Home Buyers Survey Gillingham

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Gillingham is a town in Kent county in southeast England and includes the settlements of Brompton, Hempstead, Wigmore, Parkwood, Rainham, Rainham Mark and Twydall. Its name was first recorded as a settlement in the 10th century

Gillingham's population grew rapidly in the 19th century and New Brompton came into being, for example, around the 1850s. Development continued in the 20th century and up to the present date.

There is a broad selection of styles of property in the area including Georgian houses in Medway Road, Victorian semi-detached red brick family homes in Victoria Road, Edwardian terraces in Nelson Road, barn conversions in Twydall and large detached houses in Lower Twydall Lane, Rainham.

New build developments include the apartments in Pearl Lane off Pier Road and the detached houses in Maidstone Road, Wigmore.


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Properties in the north of Gillingham which are built in close proximity to the River Thames, particularly on St Mary's Island, in streets such as Island Way East and Watersmeet, are in areas where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Gillingham, including streets such as Balmoral Road and Duncan Road, are 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 of 1-3% (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.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Gillingham area mainly centre around the main road – Duncan Road, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Windsor Road.

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 Survey Gillingham

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

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Building Survey Gillingham Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Medway Council at Gun Wharf, Dock Rd, Chatham ME4 4TR, telephone 01634 306 000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Gillingham

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in St Mary's Island, Chatham, Upnor, Rainham, Darland, Shorne and Hempstead.

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


Home Buyers Survey Gillingham

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Cavendish Avenue, Gillingham, Medway ME7 2NN
  • 22 Windsor Court, Gillingham, ME7 4PQ
  • 116 Marshall Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0AN
  • 114 Hawbeck Road, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9UY
  • 12 Twydall Green, Gillingham ME8 6JY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Gillingham 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 Gillingham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

The goal of the Home Buyers Survey, whether the Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or the HomeBuyers Report, is to provide reassurance when buying a home and this is the case if you are considering buying a property in Gillingham.

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 Home Buyers 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 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 in Gillingham 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. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

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

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Any number of people have been understandably confused between a mortgage valuation and a HomeBuyers Survey.

Your lender conducts its own valuation on the property in Gillingham you intend to buy to check that it is lending you the right sum of money in relation to the property's value. It is not intended to examine any defects the property may have.

When you book a HomeBuyers Survey from us, as well as receiving an independent valuation of the property you wish to buy, the primary focus is to establish whether the property has any defects which you should know about, for example rising damp or subsidence, which might, particularly as time passes, end up requiring even tens of thousands of pounds to put right.

This knowledge is naturally of great use to you, given how much you are intending to spend. You might, on the strength of the information, provided, negotiate with the seller to contribute towards the costs of repairing the defects or even pull out buying the property entirely.


Most importantly, any HomeBuyers Survey is squarely for your benefit and is independent of both your lender - if you are buying with a mortgage - and your vendor. Call 0333 344 3234 to get yours and to help your peace of mind.

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