Looking for a surveyor in Camden? We’ve helped over 500 home buyers find a residential property surveyor in this part of London.
With an average property price of £1,146,548, you’ll want to be sure the property is secure and a worthwhile investment.
As a fairly large area within London, Camden is a densely-populated area that can greatly increase the pressure put on the ground beneath, creating issues such as subsidence. Potential problems like this highlight the importance of property surveys for homeowners in the local area. A Homebuyers Survey will suffice for homes in good condition, whilst Building Surveys would be better suited to properties containing signs of subsidence.
If you’re searching for a new home in Camden, we can match with up to 6 RICS registered surveyors who have been verified by our dedicated business team.
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.
"Excellent service and quite precise report that helped me renegotiate the price of the new property.. Hopefully this will help me to minimise any future repair costs too."
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.
"Really straightforward, friendly, and helpful. Also very competitively priced, with lots of useful questions for conveyancers and vendor."
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, 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."
JRM Boret Surveyors
43 Queensmill Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6JP
JRM Boret Surveyors have been in the chartered property surveying business for over 15 years. We offer our services around Central London.
"Unbelievably thorough report and a good price. The only reason that this is not a 5* is that actually getting John to reply or follow through on time was difficult, but the quality of his work is great."
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."
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"
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."
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.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
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.
"Good, prompt and professional service. "
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+"
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.
"Good communication; professional; thorough. Highly satisfied with Dan's work."
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.
Koon Ying Ng
"The price was competitive and they provided a very detailed report. Service was straight forward and they responded from initial enquiry very quickly. They took slightly longer than expected to finish the report, but I think this is simply due to the great amount of detail and length of the report. Very well done. If I wasn't already expecting to do up the property, this report would have given me a great insight into whether I would continue the purchase. Thanks. "
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
"Efficient and friendly service. Excellent survey report, delivered on time. All questions answered. Would use again."
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.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
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.
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To help you with your house move, our team at Compare My Move have researched the most popular survey types in Camden. We’ve also completed further research to help answer all your vital surveying-related questions.
Over 74% of our Camden users were looking for a Homebuyers Survey, making it the most popular property survey in the area. This survey type is best suited to properties younger than 80-years of age that are in fairly good condition. It can also be used to assess certain flats, making it a popular choice throughout London. Over 59% of users purchasing flats required a Homebuyers Survey, according to our data.
Just under 26% of our users requested a Building Survey, the more thorough and detailed property survey. This isn’t surprising as the Homebuyers Survey is much more common, especially in areas like Camden where flats are more popular amongst movers. However, if you’re considering purchasing a home that is over 80-years of age, has been greatly renovated or is made of unusual materials, then a Building Survey would be much more beneficial as it will highlight any structural issues also.
Our team also discovered that the property type most prone to requiring a survey in Camden are flats. For both types of surveys, flat owners were the highest percentage when requesting a property survey.
Camden boasts a variety of property types including Georgian and Victorian homes as well as period conversions. However, due to the area’s growing popularity, there has also been an increase in the number of flats for sale. From high-rise apartments to converted warehouses, there’s a lot to choose from in this quirky London borough. There are also a number of Share Ownership options, especially in the Camden Courtyards.
Older properties are the most popular amongst many Camden movers, with the latest figures from the Land Registry showing that 151 ‘existing properties’ were sold in October 2020. Only 2 new-build homes were sold during the same month, highlighting the appeal of period houses in the local area. However, many of the existing properties were also flats, meaning the Homebuyers Survey is often the most popular choice.
It’s important to note that there are currently over 5,600 listed buildings in Camden. These range from the 11th century St Pancras Old Church to the 1970s built Alexandra Road Estate. As listed buildings are considered as having national, historical or architectural interest, they will be protected by the local authority. This means, if you’re purchasing a listed building, you will be restricted when it comes to future repair work and alterations.
This is also true for properties situated in a conservation area. Camden contains 40 conservation areas, covering around 50% of the entire borough. Again, if you’re purchasing a home in one of these areas, the local council will have more control over what can be done to the building.
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According to the London Subsidence Map by GeoBear, Camden properties have a high risk of developing subsidence due to their proximity to London’s centre. Many densely populated areas like London have a potential for subsidence due to the increased amount of pressure on the ground. Camden is an example of this.
The more weight and pressure added to the ground beneath properties, the higher the chance of the soil drying out and compacting. This can then lead to subsidence where the foundations of the building begin to sink and misalign. No matter where you move in London, it’s worth organising a property survey to uncover any obvious signs of subsidence.
Another factor that could cause this issue is the presence of clay soil. On the Map of the Distribution of Clay Over the UK, Camden is labelled as a ‘Hazard Level E’ location for clay soil. This means that the soil can be fairly hazardous due to the risk of it shrinking or swelling under extreme pressure or change in temperature.
If you’re viewing property in Camden, it would be wise to research the local land it was built on and look out for any signs of subsidence, such as large cracks around the windows and door frames. If you make an offer, it’s advised you organise a property survey to thoroughly assess the building. A Homebuyers Survey will likely suffice, but if you’re purchasing an older home, a Building Survey will be much more beneficial.
Japanese Knotweed is a highly destructive plant that grows up to 10cm a day, forcing its way through walls, drains and even concrete. It can also force its way through a property’s foundations, causing significant damage such as cracks in the brickwork and sinking foundations.
According to Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, all areas within the London area have a high risk of Japanese Knotweed occurrences. This includes Camden. In fact, Camden is situated directly in a hotspot for the dangerous plant, meaning many of the properties will be at risk. There are 147 recorded infestations in one Camden postcode alone, meaning there will be many other infected areas.
Highly populated areas often come with increased risks which is why it’s not too surprising that Camden has issues with Japanese Knotweed. If you suspect the home you’re purchasing has a Japanese Knotweed infestation, do not try to remove it yourself as this can cause further damage.
If you continue with the property purchase and become the new homeowner, you will be responsible for maintaining the issues. This is why it’s essential you have a property survey conducted to uncover any evidence of the plant. You can then take the appropriate next steps and hire a professional to remove the dangerous plant.
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