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.
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.
"Shaun was fantastic and excellent at his job. Even afterwards he was approachable, easy to talk to and spot on. His advice was excellent and if I ever hear of a friend needing a Surveyor, Shaun is top of my list. Thank you "
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.
"The people were friendly but we had a problem initially due to a conflict of interest that nobody could explain, which turned out not to be a conflict of interest, but caused stress and confusion when arranging the survey. Other than that the process was straightforward. The survey itself appears thorough but there are a lot of areas that cant be commented on. There were some discrepancies within the report but upon calling the surveyor he was friendly and helpful. The survey and report were completed within a week of booking - quick turn around time. "
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.
"Great communication and booked at very short notice. I would recommend using them."
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.
"C&C were great at keeping in touch prior to conducting the survey and very prompt to deliver the report, after just 2 days from inspection day. I would recommend their services"
McCallums Property Surveying
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
McCallums Property Surveying is a trusted run firm of RICS-regulated and registered valuers and surveyors. We are members of CIOB and the RPSA, Our experienced team of qualified surveyors are experts in all aspects of residential construction methods and defects.
"Very good service. Less expensive than the others and an excellent report written promptly!"
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Malthouse Farm, The Common, Fritton, Norwich, NR15 2QW
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of RICS-regulated property surveyors covering London, South East, South West, East Anglia, the Midlands and North East England.
"Really appreciable approach from Nicki from starting onwards. On the day of survey, Mr Tony had given a clear picture about the survey report and final report has received within two days of survey itself. I would really recommend Dunken Penrose. Thanks to Nicki and Tony for this. Unfortunately that house purchase was not went well but really happy to approach again for future surveys and will forward details to my friends circle too.."
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.
"Organised survey promptly and did a detailed survey that highlighted and confirmed issues we had observed and some we hadn't. Very happy with the report."
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).
"The survey was extremely detailed and conducted without any admin issues or much input from us which was welcome. However it was not easy to get hold of anyone from the office to discuss the results of our survey, which had raised some serious issues with the house we intended purchase. Whilst I appreciate this was due to our particular surveyor being on leave for a week, we were unable to discuss the findings with anyone else from the team during that time and struggled to get hold of our surveyor when he was back. I am just flagging as I feel that particular when a survey has found major issues, it would be ideal to discuss these ASAP to minimise stress and anxiety."
Belgrave House 39-43, Monument Hill, Weybridge, KT13 8RN
Landview Surveyors are RICS regulated surveyors and valuers covering London and the South East. We provide professional and high-quality surveying services
Gary M Wardley
"From start to finish, very professional and efficient. They arranged the survey very quickly and Steve the surveyer got in touch straight after to let us know it was all complete. We haven't received the written report yet as it is being written up by Steve. I highly recommend Landview for their service, price, professionalism and friendliness "
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.
"Managed to turn around the survey and results very quickly, on a purchase that need a fast moving survey. Picked up on a few issues that the seller was not aware of and would have caused us thousands worth of issues when we moved in. "
London & Kent Surveyors
27 Fortune Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4JR
London & Kent Surveyors are a family-run business, solely specialising in residential surveying services. We are regulated members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with an experienced, qualified, and insured team that has been providing surveying services in London and Kent for over 20 years.We offer a number of services such as; Level 2 Home Buyer Surveys, and Party Wall Work.Our Level 2 Surveys include the use of our drone at no further cost to the customer. This allows for us to inspect areas that other surveyors may not be able to and could leave you open to costly repairs. Drone flying is dependent on weather and location.As a company, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to our community, and that is why we are committed to donating 1% of our fees to Centrepoint, a charity that provides support to young people who are experiencing homelessness.
"Great, detailed and in-depth survey from Alex. The use of the drone and follow up call was a real bonus. Highly recommended!"
Able Surveyors Limited
114 Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2QE
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.
"Archie carried out our survey and was very thorough and in detail highlighted the problem area."
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."
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!"
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.
"Robert was brilliant from start to finish. Originally gave me a quote but due to issues our end we had to wait a number of weeks before the survey could take place. Robert checked in a few times to see how we were progressing before eventually completing the survey. He communicated before and after excellently and spent over 30 mins after the survey explaining all his notes. The final report is clear and easy to follow and overall would use Robert again. "
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.
"Very professional. Kept in touch with me regularly with what was going on."
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. "
18 Erin Court, Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8LH
BlueSurv are a team of dependable and highly professional chartered surveyors based in Luton.
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."
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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