Home Buyers Survey Northampton

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Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands region of England. Signs of settlement there date back at least to the Bronze Age. Northampton Castle was built in 1084.

The town grew when the Grand Union Canal was created and more so when the railway arrived in the 19th century and there are period properties still standing from these times. Much council housing was built in the 1920s and 1930s largely to the east, north and south of the town, including Abington, Far Cotton, Kingsley, Kingsthorpe and Dallington.

More housing was built in the 1970s and 1980s in Lumbertubs, Moulton Park and Round Spinney to the east, followed by Briar Hill, Camp Hill and East and West Hunsbury in the south of the town. Housing has increase further since the turn of the Millennium.

New build developments can be found in Hardingstone, Wooton, Moulton and Buckton Fields, of various types of dwelling, particularly detached houses.


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Properties built in Northampton which are in close proximity to the River Nene, in streets such as Greenwood Road and Stanley Road, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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, some parts of Northampton, including streets such as Thirlestane Road and Delapre Street, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of greater than 30% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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.
Wind energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search indicated that a property on Syers Green Close, Long Buckby, Northampton, NN6 7QW, was found to be within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines.

Northamptonshire Northamptonshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England and its county town is Northampton. Additionally, large urban centres in the county include Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. Among many historical sites in the county is Fotheringhay Castle, now in ruins, which was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned prior to her execution.

The county contains one university, the University of Northampton and a number of further education colleges. It has many rugby union teams. It is the location of Althorp, the home and seat of the Spencer family and has a memorial to Princess Diana within its grounds. The Jurassic Way is a long-distance footpath in the county, very popular with ramblers.

Northampton is the county's main transport hub and the M1 is the county's one motorway. 

Homes England announced January 2019 that £70 million in development funds would be made available for building 8,500 homes in the county, principally in Kettering and Wellingborough.

Listed Building Survey Northampton

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

Building Survey Northampton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Northampton Borough Council at The Guildhall, St Giles' St, Northampton NN1 1DE, telephone 0300 330 7000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Northampton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Church Brampton, Boughton, Moulton Park, Roade, Kislingbury, East Dulwich and Cogenhoe.

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


Home Buyers Survey Northampton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Raeburn Road, Northampton NN2 7EP
  • 11 Northampton Road, Northampton, NN7 2PF
  • 34 Thornhill, Northampton, NN4 8SN
  • Church Lane Cottage, 27 Church Lane, Little Billingham, Northampton, NN3 9AF
  • 20 St Giles' St, Northampton NN1 1AF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Northampton 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 Northampton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Northampton, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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 flags up any of these defects then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Northampton has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds.

If you can identify the defect 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 should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.