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 building 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 homebuyer 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 Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Excellent service and quite precise report that helped me renegotiate the price of the new property.. Hopefully this will help me to minimise any future repair costs too."
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.
"I found them through Comparemymove.com"
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.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
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.
"Perfect, fast and easy excellent customer service. Easy to get hold of and constantly updating you on progress"
Parabola Chartered Surveyors
Camberley House, London, NW1 4AX
Based in London, Parabola Ltd is an independent firm of chartered surveyors providing a wide range of residential property surveying service.
"I specifically chose Parabola following relatively extensive reviews of around seven or eight chartered surveyors as I wanted a survey that yielded a thorough and detailed report. Well, Behrang certainly provided that; the service throughout was also excellent but the report itself was extremely comprehensive and very helpful.I would absolutely use Parabola again and would recommend them to anyone who is after a robust survey."
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."
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
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.
"I conducted Online search via google"
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.
"I found Robert Sheeley online, out of many other surveyor companies I decided to buy a level 3 Home Buyer Survey from Rob because he wasnt trying to be pushy and just sell to me. Rob was professional from the start and the survey that he provided was so useful to make finalising my decision on buying my next home, Rob even went beyond his scope of work and helped me with finding reputable companies to get reliable quotes for the repairs that were needed to the property Im buying Are you looking for a certified, professional and reliable Surveyor for your next home purchase? Id truly recommend Robert Sheeley for a well informed home buyers Survey It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with you Rob, all the best"
Heyes Chartered Surveyors
The Stables, 213 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9TB
Heyes Chartered Surveyors provide regulated RICS Home Surveys and Specialist Surveying Services. We serve customers across Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan and Warrington.
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.
According to our data, the most popular survey type in Luton is a homebuyers report, 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 building survey on the same type of property.
Following semi-detached properties, 17.86% of our users opted for a homebuyer survey for terraced properties, 10.71% for detached homes and just 4.76% for flats. Building 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 building surveys are more expensive than a homebuyer survey, if the property is older, in poor or questionable condition or made of unconventional materials, a building 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 building 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.
Judging from Land Registry data for the month of January 2020, it appears “existing” or older properties are more popular among Luton homebuyers than new builds. There were 151 sales of “existing” properties, with just 11 new build sales in the same time frame.
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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 full building 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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