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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 Tottenham

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Tottenham 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 Tottenham

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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 in a HomeBuyers Report Tottenham and Building Surveys in Tottenham.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Tottenham.

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 Tottenham survey and the readings included within the report.


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If the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Tottenham 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 has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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 Tottenham


Tottenham is a district of North London, in Haringey Borough, which developed more than 1,000 years ago along the sides of Ermine Street, an old Roman road, now the A10.

It has a large number of Victorian terrace houses and there are still a number of Georgian houses scattered around the route of the A10.

The Tower Gardens Estate between Lordship Lane and Henningham and Gospatrick Roads, was built by the London County Council between 1904 and 1911 and was the first garden suburb, containing Arts & Crafts and Queen Anne-influenced cottages.

The Clyde Circus conservation area between West Green Road and Philip Lane is an enclave of Victorian semi-detached and terrace houses, some of which were erected to demonstrate the work of individual builders. Clyde Circus itself is a circle of Edwardian terrace houses.

The Broadwater Farm Estate, subject of much notoriety and tragedy, has been largely redeveloped and is now much more highly regarded.

New build developments include Lawrence Square in Lawrence Road at the junction with West Green Road, a development of 264 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and four-bedroom townhouses, including 53 affordable homes, and Elgin Place in the High Road, close to White Hart Lane, which is a development of 30 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats.


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Properties in Tottenham which are built in close proximity to the River Lea, in streets such as Asplin Road and Manor Road, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued 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 sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Tottenham.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property Portland Road in Tottenham, N15 4SY, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "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."

Click to find out more about subsidence
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Properties in various parts of Tottenham, including streets such as Portland Road and Pelham Rd, 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.
London.pngGreater 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 Tottenham
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Tottenham area including its surrounds including e.g. and .

N15 5BP

Tottenham Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Haringey Council at River Park House, 225 High Rd, London N22 8HQ, 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.

Home buyers survey near me in Tottenham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wood Green, Duckett's Green, , Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Stamford Hill and Upper Clapton.

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

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 45 Turners Court, 252 St Anns Road, N15 5BP
  • 1a Roslyn Rd, London N15 5ES
  • 2a Dunloe Avenue, London N17 6LA
  • 27 Shobden Road, London N17 7PG
  • 118 Kessock Close, London N17 9PW

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many mistakenly think that a mortgage valuation is the same as a HomeBuyers Survey and the consequence is that home buyers can subsequently have to shell out money for repairing faults and defects that could well have been part of the bargaining process with the seller on purchase. The surveyor appointed by the lender conducts a mortgage valuation to estimate the value of the property you are looking to buy in Tottenham: this survey is not concerned with detailing structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey lists and reports on defects and includes a full appraisal and valuation of the property which is completely independent of the mortgage lender. This knowledge can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing defects and, most importantly, gives you evidence which can be used to bargain with the seller about sharing any such cost. Need a HomeBuyers Survey? Call us on 0207 112 5388.

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