Hampstead 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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Hampstead HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Hampstead 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.

Hampstead 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 Hampstead, 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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If you're buying a home in Hampstead which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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 Hampstead


Hampstead or Hamptead Village has some of the most expensive housing in London and contains the large hilly expanse of parkland called Hampstead Heath.

It originally started to expand with the arrival of the North London Railway in the 1860s and many large Victorian detached homes were created in the 1870s and 1880s which still survive today, in the area of Frognal & Fitzjohns.

The 20th century saw much development including Hampstead tube station (1907), the Isokon building (1932), Hillfield Court (1932) and the Royal Free Hospital (mid-1970s). There are many traditional pubs.

Hampstead Garden Suburb has many Arts & Crafts-inspired (from the 1920s and 1930s) big detached and semi-detached houses, cottage style terraces and some blocks of flats. Many of the large detached 1930s houses built around Winnington Road, Ingram Avenue and Wildwood Road have been knocked down and rebuilt as bigger mansions. 

Waterlow Court off Hampstead Way is an arcaded courtyard development of 1-bedroom flats built in the Arts & Crafts style and you can find Art Deco houses, many semi-detached, in Hutchings Walk and Ossulton Way.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from cars in Hampstead mainly occur around the main thoroughfare of Heath Street and Haverstock Hill.
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A RICS surveyor doesn't test the boiler, however they do check to see if the boiler is on by using the hot water and by turning on the shower. You should always obtain the boiler installation certificate and the maintenance details from the seller during the conveyancing process.

If you need the gas checking, a local gas engineer in Hampstead is Gas Elec Safety Systems Limited, 95 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 4RL.
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In section G1 of the HomeBuyer Report, the surveyor makes comment about the Electrics.

The surveyor is not qualified to test the electrics which is why the report states "Safety warning: The Electrical Safety Council recommends that you should get a registered electrician to check the property and its electrical fittings at least every 10 years, or on change of occupancy. All electrical installation work undertaken after 1 January 2005 should have appropriate certification. For more advice contact the Electrical Safety Council".

If you need an electrician to test your electrics you might contact Greenstone Electrical Ltd, 83 S Hill Park Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 2SS.
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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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Hampstead Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Camden Council at Contact Camden Reception 5 Pancras Square London N1C 4AG, telephone 0207 974 4444, 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 Hampstead

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in West Hampstead, St John's Wood, Highgate, Finchley, Golders Green, Holloway and Belsize Park.

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


  • Hampstead High St, London NW3 1QL
  • 17 Kenneth Crescent, Brent Park, London NW2 4PS
  • Flat 28 Palace Court, 250 Finchley Road, Hampstead, London NW3 6DN
  • 45 Fellows Road, Hampstead, London NW3 3DX
  • G13 Coppetts Wood House, 48 Lawn Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 2AW

 

Do your surveyors operate with time limits?

Unfortunately some surveyors in the industry do put time limits on how long they will inspect the property regardless of whether they properly finish the inspection or not.

This isn’t a challenge we encounter as our surveyors operate by staying on site as long as the inspection requires before leaving or if it really cannot be completed in one day, revisiting the next to ensure a full inspection is completed prior to submitting a report to a client.