If you’re looking for a RICS property surveyor in Leighton Buzzard, Compare My Move can match you with up to 6 RICS registered surveyors. We’ve helped over 300 home buyers find a surveyor in this part of Bedfordshire over the last year.
With an average price of £332,779, there are many period properties in Leighton Buzzard, in addition to listed buildings. If you’re buying an older property that was built more than 80 years ago, a RICS Level 3 Survey will be best suited to you. A RICS Level 2 Survey is more for modern properties built less than 80 years ago and in good condition.
All of our surveying partners must pass a strict verification process prior to joining us. We continue to monitor them throughout their time with us, ensuring they keep to their high standard of service.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"All good, no problems , very helpful "
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Listed by CompareMyMove, otherwise would not have found them."
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
"Great customer service skills, quick and efficient. Ryan who I spoke with explained everything down to a T, the price was competitive, and had a full detailed report back within 48 hours of the inspection taking place. Couldn't recommend enough "
18 Erin Court, Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8LH
BlueSurv are a team of dependable and highly professional chartered surveyors based in Luton.
"Very quick at responding and provided detailed report! I would recommend using BlueSurv again and to my friends and family "
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors
Unit 2, Craig Court, Standish Street, St Helens, WA10 1GJ
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors are a RICS registered chartered surveying company. First established in 2003, we have carried out thousands of property surveys all over the country.
"Outstanding service and report that has saved us thousands on structural defects of a property that we were so nearly cosmetically seduced by. Thank you!"
Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
Ark Surveyors are a team of professional and reliable RICS surveyors offering a first-class surveying service.
"Dan was great - really thorough report. No hassle and prompt at returning everything. We really appreciated his help."
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"Very easy to deal with quick and very accommodating, Easy to understand "
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
Hitchin & Bayford Chartered Surveyors
9 Park Avenue, Camberley, GU15 2NG
With years of experience in the industry, Hitchin & Bayford are a team of experienced and qualified Chartered Surveyors covering a variety of areas across the UK.
"I am in the process of selling my grade two listed property and because of its age wanted a thorough level 3 report prepared.I compared the various quotes and chose Hitchin and Bayford as they were the most competitive.I cannot stress how helpful and accommodating they were.Their report was both thorough and detailed covering every aspect of the property as well as uncovering many hidden features which added to the value of the property.I would not hesitate to recommend their service "
Drone Property Inspection and Surveying Services Ltd
8 Ritcroft Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8PF
Here at Drone Property Inspection and Surveying Services Ltd, we are a professional surveying company based in St Albans. We cover areas such as Hertfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, and Watford.We can assist you with both RICS-approved Level 1 and 2 surveys, depending on your personal needs. Being RICS-approved means you can rely on our services. You can rest assured knowing we are a credible company with a lot of surveying experience.With many years working in this field, we are quick and efficient in completing the survey for you, and we are able to answer any questions or queries you may have.
"Fantastic service highly recommend"
Edward Shepherd Associates Ltd
3 Fallow Corner Drove, Manea, March, PE15 0LT
Edward Shepherd Associates Limited are a team of surveyors based in March, Cambridgeshire.
Terraced properties are most popular in Leighton Buzzard, with 34% of our users purchasing one. They mainly needed a RICS Level 3 Survey as the terraced properties in Leighton Buzzard are older in style, with 18.37% needing a RICS Level 3 Survey compared to 16.33% who had a RICS Level 2 Survey.
Overall, our own data shows that a RICS Level 3 Survey is the most popular type for our Leighton Buzzard movers, with 57.15% needing one. 42.86% of home buyers needed a RICS Level 2 Survey for their purchase. If the property you’re buying is fairly modern and in good condition, then a RICS Level 2 Survey will be most suited.
Whatever type of property you’re buying, you will need a property survey. A survey will highlight any hidden damage or defects within the property, saving you money in the long run. Your surveyor will be experienced to spot these things that most of us would typically miss.
With the arrival of the railway in 1838, Leighton Buzzard saw a demand for housing. Today, you can find period properties all around Leighton Buzzard, with Victorian detached properties located in South Street and early 20th century bungalows in Lynwood Road, Brooklands Drive and Lime Grove.
There remains semi-detached and terraced properties from the interwar period as well as many modern semi-detached and townhouses in Theedway, Mannock Way and Lindler Court. If you’re buying an older property with signs of damage, you’ll need a RICS Level 3 Survey to offer a detailed examination of its condition and structure.
There are also plans to bring 4,500 more homes to Leighton Buzzard with the affordable housing scheme. Interestingly, the sale of new build properties isn't as popular as existing homes, so it’s clear people prefer a home with some character.
Leighton Buzzard is home to 123 listed buildings, with its high street seeing the majority of these, including the Bank Building on the Market Square. If you’re buying a listed building, you’ll require the expert advice of a property surveyor who specialises in listed building surveys. The area also has 61 conservation areas.
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When you’re buying a house, it’s important to look for any signs of subsidence at your initial viewing. Rest assured, your property survey will highlight any risk of subsidence or subsidence damage, but it’s still important to be aware. Subsidence occurs mainly in older buildings which we know are popular in Leighton Buzzard. An obvious sign of subsidence is large cracks in walls.
There is a low to medium risk of subsidence in Leighton Buzzard as we can see from the UK Subsidence Map. Although the risk is low to medium, it does cover the majority of the town. In recent years, a former landfill site Shenley Hill Road tip suffered from subsidence due to its previous land use.
To avoid a surprise repair bill, it’s vital to get a property survey. Your surveyor will highlight subsidence or risk of subsidence and you can use this information to negotiate your original offer, or if the damage is really bad, even pull out of the property sale if you haven’t yet exchanged contracts with the seller.
Japanese Knotweed is every homeowner's nightmare as it grows extremely fast and can make its way in through windows, damaging your property. It can also devalue a home over time.
When you’re buying a house, your property survey will highlight any presence of the weed, and the seriousness of it. The presence of Japanese Knotweed is low in Leighton Buzzard, there are just 3 occurrences of it within 4m in the area. However, there are 44 occurrences of it in nearby Luton and 13 in Bedford.
You shouldn’t attempt to remove Japanese Knotweed yourself as it will just grow back. A professional remover will have the necessary knowledge and equipment to safely remove the weed carefully. If you suspect your home could have Japanese Knotweed, hire a property surveyor to carry out a thorough inspection. It's usually found in the garden, patio and pipework of the property.
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