Home Buyers Survey Bedfordshire

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Bedfordshire in the east of England is partly on a chalk ridge (the Chiltern Hills) and also part of the River Great Ouse's drainage basin. The rocks there are clays, sandstone and some limestone.

Towns in the county include Luton, Biggleswade, Flitwick, Sandy, Dunstable, Shefford, Kempston and Ampthill among others. The larger towns, particularly Luton, have much housing stock, particularly semi-detached houses, built in the 1930s and onwards, with a mix of council-built and private-built.

The county hosts Woburn Abbey and Bedford Castle. Most often, examples of much older properties are found in more rural areas where there has been less or no redevelopment and much less likelihood of events like bombing during the second world war having occurred.

There are many modern developments, particularly in areas such as Biddenham (take, for example, Great Denham Park (detached, semi-detached and terraced housing) and Greenkeepers Mews (some purpose-built low-rise flats).


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Dwellings in Bedfordshire which are built in close proximity to water courses such as the River Great Ouse and the River Lee (or Lea) 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Bedfordshire, including places such as Bromham, Biddenham and Oakley, 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.
The highest levels of noise pollution in the Bedfordshire area generally centre on the M1 as it passes near places such as Eversholt, Ridgmont and Brogborough. Noise pollution from railways in Bedfordshire is most marked along the path of the main north-south line passing through Bedford Station.

BedfordshireBedfordshire is often abbreviated to Beds and is a county located to the East of England. It is a ceremonial county and a historic county, covered by three unitary authorities: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton. Bedfordshire is bordered by Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the west and Hertfordshire to the southeast.

Bedford itself is halfway between Oxford and Cambridge and a railway line nicknamed the Varsity or Brain Line used to connect the two universities. Bedfordshire contains the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as Woburn Abbey and Safari Park. John Bunyan, author of the Pigrim's Progress, was from the county (born Elstow, just south of Bedford) and actually spent 12 years in Bedford Gaol for his nonconformist views regarding the restoration of the monarchy!

Listed Building Survey Bedfordshire

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

Building Survey Bedfordshire Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bedfordshire Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Bedfordshire

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Milton Keynes, Barton-Le-Clay, Banbury, Bicester, Aylesbury, Kings Langley and Huntingdon.

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


Home Buyers Survey Bedfordshire

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Dexter Close, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4DX
  • 12 Catherine Rd, Flitwick, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire MK45 1DD
  • 52 Norman Road, Barton-Le-Clay, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4QD
  • 1 Oliver Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2SA
  • 19 Burford Close, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 4DS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Bedfordshire, 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 you're buying a home in Bedfordshire which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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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I want a survey but the vendor cannot provide access

This is a recurring problem especially with the increase in online estate agents who do not take responsibility for access and rely on the vendors to make themselves available.

On occasion access issues may be due to vendors being away or sometimes simply because they do not want to take time off to allow access for a survey.

Buyers should ensure they complete all their property checks prior to exchange and the RICS survey forms an integral part of these checks.

Delays with vendors providing access can delay the whole conveyancing process. It is important to establish what the issue is to see whether a solution can be found.

If vendors are not available, suggest that the keys are left with the estate agent for collection or alternatively see if the vendor can arrange for a friend or family member to be at the property to allow access.