Home Buyers Survey Witham

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Witham's architecture is pleasantly varied, with older properties 'rubbing shoulders' with more modern developments up to the present day.

Cressing Temple to the north of the town in Witham Road, for example, has three barns which are timber-framed - they are Grade I listed – and they date back to the 1200s. Newlands Street for has a mix of Georgian, Victorian and modern properties, with Witham Town Hall being a pleasant Georgian-era building and next door, the present Barclays Bank building was constructed in the Victorian era. Lockram Lane similarly has properties dating back to the Victorian era and before it. Witham's Public Hall in Collingwood Road was opened in March 1894, near the very end of the Victorian era.

The three council estates were built from the 1920s/1930s and consist of a mix of terraced and semi-detached houses of relatively standard construction. Newlands Shopping Centre is a typical late 1960s/1970s development with a variety of both large chain and smaller boutique shops, whereas the Grove Centre was built considerably more recently.

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If you're considering buying a property in Lancaster's locale, getting a Local Authority Search Report, the main property conveyancing search, is an important way to find out if there are a variety of issues which might affect your enjoyment of the dwelling.

A recent such report, bought for a property in Maldon Road, Bradwell-on-sea, Southminster CM0 7HU revealed that:
  • the property is subject to a tree preservation order; and
  • any buyer might have to consider getting indemnity insurance if the seller is unable to produce completion certificates for alterations carried out.
among other matters. 

Trees subject to preservation orders cannot be cut down and unauthorised building works can, at the very least, cause issues where selling is concerned – lenders for any potential mortgage buyers might refuse to lend – however at worst, the works might actually be hazardous to the point of being a potential risk to life.
The Plansearch Plus conveyancing property search provides an in-depth account of residential and non-residential planning applications which might have been lodged concerning land within 750m of a property you're considering buying. This information is invaluable for giving you a forecast of potential future developments which might affect your enjoyment of the dwelling.

A recent such report taken out for a property in Blunts Hall Road, Witham CM8 1LY revealed that while there were no such planning applications for residential developments within 750m of the property, in contrast there were variously one application for a small non-residential development within 250 metres of the property, one for a medium-sized development within 500 metres but three applications for large developments within 750 metres.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Inchbonnie Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5FG. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

SomersetSomerset is a county in south-west England and is mainly rural with rolling hills. These include the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills, all of which are well worth a leisurely visit. Somerset is synonymous with cider and scrumpy, particularly in the Taunton area.

The county is made up from seven districts; South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. The county town is Taunton and the county also contains the beautiful city of Bath (which is its own administrative authority), with its celebrated Roman remains and excellent architecture. Adjacent counties include Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

There are 3 universities in the ceremonial county; these are the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England. The nearest airport is in Bristol and the M5 is the one motorway going through the county.

Other excellent places to visit there include Cheddar Gorge (yes, Cheddar cheese does come from here, invented by accident around 800 years ago!), Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor.

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place most years in Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, attracting over 170,000 music and culture lovers from around the world to see world-famous entertainers.

Yeovil Town is in the Football League and Somerset County Cricket Club play at Taunton. The team used to include Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner among other top stars of the cricket world.

Tarr Steps near Winsford in Somerset is thought to date from around 1000 BC and is the oldest bridge in Britain still in use – there is no concrete joining the stones which make up its fabric!

Listed Building Survey Witham

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

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Building Survey Witham Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Braintree District Council at Frome Town Hall, Christchurch Street West, Frome BA11 1EB, telephone 01373 465757, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Witham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hatfield Peverel, Wickham Bishops, Great Braxted, Rivenhall End, Terling, Fairstead and White Notley.

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


Home Buyers Survey Witham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Fleming Way, Witham, ESSEX CM8 2GL
  • Chelmer Road, ESSEX CM8 2EY
  • Lavender Close, Witham, Essex CM8 2YG
  • Randall Close, Witham Essex CM8 1FP
  • Butcher Row, Witham, Essex CM8 1YR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Witham 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 Witham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Witham, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 Witham 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you buy a home with a mortgage your Mortgage Lender requires you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may think this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Sadly the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property that's caught your eye in Witham to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Witham that you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect. Get your HomeBuyers Survey - call 01245 330 486.

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