Home Buyers Survey Leighton Buzzard

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Leighton Buzzard is where the Grand Union Canal originated and hosts All Saints Church which dates from 1277 and has a network of tunnels under the High Street thought to date from medieval times.

The railway arrived in 1838 and brought with it considerable expansion of the populace and housing. The town has period properties such as the Victorian detached homes in South Street and there are many bungalows in and around the area such as in Lynwood Road, Brooklands Drive and Lime Grove, most of which were built in the early 20th century.

There are many modern semi-detached houses and town houses in the town such as in Mannock Way, Theedway and Lindler Court. Modern detached houses can be found in Willow Bank Walk, King Street and Stanbridge Road Terrace. There are numerous semi-detached and terrace houses built in the interwar period.

The town is currently being expanded eastwards with up to 4,500 homes planned for the Luton/Dunstable/Houghton Regis growth area including 35% affordable housing.

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Properties in Leighton Buzzard which are built close to the River Ouzel and the Clipstone Brook, in roads such as Windsor Avenue and Brookside Walk, 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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Himley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2PY, stated that the dwelling was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property in Himley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2PY was within 250m of overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

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 Leighton Buzzard

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

Building Survey Leighton Buzzard Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Central Bedfordshire Council at Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FZ, telephone 0300 300 8307, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Leighton Buzzard

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dunstable, Bletchley, Aylesbury, Aston Abbotts, Woburn, Dogmersfield and Stewkley.

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


Home Buyers Survey Leighton Buzzard

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DN
  • 1 Home Farm, Paddington Rd, Tedworth, LU7 9QD
  • 96a Old Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RE
  • 96a and 96b Old Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RE
  • 53 Himley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2PY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Leighton Buzzard 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 Leighton Buzzard.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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're thinking of buying a property in Leighton Buzzard, 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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems in your property in Leighton Buzzard, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion.

As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.