Home Buyers Survey Harpenden

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Harpenden is a prosperous town in Hertfordshire which was essentially a village until the railway arrived in 1860. You can find large Victorian houses and Victorian terraces from the late 19th century. Rothamsted Manor was a substantial manor house by 1525 although it was redesigned in the Dutch style in the 17th century.

Many of the town's properties were built in the 20th century in various eras and there are large detached houses as well as many semi-detached properties, some built comparatively recently.

You can find large detached new builds in Green Lane Close and Help to Buy is available in the new flat developments in Lower Luton Road.


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Properties in Harpenden which are built near the River Lea, such as in Lower Luton Road, 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).
When a RICS surveyor inspects a property they do not test the electrics, however they will turn on and off the lights and confirm where the fuse box is in the property. Electrical issues can occur in properties that date older than 1970 as the electrical methods used in properties has evolved over time. This is why a surveyor will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor if they feel it necessary.

A local electrician in Harpenden is Andrews Electrical Contractors, Old Batford Mill, Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 5BZ.
Checking the gas boiler is something a RICS surveyor can do by turning on the hot water and the heating, however they are not gas engineers so cannot test the boiler. You should always obtain the boiler installation certificate and the maintenance details from the seller during the conveyancing process.

If you need the gas checking, a local gas engineer in Harpenden is G A plumbing & heating, 26 Woollam Cres, St Albans AL3 6EH.

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 Harpenden

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

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Harpenden Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harpenden Town Council at Town Hall Leyton Road Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 2LX, telephone 01582 768278, 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 Harpenden

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Luton, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Hemel Hempstead, Flamstead, Fisherstreet and Kimpton.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Spring Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3PP
  • 71 Crabtree Lane, Harpenden, Hertforshire, AL5 5PX
  • 18 Glebe Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9PB
  • Station Rd, Harpenden AL5 4AA
  • Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 3NF

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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 Harpenden.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Harpenden.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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 your electrics?

Your RICS surveyor will switch lights in a room on and off to see if the electrical supply is connected while carrying out their inspection for your RICS Home Buyers Survey.

However, they won't carry out any in-depth inspection of the electrical supply or check the wiring for example: this is beyond their scope of work. Their primary focus is on detecting signs and suspicions of major property defects such as subsidence and rising damp.

That said, invariably they can recommend a trusted local electrical tradesperson if you ask them to.