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Surveyor in ipswich

Your Trusted RICS Surveyor Ipswich: Navigate the Property Market with Confidence

Buying or selling a property in Ipswich? Don't leave it to chance. Invest in a professional surveyor from Camsure and gain the peace of mind you deserve.

Why Choose Camsure?

  • RICS-regulated surveyors: We adhere to the highest professional standards, ensuring accurate and reliable reports.
  • Local expertise: We know the intricacies of Ipswich properties, from Victorian terraces to modern builds.
  • Comprehensive services: We offer a range of surveys to suit your needs, including Homebuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations.
  • Clear and concise reports: We provide easy-to-understand reports with actionable insights.
  • Competitive prices and excellent customer service: We're committed to providing exceptional value and a smooth experience.

Camsure Home Surveys - Our Range of Services in Ipswich

Camsure is a highly regarded, family-run company of RICS-qualified surveyors and valuers based in Ipswich. With decades of experience, we're experts in providing comprehensive and insightful surveys that help you make informed decisions when purchasing a home.

Unwavering Commitment to Quality

Our commitment to quality is reflected in our excellent Trustpilot reviews, where our customers praise our professional service and high-quality work. We take pride in delivering detailed and easy-to-understand surveys, catering to both novice and experienced homebuyers.

Tailored Reports for Every Property

Our reports are tailored to each property, providing a clear assessment of its condition and potential issues. This in-depth knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions about your investment, ensuring a smooth and stress-free buying experience.

Your One-Stop Shop for Home Survey Needs

Whether you're seeking a RICS Homebuyer Report, Building Survey or Red Book Valuation, Camsure is your trusted partner for comprehensive and reliable home surveys. We're here to guide you through the process, ensuring you have the information you need to make the best choice for your property purchase.

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How Much Does A Home Survey Cost in Ipswich in 2024?

The cost of a home survey in Ipswich can vary depending on the size and condition of the property, as well as the type of survey you need. As a general guide, expect to pay somewhere between £420 and £1,550. Key factors that affect the price include:

Property size: Larger properties take longer to survey, so expect to pay more for a bigger home.

Type of survey: There are different types of home surveys available, each with its own level of detail and cost. A basic Homebuyer Report will be cheaper than a full Building Survey, which provides a more in-depth inspection.

We understand that choosing the right home survey can be daunting. That's why we are here to help! Our Ipswich surveyor is a qualified professional who can offer you expert advice and support throughout the process. They can help you choose the right survey for your needs and budget, and they will provide you with a clear and concise report that you can understand.

So whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your property purchase.

Surveyor in Ipswich

Meet Your Ipswich Surveyors

Gary. Our surveyor in Ipswich

Meet Gary

Gary is a qualified RICS chartered surveyor with a wealth of experience in property development and project management. Now, he focuses his expertise on Building Surveys and Valuations in Ipswich, bringing a unique blend of skills to the table.

A Keen Eye for Detail and a Passion for Structures

Gary possesses a sharp eye for identifying potential issues and concerns within a property. His genuine passion for various architectural styles and structures shines through in his work, ensuring a thorough and insightful assessment for every client.

Exceptional Customer Service, Always

For Gary, customer service is paramount. He takes the time to understand your needs and concerns, providing clear explanations and guidance throughout the entire process.

Whether you're a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer, Gary's commitment to personalised service ensures a stress-free experience.

Beyond the Brick and Mortar

When Gary isn't meticulously examining buildings, you'll find him enjoying quality time with his family, particularly his two-year-old daughter. He loves long walks in the picturesque Suffolk countryside.

"Strong building pathology, a passion for diverse structures and a commitment to excellent customer service define my approach."

Gary - Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Refreshing customer care approach

Gary was the first surveyor ever to call me in person and share his initial views.

Very open to receiving additional questions once the report was reviewed. Refreshing customer care approach which is rare these days.

Will be recommending him to friends.

Duncan
Robin. Our surveyor in Ipswich

Meet Robin

Expertise Across Varied House Types

Benefit from Robin's wealth of experience in assessing different types of houses in Ipswich. His keen eye ensures a thorough inspection, uncovering potential issues.

Clear Insights through Transparent Reports

Robin's clear and comprehensive reports provide you with a straightforward understanding of your future home. Navigate the details with ease and confidence.

Communication in Plain Language

Stay updated through Robin's simple and effective communication style. He ensures you understand every aspect of the process in clear, accessible language.

Commitment to Quality Service

As a proud member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Robin is dedicated to delivering quality service.

"I have good experience of surveying many different types and ages of residential property.  I can give peace of mind to anyone that wants to be aware of future repairing liability prior to purchasing a property."

Robin - Camsure Home Surveys 2024

I would definitely use them again in the future

If I could, I would give 10/5 stars. Camsure Home is a wonderful Homebuyers Survey Company! I've reached out to them mid-December and they organized the survey date to be on the 18th of December, with the Home Report being ready on the 19th. Honestly, I didn't expect anybody would move so close to Xmas but Robin Fletcher went an extra mile on the report: from photographs of places in need of attention to in-detail explanations of why certain things would need to be renovated. The report that I was provided with saved me from buying a seemingly alright house which otherwise would have turned out to be a huge money loss. I would definitely use them again in the future.

A Very Happy Customer (Trustpilot)

Navigating Ipswich's Property Maze: Find Your Perfect Survey Match with Camsure

Every home tells a story, just like its owners. At Camsure, we believe in bespoke solutions that fit your unique Ipswich property and your specific needs. Whether you're drawn to a charming Victorian terrace or a modern penthouse apartment, we'll guide you to the right survey for peace of mind and informed decision-making.

Why Camsure? We're More Than Just Surveys, We're Your Property Partner

Choosing a surveyor is a big step and we get it – trust matters. Here's why you can rely on Camsure:

Knowledgeable Locals: Our RICS-qualified surveyor is an Ipswich expert, with lots of experience navigating the city's diverse properties.

Crystal-Clear Reports: Ditch the jargon! We deliver straightforward explanations you can understand, empowering you to make confident choices.

Budget-Friendly Options: We offer a range of affordable surveys to fit your individual needs and budget, ensuring you get the information you need without breaking the bank.

Exceptional Service, Always: We believe in treating you with respect and understanding, going the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Excellent Home Buyers Survey

Gary produced our report and had it to us within 2 days of the viewing. It was very thourough, highlighted things that are easily missed and gave good recommendations.

The sections were so detailed that I get the impression no stone was left unturned and I am very confident after reading his report about the condition of the property.

If you want an excellent survey for a good price I'd highly recommend!

Scot C

Choosing the Right Survey

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Homebuyer Survey Report

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report

A RICS Homebuyer Survey Report is carried out by a certified surveyor who performs a thorough visual examination of the property. This examination reveals the property's condition and highlights any potential issues before you make a purchase.

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Homebuyer Survey Report with Valuation

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report with Valuation

For individuals seeking assurance that they are paying a fair market price for a property and need to determine the reconstruction cost for insurance, our surveyor in Ipswich can help.

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Building Survey

RICS Level 3 Building Survey

A comprehensive building survey suitable for older properties, those in poor condition or properties where major renovation work is anticipated.

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RICs 'Red Book' Valuation

Written market valuation of your property including Help To Buy, Shared Ownership and for inheritance tax purposes.*

*Valuations and rebuild costs can be added to a Building Survey at request, for an additional fee.

Choosing the Right Survey

Buying a property in Ipswich is exciting, but it can also be daunting. Knowing the condition of your potential home is crucial and that's where Camsure Home Surveys comes in.

We offer a range of surveys designed to give you the clarity and confidence you need to make an informed decision.

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RICS Homebuyers Survey Report

Our accredited RICS surveyor in Ipswich can offer a thorough Homebuyer Report for properties in good condition built after 1930.

The report employs a straightforward "traffic light" system to highlight the property's condition and its structural soundness.

It not only evaluates the physical state of the property but also gives valuable advice on legal matters. It identifies urgent issues requiring immediate attention, suggests potential solutions for defects impacting the property's value and provides guidance on future maintenance.

For a small extra fee, we can also furnish a market valuation for your property.

This comprehensive report will also address environmental factors such as flood risks, proximity to mining or landfill sites, soil types and the presence of radon gas.

Additionally, it will assess the potential impact of infrastructure projects like the HS2 rail line on your property's value.

RICS Building Survey

Our detailed Building Survey, formerly known as a Full Structural Survey, is specifically tailored for properties built before 1930.

This extensive examination goes further than the Homebuyer Report, offering a more detailed assessment of the property's state and providing valuable additional guidance.

For a modest additional fee, you can also ask for a property value assessment that gives personalized recommendations for dealing with any problems, repairs and maintenance needs.

This comprehensive report will assist you in making well-informed decisions about the property's condition and future maintenance needs.

Home survey report in Ipswich
RICS Homebuyers Survey Report, Ipswich

Independent Valuation Report

Our unbiased assessment aims to determine the market value of your property and may highlight areas that require more investigation.

When it comes to Help to Buy applications, our specially qualified RICS registered valuer in Ipswich will evaluate your home's value, which is essential for calculating your financial commitment.

Please be aware that this valuation is valid for three months.

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Very readable and detailed Level 2 survey

Thanks for a very readable and detailed Level 2 survey. I was really impressed with the professionalism and prompt delivery of the report.

It will be a very useful aid to future maintenance and improvement to my new property.

I can well recommend Camsure Homes Surveys. Gary did an excellent job.

Alan M

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on how big and complicated the house is.

Usually, an RICS inspection takes 2 hours to a day but bigger houses might take days.

Ask your surveyor when they'll do the inspection and when you'll get their report.

  • Buying a house: Once your offer's accepted. It shows you're serious and speeds things up.
  • Selling your house: It finds any problems that could delay or stop the sale.
  • Worried about repairs?: A Level 2 survey can help you understand your options and fix things before they get worse.

  • England, Wales, NI: You pay if you're buying the house. Sellers can also get one.
  • Scotland: The seller has to get a Home Report for buyers to see.

Depends on what the survey finds.

No problems? Everything keeps going as usual.

Big problems? You might try to renegotiate the price, get the seller to fix things or even pull out of the deal. You might also need other experts to check things, which takes time.

No, it's not required by law in England, Wales or NI, but it's strongly recommended for buyers' peace of mind.

In Scotland, it's required before you can even put the house on the market.

Surveyor in Ipswich

Ipswich's Property Market - A Snapshot

Ipswich is recognised as among the best up-and-coming places to live in Britain. The town offers numerous advantages that outshine its surrounding areas. With increasing investments, Ipswich shares the spotlight with Reading, Margate and Liverpool as locations to watch.

Key Trends in the Ipswich Property Market

The average property price in Ipswich over the last year stood at £276,943. Here's a breakdown of the prices for different property types:

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £225,784  
Flats £122,351
Semi-detached Properties £281,011 Most Sales

Source: RightMove and GetAgent December 2023

In general, property prices in Ipswich increased by 1% over the past year compared to the previous year and they rose by 16% from the 2020 peak of £239,730.

Properties in Ipswich typically take around 14 weeks to sell.

Ipswich to See 300 New Affordable Homes by 2024

Ipswich Borough Council's house-building company, Handford Homes, is progressing plans to build 300 additional affordable homes across the town, with some potentially available as early as 2024.

This latest push brings the total number of homes planned or completed by Handford Homes since 2020 to 402. The developments will be located at:

  • Ravenswood
  • Bibb Way
  • Fore Hamlet
  • Hawke Road

These projects follow the completion of 100 affordable homes by Handford Homes in Ipswich since 2020.

The council expects the increased housing availability to benefit residents of all backgrounds, potentially bolstering the local economy and enriching the community's diversity.

Green Light for 750 Homes Near Ipswich

Plans to build a new housing development on the outskirts of Ipswich have been approved by Babergh District Council.

The green light grants outline planning permission to Taylor Wimpey for up to 750 homes, a primary school and public spaces on land west of the town.

This project, known as Wolsey Grange Two, will be located between Sproughton and Chantry Park, north of the A1071 and will ultimately bring over 1,200 homes to the area once completed. It forms part of the larger Wolsey Grange development already underway.

New Housing Development - Shotley Gate, Ipswich

Barrelmans Point is a a new housing development, just outside Ipswich on the Shotley Peninsula. The development includes 295 new homes with 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms, each featuring quality specifications and refined interiors.

Located on the historic grounds of HMS Ganges, the original Royal Navy training site, Barrelmans Point preserves its historical significance. The development incorporates a restored ceremonial mast and repurposed central building, offering amenities like a café, library and more. Additionally, residents will have access to facilities such as a gymnasium, screening room, co-working space and extensive grounds.

Is Ipswich a safe city?

Ipswich records a crime rate of 90 crimes per 1,000 people, slightly surpassing Suffolk's overall rate of 63 per 1,000 people. The central parts of Ipswich are identified as the highest crime areas, while the south and northeast statistically appear to be the safest regions.

In comparison, Colchester exhibits a similar crime rate of 96 crimes per 1,000 people and Cambridge is also closely aligned with 91 crimes per 1,000 people.

The Priory Heath area stands out as the most deprived area of ipswich.

Good Areas to Live in Ipswich

  • Christchurch Park
    Close to town centre yet peaceful
    Victorian houses add grandeur
    Proximity to good schools, cultural facilities and leisure options

  • Bucklesham Road
    Popular for large family properties with extensive gardens
    Easy access to Ipswich Golf Course, Bixley Heath Nature Reserve and Ransome's Industrial Estate
    Convenient A12 and A14 access to Suffolk coast

  • Belstead Road
    Southwest location with large family homes and gardens
    Access to sports facilities like Pauls Sports and Social Club, Stone Lodge Bowls Club
    Parks nearby - Bobbits Lane Meadows and Kiln Meadow
    Short distance from Ipswich station, ideal for commuters

  • Rushmere Road
    Connects Ipswich to Rushmere St Andrew
    Easy access to Ipswich Hospital
    Proximity to St Alban's Catholic High School and Copleston High School

  • Tuddenham Road
    North of Ipswich, similar benefits to Rushmere Road
    Extends further into town, providing easy access to both town centre and countryside

Living In Ipswich


Cultural Heritage & Amenities

Ipswich, a large town with a rich cultural heritage, stands out as one of the best up-and-coming places to live in Britain. Its diverse neighbourhoods and abundant amenities contribute to its growing popularity.

Affordable Living

One major attraction is the affordability of housing, with prices and rents significantly lower than in the surrounding areas and London. Ipswich offers a substantial cost advantage for residents.

Architectural Interest

The town showcases a wealth of cultural heritage, with over 650 listed buildings, including medieval churches. Modern architecture enthusiasts can appreciate landmarks like the Willis Building, a striking glass structure nicknamed the 'grand piano' by locals.

One interesting but lesser-known fact is that it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in England. Archaeological evidence suggests settlement in the area dating back over 1,400 years.

Vibrant Waterfront

Ipswich offers a vibrant waterfront that undergoes continuous improvement through substantial investments. The area features a mix of cafes, restaurants, luxury apartments and notable establishments like Suffolk University and The Salthouse boutique hotel.

Where to Eat

From traditional burgers to  Japanese and Korean cuisine the town has something for everyone. Enjoy the taste of fresh, locally grown ingredients, a range of global cuisines and food workshops that make the eating experience even better.

Recreational Opportunities

Large parks, including Orwell Park by the River Orwell, provide green spaces for various activities throughout the year. Guided tours, boat trips and visits to Ipswich's theatres contribute to the town's vibrant cultural and recreational scene.

Ipswich as a Prime Location

With its rich cultural heritage, outstanding amenities and numerous accolades, Ipswich stands as a prime location. TripAdvisor's list of Top 25 Emerging Destinations and a Royal Mail ranking as the 7th most desirable place to live and work in England underscore Ipswich's appeal. The town's recognition as the cleanest town in 2007 and the third happiest place to live in the UK in 2015 further solidify its status.

Education and Commuting to London

Primary Schools
In Ipswich, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Oaks Community Primary School and Kersey CofE Primary School stand out as top choices for younger children, known for their high teaching standards and diverse curriculum.

Secondary Schools

For older students, Kesgrave High School and Northgate High School are popular state schools with strong recommendations.

In the realm of private education, Ipswich School and Ipswich High School for Girls are highly rated for their academic excellence and comprehensive curriculum.

University

The University of Suffolk, established in 2016, is the closest university to Ipswich, offering a range of degree programs from midwifery to law, with a mission to be an empowering force for individuals and the community by 2030.

Travel

Ipswich boasts excellent transport links, including the main Ipswich to London rail line with a short commute time of less than 1.5 hours. The Felixstowe branch line and efficient national and local bus services provide convenient access to various locations in Suffolk and beyond.

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Ipswich

As RICS Chartered Surveyors in Ipswich, we understand the complexities of property projects, big or small.

Whether you're buying, selling or renovating, we're here to be your trusted partner every step of the way.

Request your free quote today, call our central booking team on 01223 862808 or contact your local branch

Ipswich 01473 794427  
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