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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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Home Buyers Survey Hertford

Local Hertfordshire 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Hertford 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.

Home Buyers Survey Hertford

Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Hertford HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 HomeBuyers Report Hertford and Building Surveys in Hertford.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Hertford and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Hertford you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Hertford


Hertford is Hertfordshire's county town and has been so since Saxon times. Its town centre still has its medieval layout with many timber-framed buildings hidden under later frontages, particularly in St Andrew Street. The Victorian era saw much building in the town as transport links to London improved.

There are many different styles of property in the area; from the bungalows from various periods as can be found in for example Wentworth Road or Wilton Crescent, to the Georgian manor houses in Marden Hill, to the Victorian cottages in Duncombe Road.

New build developments include the townhouses in Rush Green, where Help to Buy is an option.


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Properties in Hertford which are built in close proximity to the River Lea, the River Bean, the River Rib and the New River, in streets such as Port Vale and Railway Street, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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).
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When a surveyor is completing either the building survey or the homebuyer report they will switch the lights on and off. If they feel like there is a problem that needs to be amended they will advise you to seek advise from an electricion.

A local electrician within the Hertford area is C.A.S Electric Ltd, 23 Westfield Road Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3DL, UK.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Hertford area mainly centre around the main road – A414, which affects nearby streets and roads such as Castle Street and Hale Road.
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 Hertford

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

SG14 1DW

Hertford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Herts Council at 121 High St, Watton at Stone, Hertford SG14 3SB, telephone 01279 655 261, 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 near me in Hertford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hertford Heath, Bayfordbury, Hertingfordbury, Broadoak End, Waterford, Walkern and Ware.

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

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Hertford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 35 Maidenhead St, Hertford SG14 1DW
  • 24 Fleming Cres, Hertford SG14 2DJ
  • 12 Fleming Cres, Hertford SG14 2DJ
  • 16 Brickendon Ln, Hertford SG13 8HY
  • 121 High St, Watton at Stone, Hertford SG14 3SB

 

How long does a RICS Building Survey take?

RICS Surveyors often only have one or two inspections a day to ensure they allocate adequate time to assess a property for its defects and issues.

On average our surveyors will spend two to three hours on a standard sized home to complete the full Level 3 RICS Building Survey, however, this can vary for a number of reasons.

It may be that there has been major works done to the property or a major defect is discovered and requires further investigation or access to all areas of the property is not immediately available. This is why our surveyors do not operate with time constraints – they stay on site as long as they need to complete the full inspection.