Home Buyers Survey Bishop's Stortford

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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 Bishop's Stortford Home Buyers Survey


Bishop's Stortford is an ancient market town in Hertfordshire and dates back to Saxon times and beyond.

Its architecture reflects its history with period cottages, Victorian and Edwardian terraces, such as can be found around Maple Avenue, Chantry Road, Avenue Road and Dane O’Coys Road, and more modern houses, such as the detached houses which can be seen in the Bishop's Park and St Michael's Mead developments.

More than 3,000 new homes are scheduled to be built in the coming years, with many in the Bishop's Stortford North development. Birchwood Mews in Parsonage Lane, Hockerill, has been converted from a Tudor-style Edwardian mansion into 12 flats, plus five executive houses and five townhouses.


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Properties in Bishop's Stortford which are built in the vicinity of the River Stort, in roads such as Dell Lane and Braziers Quay, 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).
Properties in some areas of Bishop's Stortford may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Stansted Road revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Ancient Woodland - Alsa Wood.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Bishop's Stortford.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Shortcroft, 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

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 Bishop's Stortford

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

CM23 4EW

Bishop's Stortford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Herts District Council at 1 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2EN, telephone 01279 655 261, 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 Bishop's Stortford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Stansted Mountfitchet, Birchanger, Bedlar's Green, Bury Green, Thorley, East Ham and Little Hallingbury.

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


Home Buyers Survey Bishop's Stortford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 41 Greenhill Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4EW
  • 73 Larksway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4DG
  • 36 Hockerill St, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2DW
  • 63 Waterside Place, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9RF
  • 6 New Street, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9BA

Hhomebuyers survey cost Bishop's Stortford

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Local Hertfordshire 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bishop's Stortford 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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Fast Availability and
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 Bishop's Stortford.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Bishop's Stortford, 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 they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Bishop's Stortford, 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.
Conveyancing Process

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.


 

How long does your survey take?

We book the earliest possible slot for your RICS surveyor to carry out their inspection for your RICS home buyers survey. Then, on the day, they visit the property and inspect all accessible areas, concentrating on signs and suspicions of defects and issues.

The actual time your surveyor takes over the inspection varies with each property – you can imagine that one for a small flat for a HomeBuyers Report will normally take less than one for a large mansion for a Building Survey. It is likely to be anything between 1 ½ hours to 3 hours.

SAM Conveyancing's RICS surveyors call you on the day of the inspection after carrying it out to go over any major concerns and findings and then they complete the report and return it to you within 5 working days.