Home Buyers Survey Chelmsford

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Top tips for a Chelmsford Home Buyers Survey


Chelmsford was built near the site of the old Roman road from London to Colchester (now the A12) and its city centre has mainly Victorian and Edwardian homes of varying sizes. Moulsham has many examples of smaller Victorian terrace houses.

The city has been growing larger since the 1970s and this has brought about new settlements in the locale such as Chancellor Park, Beaulieu Park and Chelmer Village. Beaulieu Park has some very large modern detached houses.

There are many period houses in the surrounding villages of Little Baddow, Danbury, Writtle and Galleywood.

There are 3,600 new homes planned to be built around Beaulieu Park and shared ownership is available in Mary Munnion Quarter, for example.


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Home Buyers Survey Chelmsford

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Survey Tip 3

Properties in Chelmsford which are built near to the Rivers Chelmer and Can, such as in Seventh Avenue and Beachs Drive, 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).
Section I3 of the HomeBuyer Report reports on Other Matters to be answered by the client's solicitor. These can vary from information relating to the lease term to information about service charges.

In a HomeBuyer Report in Wickham crescent ,Chelmsford, CM1 4WD it stated "Your legal adviser should confirm that the property is leasehold. We understand that the remaining term on the lease is approximately 800 years. Your legal adviser should confirm if there are any current or future repairs which are planned explain your liability as a lessee for the repair and maintenance of the communal areas. Your legal adviser should also confirm that the maintenance/service charge is £575 payable biannually, that the ground rent is £25pa as well as your rights and liabilities in respect of the allocated parking".
Section J3 of the HomeBuyer Report sets out any Risks to People in the property.

An example of the type of risk stated here is "Due to the age of the property it is highly unlikely that there will be asbestos present in the textured ceiling finishes due to it being phased out by the time of construction. However, due to the small chance that ‘old stock’ may have been used it would be prudent to have a sample laboratory tested prior to sanding, cutting or drilling the textured finishes".

EssexEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical and used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend, a seaside resort, to Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club are based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre, near Thurrock and Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are water (the River Thames and the North Sea), the remainder includes Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.

Listed Building Survey Chelmsford

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

Building Survey Chelmsford Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Chelmsford City Council at Duke St, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JE, telephone 01245 606606, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Chelmsford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Great Baddow, Newney Green, Writtle, Broomfield, Howe Green, Broxbourne and Boyton Cross.

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


Home Buyers Survey Chelmsford

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Donald Way Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9JD
  • 41 Albemarle Link, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 6AH
  • 112 Chelwater, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7UR
  • 32 Wembley Ave, Maylandsea, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 6AY.
  • 10 Ashmeads, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, 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. It is highly recommended that you get one, 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 Chelmsford.

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 shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Chelmsford has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What is the difference between the Building Survey and the HomeBuyers Report?

There are two types of survey, the HomeBuyer Report and the Building Survey. The Building survey is essential for larger or older properties that have had any structural alterations from their original build whereas the HomeBuyers Report is suitable for properties of standard construction and properties that are under 70 years old.

Both Surveys cover the same aspects they are just go into different depths within their report. The Building Survey is the highest visual assessment you can get and goes into a through structural investigation into the construction and fabric of the property, this is a very detailed report and comes with explanations and photos (if the surveyor provides photos in their reports - some don't) and the HomeBuyers report gives a good general review of the property to help identify any defect however this is formatted in a traffic light format, red highlighting any major issues, amber less so and green everything is fine.