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 6 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 Level 3 surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Communication very bad. Their surveyors and admin team dont liase with each other. Not happy with the service "
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.
"Miles went above and beyond what we ever expected from a surveyor. He communicated with us proactively, providing a summary as soon as he had viewed the property. He went back to the property on multiple occasions when the weather prevented him from getting a good view of the roof. Miles even spoke to our neighbors to understand if they had experienced similar issues that the property we were purchasing had. I could not speak more highly of Miles and the service he provides "
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.
"Alexander Surveying was great from start to finish. Great customer service on the phone every time, and they were very attentive to our needs, as well as, really understanding when there was an access mishap from the Estate Agency which we had to reschedule over. The survey itself was very detailed and helped us make an informed decision when it came to renegotiating with the vendors. I would really recommend them highly!"
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Surrey, Kent & Hertfordshire.
"The format of the survey is easy to understand and it also listed out the costs of repairing items, which are very useful."
Arnold & Baldwin
11 Whitestone Way, Croydon, CR0 4WF
Arnold & Baldwin have over 11 years' experience as a RICS regulated chartered property surveyors in London.
"Fantastic service. Easy to book, fast to respond during these busy times and the report is fantastically formatted and easy to read. The surveyor was also available to answer questions and made the process very easy. Would definitely recommend! Diana & Chris South Croydon"
The Finance Planning Group, Hurstwood Grange, Haywards Heath, RH17 7QX
FP Surveying have an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry, offering a RICS building survey (Home Survey Level 3) and homebuyer report (Home Survey Level 2).
"We were very pleased with the survey report we received from Nigel Sloper. Not so pleased that after receiving an initial email from them giving a quick date for the survey to be done, we paid and then found the date would be a fortnight later. We would have liked to ring them to discuss dates before we handed over our money"
T H P Ltd, Shalford Court, Chelmsford, CM2 6JL
Based in Essex, we are KSP Surveyors. We offer our property surveys across London, the South East and the surrounding areas.
"KSP made the whole process very easy & stress-free from day 1. They responded to emails so quickly & lived up to every promise, including the 4 day turnaround from the survey taking place to issuing the report. Very detailed information provided & a fabulous service all round, I'd definitely recommend them to anyone."
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"They organised The viewing directly with the Estate agent. The report was sent on time and very detailed."
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 polite, competitive pricing. Survey carried out quickly, report was comprehensive and arrived within a few days.From start to finish, a great service."
18 Erin Court, Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8LH
BlueSurv are a team of dependable and highly professional chartered surveyors based in Luton.
"Very quick at responding and provided detailed report! I would recommend using BlueSurv again and to my friends and family "
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.
"I had a great experience with C&C. Natalie was extremely helpful over the phone and offered a great deal on top of the quote for Level 2 Homebuyers Survey. The survey was booked in quickly and the report was supplied the very next working day, and contained excellent detail and photos."
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd
Local Office 5 Brayford Square, Registered office 2nd floor 5 High Street Westbury-on-Trym, London, E1 0SG
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd 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
44 High Street , Sutton Coldfield , Birmingham, B72 1UJ
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"I Am Surveyors did an very good job and provided a comprehensive report. I was able to book a survey date quickly and received the report within the timelines given. However I did find it difficult to get in contact with them before and after the survey date. Eventually I did receive a call from the surveyor who answered all my questions in detail. "
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 specifically chose Parabola following relatively extensive reviews of around seven or eight chartered surveyors as I wanted a survey that yielded a thorough and detailed report. Well, Behrang certainly provided that; the service throughout was also excellent but the report itself was extremely comprehensive and very helpful.I would absolutely use Parabola again and would recommend them to anyone who is after a robust survey."
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.
"Booking was through a comparison site but the reviews were on the positive side, giving us the assurance to go ahead with Ark Surveyors.After making payment, the survey arrived in 7 days. Having emailed the report the surveyor followed up with a call, highlighting the concerns stated in the report. This gave us the belief we had used the right provider.The report was clearly laid out, making it easy to follow. I fully recommend Ark and will use them again if we go through another house purchase! "
Suite 29B 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.
"Very recommended survey, professional with the estimate of costs and everything we need before buying our house."
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"Very good customer service price was very competitive and the turnaround between survey and producing the report was excellent"
Sheeley Surveying Services
17 Sedgefield Way, Braintree, CM7 1XB
Here at Sheeley Surveying Services, we are on hand to assist you with all your surveying needs. Covering areas including Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Stevenage and Southend-on-Sea, we are able to help many clients on a daily basis.Our team is full of reliable and trusted surveyors that can provide accurate RICS surveys. Whether you need a level 2 or 3 Home Survey, our professional surveyors offer this service. We can also provide you with a RICS valuation that provides peace of mind when buying or selling a property.
"Very good thank you. Report comprehensive and good photographs"
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
Here at McCallums Surveyors, we are a professional surveying company based in London. We cover a wide variety of survey types, including Party Wall and snagging. With local property knowledge, we are able to provide you with assistance where needed.Our team has a lot of experience in the surveying industry and are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They provide exceptional service and offer advice based on their survey findings.
"Very easy from start to finish in arranging a date.Very detailed report, with some great findings which will help with my move/decision.Customer service brilliant, straight to the point."
Compare My Move have done the research to answer any questions you may have about the surveying process in Barnet. Our data revealed the most popular survey type in Barnet is a RICS Level 2 Survey, especially for flats. However, RICS Level 3 Survey proved to be more popular with those buying semi-detached homes.
We found that there were subsidence concerns in the area and Japanese Knotweed could also pose a risk. A surveyor can inform you if the property you are looking to buy is not at risk from issues such as Japanese Knotweed and subsidence.
Our research revealed the most popular survey type in Barnet is a RICS Level 2 Survey, with 27.41% of our users opting for this survey for a flat. By comparison, just 11.11% arranged a RICS Level 3 Survey, also known as a building survey.
However, RICS Level 3 Survey 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 RICS Level 2 Survey.
For those buying detached homes, the number of RICS Level 2 and 3 Surveys were very similar, with 4.63% arranging a RICS Level 2 Survey and 4.07% choosing a RICS Level 3 Survey. For terraced homes, 11.67% opted for a RICS Level 2 Survey, while 9.07% organised a RICS Level 3 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 RICS Level 3 Survey is recommended. For newer homes and those in good condition, a RICS Level 2 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. 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 RICS Level 3 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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