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 5 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.
"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."
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."
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.
"Super reliable, they communicate efficiently, scheduled the visit super fast and sent the report in time. Happy to recommend!"
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.
"Brilliant, they provided an exceptionally quick turnaround time"
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."
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! "
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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