Home Buyers Survey Tonbridge

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Tonbridge has large Victorian and Edwardian period properties as well as smaller cottages and many new – and affordable – homes.

The Kent town saw rapid development with the railway's arrival in 1842. The larger properties tend to be the north of the town centre (such as in Dry Hill Park Road and Yardley Park Road) whereas to its south you find smaller 2 or 3 bedroom workmen's cottages. The Ridgeway and Ridgway Crescent have 1920s detached properties. The Drive, in the centre of town has detached and semi-detached Victorian and Edwardian houses.

The roads leading out of town , for example to Hadlow and Bidborough, have many houses built in the interwar period, particularly semi-detached properties. 
There are also a number of modern developments, such as Cannons Wharf in Medway Wharf Road, which offers 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom flats.

You can also find affordable properties, such as a number being sold in Kentleys Chase, by West Kent Housing Group.


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Tonbridge is situated in the flood plain of the River Medway and so the Environment Agency issues flood warnings and alerts from time to time for the area, including for buildings such as River Lawn Road, Danvers Road and Avebury Avenue.

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).
A Tonbridge Building Surveyor will take damp meter reading in the property and advise if you require a damp and timber surveyor to further provide commentary.

If there is a damp issue, a competent person, a reputable damp-proofing contractor who is a member of the Property Care Association (PCA), should be instructed to advise and quote for any remedial treatment, within the property due to its age.
There are small pockets of radon gas that have small readings in Tonbridge and these include roads just off the A227 Shipbourne Road:

  • Willow Lea, Tonbridge, TN10 3RF
  • Elmshurst Gardens, Tonbridge, TN10
  • Ashden Walk, Tonbridge, TN10

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 Tonbridge

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

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Building Survey Tonbridge Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council at Gibson Building, Gibson Dr, Kings Hill ME19 4LZ, telephone 01732 844 522, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Tonbridge

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Tonbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Whetsted, Waddon and Southborough.

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


Home Buyers Survey Tonbridge

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Garden Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1PT
  • Cryals Court, Cryals Road, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7HP
  • The Annex, Horns Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18 4QS
  • Brook Cottage, Hamptons Road, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 9RG
  • Badsell Road, Five Oak Green, TN12 6RB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Tonbridge, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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 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 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 Tonbridge 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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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave home buyers exposed to high repair costs that could have been negotiated with the seller. A mortgage valuation is conducted by the lender’s surveyor to assess the value of the property and they do not provide a detailed report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey details defects and includes a full appraisal of the property independently to anyone else including the mortgage lender. You can use the information to obtain quotes to fix any defects and gives you the evidence to potentially share the costs with the seller.


Most savvy buyers make sure they get a HomeBuyers survey from an independent surveyor to make sure the property they are buying is free from defects. Call us on 01732 252 071 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Tonbridge.