Home Buyers Survey Tunbridge Wells

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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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Home Buyers Survey Tunbridge Wells

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Tunbridge Wells 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.

Home Buyers Survey Tunbridge Wells

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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.

Tunbridge Wells HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 HomeBuyers Report Tunbridge Wells and Building Surveys in Tunbridge Wells.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type. A damp meter is used in a HomeBuyers Report Tunbridge Wells survey and the readings included within the report.


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If they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Tunbridge Wells, or 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.

Survey tips for properties in Tunbridge Wells


Tunbridge Wells, or Royal Tunbridge Wells, in affluent town in western Kent on the north edge of the High Weald. It developed when it became a spa town in the Restoration era.

It has properties mainly from the Georgian period onwards and many Victorian cottages. There are large detached and terrace Victorian houses around Calverley Park and Calverley Park Crescent and fine Regency houses in London Road.

You also find many modern buildings for example detached properties in Pembury Road. There are Victorian terraces in Little Mount Sion and East Cliff Road and Edwardian semi-detached properties around Molyneux Park Road and Court Road.

New build developments include Royal Wells Park in Mount Ephraim on the site of the former Kent and Sussex hospital site; it has 243 1, 2 and 3-bedroom flats, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom townhouses and 6 detached houses with 10 flats for 'intermediate' rent.


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Properties in Tunbridge Wells built in the close vicinity of the River Grom, in streets such as Eridge Road and High Rocks Lane, are in an area where flood 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).
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In a recent survey of a property in Dale Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2QJ, it was noted that within 250 meters there are overhead powerlines and mobile phones masts.

Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.
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There are a number of nature reserves in and around Tunbridge Wells. In a recent survey of a property in Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EZ, it was noted that within 250 meters there is a local nature reserve, Hilbert Woods, that is 143,071 m2 and was designated on the 28th March 2012.
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 Tunbridge Wells
We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in the Tunbridge Wells area including its surrounds including e.g. Matfield and Wadhurst.

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Tunbridge Wells Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Tunbridge Wells Borough Council at Mount Pleasant Road Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1RS, telephone 01892 526 121, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Tunbridge Wells

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Matfield, Lamberhurst, Wadhurst, Crowborough, Ashurst, Penshurst and Tonbridge.

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

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Tunbridge Wells

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 7 Broomhill Park Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0JY
  • 1E Grove Hill Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1SS
  • 92 Farmcombe Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5DL
  • 42 Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2AD
  • 95 Summervale Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8JD

 

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’.