Home Buyers Survey Hatfield

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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 Survey Hatfield

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

Building Survey Hatfield Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey 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 Home Buyers 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 building surveys on properties in Hatfield we'll be able to give you the detailed Hatfield HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Hatfield

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • 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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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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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 is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Hatfield, incredibly important.

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 in your property in Hatfield, 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 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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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.