Home Buyers Survey Highbury

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Highbury is a district of North London in Islington Borough.

By 1794 Highbury consisted of Highbury House and Highbury Hill House, Highbury Barn and the gated terraces of Highbury Terrace and Highbury Place. Until the 1870s many large Italianate villas were built, mostly in the southern part of Highbury.

After that, development went high-density with close packed mostly terraced houses being built, mainly in the north of Highbury. Available land continued to be in-filled with more housing until 1918, but little else changed until after World War II.

After the war, much municipal housing was built, particularly of semi-detached and terrace dwellings and low to mid-rise blocks. There are some grand villas remaining, but many of these have been converted into smaller flats by developers.

Arsenal's old football stadium has been converted into a luxury housing complex consisting of apartment blocks called Highbury Square.

New build developments include the apartments in Highbury Grove, the semi-detached houses ad modern terrace housing in Melody Lane.


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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Highbury area mainly centre around Highbury roundabout and the main roads linking from it: St Paul's Road, Canonbury Road and Highbury Corner/Holloway Road. Raised levels of noise pollution from railways accompany the overland service going through Highbury & Islington Station, which is located next to the aforesaid roundabout, making the roundabout the main area of noise in the locale.
A recent Environmental Report stated that a property on Aberdeen Road, London, N5 2UH, was 50m from an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. Active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Properties in some areas of Highbury may be affected by overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Loxford Gardens, Highbury, N5 1FX revealed that there were overhead power lines or mobile phone masts located within 250m of the dwelling.

Overhead power lines and phone masts can be contentious and additionally may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

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 Highbury

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

Building Survey Highbury Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Islington Council at 222 Upper St, London N1 1XR, telephone 0207 527 2000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Highbury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Canonbury, Islington, Barnsbury, Holloway, Stoke Newington, Notting Hill and Finsbury Park.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Highbury. 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 Highbury we'll be able to give you the detailed Highbury HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Highbury

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Highbury Quadrant, Highbury, London N5 2TB
  • 347 Highbury Quadrant, Highbury, London, N5 2TB
  • 7 Mountgrove Road, Highbury, London, N5 2LU
  • 23 Petherton Road, Highbury, London N5 2QX
  • Garden Flat, 18 Mountgrove Road, Highbury, London N5 2LS

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Highbury 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 Highbury.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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.

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If they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Highbury, or any other defects with the property 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?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Highbury you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend.

You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0207 112 5388 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

Mortgage valuations: not the same as homebuyers surveys, an example from SAM Conveyancing