Home Buyers Survey Hertford

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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).
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.
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 in Hertford. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Hertford

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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 in and around 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 Home Buyers 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 Hertford HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Hertford

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 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

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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.

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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 Hertford.

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 Hertford 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. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Hertford having 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?

Many people are not entirely sure about the difference between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Hertford 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 which might affect the property.

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 issues 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 entirely for YOUR benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0333 344 3234 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

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