Home Buyers Survey Sevenoaks

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Sevenoaks is a town in Kent which hosts Knole House, constructed in the 15th century and Sevenoaks School, founded in 1432. The railway arrived in the 1860s, which caused the town to expand.

You can find many Victorian properties in and around the area taking the form of large detached houses, semi-detached houses, terrace housing and cottages. 

There are many semi-detached houses built in the interwar period, as can be seen in Baden Powell Road, and estates such as The Stables, built in the 1920s, has excellent mews houses. Bluebell Farm in New Street is one example of a new development where the original properties were farm buildings.


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Properties built close to the River Darent on the northern edges of Sevenoaks, in streets such as Robyns Way, are subject to flood alerts and warnings 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).
Some properties in Sevenoaks may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

A recent local authority search for a property in Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LH revealed that it was within a CIL area.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL)
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Sevenoaks.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Greenlands Road, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, TN15 6PQ, the report noted that there was a moderate potential for natural ground instability within 50m 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

Kent, 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.

Listed Building Surveyors Sevenoaks

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

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Sevenoaks Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Sevenoaks District Council at Council Offices, Argyle Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HG, telephone 01732 227000, 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 Sevenoaks

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tonbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Dunton Green, Chipstead, Otford, Sidlow and Chevening.

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

  • Birch Place, Oak Hill Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1AB
  • 17 Redwood Place Morewood Close Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2BE
  • Box Cottage, Badsell Road, Five Oak Green, Kent, TN12 6RB
  • 2 Cryals Court, Cryals Road, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HP
  • Seal Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5AR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Sevenoaks 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 Sevenoaks.

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 aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Sevenoaks, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Sevenoaks which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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How long does your survey take?

We book the earliest possible slot for your RICS surveyor to carry out their inspection for your RICS home buyers survey. Then, on the day, they visit the property and inspect all accessible areas, concentrating on signs and suspicions of defects and issues.

The actual time your surveyor takes over the inspection varies with each property – you can imagine that one for a small flat for a HomeBuyers Report will normally take less than one for a large mansion for a Building Survey. It is likely to be anything between 1 ½ hours to 3 hours.

SAM Conveyancing's RICS surveyors call you on the day of the inspection after carrying it out to go over any major concerns and findings and then they complete the report and return it to you within 5 working days.