Hoxton HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Hoxton HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Hoxton to ensure they deliver a detailed home 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 home reports are within 5 working days.

Hoxton HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute 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?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 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 in your property in Hoxton 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 any other defects then you MUST get a RICS 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 Hoxton


Hoxton is a district of East London, bordering the City of London.

In the 1860s Hoxton Square became home to the Augustinian Priory, church and school of St Monica built by Pugin, between 1864-66.

Hoxton has Victorian-and-later warehouses, a few streets of Georgian and Victorian terraces, such as in Buttesland Street and Chart Street, modern flats in new developments, and around Pitfield Street many estates of social housing.

Interspersed among the converted warehouses and the estates of social housing are a few streets of Georgian and Victorian terraces.

The southern half of the district has many conversions of industrial units, most originally built in various eras of the 20th century.

The northern half of the district is more residential than the south and contains many council housing estates and new-build private residences.

New build developments include Banyan Wharf, which has 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes in Wenlock Road, and Canaletto, a 31-story tower offering 190 studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Hoxton area accompany the Kingsland Road, which passes Hoxton overland railway station.
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When a RICS surveyor is completing either a building survey or a homebuyer report in Hoxton, they will switch the lights on and off but not otherwise investigate the electrical supply and fittings for problems. If they feel like there is an electrical issue, they will recommend a local electrical contractor for you to consult.

A local electrician within the Hoxton area is Islington Electricians, 5 Barnsbury Park, London N1 1HQ.
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When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or a homebuyer report on a property in Hoxton, they may have suspicions that a property has an infestation. If so, they will advise that a qualified pest control company comes to the property to sort out the problem.

A local pest control company within the Hoxton area is LPC Pest Control Services, Kinloch St, London N7 7LJ.
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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. 

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Hoxton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Hackney Council at 1 Hillman St, London E8 1DY, telephone 0208 356 3000, 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 Building Surveyors in Hoxton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Kingsland, Canonbury, Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell, The City of London, Stoke Newington and Dalston.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Hoxton. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Hoxton 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 - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Hoxton:


  • 7 Buxton Court, Thoresby Street, Hoxton, London, N1 7TJ
  • 257 New North Road, Hoxton, London, N1 7AT
  • Flat 46 Enfield Cloisters, Fanshaw Street, Hoxton, London N1 6LD
  • 101 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QQ
  • 231 Copenhagen Street, London, N1 0XW

 

When and how will I receive my survey report?

Our RICS surveyors complete the report on their inspection and send it to you within 5 working days after they've visited the property. They will, however, call you on the day they inspect the property, after their assessment, to discuss their main findings with you.

They send the report to you via email (PDF) as well as sending it in hard copy form via Royal Mail.

Click to find out more about what happens during a house survey