Home Buyers Survey North London

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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 North London

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of North London 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 North London

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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.

North London 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 North London and Building Surveys in North London.

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 these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in North London, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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 are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in North London, 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in North London


North London's housing is particularly varied and often in the same neighbourhood. There's plenty of Georgian properties around Highgate and Hampstead, for example, but Bishops Avenue in Hampstead has very large, modern mansions.

There are some very large council estates such as Broadwater Farm in Tottenham (originally built in the brutalist style in the 1960s with tower blocks but now largely redeveloped) and there are many Victorian terrace streets, such as around Stroud Green Road in Finsbury Park.

Some areas are resisting further development (Mill Hill East in particular) whereas other areas seem to be being redeveloped all the time, such as King's Cross.

There are new build developments, however, in many different areas and lots of shared ownership choices. London Help to Buy allows people to get a 40% equity loan on a new build property with a maximum price of £600,00.



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Properties in North London which are built near to water courses such as the Rivers Thames, Lea, Brent, Colne, and Pinn as well as the Dollis Brook, the Regent's Canal and the Grand Union Canal are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

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).
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Properties in some areas of North London are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Wenlock Street, N1 7EX noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.
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Properties in various parts of North London, including streets such as Wenlock Street and Shepherdess Walk, may well be affected by the Crossrail and HS2 schemes.

If you are buying a property in the area and this is of concern to you, you may well wish to consider purchasing an Energy & Infrastructure Report. or a report specific to either of the two rail schemes mentioned.
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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 North London

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 North London

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North London Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North London Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, 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 North London

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Southgate, Highgate, Hampstead, Camden, Golders Green, Abridge and Primrose Hill.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 231 Copenhagen Street, London, N1 0XW
  • 17 Goldrill Drive, Southgate, London N11 1JF
  • 7 Morecambe Terrace, Great Cambridge Road, Edmonton, N18 1LA
  • 106 Woodside Avenue, London N10 3JA
  • Flat 1 Brooklyn Apartments, 1 Moselle Place, London N17 8DG

 

What equipment does a surveyor use?

RICS Surveyors are equipped with a core set of devices and tools to assist in their inspections of properties that are geared towards uncovering defects which may affect the property’s value or the buyers decision.

The equipment can be split into categories such as; equipment for recording information, measuring equipment, equipment for assessing remote and concealed areas and Health and Safety equipment.

Additional tools can include large screwdrivers, hammers, small crowbars, bolsters, mirrors on extendable poles, borescopes (or boroscopes - tools which allow remote visual inspection of entities such as drains and pipes) and metal detectors to help provide in-depth reports to clients prior to them exchanging contracts.

Click to find out about Building Surveying Equipment