Home Buyers Survey Rickmansworth

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Rickmansworth is an affluent town in Hertfordshire just outside the northwest of the Greater London Area and sits at the junction of 3 rivers, namely the Gade, the Chess and the Colne as well as the Grand Union Canal.

It has everything from small Victorian cottages to Twenties and Thirties detached and semi-detached houses and modern flats. You find large detached houses in the Moor Park conservation area and similarly in Loudwater conservation area, including the McNamara houses, which have thatched roofs and look like cottages.

Chorleywood village nearby has fine Arts & Crafts-inspired Edwardian houses and you can find excellent period houses and cottages in the villages of Chenies, Chipperfield, Sarratt and Flaunden.

There are various new developments, particularly in the Croxley Green area, where Merchant Taylors Place offers 156 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses and converted flats in Durrants House, a Victorian mansion, and 46 are being sold as affordable.


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Properties in Rickmansworth which are built in the vicinity of the River Chess, the River Colne and the lakes to the south of the area, in streets such as Ebury Road, Norfolk Road and Bury Lane, 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Richmansworth, including streets such as Windmill Drive and Scots Hill Close, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Richmansworth area mainly centre around the main road – A404, Riverside Drive, impacting roads and streets such as Ebury Road and Frogmoor Lane.

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 Rickmansworth

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

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Rickmansworth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Three Rivers District Council at Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth WD3 1RL, telephone 01923 776 611, 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.

Local Building Survey in Rickmansworth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Croxley Green, Moneyhill, Mill End, Batchworth, Loudwater, Strood Green and Maple Cross.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Rickmansworth. 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 Rickmansworth we'll be able to give you the detailed Rickmansworth HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Rickmansworth

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Eastwick Crescent, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 8YJ
  • 21, Burvale Court, Rickmansworth Road, Watford
  • 16 Springwell Avenue, Rickmansworth, WD3 8PZ
  • 15B Beechwood Cottages, Heronsgate Road, Chorley Wood, WD3 5BW
  • 6 Durham Road East, Watford WD18 0RN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Rickmansworth 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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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 Rickmansworth.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Rickmansworth, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Rickmansworth which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor. The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans. This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.