Ladbroke Grove 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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Ladbroke Grove HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Ladbroke Grove 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.

Ladbroke Grove 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 Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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 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 they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Ladbroke Grove 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.

Survey tips for properties in Ladbroke Grove


Ladbroke Grove is an area centring on a northwest London road of the same name in the vicinity of Notting Hill and North Kensington. It sits at the northern end of Portobello Road.

Housing in the area is greatly varied, including, for example, the famous Trellick Tower, in the brutalist architectural style, built in 1972, the Adair Tower and many large, mainly Victorian terrace homes, particularly in Oxford and Cambridge Gardens and Bassett Road, and smaller Edwardian properties, for example on St Quintin Estate — in roads between Highlever Road and Wallingford Avenue. There are railway cottages in the roads between Barlby Road and Oakworth Road.

New build developments include Portobello Square, the new incarnation of the old Wornington Green estate. It is set to include 1,000 homes, including 538 affordable properties, and 20 shops in Portobello Road, plus a new park; and More West, part of the regeneration of the Silchester Estate, which has 112 new homes — 38 private sale, 39 shared-ownership and 45 for social rent on an old garage site off Bramley Road, close to Latimer Road Tube station. The development includes an existing 20-storey block.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Ladbroke Grove area accompany the main Westway/A40 road next to Ladbroke Grove tube station on a west/east axis, affecting streets such as Malton Road, and the Harrow Road to the north, affecting streets such as St John's Terrace. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways are caused by the Great Western Railway, which Ladbroke Grove (road) crosses and which affect streets such as Canal Way and Elkstone Road.
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Properties in various parts of Ladbroke Grove, including streets such as Kilburn Lane and Fifth Avenue, 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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Properties in some areas of Ladbroke Grove may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Kilburn Lane revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
London.pngMiddlesex is a county located in south east of England, however many parts of Middlesex are now commonly known as part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

Strictly speaking Middlesex as a concept is only kept in existence by many people continuing to name it as a county on postal addresses and other contributors such as Middlesex County Cricket Club, whose home ground is at Lord's in St John's Wood, just outside Central London. It is still loved despite it not having any form of administrative function etc.

People hearing about Middlesex assume it was/is a large county because of the amount of Greater London territory (West and North London and Westminster, with the Thames as its southern boundary) which lies within its borders. It is actually the second smallest county in the UK. Middlesex was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The largely low-lying county's soil is dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south.

Middlesex contains locations as diverse as Teddington (where the tidal Thames normally finishes), Enfield, Notting Hill, Ickenham, Ealing (where the famous film studios which produced so much early film comedy still exists), Hampstead and Southall. 

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Ladbroke Grove Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at Hornton Street London W8 7NX , telephone 0207 361 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 Ladbroke Grove

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in West Kilburn, Queen's Park, Kensal Green, Westbourne Park, Holland Park, White City and Shepherd's Bush.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Ladbroke Grove. 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 Ladbroke Grove 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 HomeBuyer Surveys in Ladbroke Grove:


  • 41 Kellfield Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6LS
  • 65 Elgin Cresc., Ladbroke Grove, London W11 2JE
  • 291 Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove, London W11 2QA
  • 75 Clarendon Rd, Ladbroke Grove, London W11 4JF
  • 11 Sirdar Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W11 4EQ

 

Why do I need a survey if I have had a Mortgage Valuation?

A property survey is different from a mortgage valuation report. A valuation is a cursory look at a property to assess how much it is worth and whether it is suitable for a mortgage, this will include a note of any major works that might affect the value of the property however It is not a detailed inspection of the property’s condition.

Before buying a property, it’s a good idea to get a professional to carry out a thorough inspection. The Building survey and Homebuyers report will make you aware of problems with the property structure, repairs or alterations that need to be made and risk associated with the property.

Buying a new home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you ever make so it’s important to make sure you’re making a sound investment that won’t result in you losing money in the long run.