Home Buyers Survey Hatfield

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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 Hatfield Home Buyers Survey


Hatfield is a town in Hertford and dates back to the Saxon era and was one of the post-war new towns built around London; it has plenty of modernist architecture from the 1950s, which shows in its houses and flats, and has increased in population in recent times considerably due to its fast railway links to Central London.

It is centred on Hatfield House, built in 1608 largely on the older Hatfield Palace, built in 1497. 

The town's housing increased considerably when the de Havilland airfield and aircraft factory was opened there in 1930, which was taken over by Hawker Siddeley in 1960, which was merged into British Aerospace in 1978; the site eventually closed in 1993. 

Many local streets and pubs bear testimony to this aspect of Hatfield's past – Comet Way, The Airfield and Dragon Road.

The new town was centred on St Alban's Road, not Old Hatfield, which still retains its village character and has some surviving period properties from eras like the Georgian and Victorian.

The town is currently having more redevelopment, with at least 275 flats planned.


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Properties in Hatfield which are built in the vicinity of the River Lea and its tributaries/channels, such as Hertford Road, are subject to flood warnings 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Hatfield.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Hillside, the report noted that there was a high 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
Properties in various parts of Hatfield, including streets such as Hillside and Hillcrest, may well be affected by the Department of Transport and Transport for London scheme .

If you are buying a property in the area and this is of concern to you, you may well wish to consider purchasing an Energy & Infrastructure Report. or a report specific to either of the two rail schemes mentioned.

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 Hatfield

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

AL10 9AZ

Hatfield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Offices The Campus Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6AE, telephone 01707 357 000, 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 Hatfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Lemsford, Sandridge, Oaklands, Tyttenhanger, Welham Green, Belmont and West End.

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


Home Buyers Survey Hatfield

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 14 Mosquito Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AZ
  • 40 Cottonfield, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0DQ
  • 13 Clarkes Road, Hatfield, AL10 0HN
  • 44 Stockbreach Road, Hatfield, AL10 0BD
  • 84 Harwood Hill, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7AN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hatfield 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 Hatfield.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Hatfield, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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 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 in Hatfield 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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What happens if your surveyor is does not inspect an area of the property?

There can be a number of reasons a surveyor might not inspect an area during their survey of a property.

Most commonly it is down to access (or lack thereof) to a certain part of the property (i.e. roof/garage) where a vendor may have forgotten to leave the key used to gain entry to the area in question. Additionally if your surveyor is physically unable to gain access to an area because, for example, there are objects in the way, they will equally be unable to inspect it in the normal way and report back on it.

Your surveyor may agree to return to a property to cover the areas that were missed in the original survey, assuming that steps have been taken to enable them to access the areas in question easily and once a date/time to return has been agreed with the vendor.