Home Buyers Survey Broadstairs

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Home Buyers Survey Broadstairs

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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.

Home Buyers Survey Broadstairs

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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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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 HomeBuyers Report Broadstairs and Building Surveys in Broadstairs.

A Home Buyer 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 Broadstairs, 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.

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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Broadstairs


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.
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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.
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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).
Kent.pngKent, 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 local to you. To find out more got 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 near me in 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 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 report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Broadstairs

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

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to a valuation for the property you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you however the results aren't always shared with you as the survey belongs to the mortgage lender. On top of which it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Broadstairs that you arrange your own Homebuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you at the mercy of undetected defects such as rising damp which can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

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