Canonbury HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

Val Edwards, Trustpilot review in November 2018.

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Canonbury HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Canonbury to ensure they deliver a detailed home report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for home reports are within 5 working days.

Canonbury HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Canonbury, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Canonbury


Canonbury is in London's Islington Borough and developed as a suburb in the 19th century. It has some surviving properties from this period, from large Victorian houses to Victorian terraces, such as can be found in Canonbury Square.

Building continued into the 20th century and particularly in the 1950s, when many properties were rebuilt or renovated to make up for 2nd world war bomb damage, such as around Canonbury Park North and South. 

The New River Estate, formerly the Marquess Estate, is a council-built estate finished in 1976 originally constructed of dark red brick and it has been redeveloped largely since to increase security for residents.

New build developments include the modern flats in Grosvenor Avenue and the town houses in Edwards Cottages and Compton Avenue.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Canonbury area accompany its bordering larger roads, i.e. St Paul's Road, Essex Road and Canonbury Road,
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report on a property in Canonbury, they may have suspicions that a property has an infestation. If so, they will advise that a qualified pest control company comes to the property to sort out the problem.

A local pest control company near Canonbury area is Pest Protect, 107, Communications House, 26 York St, Marylebone, London W1U 6PZ.
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When a RICS surveyor is completing either a building survey or a homebuyer report in Canonbury, they will switch the lights on and off but not otherwise investigate the electrical supply and fittings for problems. If they feel like there is an electrical issue, they will recommend a local electrical contractor for you to consult.

A local electricion near the Canonbury area is NWBSM Emergency Electrician London , 10 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3BQ.
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Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital. 

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Canonbury Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Islington Council at 222 Upper St, London N1 1XR, telephone 0207 527 2000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Building Surveyors in Canonbury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Highbury, Islington, Kingsland, Haggerston, Highbury, Barnsbury and Dalston.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Canonbury. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Canonbury we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Canonbury:


  • 80a Newington Green Road, Canonbury, London N1 4RN
  • Flat A, 166-168 Essex Road, Canonbury, London, N1 8LY
  • 13 Northpoint House, 400 Essex Road, Canonbury, London, N1 3GH
  • 300 St Pauls Road, London N1 2LH
  • 7 Gabriel House, 26 Islington Green, London, N1 8DU

 

When should I book my survey?

Ideally, you will want to arrange a survey as early as possible in the purchase transaction. The reason for this is to ensure that any problems that may be identified can be looked into by your solicitor within a good time frame. The survey report may reveal matters which require further investigation by your solicitor and this can take time if a further investigation is needed by a specialist.

You want to make sure that you receive the results of the survey before proceeding to exchange of contracts as at this point in the process you become legally bound to the purchase and will not be able to re-negotiate the price or withdraw from the sale.