Home Buyers Survey St Albans

We have local RICS surveyors with knowledge and experience of properties in St Albans. 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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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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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 St Albans.

Top tips for a St Albans Home Buyers Survey


St Albans has many surviving properties going right back to when it was the Roman Verulamium. Fishpool Street has medieval and Georgian buildings for example.

You find Georgian houses in the central conservation area as well as in villages nearby such as Wheathampstead, Chidwick Bury and Aldenham. St Stephen's has houses from the 1930s onwards.

There are many new build developments in the area, such as Ziggurat House (Grosvenor Road) and those constructed in Summerfield Close, Camp Road and London Road. Some are offered as shared ownership. 


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Properties in St Albans built in promixity to the River Ver - including in Fishpool Street and St Michael's Street - 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in St Albans.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Lime Tree Court, the report noted that there were natural cavities within 250m 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."

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A RICS home buyers survey can raise suspicions about whether extension work has been carried out correctly on properties in St Albans.
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A recent RICS building survey on a property in Watford Road had the following to say about a related matter:

"We would recommend that confirmation of Building Regulations approval for the construction of the extension, and for the conversion of the garage into habitable space, is obtained prior to exchange of contracts, to include a completion certificate. If this is not forthcoming, we would advise that a suitably qualified structural engineer is instructed to survey the property and that any recommendations are instigated."

Listed Building Survey St Albans

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Buttermere Close, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5TD
  • 2 Buttermere Close, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5TD
  • 69 Normandy Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5PT
  • 2 Cadoxton Place, 29 Avenue Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3PY
  • 8 Westbourne Mews, St Albans, Herts, AL1 1LS

Building Survey St Albans Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting St Albans City & District Council at Civic Centre St Peters Street St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3JE, telephone 01727 866 100, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey St Albans

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Watford, London Colney, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Pinner and Harpenden.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in St Albans. 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 St Albans we'll be able to give you the detailed St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.