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 6 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"
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.
"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.
"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.
"Booking a survey with this company was really easy. I did everything online, and the survey was then completed within a couple of weeks. The comprehensive report was sent to me the day after survey. "
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.
"Thorough report, however, no cost estimate for potential faults and repairs which would be quite helpful.Report was sent after chasing on e-mail 5d after survey (coudl be coincidence)"
18 Erin Court, Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8LH
BlueSurv are a team of dependable and highly professional chartered surveyors based in Luton.
"Acted in a professional manner.His report was well presented with helpful comments on issues found."
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 impressed with how quickly they conducted the survey, we booked it on a Thursday and the survey was conducted the following Monday. The survey was very detailed and exactly what we needed"
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
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.
"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.
"Behrang was very professional and the report was to a detailed standard. Very impressed. "
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."
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 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.
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. "
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
McCallum Surveyors are an independent and local firm of chartered property surveyors with 25 years worth of experience.
" When I booked the survey the person in the office was helpful and informative. Everything proceeded a timely manner and was easy to arrange. Paul Johnson carried out the survey and was excellent at keeping me informed. On the day of the survey he called me to give an overview of what he had found and when I would receive the full report. He was happy to explain things and generous with his time. The report came through well within the time frame advertised by McCallums. I would be more than happy to use this company again in the future and to recommend them."
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.
"Good. Must have been bit clear on type of valuation. Should have advised if property valuation was included in the survey."
6th Floor, First Central 200, 2 Lakeside Drive, London, NW10 7FQ
Based in London, Surveying People are proud to offer our surveying services in Harrow, Southall and West London.
"The whole team was super supportive and professional throughout the whole process without it feeling like a machine. They were very efficient, timely and took the time to call me right after the survey to talk it through and provided sound advice. I would definitely use them again!"
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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