Home Buyers Survey Waltham Abbey

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Waltham Abbey is a market town in the Epping Forest District of Essex. Its Norman church dates from the 12th century. It has a mix of period country houses, town-centre cottages and Victorian properties, along with a good supply of bungalows and modern detached, semi-detached and terrace homes.

It saw considerable development after the 2nd world war; the NInefields Estate was built in the 1960s and 1970s and Abbeyfields in the 1990s. There are huge Georgian houses in Honey Lane and Victorian cottages around the Abbey Church.

You can find semi-detached Victorian properties in Victoria Road and semi-detached 1930s houses around Monkswood Avenue and a great mix of detached, semi-detached houses and bungalows from various periods in Grange Court, Abbey Court and Mead Court. There are also 1960s terrace houses in Ninefields.

New build developments include various styles of house in Lea Road.


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Properties in Waltham Abbey which are built in close proximity to the River Lea, the River Lea Navigation and the Cornmill Stream, in streets such as Walton Gardens and Beaulieu Drive, 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).
A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on the road of Eastbrook Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3AJ, is within 50m of an area which has 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.
When a surveyor is completing either the building survey or the homebuyer report they will check that the heating works by turning it on and off. If they suspect that there is a problem that needs to be amended they will advise that you seek a suitably qualified gas/heating operative.

A local gas company in the Waltham Abbey area is Chamonix, Unit 19/Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey EN9 2AG.

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 Waltham Abbey

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

Building Survey Waltham Abbey Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Broxbourne Borough Council at Bishops' College Churchgate Cheshunt EN8 9XQ, telephone 01992 785 555, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Waltham Abbey

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Goffs Oak, Cuffley, Enfield, Eltham and Chingford.

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


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Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Moorhurst Avenue, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross, EN7 5LE
  • 14 Cross Road, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 7HU
  • 14 Bullsmoor Gardens, Waltham Cross, EN8 8HX
  • 24 Perrysfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 0TE
  • 18 Eleanor Cross Rd, Broxbourne, Waltham Cross EN8 7LB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Waltham Abbey 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 Waltham Abbey.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Waltham Abbey has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in Waltham Abbey using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Waltham Abbey you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.

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