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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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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 Surveyors Gillingham

We have local RICS 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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Gillingham Planning Application Search

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 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 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 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.


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Recently completed 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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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 Gillingham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Gillingham, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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 Gillingham 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.


 

Can I negotiate the price with the seller’s solicitor?

Within the survey report there will be a section for your legal advisor. If there are any defects spotted at the property that require further attention it will be noted in this section of the report and your solicitor can flag these with in her enquiries.

Should there be any issues raised by your building surveyor that will be costly in the future, you can discuss options with the seller. It’s typical to negotiate one of two resolutions: either the seller agrees to accept a lower offer price for the property, or they agree to carry out the required repairs as a condition of the sale. In the latter case, this agreement would usually be confirmed in writing as part of the legal contract. Make sure that all correspondence regarding negotiations with the sellers is agreed by both solicitors.

Read more about how to successfully negotiate with your seller.