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Broadstairs has been populated, even if sparsely, for many hundred years and George Culmer cut a road into the chalk ground on which Broadstairs built in 1538. He built the York Gate also, in 1540, and this still spans Harbour Street.

The main building boom occurred in the mid-19th century as the professional classes, boosted also later on b by the arrival of the railway, moved in.

You can find fine examples of Victorian terraced houses in Wrotham Road and Percy Avenue for example and large detached houses in Fort Road.
There are many properties built in the 20th century, including some Edwardian terraced houses in Church Street and 1930s terraced houses in Hugin Avenue. There are very large, double-fronted detached houses built in the 1920s in Convent Road.

You can also find very modern developments in the town such as the 4-bedroom town houses in Beach Mews, Alexandra Road.

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Among the various advantages of lenders insisting that if you buy a home with a mortgage, you have to buy a Local Authority Search, are the Building Regulations entries listed for the property in questions.

A recent such conveyancing property search, carried out for a property in Gloucester Avenue, Broadstairs, KENT CT10 2HP, listed that the property had had a rear extension, had had double glazing installed (FENSA record) and electrical work including a new consumer unit. For these last two, the contractor was also listed. These details give your conveyancing solicitor vital information for their enquiries and help them with their eventual report on title.
An Environmental Conveyancing Property Search can reveal nearby hazards which might affect a property. A recent such search for a property in Farley Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4EP revealed that there was a 'moderate' potential for natural ground instability within 50 metres of the property.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, all properties within Broadstairs are in a raised radon area. The raised radon area, which includes for example Edge End Road and Bromstone Road, has a maximum radon potential of 1 - 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where radon emissions might measure above the action level).

KentKent, romantically described as 'the garden of England', is a coastal county in the England's south eastern corner. Because it borders Greater London, it is classed as one of the home counties. It contains the Weald and the North Downs. Kent's county town is Maidstone. Other large cities include Gillingham, Chatham, Ashford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Dartford and Gravesend. 

Kent has many port towns including Dover, Folkestone and Margate. Adjacent counties include East Sussex, Surrey, Essex (across the River Thames) and, as stated earlier, Greater London. Curiously, Kent used to contain an enclave north of the River Thames until 1965 which equates now to the E16 postcode area and which has now been reclassified as part of the London Borough of Newham. JMW Turner, the great impressionist painter, spent part of his childhood in Margate and regularly returned there in later life. The coastline of East Kent is regarded as the inspiration for many of his works, particularly his fantastic seascapes.

Listed Building Surveyors Broadstairs

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

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Broadstairs Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Thanet District Council at Thanet District Council, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ, telephone 01843 577000, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


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

Home Buyers Survey in and around Broadstairs

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Kingsgate, Reading Street, Northwood, Newington, St Lawrence, Newington and Ramsgate.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs, KENT CT10 1DQ
  • Reading Street, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3BD
  • Bishop Close, Margate, Kent CT9 4FP
  • Cavendish Mansions, Lewis Crescent, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent CT9 2LJ
  • St Mildreds Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8RN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Broadstairs 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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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 Broadstairs.

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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Broadstairs, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 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 Broadstairs 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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Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Broadstairs to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.