Home Buyers Survey Cricklewood

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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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Home Buyers Survey Cricklewood

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

Home Buyers Survey Cricklewood

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

Cricklewood HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a HomeBuyers Report Cricklewood and Building Surveys in Cricklewood.

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 aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Cricklewood, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 during the structural survey 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. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Cricklewood survey and the readings included within the report.


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If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Cricklewood, 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 Cricklewood


Cricklewood has a mix of Victorian, Edwardian (for example in Blenheim Gardens) and 1930s houses, with a few new-build flats. You find large Victorian houses in Fordwych Road, large 1930s detached and semi-detached houses in Gladstone Road and the Hocroft Estate.

You can find modern townhouses in Elsinore Gardens and modern flat blocks in Dairyman Close. Ranulf Road has large detached interwar period houses. 

New build developments include Claremont Village in Claremont Road (flats and houses) and Kidderpore Green, where there has been renovation of original Arts & Crafts period houses.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in Cricklewood are at their highest in Cricklewood Broadway and the streets immediately adjoining it. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways are at their highest around Cricklewood Station and the streets adjoining it.
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Some properties in Cricklewood are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Lichfield Road, Cricklewood, London NW2 2RE for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.
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Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Cricklewood.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Elm Grove, Cricklewood, NW2 3AE, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "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."

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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. 

Listed Building Surveyors Cricklewood
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Cricklewood area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

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Cricklewood Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Brent Council at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, London HA9 0FJ, telephone 020 8937 1234, 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.

Home buyers survey near me in Cricklewood

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in West Hampstead, Willesden, Dollis Hill, Brondesbury, Kilburn, Kemsing and Childs Hill.

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

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Cricklewood 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 - 


Home Buyers Survey Cricklewood

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 3HR
  • 43 Randall Avenue, Neasden, London, NW2 7SS
  • 189 Chatsworth Road, Cricklewood, London, NW2 5QS
  • 24a Dicey Avenue, Cricklewood, London, NW2 6AT
  • 98 Windmill Drive, Cricklewood, London NW2 1US

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many people mistakenly think a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the vendor. The lender's surveyor conducts a mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are interested in buying in Cricklewood and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey itemises defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and it gives you the evidence potentially to share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Cricklewood.

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