Home Buyers Survey Folkestone

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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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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.

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 Folkestone

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Folkestone. To find out more got 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around 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 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 surveys on properties in Folkestone we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Folkestone

Recently completed 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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Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

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 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 Folkestone, 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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the HomeBuyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Folkestone and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.