Surveyors Harpenden

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Alan Rance Surveyors have over 30 years’ experience working in the property market, providing Building Surveys, Home Condition Surveys and Energy Performance Certificates for buildings in Harpenden and the surrounding area. Our team has built up a strong reputation for delivering excellent customer service and valuable, impartial advice at competitive prices.

Harpenden has become a popular commuter town, due to its prime location close to St Albans and Luton, and the advantage of direct transport links to central London. Property prices here are well over double the national average for this reason. Previously voted one of the top places to live in the South East, Harpenden enjoys a friendly community atmosphere, making it an appealing destination for families and professionals alike.

Building surveys in Harpenden

We offer a range of services to help you navigate the property market in Harpenden more effectively, including:


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“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 Home Condition survey is the most effective way to identify any faults or issues a property might have, via an unbiased source. Our experienced Harpenden surveyors are accredited by either Residential Property Surveyors Association (MRPSA) or the Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation Scheme (SAVA) for confidence and peace of mind. They will assess any visible and accessible areas of the property, including defects, safety hazards and other areas of concern that could be a risk. These findings are then collated and presented to you as a Home Condition Survey – an easy to understand, jargon-free report that will help you make an informed decision before you commit to buying or selling your property.

WHY DO YOU NEED A SURVEY?

As a homebuyer, you’re required to have a Mortgage Valuation via your lender to assess the property and ensure that it is worth what you’re planning to pay for it. Many buyers assume that this is the same as a property survey, but they are different.

 

A mortgage valuation is for the benefit of the lender, not the buyer, so you won’t receive information about the condition of the property or potentially costly faults and defects. Investing in a Home Condition Survey or Building Survey provides you with a thorough yet impartial assessment of the building so you can make an informed decision.

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 for a competitive quote

If you’re planning on buying or selling a property in Harpenden, St Albans or the surrounding area, contact our team today. We can offer competitive prices on all of our surveys, from Buy to Let Surveys, Home Condition Surveys, Energy Performance Certificates and more.

We have extensive knowledge of the local property market and can offer professional advice – call today on 01525 220786 or email us at alan@building-surveyors.co. Alternatively, use our contact form below and we’ll respond to your query as soon as possible.

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