Home Buyers Survey Bedfordshire

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Top tips for a Bedfordshire Home Buyers Survey


Bedfordshire in the east of England is partly on a chalk ridge (the Chiltern Hills) and also part of the River Great Ouse's drainage basin. The rocks there are clays, sandstone and some limestone.

Towns in the county include Luton, Biggleswade, Flitwick, Sandy, Dunstable, Shefford, Kempston and Ampthill among others. The larger towns, particularly Luton, have much housing stock, particularly semi-detached houses, built in the 1930s and onwards, with a mix of council-built and private-built.

The county hosts Woburn Abbey and Bedford Castle. Most often, examples of much older properties are found in more rural areas where there has been less or no redevelopment and much less likelihood of events like bombing during the second world war having occurred.

There are many modern developments, particularly in areas such as Biddenham (take, for example, Great Denham Park (detached, semi-detached and terraced housing) and Greenkeepers Mews (some purpose-built low-rise flats).


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Dwellings in Bedfordshire which are built in close proximity to water courses such as the River Great Ouse and the River Lee (or Lea) are subject to flood warnings and 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Bedfordshire, including places such as Bromham, Biddenham and Oakley, 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 1 – 3% (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.
The highest levels of noise pollution in the Bedfordshire area generally centre on the M1 as it passes near places such as Eversholt, Ridgmont and Brogborough. Noise pollution from railways in Bedfordshire is most marked along the path of the main north-south line passing through Bedford Station.

Bedfordshire.pngBedfordshire is often abbreviated to Beds and is a county located to the East of England. It is a ceremonial county and a historic county, covered by three unitary authorities: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton. Bedfordshire is bordered by Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the west and Hertfordshire to the southeast.

Bedford itself is halfway between Oxford and Cambridge and a railway line nicknamed the Varsity or Brain Line used to connect the two universities. Bedfordshire contains the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as Woburn Abbey and Safari Park. John Bunyan, author of the Pigrim's Progress, was from the county (born Elstow, just south of Bedford) and actually spent 12 years in Bedford Gaol for his nonconformist views regarding the restoration of the monarchy!

Listed Building Surveyors Bedfordshire

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

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Bedfordshire Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bedfordshire Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 Bedfordshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Milton Keynes, Barton-Le-Clay, Banbury, Bicester, Aylesbury, Kings Langley and Huntingdon.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bedfordshire. 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 Bedfordshire we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 10 Dexter Close, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4DX
  • 12 Catherine Rd, Flitwick, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire MK45 1DD
  • 52 Norman Road, Barton-Le-Clay, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4QD
  • 1 Oliver Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2SA
  • 19 Burford Close, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4DS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bedfordshire 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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Delivery of Reports

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 Bedfordshire.

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; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Bedfordshire.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Bedfordshire having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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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FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Bedfordshire you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Bedfordshire that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Bedfordshire.

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