Looking for a property surveyor in Ilford? We’ve helped over 400 homebuyers find a residential surveyor in the area over the last year.
Ilford is a large town in East London offering a variety of property types, from grand, semi-detached homes to contemporary apartments. A homebuyers survey will be ideal for properties under 80-years of age. However, older homes or buildings that have undergone extensive repair work will be better suited to the more comprehensive building survey.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered and experienced property surveyors in Ilford who will help you through the surveying process. For your peace of mind, every partner must go through our stringent verification process and they must abide by our code of conduct whilst partnering with Compare My Move.
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"
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."
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."
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)"
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"
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"
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."
Francis Blackstone Surveyors
69 Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford, CM2 9DR
Francis Blackstone Surveyors are an experienced surveying company offering our RICS Homebuyers Report and Building Survey across East London, Dartford, Ilford, Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend-on-Sea.
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 "
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors
Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
Erikas Grig Chartered Surveyors is a multi-disciplinary practice operating in London, providing quality surveying services for movers across the UK.
"Professional, fast turnaround, property was valued as expected, fair and reliable."
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."
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
Escape Surveyors Ltd
Escape Surveyors Ltd, 282 Leigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1BW
Escape Surveyors are a small, independent RICS regulated surveying firm based in Leigh-on-sea, Essex. Our director and surveyor Jade has comprehensive construction and building pathology knowledge.
"Excellent would absolutely recommend brilliant service. Jade carried out the survey on Friday and I had the report back on Monday. So many pictures which I loved as I could see every little detail. "
Sheeley Surveying Services
17 Sedgefield Way, Braintree, CM7 1XB
Here at Sheeley Surveying Services, we are on hand to assist you with all your surveying needs. Covering areas including Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Stevenage and Southend-on-Sea, we are able to help many clients on a daily basis.Our team is full of reliable and trusted surveyors that can provide accurate RICS surveys. Whether you need a level 2 or 3 Home Survey, our professional surveyors offer this service. We can also provide you with a RICS valuation that provides peace of mind when buying or selling a property.
According to our data, around 57% of our Ilford users require a homebuyers survey to help them with their property purchase, making it the most in-demand survey type for this area. The remaining percentage of Ilford movers opted for the more detailed survey type, the building survey. As Ilford is a part of East London, there will be a lot of fairly modern homes and even a number of new developments. As the homebuyers survey is designed for properties under 80-years of age, it explains why it’s so popular in this area.
Ilford contains a variety of grand terrace homes for young families and professionals, which is why this property type is the most popular amongst our Ilford users. Terraced house owners were the users who most requested a property survey through Compare My Move. Whilst 21.40% of these buyers required a homebuyers survey, 16.24% required a building survey. The only property type that beat terraced homeowners were semi-detached home buyers with 19.19% requiring building surveys.
Those considering buying flats mostly required a homebuyers survey, which isn’t surprising as many flats and apartments in Ilford are fairly new. As it’s a densely-packed area, there weren’t many detached buyers looking for property surveys. Only 4.43% were looking to arrange a homebuyers survey and 4.06% were looking for building surveys.
A large suburban town in East London, Ilford saw immense growth throughout the 19th century after the railway was first introduced to the area. The most common property types you’ll find in the main town are Victorian terraced houses and perhaps a few modern flats and apartments.
During the interwar period, there were a number of beautiful semi-detached properties built, many of which can be found in Caterham Avenue. There are also a number of new developments to explore, should you be interested in purchasing a new-build home. In January 2020, the London Borough of Redbridge where Ilford is located saw only 6 new-build properties sold whilst 180 existing properties were sold.
There are 16 conservation areas within the Borough of Redbridge, all of which can be found on the local council’s Conservation Areas Map. If you’re viewing properties within one of these preserved areas, it’s important to note that you will require permission to carry out any work on the land or building.
There are also approximately 162 listed buildings in the Borough of Redbridge, with 32 of them located in Ilford. As with conservation areas, listed buildings are highlighted by the local council as having historical, local or architectural importance and so they must be preserved. This means that anyone who has purchased a listed building must not carry out any work without permission.
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Subsidence is a dreaded word for many homeowners - it occurs when the ground beneath a property collapses or sinks, taking part of the foundations with it. This can greatly devalue a property and make it very difficult to sell in the future. As Ilford is a town in East London, subsidence will be something many buyers will have to look out for.
There are a number of factors that can cause subsidence, including clay soil, a history of mining and even landfill sites. However, one of the biggest reasons is increased pressure weakening the ground. London is a hotspot for subsidence as there are many buildings on small, condensed pieces of land. With this added weight and pressure, the ground beneath the buildings can gradually weaken and sink.
As Ilford is part of East London, there will be pockets of areas with a high risk of subsidence. The issue may not be as severe as it is in Central London, however, as you can see on the UK subsidence map, Ilford properties are still at risk.
Do not underestimate the importance of a property survey, especially in a busy and active town such as Ilford. The survey report will highlight any defects or problems with the property, some that may even convince you to walk away from the transaction. Your surveyor will assess the building and warn you of any signs that subsidence is present.
Japanese Knotweed is a very intrusive and destructive plant that can force its way through concrete and drains. It’s important to uncover whether a property has an infestation before you decide to buy as it can greatly affect the value of a home. It can be a difficult process to remove the plant and so you should never attempt it without the help of a professional.
According to the Environet Japanese Knotweed Heatmap, Ilford does have issues with this dangerous plant. As London has a number of heavy infestations, it has travelled to the town of Ilford. If you suspect the property you’re interested in has an infestation of Japanese Knotweed, it’s important you hire a professional and qualified surveyor who can identify the problem and advise you on the appropriate next steps.
Do not try to remove Japanese Knotweed yourself as the removal process is very difficult and you could cause more damage. It can cost up to £3,000 to remove this frustrating plant but it’s vital you hire a professional. Once it’s been removed, you will have to check on the infected area every year for 5 years to ensure it’s completely dead.
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