Home Buyers Survey Whitstable

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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.

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 Surveyors Whitstable

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Whitstable. To find out more go 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 Home Buyers 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 Whitstable HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Whitstable

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 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 is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Whitstable, 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 the HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Whitstable then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. If you can identify the defect 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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Includes online checklists, videos, downloads and tips - plus it is completely free to use from start to finish and saves your progress along the way.


 

What happens if you choose the wrong survey for the type of property?

If once the Building Surveyor turns up to complete the survey, they feel the property does not suit the type of survey purchase, the surveyor will inform the client and the survey will not take place.

The scope of work of a HomeBuyer Report is different from that of a Building Survey. You an read the scope of work in a HomeBuyer Report here.

In most cases, the surveyor will agree to complete the appropriate inspection and then the client can pay the additional fee for the more appropriate survey.