Home Buyers Survey Gravesend

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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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Top tips for a Gravesend Home Buyers Survey


Gravesend is in north Kent on the banks of the Thames and has strong historical associations and a maritime history. In the 19th century the town developed more as major cement and paper manufacturers moved into the area and the railway arrived.

There are surviving Victorian properties in the town centre and some Georgian properties. Gravesend was bombed heavily in the 2nd World War so much of the housing was built in the post-war period and later, and semi-detached and terrace houses are the most commonly-seen properties..

The Riverview Park estate was built in 1956, although King's Farm was mostly built in the 1920s. Christianfields was completely rebuilt between 2007 and 2013. New build developments include Dalefield in Dalefield Road, which consists mainly of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, and Culvers court in Fenners Marsh, a low-rise flat block offering shared ownership terms.


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Properties to the north of Gravesend adjoining the River Thames, such as those in West Street, are subject to flood warnings and alerts 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 Gravesend, including streets such as Milroy Avenue and Beatrice Gardens, 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.
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Highview, Vigo, Gravesend, DA13 0UY noted that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints (ancient and semi-natural woodland). Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

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 Gravesend

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

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Gravesend Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Gravesham Borough Council at Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU, telephone 01474 56 44 22, 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 Gravesend

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dartford, Southfleet, Greenhithe, Northfleet, Longfield, Littlestead Green and Swanscombe.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Gravesend. 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 Gravesend we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Gravesend

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 22b Albion Rd, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2SR
  • Old Barn Bungalow, Wood Hill, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0DJ
  • 4 Hillary Avenue, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8NS
  • Old Rd W, Gravesend DA11 0LZ
  • 19 Eynswood Drive, Sidcup, DA14 6JQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Gravesend 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 Gravesend.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Gravesend, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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. 

If you are concerned about your property in Gravesend has subsidence, or 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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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion. As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.