Home Buyers Survey Alton

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Alton is in East Hampshire and is a market town with a long history.

There is a great choice of housing including Georgian houses in Upper Froyle, Victorian semi-detached houses in Ackender Road and modern detached houses in Princess Drive.

New build developments include modern detached houses in Upper Froyle.


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Properties in Alton built in the close vicinity of the River Wey, King's Pond and Lavant Stream, in streets such as Mill Lane and Newman Lane, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Alton, including streets such as Lanten Street and Lower Turk Street, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 5 - 10 % (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Alton.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Blacknest Road, Blacknest, Alton, Hampshire,GU34 4PZ, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence

HampshireHampshire is a large county in southern england with the south coast as one of its frontiers. Some 85% of its land mass is classed as rural. Its county town is Winchester although this town's population is dwarfed by the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, which are part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire but not the non-metropolitan county. Other major population centres include Basingstoke, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Aldershot, Farnborough and Eastleigh.

Hampshire contains the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest and these cover some 45% of the county's area. The River Test is well known for its growing number of otters. The county contains many seaside resorts, including Hayling Island. Adjacent counties include West Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset. It is the birthplace of world-famous literary figures Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Listed Building Survey Alton

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Alton. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Alton

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Building Survey Alton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Hampshire District Council at Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EX, telephone 01730 266 551, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Alton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Golden Pot, Neatham, Wyck, Worldham, Chawton, Beech and Shalden.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Alton. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Alton we'll be able to give you the detailed Alton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Alton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Salisbury Close, Alton, GU34 2TP
  • 1 Broadview Close, Binsted, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4NZ
  • Manor Cottage, Blacknest Road, Blacknest, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4PZ
  • 4 New Road Cottages, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JA
  • 11 Basingstoke Road, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1QB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Alton to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Alton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Alton, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Alton, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does your surveyor check your electrics?

Your RICS surveyor will switch lights in a room on and off to see if the electrical supply is connected while carrying out their inspection for your RICS Home Buyers Survey.

However, they won't carry out any in-depth inspection of the electrical supply or check the wiring for example: this is beyond their scope of work. Their primary focus is on detecting signs and suspicions of major property defects such as subsidence and rising damp.

That said, invariably they can recommend a trusted local electrical tradesperson if you ask them to.