Dalston 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"

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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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Dalston HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Dalston 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.

Dalston 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 Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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.

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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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If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Dalston has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

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

Survey tips for properties in Dalston


Dalston is a district of northeast London in Hackney Borough. The area has seen rapid gentrification in recent years. Hackney has leaped to becoming London's 6th most expensive borough having overtaken Richmond.

There are many pretty pretty, flat-fronted early Victorian villas and terraces, mid-Victorian terraces, converted industrial buildings, estates of social housing and new flats in the area.

You can find fine early Victorian semi-detached villas in Albion Square and Albion Drive; London Fields has terraces of flat-fronted early Victorian houses and Parkholme Road has later Edwardian houses. 

Fasset Square has terraces of bow-fronted Victorian houses and a modernist German hospital which has been converted into flats. There are many Right to Buy flats also in low-rise council blocks.

New build developments include Dalston Curve – 106 flats in 2 buildings on opposite sides of the road – and FiftySevenEast, a 15-storey block with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Dalston area accompany the main junction linking Dalston Lane, Balls Pond Road and Kingsland High Street (Kingsland High Street going north is the main noisy thoroughfare.
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The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. Active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.

A recent Environmental Report stated that a property on the road of Raddon Tower, Dalston Square, London, E8 3GN, was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report they will switch the lights on and off but not test the electricity further. If they suspect there is a problem that needs rectifying they will advise you to consult an electrician.

A local electrician within the Dalston area is Sparks R Us, 27 Navarino Rd, London E8 1AD.
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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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Dalston Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hackney Council at 1 Hillman St, London E8 1DY, telephone 0208 356 3000, 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 Dalston

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Shacklewell, Kingsland, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, Barnehurst and Clapton.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Dalston. 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 Dalston 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 Dalston:


  • Flat 10, 70 Tottenham Road, Dalston, London N1 4ER
  • Flat 16, 4 Mildmay Park, Dalston, London N1 4PE
  • Flat 16, 4 Wiltshire Row, Dalston, London, N1 5DH
  • 28 Balls Pond Rd, Mildmay Ward, Dalston, London N1 4AU
  • 80 Mild May Avenue, Dalston, London N1 4FE

 

What should you do when the surveyor finds a defect that affects the property price?

This is a very difficult situation to be in. You have agreed a price with the seller not knowing of this issue and now have the issue of needing to revisit your offer.

The best advice is to inform the seller/estate agent of the issue you have uncovered, provide the specific information from the report from your Building Surveyor (not the full report) and then discuss a solution that accounts for the repair works.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.