Surveyors Harpenden

Our team at Alan Rance Surveyors has been arranging and carrying out building surveys in Harpenden for many years, specialising in highly detailed reports on houses and flats throughout the area. We regularly conduct everything from Building Surveys and Home Condition Surveys to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in Harpenden, and would be happy to provide whichever services you require – simply contact us to discuss what you need.

Having worked in the local property market for over 30 years, Alan Rance Surveyors has built up a reputation for high-quality, impartial surveys and excellent customer service. Across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, our team has extensive property expertise and will provide insight into the condition of all aspects of your home.

Properties in Harpenden

Based close to St Albans and Luton, the commuter town of Harpenden is growing in popularity, benefitting from a direct rail connection to central London. This year, the town was deemed to be one of the top places to live in the South East, according to the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live’ list, which praised its community atmosphere and green environment.

According to property website Zoopla, the average value of properties in the town is over £880,000 – a figure which looks like it will continue to rise. Much of this is down to the town’s excellent location, which is ideal for travelling to a range of large towns and to London.


 

Alan Rance SurveyorsFrom Alan

“My team and I have been working as building surveyors in Harpenden for many years, and our local knowledge and expertise are second to none. We understand the value of unbiased property surveys to both buyers and sellers, and we would love to help you make an informed decision about your purchase or sale.

Please give me and my team a call today on 01525 220786 to organise a Home Condition Survey that provides you with the best value for money. We can provide you with a free quote and answer any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you”


 

What is a Condition Survey?

A professional survey is the most effective way of discovering faults and problems with a property from an unbiased source. Our Home Condition Surveys look into all of the visible and accessible features of a building to identify any defects, safety hazards or other areas of concern. We collate our findings and present them to you in the form of a jargon-free and easy-to-understand report, so that you may make an informed decision about the property before you commit to buying or selling.

Home Condition Surveys are carried out by highly experienced members of our team. Our Harpenden surveyors are all accredited by either Residential Property Surveyors Association (MRPSA) or Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation Scheme (SAVA), so you can be sure that any survey will be conducted to the highest standards.

Why do you need a survey?

If you are a homebuyer, you will be required to have a Mortgage Valuation via your lender to make sure that the property you are intending to buy provides sufficient security to be lent on. Many buyers assume that this is the same as having a property survey carried out, but it is not. Mortgage valuations are purely for the benefit of the lender and do not provide you with any information about the condition of the property, or any potentially expensive defects and problems.

That is why you should always choose to have a Home Condition Survey or Building Survey carried out. At Alan Rance Surveyors, we provide you with a detailed assessment and report into the property you are considering buying.


 

WHAT DOES THE HCS INCLUDE?

✓ Chimney Stack ✓ Drains and Pipes ✓ Roof and Coverings
✓ External Walls ✓ Windows and Doors ✓ Fascia Bargeboards
✓ Patios and Ponds ✓ Fences and Garden Walls ✓ Floor and Skirting
✓ Walls & Plaster ✓ Bathroom and Kitchen ✓ Cupboards and Shelving
✓ Dampness ✓ Electrics, Gas & Oil ✓ Electric Heating

 

Case Study

We carried out a survey on a property in Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, which uncovered a number of potential issues. The ground floor shower had been leaking into the hall, which was picked up by protimeter. We also established a number of safety hazards for a family with young children, including a pond in the garden, glazed doors without laminated glass and a banister would be easy to climb and fall from.

It was also discovered that there were old light switches and plug sockets without switches, which are a good indicator that the electrics may be old and require checking.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions or would require a survey to be carried out on a property in Harpenden, please contact our team at Alan Rance Surveyors today. Call 01525 220786 to speak to our team directly or send an email to alan@building-surveyors.co and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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