degrees) A shallow roof can lead to water pooling, increasing the risk of leaks and structural damage.
  • Photo 2: Round Window Although aesthetically pleasing, older, non-standard windows could be costly to repair or replace.

The RICS Difference

An RICS surveyor goes beyond surface appearances. They identify potential issues that could lead to unexpected expenses or safety concerns. This comprehensive assessment allows buyers to make informed decisions and empowers them during negotiations.

A low or shallow roof pitch of 12 degrees
A low or shallow roof pitch of 12 degrees

Choosing the Right Survey - RICS Building Surveys, Home Buyer Reports, Valuations

From Homebuyer Reports to Building Surveys and valuations, Camsure covers your residential property needs:

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Homebuyer Survey Report

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report

A certified surveyor conducts a comprehensive visual inspection of the property through a RICS Homebuyer Survey Report. This examination discloses the property's state, bringing attention to any potential concerns before your purchase.

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Homebuyer Survey Report with Valuation

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report with Valuation

Our Blackburn-based surveyor is here to assist clients in ensuring they pay a fair market price for a property and accurately determine the reconstruction cost for insurance purposes.

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Building Survey

RICS Level 3 Building Survey

A thorough building survey designed for older properties, those in a state of disrepair or properties expecting significant renovation work.

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RICs 'Red Book' Valuation

A written property market valuation, encompassing Help To Buy, Shared Ownership and designed for inheritance tax considerations*, is provided.

*Upon request, valuations and rebuild costs can be incorporated into a Building Survey for an additional fee.

Choosing the Right Home Survey in Blackburn

At Camsure Home Surveys, our experienced surveyors offer a range of survey options to suit your needs and the type of property you're interested in. Have a look at our detailed descriptions below to find the perfect survey:

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RICS Homebuyers Survey Report for Blackburn homes

Our accredited RICS surveyor, based nearby, can carry out a HomeBuyer Report specifically tailored for Blackburn properties in good condition built after 1930.

Clear and Informative Reporting
Utilising a clear "traffic light" system, the report highlights the current condition and structural integrity of the property. Alongside the physical assessment, it offers valuable insights into legal matters. We identify:

  • Urgent issues requiring immediate attention
  • Defects potentially affecting the property's value
  • Advice on future maintenance

Optional Market Valuation
For a modest additional fee, we also offer a market valuation service for your Blackburn property.

Going the Extra Mile
This comprehensive report extends beyond the essentials, addressing:

  • Environmental factors (flood risks, mining/landfill sites, soil types, radon gas)
  • Major infrastructure project impacts (such as HS2) on your property's value

RICS Building Survey

Our comprehensive Building Survey, previously referred to as a Full Structural Survey, is tailored for Blackburn properties constructed before 1930.

This thorough assessment goes beyond a standard Homebuyer Report, offering a more detailed evaluation of the property's condition and providing valuable additional guidance.

For a small additional fee, you can include a property valuation assessment, complete with tailored recommendations for addressing any issues, repairs or maintenance needs.

The aim of this extensive report is to assist you in making informed decisions about the property's condition and planning for future maintenance requirements.

Home survey report Blackburn,
Home survey report Blackburn,

Independent Valuation Report

Our professional survey aims to determine the true market value of your property and may highlight areas that would benefit from further investigation.

Specialist Help to Buy valuations
For Help to Buy applications, our qualified RICS-registered surveyor will assess your home's value, a vital step in calculating your financial obligations.

Please note that this valuation remains valid for three months.

Useful RICS Downloads

I’m super happy

The survey was thorough and the hyperlinked images really made it easier to understand. The phone call after was super informative to give me the info I requested, which wouldn’t have been in the report, due to the nature. I’m super happy overall and I can compare this experience to others in the future.

Mike, Trustpilot

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the complexity of your property.

Most RICS surveys are completed in 2-24 hours, with larger or more complex properties potentially requiring longer.

Talk to your chosen surveyor directly to confirm the expected timeframe for both the inspection and the report delivery.

Buying a home:

Get a survey after your offer is accepted: This demonstrates your seriousness and streamlines the process.

Selling your home:

Consider a pre-sale survey: Identify potential issues that could delay or even stall your sale.

Concerned about repairs?

Invest in a Level 2 survey: Gain valuable insights and plan for necessary repairs before they escalate.

  • The responsibility of paying for the survey depends on the location:
    • England, Wales, & Northern Ireland: Buyer pays. However, sellers can also choose to get one.
    • Scotland: Seller is required to provide a Home Report for potential buyers to view.

The time between your survey and buying the house varies based on the findings.

If there are no major issues: the process can continue smoothly as planned.

If significant problems are discovered, you might consider:

  • Negotiating a lower price with the seller.
  • Requesting repairs from the seller before completing the purchase.
  • Withdrawing from the sale altogether.

These steps may involve additional inspections from other specialists, which can extend the timeline.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, surveys are optional, but highly recommended. They can give buyers confidence and prevent unforeseen problems later.

In Scotland, getting a survey is a must before you can even list your property.

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Blackburn's Property Market - A Snapshot

Blackburn with Darwen continues to offer relatively affordable housing options, with the average house price reaching £144,967 in December 2023.

Here's a breakdown of the average prices for different property types:

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £109,052 Most sales
Semi-detached Properties £173,177  
Detached Properties £295,239  

House prices in Blackburn dipped 7% over the past year, settling around the 2021 high of £162,754.

Source: RightMove April 2024

Major Housing Developments in Blackburn

Blackburn Embarks on Significant Housing Expansion
Blackburn with Darwen Council is forging ahead with ambitious housing development plans. Senior councillors have recently authorised work on a new 1,500 home development in north-east Blackburn. The North-East Blackburn Strategic Housing Site project aims to deliver high-quality homes along with a local community hub. Public consultations are expected in 2024, with construction slated to begin in 2026.

This significant development is just one part of Blackburn and Darwen's active planning landscape. The borough has seen a mix of developments, including proposals for new housing estates, repurposing of empty properties and construction of food venues. Some projects, such as a 600-home estate proposal met with resident opposition, while others, like Great Places Housing Group's affordable housing development in Darwen, have been met with enthusiasm.

The recent approval of the Blackburn with Darwen Growth Programme 2023/24 further underscores the council's commitment to new housing and job creation. The programme highlights a focus on affordability, repurposing brownfield sites and essential infrastructure improvements.

Key Developments to Watch:

  • North-East Blackburn Strategic Housing Site: 1,500 homes, local hub (construction starts 2026)
  • Heathfields Development in Darwen: 67 affordable homes by Great Places Housing Group
  • Springside Mill in Belmont, Darwen: 100 executive family homes
  • Blackburn with Darwen Growth Programme 2023/24 Facilitating housing, jobs and infrastructure
Overall, Blackburn and Darwen are experiencing a period of housing growth and transformation. Residents are actively involved in shaping their communities and

the council is committed to creating a prosperous borough with opportunities for all.

What's it like living in Blackburn?

Are you considering buying a home in Blackburn, Lancashire? This historic industrial town offers a unique blend of affordability, community and accessible green spaces. Let's explore the pros, cons and the best areas to live in Blackburn to help you find your perfect home.

Why consider living in Blackburn, Lancashire?

Important Considerations:

Best Places to Live in Blackburn
Blackburn's diverse neighbourhoods offer something for everyone. Let's look at a few top picks:

Transport in Blackburn: Blackburn is well-connected by rail (with stations across the borough), bus services like Transdev, the M65 motorway and even the Liverpool and Blackburn canal. Manchester is easily commutable for work or leisure.
Making Your Decision
Blackburn offers affordable living, a sense of community and access to nature. Consider your priorities when it comes to amenities, commuting needs and the desired atmosphere to find the perfect neighbourhood for you. Start exploring Blackburn today!
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By being informed and prepared, you can make a confident decision about buying a home in Blackburn.

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Blackburn.

The excitement of a property transaction can be mixed with anxiety.
We at Camsure can ease your worries with our expert RICS surveyor services in Blackburn.

Request your free quote today, call our central booking team on 01223 862808

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