Home Buyers Survey Rochester

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Rochester is a town and historic city in Kent in the Medway area and Rochester Cathedral was first founded in 604 but is has been modernised since, particularly in the medieval period (1080–1130, 1227 and 1343). It has a rich military history.

Rochester comprises numerous important historic buildings, the most prominent of which are the Guildhall, the Corn Exchange, Restoration House, Eastgate House, as well as Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral. Many of the town centre's old buildings date from as early as the 14th century up to the 18th century. The chapel of St Bartholomew's Hospital dates from the ancient priory hospital's foundation in 1078.

Properties in Rochester range from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and later housing to modern apartments of all sizes, many of which have views of the river.

There are many new build developments in and around the area including the Rochester Riverside scheme which aims to create 1,800 homes along with other community facilities.


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Properties in the north of Rochester which are built in close proximity to the River Medway, in streets such as Corporation Street and Cory's Road, 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 Rochester, including streets such as Secretan Road and Sir Evelyn Rd, 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.
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Rochester.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Jarrett Avenue, the report noted that there was a man made mining cavitles 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 Survey Rochester

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

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Building Survey Rochester 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 Rochester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Chatham, Gillingham, Wainscott, Higham, Cuxton, Endon and Thong.

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


Home Buyers Survey Rochester

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Exeter Walk, Rochester, Medway, ME1 2XF
  • 120 High St, Rochester ME1 1JT
  • 7 Beatty Road, Town Centre, Rochester ME1 2TG
  • 60 The Fairway, Rochester ME1 2LU
  • 31 North St, Rochester ME2 4SL

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Rochester 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 Rochester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 of your property in Rochester, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property 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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Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor. The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans. This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.