Home Buyers Survey Finchley

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In terms of its housing, Finchley could be nominally divided into East Finchley, Finchley proper and North Finchley.

East Finchley has many Victorian and Edwardian houses and cottages as well as Arts & Crafts –inspired housing from the 1920s and 30s, such as are found in East End Road and Lyttelton Road.

Central Finchley has large detached Edwardian houses such as are found in Dollis Avenue.

North Finchley has many 1920s semi-detached houses such as in Friern Watch Avenue.


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Dwellings in the vicinity of the Dollis Brook on the borders of Finchley to its north and west, in streets such as Dollis Road and Holders Hill Road, are subject to flood alerts and warnings.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Utilities are part of the surveyors job to inspect during a HomeBuyer or Building Survey. They do this by turning on the hot water and checking the lights work.

A RICS surveyor doesn't test the electrics or the gas. If they feel it appropriate to do so they'll state in their report - All gas and oil appliances and equipment should regularly be inspected, tested, maintained and serviced by a registered ‘competent person’ and in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important to make sure that the equipment is working correctly, to limit the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning and to prevent carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from leaking into the air. For more advice contact the Gas Safe Register for gas installations, and OFTEC for oil installations.
Properties built along the Durham Road in Finchley date in the region between 1900 and 1910 which is late Victorian early Edwardian. A number of the properties have the opportunity for extending.

In a recent survey in Durham Road, Finchley, N2 9DR, the property had been heavily extended and as such the client would be advised to obtain planning permission and building control documents from the seller.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Survey Finchley

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Finchley. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Finchley

Building Survey Finchley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Barnet Council at North London Business Park (NLBP) Oakleigh Road South London N11 1NP, telephone 020 8359 2000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Finchley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in West Hampstead, Golders Green, Hendon, Brent Cross, Colindale, Dunstable and Hampstead.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Finchley. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Finchley we'll be able to give you the detailed Finchley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Finchley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Bigwood Court, Bigwood Road, Finchley, London, NW11 6SS
  • Meadway Court, Finchley, London NW11 6PN
  • Market Place, East Finchley, London, N2 8BB
  • Nether Close, Finchley, London, N3 1AA
  • Glebelands Close, North Finchley, London, N12 0AL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Finchley to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Finchley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Finchley.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If you are concerned about any defects with any property you are looking at buying in Finchley, you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Many people mistakenly think a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the vendor.

The lender's surveyor conducts a mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are interested in buying in Finchley and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey itemises defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender.

You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and it gives you the evidence potentially to share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 0207 112 5388 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Finchley.

Mortgage Valuation vs Homebuyers Survey. Example from SAM Conveyancing