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North London Property Valuations and Surveys

As accredited valuers and independent chartered surveyors, we conduct home surveys and property valuations across North London, and have experience and detailed knowledge of the boroughs’ residential and commercial properties.

Our services to residential and commercial property clients include:

  • RICS Condition Reports
  • RICS Homebuyer Reports
  • RICS Building Surveys
  • Commercial Property Building Surveys
  • Property Valuations

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AREAS WE COVER - North London

Camden NW1
Ealing W5
Hackney E8
Islington N1
Tower Hamlets E1

Whether you are buying an elegant Regency town house in Primrose Hill, a modernist home in Hampstead, or a more recently built canal-side apartment in Shoreditch, our surveys and reports can give you the impartial information you need on the property value, rental value and the condition of the property.

We cover the whole of North London, from the leafy residential streets around St John’s Wood, Regents Park and Camden in the west, all the way along the Grand Union Canal through Islington and Angel to Hackney and Stratford in the east. North of the Thames we go all the way up to East Finchley and Wood Green.

We know just how quickly you need to gather information and make a decision when you are buying in North London. We respond speedily to quote requests, and being a relatively small team, we can also respond to any specific requirements you have. Alert us to any concerns you have before we visit, and if you have questions about your final condition report, homebuyer report, building survey or property valuation, we will be available to talk you through them.

We can liaise directly with the property manager or estate agent to arrange access if necessary, and will get your home buyers report, structural survey or valuation to you within 5 working days of visiting the property.
It’s a part of our customer promise to make the survey and valuation process as simple and easy as possible, because we know that buying a property in North London can be a stressful experience.

Our Services

RICS Condition Report

The RICS Condition Report is the most inexpensive of our home surveys. It is most appropriate for London properties in reasonable condition which were built from the 1980s onwards.

We recommend the RICS Condition Report if:

  • The property you want to buy appears to be in reasonable condition   AND
  • It’s built in a common style with conventional materials   AND
  • It’s less than 30 years old   AND
  • It hasn’t already been altered significantly   AND
  • You don’t want to make major alterations  AND
  • You feel fairly confident about its condition and have an understanding of what’s involved with maintaining a property

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RICS HomeBuyer Report

A homebuyer’s survey is designed to help you make a well-informed decision about buying a property. It can help you assess whether you’re paying a fair price, and minimise the risk of unexpected problems and costs in the future.
(This survey report used to be known as a Homebuyers Survey and Valuation, or an HSV.)

We recommend the RICS HomeBuyer Report if:

  • The property you want to buy appears to be in reasonable condition
  • It’s less than 100 years old
  • It hasn’t already been significantly altered
  • It’s built in a common style with conventional materials
  • You don’t want to make major alterations

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RICS Building Survey

A RICS Building Survey is the most detailed of our home surveys. It is designed to give you a thorough assessment of the structure, condition and construction of a property, as well as technical advice on fixing any problems.
(This survey report used to be known as a structural survey.)

We recommend the RICS Building Survey if:

  • The property is in poor condition   OR
  • It’s more than 100 years old   OR
  • It’s built using unconventional methods or materials   OR
  • It’s already been significantly altered or extended   OR
  • You want to make major alterations to the property

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Commercial Services

Rent Reviews and Lease Renewals:
Barnes & Barnes are able to negotiate lease renewals and rent reviews for landlords and tenants.

These services include the following:

  • An assessment of rental value
  • Negotiations
  • Third party determination

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London Residential Property Valuations

As RICS registered valuation surveyors, we can assess the value of any residential property in London. All our valuations meet the Red Book standard, which is the professional standard set out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

We regularly provide:

  • Independent valuations for investors, home buyers or property owners
  • Valuations for probate, capital gains (including non UK residents) and inheritance tax
  • Retrospective valuations
  • Leasehold extension and enfranchisement
  • Valuations for shared ownership and Staircasing
  • Valuations for help to buy
  • Reinstatement cost assessments
  • Valuations for insurance purposes
  • Valuations for divorce settlements or separations/co-ownership

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Which home survey do I need?

We offer all three levels of the RICS home surveys: the Condition Report (level 1), the HomeBuyer Report (level 2) and the Building Survey (level 3).

The best property survey for your situation depends on the age and condition of the property, as well as what you have planned for it. The surveys vary in how much technical detail and advice they give you, and in how in-depth the survey inspection is.

No matter which RICS home survey you choose, it will give you insight into the condition of a property before you make a final decision on whether to buy it or not.  We’ve created this RICS survey comparison table to help you assess which survey is best for you.


Still not sure which survey you need?
Call us today to discuss your property: 0207 737 7243