When it comes to buying a property in Luton it is strongly recommended that you hire a surveyor. We’ve helped over 400 home buyers to find reliable surveyors in the area in the past year.
Luton has an average property price of £288,981. A RICS Level 3 Survey is strongly recommended for the older or unconventionally built homes in the area. This provides a thorough look at the property and grounds. A more modern property or “new build” property - and one in good condition - is suitable for a RICS Level 2 Survey, which gives a general overview of the condition of the home.
We can match you with up to 6 RICS registered property surveyors in the Luton area. We work with only the most professional and experienced chartered surveyors in the country and put our surveying partners through a strict verification process. This ensures you’ll only ever get matched with quality surveyors in Luton.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Level 3 surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Communication very bad. Their surveyors and admin team dont liase with each other. Not happy with the service "
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.
"They organised The viewing directly with the Estate agent. The report was sent on time and very detailed."
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.
"Very polite, competitive pricing. Survey carried out quickly, report was comprehensive and arrived within a few days.From start to finish, a great service."
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!"
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 friendly staff. Theyre efficient and did the survey within a few days Best price we could get. Very through survey "
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 "
Sheeley Surveying Services
17 Sedgefield Way, Braintree, CM7 1XB
Here at Sheeley Surveying Services, we are on hand to assist you with all your surveying needs. Covering areas including Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Stevenage and Southend-on-Sea, we are able to help many clients on a daily basis.Our team is full of reliable and trusted surveyors that can provide accurate RICS surveys. Whether you need a level 2 or 3 Home Survey, our professional surveyors offer this service. We can also provide you with a RICS valuation that provides peace of mind when buying or selling a property.
"Very good thank you. Report comprehensive and good photographs"
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors
The Stables, 213 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9TB
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors provide regulated RICS Home Surveys and Specialist Surveying Services. We serve customers across Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan and Warrington.
"Online and asked for a quote along with 4 or 5 other firms "
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.
"Easy to deal with. Professional. Accredited RICS member. Trustpilot reviews excellent. Reliable. Competitive price. Comprehensive Homebuyers L2 report produced by end of same week survey done, after payment made day after survey carried out"
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.
London and County Surveyors Ltd
8 Coaley Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7SQ
London and County Surveyors Ltd are a firm of Residential Surveyors offering RICS Home Surveys.
Snag My New Home
Capital Office, 124-128 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Snag My New Home is a professional surveying company based in London. We cover many areas across England and Wales, such as Birmingham, Cambridge, Llandudno and Twickenham.We have a fantastic knowledge of new properties and the high standards they should attain. With over 15 years of experience in the property industry, we are on hand to provide you with our expert assistance.Our team works quickly and efficiently to ensure we provide you with the snagging survey results quickly. Each report is sent via a PDF within 24 hours of our visit to the property. We pride ourselves in our customer satisfaction and the service we provide.
JB Home Surveys
97 Aylesbury Road, Bierton, Aylesbury, HP22 5BT
Here at JB Home Surveys, we are a professional surveying company based in Aylesbury. We cover areas including Luton, Milton Keynes and Oxford.With over 35 years of professional experience in the surveying industry, we are on hand to assist you with home surveys and valuations.When you’re purchasing a home, it’s important to hire the help of a surveyor to carry out all the necessary checks on the property.
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
Here at McCallums Surveyors, we are a professional surveying company based in London. We cover a wide variety of survey types, including Party Wall and snagging. With local property knowledge, we are able to provide you with assistance where needed.Our team has a lot of experience in the surveying industry and are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They provide exceptional service and offer advice based on their survey findings.
"Very easy from start to finish in arranging a date.Very detailed report, with some great findings which will help with my move/decision.Customer service brilliant, straight to the point."
Martin & Mortimer Limited
Bedford House, 26a St. Marys Street, Ely, CB7 4ES
Martin & Mortimer Limited are a RICS-regulated independent firm of chartered surveyors and valuers based in Cambridgeshire.
The team at Compare My Move work hard to answer any questions you may have when it comes to your home move to Luton. Our data revealed that the most popular survey type in Luton is a RICS Level 2 Survey, organised for semi-detached homes more than any other property type.
Our research found that although levels of both Japanese Knotweed and Subsidence are lower than central London, Luton properties are still at risk of either. Hiring an experienced and trusted surveyor to conduct the correct survey for the type of property you are looking to buy is a key part of the house buying process.
According to our data, the most popular survey type in Luton is a RICS Level 2 Survey, arranged for semi-detached properties more than any other property type. In comparison, less than half of Compare My Move users (14.29%) arranged a RICS Level 3 Survey on the same type of property.
Following semi-detached properties, 17.86% of our users opted for a RICS Level 2 Survey for terraced properties, 10.71% for detached homes and just 4.76% for flats. RICS Level 3 Surveys were organised far less in the area, with 5.95% of users arranging one for a terraced house, 7.14% for a detached home and just 1.19% for flats.
It is worth noting that although RICS Level 3 Surveys are more expensive than a RICS Level 2 Survey, if the property is older, in poor or questionable condition or made of unconventional materials, a RICS Level 3 Survey is essential. For example, many of the terraced homes in Luton will date back to the Victorian era. These will not only be over 100 years old, but they will have been renovated over time. A RICS Level 3 Survey will be able to give a thorough overview of the condition of the property and any concerns or issues which will need to be addressed.
Luton is perhaps best known throughout the UK as the location for one of London’s international airports. However, architecturally Luton has so much more to offer and is steeped in history. According to Luton council, the town has 160 non-statutory locally listed buildings, recognised for their local architectural and historic interest, in addition to their contribution to Luton’s character and identity.
Luton also has three conservation areas for commercial use, which include the town centre, Plaiters’ Lea: The Hat District and High Town Road. There are also two primarily residential conservation areas in Rothesay and Luton South. If you are buying a property in this area, due to their status as conservation areas there may be restrictions on what you can do with the property so make sure you are clear on this prior to purchase.
Outside of listed buildings and conservation areas, there is a range of property types available across Luton. From red-brick terraced houses and large Victorian homes to recent new builds and modern flats. The area even has traditional thatched cottages on the market from time to time.
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When purchasing a property in Luton, you will need to ensure the property doesn’t suffer from subsidence or is at risk of ground instability. Subsidence happens when the ground beneath a property compresses or “sinks” creating an unbalanced foundation. One of the main causes of subsidence is clay soil, found throughout the UK, which shrinks, cracks and even shifts during changes in the weather.
According to Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map, there is a smattering of subsidence reports in and around Luton, but certainly not to the concern degree as central London. Nevertheless, with evidence of these issues in the area, a survey is highly recommended to ensure that no damage has been caused to the property by ground movement.
For those looking at purchasing an older or unconventional home in the Luton area, a RICS Level 3 Survey can give you a comprehensive review of the condition of the home, flagging any concerns regarding subsidence.
Japanese Knotweed is a hardy and destructive plant that can grow through concrete, property foundations, walls and drains, causing a host of problems for homeowners.
Japanese Knotweed was initially introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant for botanical gardens, primarily Kew Gardens in London, and later sold commercially. It has since been deemed highly problematic and can impact the value of your property. There have even been instances of lenders refusing mortgages for properties with infestations of the plant.
Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Heatmap revealed that although the cases of the plant were not nearly as concerning as those in central London and the surrounding areas, there are a number of cases evident in the Luton area.
Luton was found to have 26 infestations of Japanese Knotweed within a 4km area, far more than nearby locations outside of London. With this in mind, it is essential that attention is paid to your surveying report to ensure there are no infestations or sightings of the plant on the property you are about to purchase.
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