Home Buyers Survey Kings Cross

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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 Kings Cross

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross

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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.

Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross and Building Surveys in Kings Cross.

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; 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 Kings Cross.

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 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 Kings Cross survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Kings Cross has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses. 

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

Survey tips for properties in Kings Cross


Kings Cross has been hugely transformed from what was once regarded as a 'down at heel' area. Some 20 new streets have been built recently and more than 2,000 homes in the area, mostly from reclaiming the semi-industrial/waste lands to the north of the old Kings Cross station.

Granary Square has fountains and restaurants and is a local hub, centred on the Victorian Granary Building and the Great Northern Hotel has been restored and reopened.

There is still a great mix of early Victorian houses between York Way, Caledonian Road and Pentonville as well as in the Lloyd Baker Estate south of Pentonville Road and east of King’s Cross Road.

Converted Victorian houses and tenement flats are found in the roads and squares south of Euston Road. You can also find estates of council houses - most notably the Priory Green Estate designed by Tecton, the mid-century firm led by Berthold Lubetkin — and converted warehouses.

Keystone Crescent has a charming curve of early Victorian houses.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in King's Cross are most to be found around the Euston Road and particularly around its junction with York Way and Grays Inn Road.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Kings Cross area mainly centre around the main road - A501, Euston Road, impacting roads such as Cresfield Street and Belgrove Street.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the Kensal Green area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the Kings Cross area is Russell Heating Ltd, 18 Penton Rise, Clerkenwell, London WC1X 9ED.
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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 Kings Cross
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Kings Cross area including its surrounds including e.g. Camden and Pentonville.

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Kings Cross 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 Find a surveyor in Kings Cross

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Camden, Islington, Pentonville, Saint Pancras, Barnsbury, Longcross and Finsbury.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Euston Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2RY
  • 7 Gabriel House, 26 Islington Green, London, N1 8DU
  • 300 St Pauls Road, Highbury, London N1 2LH
  • Flat 3, Catton House, 6 Pleasant Place, London, Greater London N1 2DJ
  • 231 Copenhagen Street, London, N1 0XW

 

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 Kings Cross 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 Kings Cross.

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