Home Buyers Survey Berkhamsted

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Berkhamsted has castle ruins which date back to just after the Norman Conquest. The market town has a long high street with examples of properties from the medieval to Georgian to Victorian and up to comparatively recent times.

You find Georgian terraces and flat-fronted early Victorian houses between the high street and the canal. There are many two-bedroom Victorian terrace houses around Manor Street, Chapel Street and Bridge Street. Around King's Road, south-west of the high street, you can find large 5 and 6-bedroom Victorian houses.

You can find 1930s and later detached and semi-detached properties around the Hall Park area and in villages around the area, such as Aldbury and Potten End, you can find many period properties.



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Properties in Berkhamsted built in close proximity to the River Bulbourne, in streets such as Billet Lane and Belton Road, are in areas which are sometimes subject to flood 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, much of Berkhamsted is in a raised Radon area, in streets such as Holliday Street and Ravens Lane, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
Noise pollution from roads in the Berkhamsted area is generally highest around the route of the A41, affecting nearby streets such as Oak Wood, The Spinney and Shooters Way. Noise pollution from railways accompanies the line which passes through Berkhamsted Station, affecting nearby streets such as Emerton Garth and Ellesmere Road.

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 Berkhamsted

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

Building Survey Berkhamsted Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Berkhamsted Town Council at 161 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3HD, telephone 01442 800146, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Berkhamsted

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Tring, Ringshall, Great Missenden, Marlow and Bourne End.

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


Home Buyers Survey Berkhamsted

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Heron Place, Berkhampsted, HP4 2FW
  • 24 Granville Road, Northchurch, Hertfordshire, HP4 3RN
  • 10 Avenue House Park Road, Chesham, HP5 2JR
  • High St, Berkhamsted HP4 1BL
  • North Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3DU

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Berkhamsted 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 Berkhamsted.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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 Berkhamsted 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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What happens if your surveyor is does not inspect an area of the property?

There can be a number of reasons a surveyor might not inspect an area during their survey of a property.

Most commonly it is down to access (or lack thereof) to a certain part of the property (i.e. roof/garage) where a vendor may have forgotten to leave the key used to gain entry to the area in question.

Additionally if your surveyor is physically unable to gain access to an area because, for example, there are objects in the way, they will equally be unable to inspect it in the normal way and report back on it.

Your surveyor may agree to return to a property to cover the areas that were missed in the original survey, assuming that steps have been taken to enable them to access the areas in question easily and once a date/time to return has been agreed with the vendor.