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Surveyor in Nottingham

Award-Winning Nottingham Surveyors - Homebuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations

Camsure Home Surveys, Nottingham - Buy with Confidence.

Are you looking to purchase a home in Nottingham? Ensure you're making a sound investment with a detailed home survey from Camsure, named by Compare My Move as "UK's Best Surveyors" for 2024. This award highlights our commitment to excellent service and RICS-accredited reliability.

Camsure offers a range of surveying options, allowing you to approach your Nottingham property purchase with confidence. We provide Homebuyer Surveys, Building Surveys and RICS Valuations, which we'll explain in more detail below.

Our team of RICS surveyors has extensive experience and a thorough understanding of Nottingham's unique property market. We've assisted many buyers in avoiding hidden issues and making informed decisions about their potential new homes.

If you're unsure about which type of survey to choose, we have guides that outline the benefits of different surveys, helping you select the one that best suits your needs.

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Partnering with Camsure means you're making a wise investment in your future Nottingham home.

Expert RICS Accredited Surveyors in Nottingham: Stress-Free Property Purchase in the Midlands

Choose Camsure and you're selecting a company with extensive experience of Nottingham's property market. We're a family-run business with over 35 years of experience,

Our dedicated team offer insights on potential issues in older properties in areas like The Park or Mapperley Park, as well as assessments of modern developments in Beeston or West Bridgford.

Benefit from our local knowledge that goes beyond the property itself, including information on school catchment areas, tram links and neighbourhood amenities. We understand that buying a home is about finding your place in Nottingham's community.

Book a free consultation with our friendly team to discuss the best survey option for your chosen property and address any questions.

Homebuyer Reports, Building Surveys, Valuations

Expect detailed reports in plain English, honest answers to your questions and a team dedicated to helping you make the right property decision.

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 Nottingham Property?

All our surveyors are RICS-accredited, ensuring the highest professional standards. This means you get experts with a deep understanding of Nottingham's property market, from period homes in Wollaton to new builds in Edwalton. Their insights and experience result in detailed, reliable reports you can trust.

Choose Camsure for peace of mind when buying a property in Nottingham.

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How much does a Home Survey Cost in Nottingham?

Home survey prices in Nottingham usually fall between £375 and £1425.

What factors influence the final cost?

Property size: Larger properties require more time to survey.

Property condition: Older homes necessitate a thorough inspection for potential problems.

Survey type: Choose the survey that provides the level of detail you require.

We're here to help! Get in touch today to discuss your Nottingham property and receive expert advice on the most appropriate survey for your needs.

Camsure's Nottingham Surveyor

Kate. Our surveyor in Nottingham

Meet Kate

Kate is an AssocRICS-qualified Chartered Surveyor with nine years of experience in the property industry. She specialises in the Nottingham area, known for its diverse housing options, from townhouses to rural farms.

Kate's Insights
Kate's local expertise helps her clients navigate Nottingham's unique market, where reasonably priced properties offer great value and a rural setting without sacrificing access to amenities.

Reassurance and Peace of Mind
Kate values clear communication and building trust, ensuring her clients feel reassured and confident throughout their property journey.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys CrossFit and Hyrox, bringing the same dedication and passion to her personal interests as she does to her professional life.

Highly recommended this company

I was kept informed of each stage of the process, had a follow up call from the surveyor prior to receiving the survey report and the report assisted me to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with the purchase. I would highly recommend this company and feel I have learned a lot of information to help me with viewing further properties.

Michele, Trustpilot
Alex. Our surveyor in Nottingham.

Meet Alex

Alex's surveying expertise spans 25 years across the UK, Caribbean and internationally, offering a global perspective to his practice.

He provides:

Impartial Expert Advice: Drawing on his broad knowledge of various property types, Alex delivers straightforward, objective guidance.

Practical, Realistic Assessments: Combining technical know-how with real-world insights, he helps you make well-informed property decisions.

Client-Focused Approach: Alex prioritises understanding your specific needs and concerns, customising his reports and recommendations accordingly.

From first-time buyers to seasoned investors tackling complex properties, Alex equips you with the crucial information needed for confident decision-making.

"Whether it's before or after any survey, I encourage dialogue and questions, which will help identify what is important to you, your comfort levels and background, as well as your plans for the property, which help me tailor the report and other advice to suit your situation."

Alex - Nottingham Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Alex was fantastic and his report was very thorough

I got a level 3 RICS homebuyers survey for a property I am purchasing. Alex was fantastic and his report was very thorough. Price was extremely reasonable compared to other similar companies too.

Mason, Trustpilot


Nottinghamshire Case Study: The Value of a Level 3 RICS Building Survey

Property: Grade II Listed Cottage, Woodborough, Nottinghamshire
Built: Circa 1800
Bedrooms: 2
Client: Cash buyer (no mortgage)

Background:
A Camsure Surveyor was instructed to conduct a Level 3 RICS Building Survey on a picturesque cottage in Woodborough, a sought-after commuter village north of Nottingham. The property, a Grade II listed building dating back to around 1800, was being purchased without mortgage financing.

Key Finding:
During the survey, a significant structural issue was uncovered. The gable end two-storey wall was found to be of substandard thickness, measuring only 185mm including internal dry-lining. This type of thin wall, while not uncommon in buildings of this era, poses several concerns:

1. Increased susceptibility to heat loss
2. Potential for damp issues
3. Possible structural instability

Implications:
1. Mortgage Suitability: The wall's substandard thickness would likely render the property unmortgageable for most lenders due to potential instability concerns.
2. Energy Efficiency: The thin walls could lead to higher energy costs and reduced comfort.
3. Long-term Maintenance: Increased risk of damp and associated issues may result in higher maintenance costs.

Surveyor's Recommendations:
1. Further Investigation: The surveyor advised that a final decision on the property's viability be postponed pending additional expert assessment.
2. Structural Engineer's Report: The client was urged to commission a structural engineer to evaluate the surveyor's findings and assess the overall structural integrity of the property.
3. Caution in Proceeding: The surveyor recommended that the client refrain from completing the purchase until obtaining the structural report and determining responsibility for any necessary remedial costs.

Outcome:
This case study underscores the critical importance of commissioning a Level 3 RICS Building Survey before property acquisition. Without this thorough examination, the buyer would have been unaware of a significant structural issue that could impact the property's insurability, mortgage eligibility and long-term costs.

Conclusion:
The RICS Building Survey proved invaluable in this instance, potentially saving the client from a costly investment in a property with hidden structural defects. It demonstrates how professional surveying can uncover critical issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, providing buyers with the information needed to make informed decisions and potentially negotiate repairs or price adjustments before completing a purchase.

Nottingham Case Study
Nottingham Case Study
Nottingham Case Study
Home Valuations - Nottingham

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 Nottingham-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

Our skilled surveyor provides an extensive selection of survey options, tailored to align with your individual needs and the specifications of your property. Take a look at our detailed descriptions to discover the perfect survey for your requirements.

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RICS Homebuyers Survey Report

Our Nottingham-based surveyor is an accredited member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), specialising in Homebuyer Reports for properties built after 1930 that are in good condition.

Using a straightforward "traffic light" system, the report sheds light on the current condition and structural integrity of the property. In addition to the physical assessment, it offers valuable insights into legal matters, identifies urgent issues requiring immediate attention, suggests potential solutions for defects impacting the property's value and provides guidance on future maintenance.

For a reasonable additional fee, we also offer a market valuation service for your property.

This comprehensive report goes beyond the basics, addressing environmental factors like flood risks, proximity to mining or landfill sites, soil types and the presence of radon gas. Additionally, it evaluates the potential effects of major infrastructure projects, such as the HS2 rail line, on your property's value.

RICS Building Survey

Our thorough Building Survey, formerly known as a Full Structural Survey, is perfect for properties in Nottingham built before 1930.

This evaluation provides a more comprehensive assessment of the property's condition than a standard Homebuyer Report, offering greater detail and additional valuable insights.

For a nominal extra charge, you have the option to include a property valuation assessment, which provides tailored recommendations for addressing any issues, repairs or maintenance requirements.

The aim of this comprehensive report is to empower you to make informed decisions about the property's condition and plan for future maintenance needs.

Home survey report Nottingham
Home survey report Nottingham

Independent Valuation Report

Our objective survey seeks to determine the market value of your property and may identify areas warranting further investigation.

For Help to Buy applications, our specially qualified RICS registered surveyor will evaluate your home's value, crucial for determining your financial commitment.

Please note that this valuation is valid for three months.

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We are very pleased with the service

We are very pleased with the service for a full structural survey. The report was through as expected and the surveyor took time to discuss over the phone which was extremely helpful to understand the key points in the report. Would recommend and use again if we ever have the need.

Cheryl B, 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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Nottingham Property Market - A Snapshot

Nottingham's property market in 2024 presents a promising landscape for investors, characterised by affordability, ongoing regeneration and a robust rental market fuelled by a large student population.

Several areas have emerged as "up-and-coming" hotspots for property investment:

Hockley, Sneinton, The Meadows, Lenton and Beeston: These areas offer exciting investment opportunities due to regeneration, student demand or transport links.
These areas, along with established favourites like the city centre, West Bridgford and Wollaton, offer diverse investment opportunities in Nottingham's evolving property market.

While Nottingham's property market benefits from relative affordability and ongoing regeneration, it's essential to consider the broader context. Nationwide trends such as fluctuating interest rates and changes in mortgage availability, as well as the growing importance of sustainability and energy efficiency, are likely to influence property values in the coming years.

Property Prices

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

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £180,757  
Semi-detached Properties £237,518 Most sales
Detached Properties £381,088  

Source: RightMove July2024

New Housing Developments in Nottingham in 2024 and Beyond

New housing developments in Nottingham and the surrounding area are seeing a surge in 2024, with various projects addressing different needs and locations:

Nottingham City:

  • Waterway Street Development: Approved in April 2024, this development by Rainier Developments will create 191 one- and two-bedroom apartments on a brownfield site near Nottingham train station. It prioritises sustainable transportation with electric vehicle charging points and bicycle storage. (Source: The Planner)

Nottinghamshire County:

  • Calverton: Southern Households Limited proposes 77 new homes, with 20% designated as affordable housing. This project addresses the ongoing demand for housing in the village and aims to integrate with the existing community.

  • West Bridgford: Abbey Central, a joint venture by Peveril Homes and Stagfield Group, is a 71-home development on the former Rushcliffe Borough Council depot. This project stands out for its focus on sustainability, being a low-energy, “gas-less” community.

  • Newark: The Middlebeck development continues to expand, with 95 shared ownership homes and 43 Rent to Buy homes set to become available in 2024. It aims to support first-time buyers and offers a mix of amenities like schools, cafés and a cycle hub.

  • Redhill: Barwood Homes Ltd has proposed 141 homes near Bestwood Country Park, with a portion designated as affordable and first homes. This project is currently under review by Gedling Borough Council.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diverse Housing Options: The developments cater to various needs, from city centre apartments to suburban family homes and sustainable communities. Some cater specifically to first-time buyers, like the Middlebeck development with its shared ownership and Rent to Buy options. Others, like the Abbey Central development, prioritise eco-conscious living with their focus on low-energy design.

  • Focus on Affordability: Many projects include a significant proportion of affordable housing, addressing a critical need in the region. This is evident in developments like Calverton and Redhill, where a portion of the new homes will be designated as such.

  • Sustainability: Some developments, like Abbey Central, prioritise sustainable design and energy efficiency, reflecting a growing trend in the industry. This aligns with Nottingham City Council’s Local Plan, which emphasises regeneration and eco-friendly development in the Canal Quarter, where the Waterway Street development is situated.

This comprehensive overview demonstrates the dynamic nature of the housing market in Nottingham and its surrounding areas in 2024. The range of projects underway caters to the diverse needs of residents, with a growing focus on affordability and sustainability.

What's it like living in Nottingham?

Nottingham, a city steeped in history and brimming with modern vibrancy, offers a unique living experience. Known for its legendary association with Robin Hood, the city has distinctive neighbourhoods, each with its own appeal. Whether you're drawn to the bustling city centre, leafy suburbs or picturesque outskirts, Nottingham has something for everyone.

Architectural Features

City Centre

The city centre is home to a variety of beautifully preserved Victorian and Edwardian buildings. The Lace Market, once the heart of the city's lace-making industry, has stunning industrial architecture.

Suburbs

In the suburbs, you'll find a range of housing styles, from elegant Victorian terraces to modern detached homes. The Park and Mapperley Park are known for their grand period properties, while West Bridgford offers a mix of modern and traditional homes.

Local Amenities and Notable Places

Nottingham is well-equipped with excellent shopping centres, a wide range of restaurants and bars and numerous leisure facilities. The Victoria Centre is a large shopping mall in the city centre, complemented by independent shops and boutiques. The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall host popular live performances, while the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery showcases cutting-edge contemporary art.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Nottingham offers Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion set in 500 acres of parkland, perfect for walks, picnics and deer spotting. The Arboretum, the city's oldest park, provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.

Flood and Radon Risks

While Nottingham is not generally considered at high risk of flooding, some areas are more susceptible. Consult the Environment Agency’s flood risk maps when choosing a property. Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is present in some parts of Nottinghamshire. The risk is generally low to moderate, but it’s advisable to have a radon test carried out on properties in higher-risk areas.

Traffic Congestion and Issues

Like most cities, Nottingham experiences traffic congestion, particularly during peak hours. However, the city has a good public transport network with regular bus and tram services. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses are known for their frequency and reliability and several park-and-ride schemes help reduce city centre traffic.

Conservation Areas

Nottingham has several conservation areas, designated for their special architectural or historic interest. These areas, including Lace Market, The Park and Mapperley Park, are subject to stricter planning controls to preserve their character.

Future Developments and Planned Infrastructure Projects

Nottingham is a city on the move, with several exciting developments underway. The Broadmarsh area is being transformed with plans for a new shopping centre, public square and homes. The Island Quarter, a former industrial site, is being redeveloped into a mixed-use development with new homes, offices, shops and leisure facilities.

Safety and Crime Statistics

While Nottingham is considered relatively safe, it's important to note the crime rate in 2023 was 117 crimes per 1,000 people, 29% higher than the Nottinghamshire average. However, Nottingham remains the second safest major city in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Unique, Lesser-Known Information

Nottingham is a city with a rich history and promising future. With diverse neighbourhoods, excellent amenities and unique living experiences, it caters to everyone from young professionals to retirees. Its excellent transport links make it easy to navigate the city and beyond, with the M1 and M42 motorways nearby and direct train services to major UK cities.

Where is the best place to live in Nottingham?

City Centre

For those who thrive on the energy of city living, the city centre provides a variety of appealing options:

  • Lace Market: Renowned for its beautifully preserved industrial architecture, Lace Market is a favourite among young professionals and creatives. It features stylish apartments and converted warehouses, alongside a lively scene of independent shops, bars and restaurants.

  • Hockley: This trendy neighbourhood is known for its bohemian vibe, with vintage shops, independent cafes and lively nightlife. It's ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the action.

  • The Park: Recognised as one of the top places to live in Nottinghamshire, The Park is a private residential estate known for its grand period properties, tranquil atmosphere, mature trees and flagstone pavements. It's a sought-after location for those seeking a luxurious lifestyle within walking distance of the city centre.

Suburbs

If you prefer a quieter pace of life but still want easy access to the city centre, the suburbs offer a great alternative:

  • West Bridgford: This affluent suburb, located just across the River Trent, is known for its excellent schools, leafy streets and bustling high street, making it popular among families and professionals.

  • Mapperley Park: This area is known for its larger properties, leafy streets and attractive high street with local shops and cafes. The main part of Mapperley, Mapperley Top, offers lovely views of the city and a blend of town and countryside living.

  • Beeston: Situated to the southwest of the city centre, Beeston is popular with creatives and students. It offers a mix of housing options, from Victorian terraces to modern apartments and boasts a bustling high street with a wide range of shops and restaurants, as well as excellent tram links to the city centre.

Outskirts

For a more rural lifestyle, the outskirts of Nottingham offer several pretty villages including:

  • Wollaton: Home to the magnificent Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, this village offers a peaceful escape from the city. It features a range of housing options, from period cottages to modern family homes and a selection of quaint pubs and independent businesses.

  • Woodborough: This historic village, just seven miles from Nottingham, is known for its lively community, good schools, picturesque cottages and new businesses.

Things to Consider

When choosing where to live in Nottingham, consider your lifestyle, budget and priorities. Young professionals might prefer the city centre or trendy suburbs like Hockley, while families might favour quieter suburbs like West Bridgford or Mapperley Park. For those seeking a rural lifestyle, the villages on the outskirts could be a perfect fit.

Nottingham caters to a variety of tastes and budgets. With its diverse range of neighbourhoods, excellent amenities and good transport links, it's easy to see why it's such a popular place to live.

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Nottingham

Navigating the Nottingham property market can feel like a maze, whether you're buying your first home, selling a cherished property or embarking on a renovation project. That's where we come in.

As your local surveyors, we're passionate about making your property journey a smooth one. We offer expert guidance, clear communication and support at every turn, ensuring you have the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions.

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

Nottingham 0115 6973661 16 Commerce Square, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HS
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