Our Cambridge team of RICS chartered surveyors specialise in carrying out full building surveys (RICS Level 3 surveys) for people looking to buy a new house or apartment. Covering Cambridge and nearby towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, our building surveyors have excellent local knowledge and years of experience in residential property. Our Level 3 reports are some of the most detailed in the industry, so you can be sure that your survey will show you everything you need to know about the property that you are looking to buy.
A full building survey is the most comprehensive type of survey on the market. Your surveyor will assess everything that they are able to access, including inside the loft and under loose carpets and floorboards. Your report will be tailored to the property, so whether it’s a listed heritage Cambridgeshire manor house or a 1930s semi in central Ipswich, the information reported will be highly relevant and appropriate to that individual house.
Our Cambridge HomeBuyer surveys (Level 2 surveys) are carried out by our RICS surveyors and are similar to the Level 3 surveys, although slightly less detailed. Because they do not go into as much depth as a full building survey, industry guidelines suggest that Level 2 reports are more suitable for newer properties of standard construction than for properties that are older, of non-standard construction or in poor condition. Reinstatement costs and an estimated market value of the property are included in the HomeBuyer report, as are any serious defects or issues. Repairs and maintenance recommendations will be noted, but will be covered more briefly than in a full building survey. For estimated costs of repairs and maintenance, a full building survey is required.
Whether the property is in Cambridgeshire or Suffolk, our local surveyors are on hand to provide one-to-one advice.
Allcott Associates differs from most other firms, in that our chartered surveyors work closely with our in-house team of structural engineers. This means that all of our reports, including our Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich building surveys, include comprehensive structural advice alongside the results of the survey. It also means that we do not need to refer our clients to third parties for expensive structural reports.
In addition to supporting the surveying team, our Cambridge structural engineers can provide support with extensions, loft conversions & structural alterations, and with structural feasibility assessments. If you are planning any structural alterations to your property, our Cambridge team are here to help.