Haggerston 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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Haggerston HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Haggerston 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.

Haggerston 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 involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Haggerston, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

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

Survey tips for properties in Haggerston


Haggerston is an area of East London in Hackney Borough and is technically part of Shoreditch and therefore the East End proper. It grew significantly when the Regent's Canal arrived in 1820. Its northern boundary is Middleton Road, its southern boundary is Hackney Road and contains two major roads running north-south: Queensbridge Road and Kingsland Road.

Haggerston has an interesting mix of Georgian and early Victorian houses, warehouse conversions and new flats alongside social housing estates. Kingsland Basin has new flats and excellent period conversions. Albion Square has semi-detached houses dating from the 1840s, built in yellow or grey brick with stucco detailing and it and the surround streets have many smaller flat-fronted Victorian houses.

New build developments include The City Mills, a development of 760 mixed-tenure homes on both banks of Regent’s Canal; on the south bank it is off Whiston Road and on the north side it sits between Haggerston Road and Clarissa Street; and Mettle & Poise in Hackney Road, the redevelopment of the former Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. 

The historic façade is retained but now containing 188 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, with around 2/3 sold on the open market sale and the remainder sold via shared ownership and rent through a housing association.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Haggerston area accompany the main Kingsland Road, also affecting roads nearby such as Arbutus Road and Downham Road.
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A recent Environmental Search noted that a property in Haggerston in Ermine Mews, Laburnum Street, London, London, E2 8BF, is within 250m of overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area. This section of the report contains information on pylons and overhead power lines, as well as the locations of mobile phone masts.
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Properties in some areas of Haggerston may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Ermine Mews, Laburnum Street, London E2 8BF revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
London.pngGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

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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Haggerston 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 Haggerston

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dalston, Hoxton, Bethnal Green, Canonbury, Shoreditch, Hackney and Cambridge Heath.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Haggerston. 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 Haggerston we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Haggerston:


  • Flat 34 Benyon Wharf, 295 Kingsland Rd, Haggerston, London E8 4DQ
  • Flat 20 Haggerston Studios, 284 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, London, E8 4DG
  • 67 Rochford Walk, Haggerston, London E8 3HQ
  • 424 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, London E8 4AA
  • 12 Vixen Mews, Haggerston Road, Haggerston, London E8 4EJ

 

Is asbestos testing included in my survey? Is the removal cost also quoted?

No, what the surveyor will do is let you know within the report that there are signs of asbestos based on their visual inspection and of the property's general style and age. If there are suspicions of asbestos you would be advised to get an asbestos specialist to test the grade of the asbestos within the property.

We have asbestos surveyors covering Haggerston and they are all qualified to British Occupational Hygiene Society P402 and some to S301 Standards. All samples are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory. At the end of the process you will know what level of asbestos is present and what it will cost for you or the vendor to remove it.

Read more about asbestos here.