Home Buyers Survey Berkhamsted

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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 Berkhamsted Home Buyers Survey


Berkhamsted has castle ruins which date back to just after the Norman Conquest. The market town has a long high street with examples of properties from the medieval to Georgian to Victorian and up to comparatively recent times.

You find Georgian terraces and flat-fronted early Victorian houses between the high street and the canal. There are many two-bedroom Victorian terrace houses around Manor Street, Chapel Street and Bridge Street. Around King's Road, south-west of the high street, you can find large 5 and 6-bedroom Victorian houses.

You can find 1930s and later detached and semi-detached properties around the Hall Park area and in villages around the area, such as Aldbury and Potten End, you can find many period properties.



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Properties in Berkhamsted built in close proximity to the River Bulbourne, in streets such as Billet Lane and Belton Road, are in areas which are sometimes 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, much of Berkhamsted is in a raised Radon area, in streets such as Holliday Street and Ravens Lane, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
Noise pollution from roads in the Berkhamsted area is generally highest around the route of the A41, affecting nearby streets such as Oak Wood, The Spinney and Shooters Way. Noise pollution from railways accompanies the line which passes through Berkhamsted Station, affecting nearby streets such as Emerton Garth and Ellesmere Road.

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 Berkhamsted

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

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Berkhamsted Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Berkhamsted Town Council at 161 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3HD, telephone 01442 800146, 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 Berkhamsted

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Tring, Ringshall, Great Missenden, Marlow and Bourne End.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Berkhamsted. 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 Berkhamsted 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:

  • 1 Heron Place, Berkhampsted, HP4 2FW
  • 24 Granville Road, Northchurch, Hertfordshire, HP4 3RN
  • 10 Avenue House Park Road, Chesham, HP5 2JR
  • High St, Berkhamsted HP4 1BL
  • North Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3DU

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Berkhamsted 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 Berkhamsted.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Berkhamsted incredibly important.

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 Berkhamsted 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?

When you buy a home with a mortgage your Mortgage Lender requires you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may think this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Sadly the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property that's caught your eye in Berkhamsted to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Berkhamsted that you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect. Get your HomeBuyers Survey - call 0333 344 3234.

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