Home Buyers Survey Bishop's Stortford

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Bishop's Stortford is an ancient market town in Hertfordshire and dates back to Saxon times and beyond.

Its architecture reflects its history with period cottages, Victorian and Edwardian terraces, such as can be found around Maple Avenue, Chantry Road, Avenue Road and Dane O’Coys Road, and more modern houses, such as the detached houses which can be seen in the Bishop's Park and St Michael's Mead developments.

More than 3,000 new homes are scheduled to be built in the coming years, with many in the Bishop's Stortford North development. Birchwood Mews in Parsonage Lane, Hockerill, has been converted from a Tudor-style Edwardian mansion into 12 flats, plus five executive houses and five townhouses.


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Properties in Bishop's Stortford which are built in the vicinity of the River Stort, in roads such as Dell Lane and Braziers Quay, 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).
Properties in some areas of Bishop's Stortford may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Stansted Road revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Ancient Woodland - Alsa Wood.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Bishop's Stortford.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Shortcroft, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence

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 Survey Bishop's Stortford

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

Building Survey Bishop's Stortford Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Herts District Council at 1 The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2EN, telephone 01279 655 261, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Bishop's Stortford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Stansted Mountfitchet, Birchanger, Bedlar's Green, Bury Green, Thorley, East Ham and Little Hallingbury.

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


Home Buyers Survey Bishop's Stortford

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Greenhill Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4EW
  • 73 Larksway, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 4DG
  • 36 Hockerill St, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2DW
  • 63 Waterside Place, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9RF
  • 6 New Street, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9BA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bishop's Stortford 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 Bishop's Stortford.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Bishop's Stortford, 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 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 Bishop's Stortford 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 your surveyor check the chimney?

If you're buying a period property which features a chimney you will want to ensure there are no defects or issues with pointing that may cause you issues in the future.

Your RICS surveyor will assess the exterior of a chimney usually from ground level or a nearby vantage point/accessible flat roof to note any issues visible and advise accordingly.

Internally your surveyor will visually check for any signs of structural movement and that the flue is clear, however, this is only possible if accessible.

You should note, however, that surveyors are not structural engineers and so they may advise a further inspection is carried out by such a suitable specialist if suspicions of defects are noted.