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Baldock is a market town in Hertfordshire founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s who originally built the Parish Church of St Mary in 1150, which was subsequently rebuilt around 1330 by the Knights Hospitaller.

The modern layout of the town and many buildings in the centre date from the 16th century, with the oldest dating back to the 14th century.

The Wynn almshouses, in the High Street, were founded in 1621 and the railway arrived in 1850, causing a spur to housing development.

Located to the east of the town there is a large residential estate that was built in several phases during the 20th century.

Most of the housing is yellow brick Victorian terracing, built between the town centre and the railway station. Some 20th century housing has been built in this infill area, probably on old Victorian terrace sites.

Immediately South of the railway station are 1930's semis and 1970's 5 bedroom mock Georgian houses.

New developments include new houses and apartments in Station Road and coach houses in Hadrian Way.



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Properties in Baldock which are built in close proximity to some of the feeders and tributaries of the River Ivel, including in streets such as North Road and Norton Mill Lane, are in an area which is subject to flood alerts 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).
Properties in some areas of Baldock may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Coachmans Lane revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
Some properties in Baldock are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Coachmans Lane for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.

HertfordshireHertfordshire is commonly abbreviated to the name Herts and is a county located in the south of England. it is bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south (it is classed as a 'Home County' for this reason). The county town of Hertfordshire is Hertford.

Hertfordshire has 3 motorways running through it - the M1, the M25 and the A1(M). It is particularly associated with new towns as it contains 5 in total: Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield and Letchworth. There are two airports just outside Hertfordshire's borders; Luton and Stansted. It also has a university, the University of Hertfordshire, which is in Hatfield. There are a number of independent schools in the area, including, for example, Haileybury (Turnford), St George's Harpenden, Haberdasher's Aske's (Elstree) and Berkhamsted.

For random facts; St Alban, who gave his name to the city in the county, was the earliest British saint - he was reputed to have been beheaded where the cathedral now stands; also Sele Mill near Hertford was the site of the first paper mill in Britain, established about 1488.

Listed Building Surveyors Baldock

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

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Baldock Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North Hertfordshire District Council at Town Lodge, Gernon Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3HN, telephone 01462 474 000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


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

Home Buyers Survey in and around Baldock

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Clothall, Letchworth Garden City, Radwell, Stotfold, Bygrave, Brookmans Park and Ickleford.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Baldock. 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 surveys on properties in Baldock we'll be able to give you the detailed Baldock HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Baldock

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Hitchin Street, Baldock, HERTS, SG7 6AE
  • 19 Mercia Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire. SG7 6RZ
  • 8 Barley Rise, Baldock SG7 7RT
  • Doctors Cottage, Vintage Court, Hitchin Street, Baldock, SG7 6AR
  • 36 Whitehorse St, Baldock SG7 6QJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Baldock 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 Baldock.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Baldock, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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 you're buying a home in Baldock which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Focus and limitations of the HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report service is specifically designed for lay people that want a professional opinion at an economic price for the property they are buying. It is, therefore, necessarily less comprehensive than a level 3 building survey.

The focus of the surveyor is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of the property you are buying, and identifying and evaluating the particular features that affect its present value and may affect its future resale. The Building Surveyor's inspection is not exhaustive, and no tests are undertaken. There is, therefore, a risk that certain defects may not be found that would have been uncovered if testing and/or a more substantial inspection had been undertaken. This is a risk that the client must accept.

However, where there is ‘a trail of suspicion’ the surveyor ‘must take reasonable steps to follow the trail’. These ‘reasonable steps’ may include recommending further investigation.