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In terms of its housing, Finchley could be nominally divided into East Finchley, Finchley proper and North Finchley.

East Finchley has many Victorian and Edwardian houses and cottages as well as Arts & Crafts –inspired housing from the 1920s and 30s, such as are found in East End Road and Lyttelton Road.

Central Finchley has large detached Edwardian houses such as are found in Dollis Avenue.

North Finchley has many 1920s semi-detached houses such as in Friern Watch Avenue.


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Dwellings in the vicinity of the Dollis Brook on the borders of Finchley to its north and west, in streets such as Dollis Road and Holders Hill Road, are subject to flood alerts and warnings.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Utilities are part of the surveyors job to inspect during a HomeBuyer or Building Survey. They do this by turning on the hot water and checking the lights work.

A RICS surveyor doesn't test the electrics or the gas. If they feel it appropriate to do so they'll state in their report - All gas and oil appliances and equipment should regularly be inspected, tested, maintained and serviced by a registered ‘competent person’ and in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important to make sure that the equipment is working correctly, to limit the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning and to prevent carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from leaking into the air. For more advice contact the Gas Safe Register for gas installations, and OFTEC for oil installations.
Properties built along the Durham Road in Finchley date in the region between 1900 and 1910 which is late Victorian early Edwardian. A number of the properties have the opportunity for extending.

In a recent survey in Durham Road, Finchley, N2 9DR, the property had been heavily extended and as such the client would be advised to obtain planning permission and building control documents from the seller.

LondonGreater 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.

Listed Building Surveyors Finchley

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Finchley. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Finchley

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Finchley Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Barnet Council at North London Business Park (NLBP) Oakleigh Road South London N11 1NP, telephone 020 8359 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Finchley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in West Hampstead, Golders Green, Hendon, Brent Cross, Colindale, Dunstable and Hampstead.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Finchley. 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 Finchley we'll be able to give you the detailed Finchley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Finchley

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Bigwood Court, Bigwood Road, Finchley, London, NW11 6SS
  • Meadway Court, Finchley, London NW11 6PN
  • Market Place, East Finchley, London, N2 8BB
  • Nether Close, Finchley, London, N3 1AA
  • Glebelands Close, North Finchley, London, N12 0AL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Finchley 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.

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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.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Finchley.

Home Buyers 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; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Finchley.

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)
If you're buying a home in Finchley 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.
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Does the surveyor use Drones to assess the property?

The use of more advanced digital technology within assessing properties is on the rise but don’t always exceed the results obtained from more industry standard equipment or save any time.

RICS surveyors have a selection of measuring equipment, recording devices and equipment for assessing remote and concealed areas such as standard lifting equipment for inspection chamber covers, meter cupboard keys, hand mirrors, a ladder that gives safe access to spaces that are three metres above floor level, and binoculars or telescopes for parts of the property at high level which can be utilized to efficiently certify efects.