Home Buyers Survey Colindale

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Colindale is a suburb in northnorthwest London in Barnet Borough. It only developed from the beginning of the 20th century, but then expanded rapidly. By 1914 there was already some suburban housing between Colindale Avenue and Annesley Avenue, mostly to house the workers in local factories.

The tube arrived in 1923, providing a further spur to house-building and the siting of industrial units. By 1939 much of Colindale was semi-detached housing. Typical is the Colin Park Estate, around Colindeep Lane.

Housing development continued postwar and right up to modern times. New buid developments include the apartment blocks in Colindale Avenue, Zenith Close and Boulevard Drive.


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Properties in Colindale which are built in close proximity to the Silk Stream, including streets such as Colindale Avenue and Cecil Road, is in an area which is 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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property in The Hyde, Colindale, London NW9 5NG, stated that the dwelling was within 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property in The Hyde, Colindale, London NW9 5NG, was within 250m of overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

LondonGreater 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 Survey Colindale

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Colindale. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Colindale

Building Survey Colindale Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Barnet Council at North London Business Park (NLBP) Oakleigh Road South London N11 1NP, telephone 0208 359 2000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Colindale

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Burnt Oak, Mill Hill, Hendon, The Hyde, West Hendon, Colindale and Queensbury.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Colindale. 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 building surveys on properties in Colindale we'll be able to give you the detailed Colindale HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Colindale

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Lynton Avenue, Colindale, London, NW9 6PE
  • Flat 64, Mar House, 50 The Hyde, Colindale, London NW9 5NG
  • 40 Geneve Court, Rookery Way, Colindale, NW9 6GA
  • 4 Avro House, 5 Boulevard Drive, London, NW9 5HF
  • 13 Allard House, 17 Boulevard Drive London NW9 5PQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Colindale 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.

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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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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Home Buyers Survey in Colindale.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

    Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Colindale, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure 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.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Colindale and what needs to be done to remedy it.

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion.

As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.