Rumball Sedgwick has built a reputation for excellence in property since 1750. We are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents covering Hertfordshire, adjoining counties and London Boroughs from our offices in St Albans and Watford. If you are looking for well informed, impartial property advice on residential, commercial, educational ecclesiastical and rural property matters we can help.

Serviced Areas

  • Watford & Hemel Hempstead

Contact Details

  City Watford
  Postcode WD17 2FF
  Address Abbotts House/198 Lower High St
  Phone Number 019 2322 4275

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If you are looking for a new development, then we can work closely with you to identify the best property or sites, which meet both your requirements and are suitable for development. We pride ourselves on both our quality of service and the results we achieve for our clients and for the specialist property services we provide. Businesses and individuals come to us because of our long-established reputation for our friendly, knowledgeable and professional service. We offer in-depth local knowledge and a national profile as expert chartered surveyors.

If you are buying a residential property, you may find that a RICS HomeBuyer report is sufficient - and is the most cost-effective option. However, if the house is of an unusual construction, or in a very dilapidated condition, or has listed building status, or where extensive renovation is planned, you may wish to have a building survey. A building survey will give you a clear, impartial and detailed assessment, including a comprehensive breakdown of any issues and actions that you might need to plan and budget for - invaluable if you are negotiating a purchase price or commercial lease.

If you are planning a building project involving work that might have an impact on neighbouring properties, you will need to consider your rights and obligations under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. It is vitally important that you understand the provisions of the Act and follow the necessary processes by taking expert advice at an early stage. If you are a neighbour to a proposed building project, you may have concerns about the possible impact upon you and your property and would welcome expert help to safeguard your interests.

If you are considering a development project, a property feasibility study is strongly advised so that you can consider the conditions that could affect the development's viability and profitability. At Rumball Sedgwick, our understanding of valuation, planning and the activity in both local and national markets, ensures that we provide you with an accurate, robust and commercially sound report. A feasibility study is a thorough and objective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed venture, including the resources required, the opportunities it presents, as well as any threats, and its prospects of success.

Surveys and valuations can be needed for a variety of purposes, including house purchase, lending, acquisitions and disposals, probate valuations, matrimonial settlement valuations, taxation, relocation, lease enfranchisement and planning and development. At Rumball Sedgwick we understand that property ownership is usually the biggest investment people make. You will want to know if there are any significant issues that could make a difference to the value of the property. It is always wise to commission a professional survey or valuation, to enable you to make an informed decision, whatever the property transaction.

If you are planning a property project which requires architectural plans, you will want them to be perfect. Your concept or dream needs to be accurately reproduced on paper as drawings and plans; for your builder's use and possibly a planning application. At Rumball Sedgwick we do all this, and much more. As Chartered Surveyors and property experts, we understand the legislation, planning processes and also the effect of building developments on the value of a property. This additional knowledge, means you will get comprehensive and reliable advice from the outset.

If you are looking for, or have, development land for sale, the experts at Rumball Sedgwick specialise in the sale and acquisition of residential and commercial development sites. We have an in-depth understanding of the land market and our clients' requirements, which allows us to maximise the value for you of any project or deal. If you are a landowner or developer, our specialist team are experts at identifying and acquiring vacant sites with development potential and at arranging the sale and acquisition of properties and building land on your behalf.