Looking for a property surveyor in the London Borough of Hackney? We’ve helped over 1,500 home buyers find a verified residential surveyor for their future Hackney home.
Hackney has an average property price of £704, 696. If you’re interested in a modern property in the borough that’s considered as being in relatively ‘good condition’, then a homebuyers report may likely be the best survey type for you. However, if you prefer one of Hackney’s older properties, then a building survey will be better suited.
Whether you’re moving to or within Hackney, we can match you with up to 5 RICS registered London surveyors in the area. Each partner who enters the Compare My Move network must be RICS registered and must continuously follow our code of conduct. They will be put through our strict verification process and regularly monitored to ensure they work to our high standards.
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
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.
"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.
"Very efficient service and report sent to me the same day. Highly recommended."
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."
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 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! "
Using our own unique data, our team at Compare My Move discovered that around 65% of our Hackney users required a homebuyers survey when using our services. This type of property survey is often very popular amongst homeowners in the UK, making it a fairly common request. The inspection included with a homebuyers report provides an overview of the condition of a building, ensuring you can uncover any potential issues that may affect its value. However, it’s not as thorough as a building survey.
If you’re purchasing a home that is older than 80-years of age, is considered to be in ‘poor condition’ or is made of unusual materials, then a building survey will be better suited. It is also suitable for homes that have been greatly renovated and have undergone extensive work as it assesses the structural safety of the building. It’s the most detailed type of property survey and will highlight any underlying issues or damage.
Our data also discovered that over 34% of users purchasing flats in Hackney required a homebuyers survey. This isn’t surprising as the homebuyers report is designed for modern homes and flats specifically and is suitable for homes younger than 80-years of age. Users buying semi-detached and terrace houses were also much more likely to request a homebuyers survey with only 3% of semi-detached movers arranging a building survey.
To help you save up to 70% on your overall costs, don’t forget to compare surveying quotes with Compare My Move during your property purchase. Every partner is RICS registered, experienced and highly qualified, ensuring you’re only connected to the best surveyors in Hackney.
There are a variety of property types to choose from in Hackney, from grand Georgian houses in Clapton Square to flat-fronted Victorian terraces in Hackney Central and London Fields. If you prefer more modern homes or large warehouse conversions, then you’ll find plenty to view in Hackney Wick.
Older properties seem to be very popular amongst Hackney movers, with 120 ‘existing’ properties sold in October 2020 alone. New-build homes don’t appear to be as ‘in demand’ with only 11 sold during that same month. If you’re purchasing a home older than 80-years of age or one that appears to be in ‘poor condition’, then it’s advised you organise a building survey to assess the structural safety of the home.
“Older, more traditional properties are very popular in Reading with over 165 ‘existing’ properties having been sold in January 2020, according to the UK House Price Index. Despite the many new developments being built, only 11 new-build homes were sold during this same month.”
There are currently 30 conservation areas in the Borough of Hackney, with the first conservation areas designated in 1969 in Clapton Square, Clapton Common, Clapton Pond and Clissold Park. These plots of land contain ‘special architectural or historical interest’, meaning many homeowners within the area require special permission from the local authority to carry out certain work and renovations.
There are also around 1,300 listed buildings in the borough. As with the properties in conservation areas, listed buildings are seen as historically or architecturally important, meaning owners require permission to carry out repair work. If you’re interested in purchasing a listed building, it’s also important to note that a typical property survey will not suffice - you will have to arrange a Listed Building Building instead.
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Subsidence is a dreaded term for many homeowners - it is typically caused by the ground beneath a building compressing and sinking, causing the foundations to become unbalanced. This then results in large cracks appearing around the windows and door frames as the foundation misaligns. As Hackney is fairly close to Central London, it is at moderate risk of experiencing subsidence.
According to the UK Subsidence Map by Geobear, Hackney has a moderate risk of subsidence with areas located closer to Central London having an increased risk. Large cities such as London often carry an increased risk as the ground often dries up due to the added pressure and weight from the number of buildings. If a densely-packed area contains a variety of immense buildings and properties, the ground could weaken and collapse.
If you suspect the property you’re interested in is displaying signs of subsidence, then it’s advised you seek a verified property surveyor to inspect the home. A building survey is often recommended as it will assess any current or potential damage to the foundations. Subsidence can greatly devalue a property so it’s worth investing in a survey, even if it’s simply to provide evidence when renegotiating the asking price.
Don’t forget to compare surveying quotes with Compare My Move to help you save up to 70% on your overall costs. Every partner that enters our network is verified by us and reviewed by you, ensuring you receive quality services from the best in the business.
According to Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Map, Hackney properties have a fairly high risk of experiencing Japanese Knotweed infestations. It’s vital you uncover any evidence of this destructive plant on the premises as it can decrease the building’s value by up to 10%, with many mortgage lenders denying applications due to its presence.
If you’re searching for a new home within Hackney, especially in areas closer to Central London, then don’t forget to look-out for any signs of the nuisance plant. There have been around 105 reported occurrences of Japanese Knotweed in one postcode area alone. It is capable of growing up to 20cm a day and can force its way through drains, walls and even concrete, causing severe damage. It’s often sighted in public parks and green spaces, so be wary if the property is situated near something similar.
Japanese Knotweed can be extremely dangerous and should you not try to remove the plant yourself. You must instead arrange a property survey to identify its presence and plan your next steps. The cost of having the plant professionally removed can be anywhere upwards of £3,000.
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