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 6 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.
"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."
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."
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."
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.
"Excellent service. Survey booked in very quickly and were kept up to date with any changes. Very thorough survey report delivered within 24 hrs, with a follow up call a couple of days later.Would definitely 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.
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."
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 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.
"Very recommended survey, professional with the estimate of costs and everything we need before buying our house."
B.C Surveying Hertfordshire
Brook Court, 67 Watling Street, Radlett, WD7 7JA
B.C Surveying Hertfordshire have more than 17 years of experience in the surveying and construction management industry.
"We couldn't be happier with the service we have received! BC Surveying got to know a bit about us before hand, provided an incredibly detailed report and continued to offer ongoing advice and information even after to support our potential renegotiation! As first time buyers, we felt in safe hands and felt supported using BC Surveying as Billy has extensive experience in this field and was able to offer so much great advice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! "
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. "
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!"
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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