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Maidstone has a rich variety of properties including from eras such as the medieval, Tudor and Jacobean. Thurnham Court in Thurnham was built in the early 17th century and Parsonage Farm in East Sutton is a 15th century farmhouse.

Maidstone's town has houses and bungalows from the Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s and modern era. Bower Mount Road has Edwardian semi-detached houses as do villages such as Bearstead, Yalding and Thurnham.

Frant Road has 2 and 3-bedroom Victorian houses and you can find barn conversions in East Malling, for example.

The Boatyard offers strikingly modern 3-bedroom houses and there are a number of modern 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes in Hastings Road.

Shared ownership properties have been available in Allington, Acorn Close and Arundel Square.


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Properties in Maidstone which are situated close to the River Medway in streets such as College Avenue and Bridge Mill Way, 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).
Properties in some areas of Maidstone may be affected by environmental constraints.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Roseholme and Sandling Lane revealed that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints. These included Local Nature Reserves - Fant and Anciebt Woodland - Sandling Wood.

Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Maidstone.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Hughenden Reach, ME15 6ZL, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 250m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence

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 Maidstone

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

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Maidstone Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Maidstone Borough Council at Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ, telephone 01622 602750, 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 Maidstone

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bearsted, Aylesford, Downswood, Hollingbourne, Mereworth, Beckenham and Nettlestead.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Maidstone. 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 Maidstone we'll be able to give you the detailed Maidstone 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:

  • Lambard House, Wheeler Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2UE
  • Larkfield Schoolhouse, 228 New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent, ME20 6PT
  • 15 Warwick Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8SG
  • Kingsley Road, Maidstone ME15 7UL
  • 1 Underwood Close, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6SR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Maidstone 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 Maidstone.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 are considering buying a property in Maidstone, 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)
If they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Maidstone you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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What is the difference between the Building Survey and the HomeBuyers Report?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is a standard traffic light format, and is different to a Building Survey in many ways. The HomeBuyers report is suitable for standard construction properties post 1950 such as bungalows and flats.

The Level 3: Building Survey is essential for larger or older properties that have had any extensions or alterations from their original build, or if you’re planning major works. The Building Survey comes in a more detailed report and included photos and explanations.