Home Buyers Survey Whitstable

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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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Top tips for a Whitstable Home Buyers Survey


Whitstable is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in southeast England, a little north of Canterbury. The railway encouraged its development since it arrived in 1830. Whitstable Castle was originally built as an octagonal tower in 1789.

Island Wall, the closest street to the seafront, has numerous buildings dating from the mid-19th century including the Neptune and Wall Tavern pubs, and the Dollar Row cottages.

There are 1920s/1930s semi-detached houses in Baddlesmere Road and Victorian terraces in Nelson Road. There are more modern detached houses in Joy Lane and Bayview Road and terraces in Church Way.

New build developments include the terraces in Graystone Road, the large detached chalets in Alexandra Road and the apartments in Wheatley Road.



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Properties in Whitstable which are built in close proximity to the coast and to the west of Whitstable Railway Station, in streets such as Woodlawn Street and Hamilton Road, are in an area where flood warnings are issued from time to time and all of the Whitstable area is 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).
A recent Environmental Search for a property on the road of Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1QF, stated that it was built 50m of an area with potential for natural ground instability.

The British Geological Survey has assessed the area of search as having moderate potential for natural ground instability. This does not necessarily mean there is cause for concern in terms of the property's stability. 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. A house buyers survey is advised to look for signs of property damage that may indicate poor natural ground conditions.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Whitstable area mainly centre around the main road – the A299/Thanet Way, affecting some roads nearby such as Wellington Street, Wraik Hill and Montpelier Avenue.

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 Whitstable

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

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Whitstable Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Canterbury City Council at Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YW, telephone 01227 862 000, 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 Whitstable

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Herne Bay, Chestfield, Seasalter, Yorkletts, Pean Hill, Honey Hill and Herne Common.

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 53 Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1QF
  • 19 Old Bridge Rd, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1RH
  • 108 Joy Ln, Whitstable, Kent CT5 4ES
  • 21 Gladstone Rd, Whitstable CT5 1JG
  • 15 Graystone Rd, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2JY

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Whitstable 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 Whitstable.

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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Whitstable.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Whitstable has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

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.