Home Buyers Survey Harpenden

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in Harpenden. We leave no stone unturned and our fees are fixed - plus we'll handle all the access for you with same week availability.

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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 Harpenden.

Top tips for a Harpenden Home Buyers Survey

Harpenden is a prosperous town in Hertfordshire which was essentially a village until the railway arrived in 1860. You can find large Victorian houses and Victorian terraces from the late 19th century. Rothamsted Manor was a substantial manor house by 1525 although it was redesigned in the Dutch style in the 17th century.

Many of the town's properties were built in the 20th century in various eras and there are large detached houses as well as many semi-detached properties, some built comparatively recently.

You can find large detached new builds in Green Lane Close and Help to Buy is available in the new flat developments in Lower Luton Road.

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Properties in Harpenden which are built near the River Lea, such as in Lower Luton Road, 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).
When a RICS surveyor inspects a property they do not test the electrics, however they will turn on and off the lights and confirm where the fuse box is in the property. Electrical issues can occur in properties that date older than 1970 as the electrical methods used in properties has evolved over time. This is why a surveyor will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor if they feel it necessary.

A local electrician in Harpenden is Andrews Electrical Contractors, Old Batford Mill, Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 5BZ.
Checking the gas boiler is something a RICS surveyor can do by turning on the hot water and the heating, however they are not gas engineers so cannot test the boiler. You should always obtain the boiler installation certificate and the maintenance details from the seller during the conveyancing process.

If you need the gas checking, a local gas engineer in Harpenden is G A plumbing & heating, 26 Woollam Cres, St Albans AL3 6EH.

Listed Building Survey Harpenden

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Spring Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3PP
  • 71 Crabtree Lane, Harpenden, Hertforshire, AL5 5PX
  • 18 Glebe Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9PB
  • Station Rd, Harpenden AL5 4AA
  • Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 3NF

Building Survey Harpenden Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harpenden Town Council at Town Hall Leyton Road Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 2LX, telephone 01582 768278, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Harpenden

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Luton, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Hemel Hempstead, Flamstead, Fisherstreet and Kimpton.

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

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Harpenden and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Harpenden's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.