Home Buyers Survey Stevenage

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Stevenage is a new town in Hertfordshire where the large modern development dates back to the late 1940s, however it was a village, along with others near it, in its own right prior to that but there are few period survivors in property terms, and those tend to be in the older surrounding villages and the old town, such as the detached Victorian properties in Hitchin Road and Southwold, Symonds Green and in Tatlers Lane.

Properties in the new town have therefore nearly all been built in the latter half of the 20th century. There are 1960s brutalist-style high-rise blocks such as Southgate House but much of the housing in the new estates is low-rise apartments or terrace housing, such as you find in Mendip Way or around Great Ashby or Longfields.

New build developments include the detached houses in Marlborough Road and off Broad Oak Way and flats, for example George House in Primett Road.


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Properties in Stevenage which are built in close proximity to the River Beane, in streets such as Benington Road and Ford Lane, 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).
When a surveyor carries out a RICS home buyers survey, they may report suspicions of infestation. They may advise that a qualified pest control company comes to the property to sort out the problem.

A local pest control company operating within the Stevenage area is E.R.D Pest Control Services, 8 Unwin Rd, Stevenage SG2 9SX.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Stevenage area mainly centre around the main road – A1, also affecting nearby streets and roads such as Gunnels Wood Road and Knebworth Park.

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 Stevenage

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

Building Survey Stevenage Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Stevenage Borough Council at Daneshill house, Danestrete, Stevenage SG1 1HN, telephone 01438 242 242, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Stevenage

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Knebworth, St Pauls Walden, Little Wymondley, Benington, Poynders End, Brimsdown and Dane End.

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


Home Buyers Survey Stevenage

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Windermere Close, Stevenage, SG1 6AG
  • 30 Bandley Rise, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 9ND
  • 175 Canterbury Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4LG
  • 97 Ely Cl, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4NR
  • 26 Telford Avenue, Stevenage, SG2 0AQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Stevenage 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 Stevenage.

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, incredibly important when you are considering buying a home in Stevenage.

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 Stevenage having 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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Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor.

The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans.

This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.