Home Buyers Survey Islington

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Islington has some excellent period housing with plenty of examples of Georgian and early Victorian properties.

Canonbury's Canonbury Tower is a Tudor Building, built in the early 16th century. There are Victorian terraces and villas in Alwyne Road, Alwyne Villas and Alwyne Place.

Barnsbury's Lonsdale Square has Gothic detailing

There newer flat blocks and houses along Regent's Canal and at both the City Road and Wenlock canal basins, particularly 1-bedroom flats. There a large houses with big gardens around Essex Road and Queensbridge Road.



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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads and railways in Islington are most often observed in the Holloway Road area between the junctions between Seven Sisters Road and Tollington Road (for road) and around Holloway tube station/Holloway Road (for rail – this is where the overland railway crosses the Holloway Road).
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Islington area mainly centre around the main road – A104, Essex Road, impacting roads such as St Peter's Road and Packington Street.
When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the Kensal Green area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the Islington area is Islington Electrician, 15 Barnsbury Park, London N1 1HQ.

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 Islington

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

Building Survey Islington Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Islington Council at 222 Upper St, London N1 1XR, telephone 020 7527 2000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Islington

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Holloway, Angel, Barnsbury, Canonbury, Finsbury, Eversley and Hoxton.

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


Home Buyers Survey Islington

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Grosvenor Avenue, Islington, London N5 2NL
  • 80 Mild May Avenue, Islington, London, N1 4FE
  • 34b Aberdeen Road, Highbury, Islington, London, N5 2UH
  • 38a Jackson Road, Islington, London, N7 6EE
  • 104A Mackenzie Road, Barnsbury, N7 8RE

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Islington 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 Islington.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Islington, incredibly important.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Islington which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion.

As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.