Home Buyers Survey Folkestone

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At the beginning of the 19th century, the harbour was developed which brought an increase of population to the town, however it was the arrival of the train station in 1843 that really made the town popular.

Victorian properties can be found on Coolinge Road and Radnor Park Crescent. This properties tend to be large detached houses, but some have been converted into flats like those on Grimstone Avenue and Sandgate Road.

Shorncliffe Heights at The Stadium is large new development offering two to five bedroom houses designed for contemporary living within this historic town. The Lees is a development in Sellinge near Folkestone that is similar to that of Shorncliffe Heights.

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Being a coastal town, Folkestone can be subject to flood alerts from time to time. THis includes roads such as The Stade, Lower Sandgate Road and roads within the town such as Sussex Road and Pavillion Road.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
Larger roads in Folkstone cause raised levels of noise pollution such as Shorncliffe Road, Cheriton Road and the A259. The railways line also adds to this. Streets affected by the noise pollution include Joinston Road, Millfield Road and Wiltie Gardens.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, the north of Folkestone, including Downs Road and Wood Avenue, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential 5-10% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.

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 Folkestone

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

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Folkestone Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Shepway District Council at Civic Centre, Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone CT20 2QY, telephone 01303 853000, 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.

Local Building Survey in Folkestone

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Capel-le-Ferne, Newington, Hawkinge, Paddlesworth, Hythe, Beachborough and Pedlinge.

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


Home Buyers Survey Folkestone

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkstone, CT20 3BD
  • East Cliff, Folkstone, CT19 6BU
  • Bouverie Pl, Folkestone CT20 1AA
  • Dover Rd, Folkestone CT20 1LA
  • Cheriton High St, Folkestone CT19 4ET

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Folkestone 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 Folkestone.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Folkestone and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Folkestone having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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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FREE Online Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.

 

Do you need a RICS Building Survey for a new flat?

The RICS HomeBuyers Report is specifically designed to be an ideal home buyers survey for flats and bungalows and smaller, more modern properties in general.

Your RICS surveyor checks all areas that are accessible within the property for the report, notes any suspicions of property defects such as subsidence and damp and will give a general review of the construction and condition of the property.

The report also gives you a market valuation and reinstatement cost.

A RICS Building Survey is more suited to older properties, larger properties and/or those which have been extended and those made of non-standard construction materials.