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Surveyor in Blackpool

Surveyor Blackpool: HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

Considering buying a property in Blackpool? Ensure you make a wise investment with a comprehensive home survey from Camsure, named the UK's Best Surveyors for 2024 by Compare My Move. This award highlights our commitment to outstanding service and RICS-accredited expertise.

Camsure offers a full suite of surveying services, empowering you throughout your Blackpool property journey. We'll go into into the specifics of our Homebuyer Surveys, Building Surveys and RICS Valuations further down this page.

Our team of highly qualified RICS surveyors, some with over 35 years of experience, understand the nuances of the Blackpool property market. We've helped countless clients steer clear of unexpected expenses and make confident decisions about their future homes.

Building Strong Client Relationships in Blackpool

  • Free Consultations: Schedule a complimentary consultation with our friendly team to discuss your property requirements and have any questions answered.
  • Client Testimonials: Discover what our satisfied clients have to say about their Camsure experience on Trustpilot!

With Camsure as your partner, you can rest assured that you're making a well-informed investment in your Blackpool property.

Expert Surveyors in Blackpool - Home Buyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

Camsure, your Blackpool property dream team, awaits! We're a local surveying company waiting to unlock the secrets of your potential new Blackpool home.

Our family-run, award-winning business has deep roots in Blackpool. Our experienced RICS-qualified surveyor knows this town's quirks and qualities, from elegant Victorian terraces to modern seafront flats.

We provide clear, straightforward surveys, ideal for first-time buyers and experienced homeowners alike.

Camsure goes beneath the surface, revealing a property's true condition, potential issues and necessary maintenance. This knowledge gives you the power to make wise choices and protects your investment from unwelcome surprises in the future.

Why Choose Camsure Home Surveys for your Blackpool Property?

With our RICS accreditation, you're guaranteed the highest standard of professionalism. We're committed to delivering reliable, comprehensive reports you can count on.

Choose Camsure Home Surveys and discover the peace of mind that comes from working with trusted experts who know Blackpool inside and out.

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Our Complete Surveying Services in Blackpool - Homebuyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

We offer a range of RICS-accredited surveying services, tailored to meet your specific needs, ensuring peace of mind throughout your Blackpool property transaction:

We're your trusted property experts in Blackpool, ensuring you have all the information you need. And with a fantastic 4.8-star rating on Trustpilot, you can choose us with confidence.

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How Much Does a Home Survey Cost in Blackpool?

The cost of a home survey is between £350 and £1375, influenced by factors like:

  • Property size: Surveying larger homes naturally means more work for the surveyor.
  • Property condition: Older properties can frequently necessitate more detailed assessments.
  • Survey type: Choose between a basic condition report or a comprehensive building survey.

Get in touch with us today and we'll help you determine the most suitable survey for your Blackpool property and your budget.

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Camsure's Blackpool Surveyor

Jason. Our surveyor in Blackpool

Meet Jason

Jason, a Camsure surveyor, combines his enthusiasm, attention to detail and commitment to provide exceptional results for his clients.

When not at work, Jason loves spending time with his wife and 13-year-old daughter. They enjoy dining at their favourite restaurants or cheering on their beloved football team at the Etihad Stadium.

"My energy and passion to do the very best job I can possibly do for my client."

Jason - Blackpool Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Professional and friendly service

Jason called when he arrived at the property and called after completing the survey. He explained how the report was structured and told us of the key findings before reading the report. He was very helpful with any questions we had.

Holly, Trustpilot
Simon. Our surveyor in Blackpool

Meet Simon

Simon brings over two decades of expertise in the residential market, serving as a Director and Residential Valuer. His deep knowledge of the diverse housing scene makes him an invaluable asset.

Outside of work, you'll find Simon exploring the beautiful Lancashire countryside. As a devoted father of two teenage daughters, he's well-versed in modern family life – and all the latest smartphone gadgets!

Simon's understanding of the property market's complexities ensures swift, accurate surveys and jargon-free explanations. His aim is to provide you with the clarity needed for confident decisions about your Blackpool 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 to detail, without the need for too much technical jargon."

Simon - Blackpool 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

A Case Study of Our Comprehensive Surveying Services in Blackpool

A Case Study of Our Comprehensive Surveying Services in Blackpool

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Survey Details: Our surveyor conducted an RICS Level 3 survey, suited to properties built before 1930. Formerly known as a Full Structural Survey, this comprehensive assessment explores the property's structure and condition, ensuring a thorough understanding for prospective buyers.

The Building Survey: For older properties predating 1900 or those in poor condition, our Building Survey offers unparalleled insight. This in-depth analysis goes beyond the scope of a standard Homebuyer Report, providing comprehensive advice and recommendations. From identifying defects to outlining maintenance options, our surveyors leave no stone unturned.

Valuation Add-On: For a nominal fee, our services extend to include a valuation, offering clarity on the property's worth in today's market. Whether you're planning major renovations or seeking assurance on your investment, this optional addition provides invaluable insight.

Client Satisfaction: Throughout the survey process, our team prioritises client concerns, ensuring bespoke advice and transparent communication. Armed with detailed reports and expert recommendations, our clients are empowered to make informed decisions about their property investment.

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 Blackpool-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 For Your Potential Blackpool Home

Our experienced surveyors offer a wide range of survey options, designed to suit your specific needs and property type. Explore our detailed descriptions to find the perfect survey for you.

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Professional Homebuyers Survey Report

Our Blackpool RICS surveyor specialises in preparing in-depth Homebuyer Reports for post-1930 properties in good condition.

What you get

Our easy-to-understand "traffic light" system gives you a clear picture of your property's structural integrity. We pinpoint urgent problems, advise on any value-impacting flaws and offer proactive long-term maintenance solutions.

Valuation add-on

We provide precise market valuations for Blackpool properties as an optional extra. Our reports factor in environmental risks like flooding, along with the local soil type and any potential influence from significant infrastructure projects.

RICS Building Survey

Our comprehensive Building Survey (formerly a Full Structural Survey) is perfectly designed for properties in Blackpool constructed before 1930.

This evaluation surpasses the scope of a Homebuyer Report, ensuring a deeper understanding of your property's condition and providing invaluable guidance.

For a nominal extra cost, opt to include a property value assessment. This includes tailored advice on tackling any identified issues, necessary repairs or ongoing maintenance.

With this detailed report, you'll gain the clarity to make confident decisions regarding the property's condition and plan for its future upkeep.

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RICS Homebuyers Survey Report, Blackpool

Independent Valuation Report

Our impartial evaluation aims to establish the market value of your Blackpool property, potentially identifying areas for further investigation.

If you're applying for the Help to Buy scheme, our specially qualified RICS registered surveyor will assess your home's value, which is crucial for calculating your financial commitment.

Please note, this valuation has a validity of three months.

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I definitely would recommend

Camsure Homes recently completed our home buyers survey. They were quick and got things set up easily. the surveyor called me to confirm that the survey went ahead and gave me some of the headlines from the survey before promptly sending over the full document. The full document contained lots of pictures and explanations of each issue. I definitely would recommend and will be using them again!

Happy customer, 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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Blackpool's Property Market - A Snapshot

House prices in Blackpool saw a noticeable dip of 1.6% in January 2024 – even bigger than the average drop across the North West! This continues a year-long trend with property prices in the area down 3.2% over the past 12 months.

What does this mean for you? In January, the average house price in Blackpool settled at £132,545. That's a decrease from December, a stark difference from the North West overall (which saw a smaller decrease) and the UK as a whole (which experienced a slight increase).

Over the last year, Blackpool property prices have dropped by roughly £4,400. This places Blackpool somewhat in the middle for price change in the North West.

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

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £115,674  
Semi-detached Properties £168,151 Most sales
Flats £92,092  

Source: RightMove May 2024

Notable New Housing Developments in Blackpool.

New developments are shaping the town's residential areas. These projects focus on affordability, sustainability and community enhancement, aiming to provide diverse housing options for residents. From the Grange Park estate to plans for affordable homes on Old House Lane, Blackpool is undergoing changes to meet the needs of its population. These developments reflect a commitment to creating inclusive spaces for families and communities to thrive.

Multi-million Pound Blackpool Housing Development

Residents are moving into their new homes at Grange Park estate in Blackpool as part of phase one of the £20m social housing scheme that will ultimately provide 131 new homes. During the summer of 2024r, 17 properties were released for occupation, including 12 houses and five adaptable bungalows offering affordable, energy-efficient accommodation for the new residents.

On completion, the project in total will have delivered 96 houses, five bungalow and 30 sheltered apartments, along with enhanced open spaces and improved pedestrian and cycle access. The new homes are being funded partially by a grant from Homes England and are managed by Blackpool Coastal Housing, who also manage around 5,000 properties on Blackpool Council’s behalf.

Affordable Homes on Old House Lane on the Edge of Blackpool

Revised plans have been unveiled for 266 affordable homes to be built on open green space on the edge of Blackpool. If it gets the go-ahead, the development will see a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses built on land north and south of Old House Lane in Westby.

Government housing and regeneration company Homes England has submitted an application to Fylde Council seeking planning permission for the development, after acquiring the site and holding a consultation last year. The site is just three miles outside the Blackpool borough boundaries but lies within Fylde Council's planning jurisdiction, with Blackpool Council among the authorities being consulted. The outline application is for up to 266 houses following the demolition of existing buildings, including the provision of electricity substations, public open space, landscaping, drainage and road access.

Seaside Homes in Blackpool in 2024

Plans have been unveiled for flats to replace a huge warehouse in the seaside town. Planning permission is being sought to demolish the industrial building and build 23 homes. Blackpool Council is set to consider the scheme and decide if planning approval should be given.

 

What's it like living in Blackpool?

Exploring Blackpool's Architectural Diversity: A Guide for Homebuyers

Blackpool's architectural landscape has a rich tapestry of styles. From the elegant Victorian and Edwardian homes of North Shore and South Shore to the Gothic-inspired buildings in Marton and Layton, the town presents a wide range of properties with unique character.

In properties with historical significance, such as the stunning Victorian terraces along King Edward Avenue in North Shore or the Edwardian villas found in the avenues of South Shore, a surveyor can provide valuable insights into the building's history, preservation efforts and any structural modifications that may impact its authenticity or value. Similarly, in Marton and Layton, where Gothic-inspired architecture is prevalent, surveyors can identify unique architectural features, potential maintenance challenges and any signs of deterioration that require attention.

Blackpool: What to Consider Before Buying

Blackpool is a unique coastal town in northwest England. While known for its vibrant tourist scene, it also offers year-round living. Here's an overview to help you decide if it's the right fit:

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Crime Rates in Blackpool

Blackpool has a high crime rate: It's the most dangerous major town in Lancashire and ranks poorly compared to the rest of the county and England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Crime rate significantly worse than Lancashire average: Blackpool's crime rate in 2023 was 151 crimes per 1,000 people, which is 87% higher than the Lancashire average of 81 crimes per 1,000 people.

Important Note: It's crucial to remember that crime statistics can fluctuate over time. Always research the most up-to-date figures for a well-rounded understanding of the area's safety.

Where is the best place to live in Blackpool?

Blackpool offers a variety of neighbourhoods, each catering to different preferences. Here's a breakdown of some popular areas:

Variety of Housing: Blackpool caters to a range of tastes and budgets. You'll find period properties like Victorian terraces and grand Edwardian houses, particularly in areas like South Shore. For those seeking modern living, there are plenty of new-build estates and contemporary apartment blocks throughout Blackpool.

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Blackpool

We're surveyors in Blackpool and we know how stressful buying, selling or improving a property can be – whatever the size. That's why we're dedicated to supporting you!

We'll be your trusted guide, working alongside you throughout the process.

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

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