Home Buyers Survey Muswell Hill

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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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Muswell Hill HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Muswell Hill 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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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 for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Muswell Hill, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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.


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If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Muswell Hill has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect before you purchase then 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 Muswell Hill


Muswell Hill is a North London suburb which has a village feel which expanded greatly between 1896 and 1913 when builder James Edmondson cleared the scattered estates and large Victorian mansions in spacious grounds, building a fine parade of shops and flats along Muswell Hill Broadway, and houses along Princes and Queens Avenues.

The area largely consists of Edwardian semi-detached and terrace houses and a few which were built in the 1920s and 1930s. There are pretty, early Victorian houses on Fortis Green, while Whitehall Lodge in Pages Lane is a large block of flats in the Art Deco style, and Birchwood Mansions in Fortis Green Road is a listed Arts & Crafts block.

There are some particularly large houses in Woodland Gardens, Woodland Rise and Onslow Gardens, the Ringwood Estate has large detached 1920s and 1930s houses and the Rookfield Estate has many Arts & Crafts-inspired houses. There are some ex-council houses in Everington Road east of Coldfall Wood which have been bought under the Right to Buy policy.

New build developments include 77 Muswell Hill, which has 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, penthouses and garden flats.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Muswell HIll area mainly centre on Queens Avenue, Fortis Green Road and Muswell Hill Broadway.
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A recent Environmental Search indicated that a property on Passmore Gardens, Muswell Hill,London, N10 2PE, was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
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Properties in some areas of Muswell Hill may be affected by surface water flooding.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in in Passmore Gardens, N10 2PE revealed that there was a potential risk of surface water flooding within 250m of the dwelling.

Surface water flooding results from rainfall running over ground before entering a watercourse or river. If you are buying a property with a mortgage, when your main property searches are returned, they may advise that you get an additional Flood Risk Report (click to find out more).
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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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Muswell Hill Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Haringey Council at Haringey Council Civic Centre High Road Wood Green N22 8LE, telephone 0208 489 0000, 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 Muswell Hill

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Fortis Green, Alexandra Palace, East Finchley, Hornsey, Colney Hatch, Sydenham and West Finchley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Muswell Hill. 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 Muswell Hill we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Muswell Hill:


  • 55 Springfield Avenue, London N10 3SX
  • 106 Woodside Avenue, London N10 3JA
  • Flat G, 50 Church Crescent, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3NE
  • 12 Beaconsfield Road, London, N11 3AB
  • 37 Eleanor Road, London N11 2QS

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

People have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to fork out for expensive repair costs which should have been shared with the vendor with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. Your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are looking at buying in Muswell Hill and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate. Call 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Muswell Hill.