Home Buyers Survey Harlow

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Harlow was originally built as a new town, from 1947 and property was predominantly therefore built from that period onwards. The Lawn, the first modern-style residential tower block, was built in 1951 and is now a listed building.

There are some notable architectural features in Harlow such as Frederick Gibberd's tromp-l'oeil terrace in Orchard Croft and Dawbarn's maisonette blocks at Pennymead.

There are many estates of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses in and around the area and some estates have been substantially redeveloped so the housing has been built in the last 10 or 20 years. There is a large provision of social housing.


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Properties in Harlow which are built near the River Stort or Canons Brook, such as in Fold Croft, 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 Harlow, including streets such as Kerril Croft and Hobtoe Road, 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.
Properties in some areas of Harlow may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Fennells, Harlow CM19 4RW revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Hospital/Risdens Woods, designated as Ancient and Semi-Natural Woodland; Parndon Woods & Common, designated as a Local Nature Reserve and Harlow Woods, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

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 Harlow

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

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Building Survey Harlow Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harlow Council at Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow CM20 1WG, telephone 01279 446655, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Harlow

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Nazeing, Stanstead Abbots, Roydon, Thornwood, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield and Broxbourne.

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


Home Buyers Survey Harlow

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7PJ
  • Stone Cross, Harlow CM20 1AA
  • 35 Newstead Way, Harlow, CM20 1BW
  • 196 Willowfield, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6RZ
  • 104 Hookfield, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6QL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Harlow 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 Harlow.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Harlow.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Harlow and what needs to be done to remedy it.

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does your surveyor check the chimney?

If you're buying a period property which features a chimney you will want to ensure there are no defects or issues with pointing that may cause you issues in the future.

Your RICS surveyor will assess the exterior of a chimney usually from ground level or a nearby vantage point/accessible flat roof to note any issues visible and advise accordingly.

Internally your surveyor will visually check for any signs of structural movement and that the flue is clear, however, this is only possible if accessible.

You should note, however, that surveyors are not structural engineers and so they may advise a further inspection is carried out by such a suitable specialist if suspicions of defects are noted.