Looking for a surveyor in Enfield? We’ve helped over 460 home buyers in the area find a residential property surveyor in this part of London over the past year.
Enfield, which has an average property price of £526,960, has a vast range of properties, from large detached homes with several bedrooms and Victorian and Edwardian terraced properties, to modern new-build houses and apartments.
Properties that are older than 80-years of age, are considered to be in ‘poor condition’ or were built with unusual materials will all benefit from a building survey. However, modern homes or properties in ‘good’ condition will be best suited to the homebuyers survey.
We can connect you with up to 5 RICS registered London property surveyors to help you through the buying process. Each one must go through our strict verification process before joining our surveying network, ensuring you receive the highest-quality service.
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."
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
Based in London, we are Surveyor Sorted. We are a RICS regulated chartered surveyors with an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry. We are proud to provide a RICS HomeBuyers Report and a RICS Building Survey around the London area.
"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."
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.
"Very professional and kept me informed of progress all the way"
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.
"I think the report was very thorough and very detailed."
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.
"Very good customer service from the time I submitted enquiry, very helpful staff member over the Phone . The Conveyancer submitted very detailed 57 pages report , listing issues discovered but also added suggestions what should be checked or raised . I send additional questions in relation to comments and issues and received very quick reply . I couldnt be happier . Highly recommending their services "
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.
"Good service. Very comprehensive report including photographs. Good communication."
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"
TMB Estate Consultancy
2 Woodberry Grove, London, N12 0DR
TMB Estate Consultancy is a firm of independent chartered surveyors based in London. We offer a range of services aimed at those buying a property.
"Fantastic, would highly recommend Mark answered ally questions and communication throughout the whole process was great"
Suite 14 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.
"As a company we was very happy with the service overall. The only problem we experienced was that we was promised the survey would be sent to us with in 5 working days of the inspection being done, i had to chase it for another week with receptionists telling me they couldn't get hold of any surveyors. When the survey was eventually emailed to us, the address was wrong on three pages. However this was quickly rectified after i flagged it up. So although we had a couple of issues, the staff that i spoke with were always very polite and as helpful as they could be. "
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! "
Our unique data discovered that over 65% of our Enfield users require a homebuyers survey for their property purchase, making it the most popular survey type in this area. The remaining 35% opted for the more thorough building survey. If you’re looking for a new-build home in one of Enfield’s new developments, then you will likely require a snagging list and not a property survey.
Out of all the Compare My Move users who required a homebuyers survey, 22% were purchasing terraced houses and 20.40% were purchasing semi-detached homes. Buyers looking for semi-detached homes were also in demand for building surveys with 17.20% requiring this thorough survey. Users purchasing flats were the least likely to need a property survey, which isn't surprising as most flats will only require a snagging list or a simple valuation.
By receiving the report that comes with a property survey, you put yourself in a much better position to negotiate the asking price. The results will either give an estimated value on the repair work that will be required, or it may even convince you to walk away from the sale altogether which can save you hundreds in the long-run.
Enfield has a range of properties and architecture to explore with St. Andrew’s Church dating back to the 14th century. From Georgian houses to Victorian cottages, there’s definitely something for everyone here. Many of the older homes can be found hidden amongst the country lanes whilst many of the new developments are situated in Enfield Central.
When house-hunting, you’ll notice that many of the detached and semi-detached houses are from the 1920s or Edwardian era, with a number of beautiful Victorian terrace houses mixed within the market. You will also find a few 1930s detached and terraced homes in certain streets whilst many of the new-builds and apartments will be located closer to Enfield Central. If you’re considering a home within one of the new developments, you will likely require a snagging list and not a property survey.
According to the UK House Price Index, Enfield sold 168 ‘existing’ properties throughout January 2020. During the same month, only 8 new-builds were sold. If you’re looking to purchase a home over 80-years of age, you will benefit from a building survey as it will provide a thorough report on the building’s structure and condition. More modern properties will be best suited to a homebuyers survey.
Enfield contains 22 conservation areas which Enfield Council will ensure are preserved and enhanced. Because of this, there will be legal requirements and conditions that must be met by the homeowners located within. If you purchase a house within a conservation area, there will likely be limitations on how much work you can do on the home. This is also the case for listed building owners. The London Borough of Enfield contains approximately 300 Grade I and II* listed buildings.
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Subsidence is a serious issue that can cause a lot of damage. It occurs when the ground beneath a building shrinks or collapses, taking part of the foundations with it. This can greatly affect a building’s structural safety and decrease its overall value. As you can see on the UK Subsidence Map, Enfield has a moderate risk of subsidence due to its proximity to the densely populated city of London.
There are a variety of factors that can increase the risk of subsidence, including the type of clay soil used, any history of mining and also landfill sites. However, the reason Enfield is at risk is likely due to the fact that it is a London Borough. Heavily populated areas contain densely-packed land where the added pressure and weight of the buildings weaken the ground, causing it to compact. The greater number of properties, the greater chance of subsidence.
It’s important not to underestimate the importance of a property survey during your purchase. The report will highlight any issues or defects within the property, allowing you to start negotiations with more accurate information. Both the homebuyers and building survey will detect any signs of subsidence but the building survey report will be the most detailed.
Japanese Knotweed is also known as Fallopia Japonica. It is a highly destructive plant that can grow up to 10cm per day, forcing its way through drains, concrete and the property’s foundations. This can cause major damage, greatly devalue a building and even lead to subsidence.
According to the UK Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, Enfield is at moderate risk of Japanese Knotweed infestations, with pockets of high occurrences situated closer to London. If you believe the property you’re interested in is within one of these hotspots, it’s vital you hire a reliable property surveyor to assess the home and surrounding land. If the plant is found, your surveyor can then advise you on the correct next steps.
Do not attempt to remove Japanese Knotweed yourself. It is a difficult plant to remove and the process can cause even further damage to your property if it’s completed incorrectly. It can cost around £3,000 to remove Japanese Knotweed but it’s vital you hire a professional. You will then have to review the land every 5 years to ensure there’s no regrowth.
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