Home Buyers Survey Kilburn

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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 Kilburn

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kilburn 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 Kilburn

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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.

Kilburn HomeBuyers Survey

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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 Kilburn and Building Surveys in Kilburn.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Kilburn, incredibly important.

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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If you're buying a home in Kilburn 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Kilburn


Kilburn's architecture mainly dates from the Victorian era and later and there has been considerable redevelopment. Kilburn High Road's houses are mainly terraced and from the Victorian era. Around Quex Road there are still some of the larger Victorian properties which architect James Bailey built. The Gaumont State Theatre was finished in 1937 and is in the Art Deco style.

South Kilburn is the subject of much redevelopment and still has many flats and terraced houses which were built by the council in the 1920s and 1930s.

You can find many standard construction terraced and semi-detached houses in streets off the main High Road which were built from the 1970s and there are a number of new build developments.
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An Environmental Search conveyancing property search can flag up a number of environmental issues which might affect your enjoyment of a property you're thinking of buying.

A recent such search bought for a property in Belsize Road, South Hampstead NW6 4BR revealed that the property was within 2km of the HS2 rail development path and that there was a moderate risk of natural ground instability within 50 metres of the property. The HS2 rail development might cause noise and other pollution (although equally proximity to one of its stations is reasonably likely to cause an uplift in property values once it has been built) and ground instability might bring with it an increased risk of subsidence.
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The Local Authority Search, the most important of the conveyancing property searches, can flag up land charges which affect a property you're looking to buy.

A recent such search bought for a property in Fairhazel Garden, NW6 3SJ revealed that the dwelling was subject to conditional planning consents, a tree preservation order, a smoke control order and was also in or near to a conservation area.
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Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally equired to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Inchbonnie Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5FG. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
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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.

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Listed Building Surveyors Kilburn

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

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Kilburn 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 01424 451066, 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 Kilburn

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Mapesbury, West Hampstead, Brondesbury Park, South Hampstead, West Kilburn, Kensal Green and Swiss Cottage.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Kilburn. 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 Kilburn 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 Kilburn

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Buckley Road, London NW6 7NB
  • Brodesbury Road, Kilburn, London NW6 6BS
  • Abbey Road Cross, 131-143 Belsize Road, South Hampstead, London NW6 4BR
  • Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3BJ
  • Fairhazel Gardens, London NW6 3SR

 

Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it. If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.