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Hemel Hempstead was built as a new town in 1946 after the 2nd world war, although its parish church of St Mary's was built in the Norman period in 1140 and there are a few property survivals predating the new town development, including some medieval cottages in Piccotts End.

The railway arrived in 1877, after which the old town grew steadily, although it was extensively bombed in the 2nd world war and this destroyed a large amount of property.

Much of the present housing is therefore post-war 1950s standard construction and largely consists of semi-detached houses, terrace houses and some larger detached properties, such as can be found in Kiln Ground, Bennetts End and in Adeyfield. Boxmoor has older Victorian properties and Felden has much larger and wealthier detached houses.

Woodhall Farm was built in the mid to late 1970s and has properties ranging from 4-bedroom detached houses to 1-bedroom low-rise flats. New builds are available in Boxmoor Village, some of which fall under Help to Buy.



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Properties in Hemel Hempstead which are built near the River Bulbourne or the River Gade, such as in Kingsland Road and Lawn Lane, 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).
A recent Environmental Search on Wadley Close, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4JJ, stated that the property was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability, although there were no natural cavities within 250m. This does not mean the property has subsidence as the only way to assess this is through a surveyor attending the property and looking for physical signs of movement.

This data is obtained from the British Geological Survey who assessed the Hemel Hempstead area.
Section E1 within a HomeBuyer Report discuses about the condition of the Chimney Stack at the property. For adjoining properties such as terrace or semi-detached, you may share a chimney stack with your neighbour.

An example of this, in a recent HomeBuyer Report in Windmill Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP2 4BY it was noted "There is a shared brick built chimney stack with the property adjoining. The weather proof seal (flashing) between the stack and the roof covering is formed in lead. A gas cowl is fitted for the central heating boiler flue. Remaining chimney flues are no longer in use. The stack is showing general effects of wear, age and weathering. There are no indications of urgent or significant defects. Condition Rating 1. This chimney stack or stacks should remain serviceable providing regular checks and maintenance are carried out."

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 Hemel Hempstead

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

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Hemel Hempstead Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Dacorum Borough Council at Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre Marlowes Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP1 1HH, telephone 01442 228000, 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 Hemel Hempstead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Kings Langley, Berkhamstead, Bourne End, St Albans, Church End, Loudwater and Sarratt.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Hemel Hempstead. 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 Hemel Hempstead we'll be able to give you the detailed Hemel Hempstead 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:

  • Feacey Down, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 3ES
  • 8 Claymore, Grove Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 6LL
  • 88 Weymouth Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9SH
  • 26 Trebellan Drive, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 5EL
  • 7 Charles Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1JH

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead.

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 homebuyers survey, 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 flags up any of these defects then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Hemel Hempstead has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Hemel Hempstead you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend. You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 01442 800 889 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

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