Primrose Hill HomeBuyers Survey

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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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Primrose Hill HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Primrose Hill 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.

Primrose Hill 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 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 Primrose Hill.

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 you're buying a home in Primrose Hill which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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 Primrose Hill


Primrose Hill is an area around a hill of the same name just to the north of Regent's Park on the northwest edge of London's central area. It's an exclusive area and the hill itself offers excellent views all round and has marvellous firework displays around Guy Fawkes night.

You can find semi-detached villas, large detached houses and terraces of stucco houses on Regent's Park Road, Prince Albert Road, St Mark's Square and Albert Terrace, and later Victorian terrace houses in many other streets. Chalcot Square is notable for having houses which have large first-floor living room windows.

You can find 1970s developments of modern houses and flats in the Chalcots Park Estate off King Henry's Road and 1920s detached Queen Anne-style houses in Elsworthy Road and Wadham Gardens.

New build developments include the mews houses in Eglon Mews and the penthouses and apartments in St Edmunds Terrace.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Primrose Hill area accompany the Prince Albert Road, also affecting roads nearby such as Wells Rise. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways in the area accompany the overland line passing around the north and west of the area, affecting streets such as Gloucester Avenue and King Henry's Road.
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Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

A property located in Fitzroy Road, London, NW1 8TP is in an area where there are Overhead Power Lines or Mobile Phone Masts within 250m of the property.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Primrose Hill area mainly centre around the main road – Prince Albert Rd A5205 - and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Gloucester Avenue.
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. 

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Primrose Hill Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Camden Council at Roy Shaw Centre, 3-5 Cressy Rd, London NW3 2ND, telephone 0207 974 4444, 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 Primrose Hill

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chalk Farm, Camden Town, Regent's Park, Lisson Grove, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Primrose Hill. 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 Primrose Hill 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 Primrose Hill:


  • 58 Fellows Road, London NW3 3LJ
  • 53 Ainger Rd, London NW3 3AT
  • 35 Townshend Road, London NW8 6LE
  • 93 St John's Wood Terrace, London NW8 6PP
  • 52 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7SX

 

What is included in a Building Survey?

The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors provides guidance on what you can expect to have included in your survey report.

The main areas included in the inspection are assessments for signs of subsidence, testing for damp, a review of drains and a loft and roof space inspection.

Checks are also made to identify any signs of asbestos or infestation which may require further specialist checks.

Utilities are assessed and any recommendations made if any concerns about age and condition are identified.

Testing of equipment cannot be carried out as tests can only be carried out by qualified specialists such as plumbers or electricians based locally in Primrose Hill.

The surveyor provides recommendations in the legal section of the report which should be passed to the legal adviser carrying out the conveyancing to ensure any necessary enquiries are raised with the vendor’s solicitor.