Looking to arrange a property survey in Barnet? We’ve helped over 400 homebuyers find a residential surveyor in this part of Greater London over the last year.
As part of North London, the average property price in Barnet is unsurprisingly higher than in many parts of the country, currently at £737,945.
Barnet has a variety of property types to view, especially homes from the 1920s and 30s. When purchasing a new house, it’s important to arrange a survey to assess the building and its overall condition. The report will highlight any issues or defects and advise you on the next steps to take when repairing the building.
We can match you with up to 5 of our RICS registered surveying partners, all of which have been verified by our dedicated business team and continuously monitored to ensure you receive the highest quality services.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"communication wasn't great initially when we asked for an update on whether the survey went ahead, but thorough survey which was completed quickly"
Maitlands Acorn Professional
9 St Marks Road, Bromley, BR2 9HG
Maitlands Acorn Professional is a RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors providing high-quality and affordable property surveys and valuations in London, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Sussex since 1983.
"Excellent, highly recommend my surveyor, Nicole Jeffries, was excellent and provided such valuable advice. Survey was also booked in quickly and the report available the next day."
London Local Property Surveyor
Level 3 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH
London Local Property Surveyor is a RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors, offering expert and affordable RICS property surveys across London in a quick and professional manner.
"Very responsive to book the appointment and with the report issuance. However, the report missed an important couple of points. The surveyor was not responsive to my follow up emails and calls to discuss these points. A bit disappointed compared to a past experience in W9 with a different surveyor whose report was much more exhaustive."
Able Surveyors Limited
Arrow House, Chelmer Avenue, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PB
We're an independent company of RICS Chartered Surveyors based in Billericay, Essex, offering expert surveying services including the RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3 across the home counties and London.
"Great service. Jack sent across the a??headlinesa?? on the day and gave me a phone call the next day to discuss the main points. I havena??t received the full report yet (ita??s only 2 days after the survey) but the initial headlines report was very clear with clear photos as well. Would highly recommend."
Alexander Surveying Services
2 Woolden House, Connaught Avenue, London, E4 7AF
Alexander Surveying Services are based in London and offer our RICS regulated chartered surveying services across Greater London and the surrounding areas.
"Professional, curtious and quick. Would use again and would deginetly recommend."
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Kent & Hertfordshire.
"This was excellent service. I had an appointment within a couple of days and the report was out within the week. The surveyor, Chuks, was extremely efficient, professional and with excellent people skills."
Lawrence Eden Associates Ltd
PO Box 1106, Enfield, London, EN1 9JQ
Lawrence Eden Associates Ltd is a RICS Regulated firm of chartered surveyors, providing high quality Homebuyer Reports (Level 2 Home Survey) and Building Surveys (Level 2 Home Survey) from a base in North London since 2007.
"Professional, punctual and above all very detailed, reliable reporting."
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
"Very efficient service and report sent to me the same day. Highly recommended."
18 Erin Court, Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8LH
BlueSurv are a team of dependable and highly professional chartered surveyors based in Luton.
"Was amazed how detailed and thorough the survey was"
Block D, 1st Floor Southgate Office Village, Chase Rd, London, N14 6HF
A professional and experienced chartered surveying company, C&C Surveying provide a first-class surveying service.
"Easy to work with and organize the survey. They were great on the phone to deal with, very helpful, and straight to the point. "
Warneford House, Portal Avenue, Ipswich, IP5 3QY
Founded in 1999 by Paul Anderson (MRICS MCIOB), Anderson Associates are a RICS regulated surveyor. We offer our expert services when you’re buying a house. We are proud to provide a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Very happy, service and report were very thorough"
Hoxton Mix Ltd, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE
Norwoods Survey specialises in RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys across London, helping homebuyers make an informed decision on properties.
"Professional company! Process was smooth from the starting enquiry to me receiving my report. A+"
I AM Surveyors
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Prompt and professional. They provided updates at every stage of the proceedings with in-depth factual report in a timely manner."
Parabola Chartered Surveyors
Camberley House, London, NW1 4AX
Based in London, Parabola Ltd is an independent firm of chartered surveyors providing a wide range of residential property surveying service.
"I had a Level 3 Survey carried out by Behrang and couldn't recomend him anymore highly! Very responsive through the whole process, got the inspection booked in very quickly and returned the report within the target timeline. He carried out a detailed and thorough inspection, and produced a great quality report, picking up several items (fortunately nothing too major) that I was very glad to have been made aware of."
Ark Surveyors Limited
Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX
Ark Surveyors Ltd are a team of independent RICS surveyors, with expertise in building surveys, homebuyer surveys and valuations.
"Within less than two weeks of contacting Ark Surveyors I had a thorough and detailed survey report in my inbox. I couldn't really have asked for more. A great job all round."
Novello Chartered Surveyors
Suite 4, West Hill House, West Hill, Epsom, KT19 8JD
Novello Chartered Surveyors are a friendly, responsive, independent firm of RICS registered chartered surveyors based in Fulham, Epsom and Mayfair.
"Very quick & efficient and knowledgable"
Suite 34 Chessington Business Centre, Cox Lane, Chessington, KT9 1SD
Based in Surrey, Sterlingworth Surveyors are independent RICS surveyors offering a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and professional valuations for when you’re purchasing property in Central, South, South West, West, North West, North London or surrounding areas.
"Good customer service and provided a good service."
Lamar Chartered Surveyors
775B High Road, London, N12 8JY
Lamar Chartered Surveyors are a firm of RICS registered Chartered Surveyors based in North London.
" Very easy to deal with and very efficient "
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
Countrywide Surveying Services
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Surveying Services operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"First class, prompt and thorough report"
Our research revealed the most popular survey type in Barnet is a homebuyers survey, with 27.41% of our users opting for this survey for a flat. By comparison, just 11.11% arranged a full structural survey on this type of property, now known as a building survey.
However, building surveys did prove to be more popular among our users who purchased semi-detached homes, with 18.52% arranging this type of survey compared with 14.81% who opted for a homebuyers survey.
For those buying detached homes, the number of homebuyers and building surveys were very similar, with 4.63% arranging a homebuyers survey and 4.07% choosing a building survey. For terraced homes, 11.67% opted for a homebuyers survey, while 9.07% organised a building survey for the property.
The type of survey best for the property you are looking to buy will depend on its age, overall condition and whether work has been carried out on the home. For older properties, those in poor condition or have had work completed on them, a building survey is recommended. For newer homes and those in good condition, a homebuyers survey will be suitable.
With a mix of Victorian, Edwardian and post-war homes, there’s plenty to choose from in Barnet. You can find a variety of property types including cottages, terrace houses, semi-detached homes and bungalows. Beautiful Edwardian family houses can be found around St John the Baptist Church, whilst Edwardian and later period buildings are scattered across the Hadley Wood area.
If you prefer something more modern, there are also a number of new developments and shared ownership properties to view. For first-time buyers looking to use the Help to Buy scheme to get onto the property ladder, you can use the scheme to buy homes in the Brook Valley Gardens development.
Existing properties are very popular amongst Barnet movers, with 292 sold in October 2020 alone. During that same month, only 2 new-build homes were sold. If you prefer the older homes on offer in the Borough of Barnet, then it’s recommended you organise a building survey to thoroughly assess the building and its structure. If you’d prefer to purchase a new build, then instead, you will require a snagging list to uncover any obvious issues.
There are around 659 listed buildings in the borough, all of which will require a special listed buildings survey before purchasing. If you decide to purchase a listed building then it’s important to note that you will likely be restricted on what work you can do to the property. This is also true for every home located in conservation areas, of which there are 17 currently listed on the local council website.
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Subsidence is what happens when the ground beneath a property “sinks”, causing cracks, stability concerns and in severe cases, resulting in the home being deemed unsafe to live in. Subsidence can be caused by a number of factors, including the geology of the land or by the weather. It can also be caused, however, by man-made issues, as a result of past land use and industry.
Bigger cities are more likely to suffer from subsidence due to a large number of high-rise buildings in a small area, adding increasing pressure on the ground. London is further at risk as much of the city is built on “London clay”, which is susceptible to changes. A report from Barnet Council stated that the underlying geology of Barnet consists of London clay.
Supporting this, a map of the UK subsidence “hotspots” has revealed that London has particularly high amounts of subsidence. That said, the amount of subsidence found in Barnet was lower than in areas of central and south London.
Nevertheless, knowing the underlying theology of the borough and the evidence from the subsidence map, it is highly recommended that you enlist the services of a surveyor when purchasing a property in the area.
Subsidence can not only decrease the value of a home, but it can also make the property dangerous. At Compare My Move, we can help you find an experienced building surveyor who can conduct a survey on the home and determine if subsidence is a concern.
Japanese Knotweed is a destructive plant that can cause a host of problems for homeowners in the UK. The plant was initially introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant but it has since become an issue for properties and structures across the country.
Growing up to 10cm per day, Japanese Knotweed can force its way through concrete, drains and property foundations, potentially causing major damage and decreasing the value of a home. In some instances, lenders have been known not to approve a mortgage for properties with a severe infestation.
The UK Japanese Knotweed Heatmap revealed that there were 86 reported occurrences of Japanese Knotweed within 4km in High Barnet. Although this is lower than areas of central London, it is still a significant amount to be found in a small area. It is therefore recommended that you have a survey undertaken on the property you are looking to buy in Barnet to ensure it is not an issue for your new home.
Be aware that if Japanese Knotweed is found on the premises and you continue with the purchase, you must not attempt to remove it on your own. Your surveyor will be able to advise you on the best course of action.
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