Home Buyers Survey Kent

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Kent is an affluent county with a large coastline and has a series of ridges and valleys running east-west across the county. Areas where it adjoins London are part of the urban sprawl, such as Dartford; areas along the coast are dominated by several large coastal towns, such as Folkestone and Dover, and the mid-part of Kent has urban areas and a fair few rural ones.

Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Ashford, and Folkestone are built on greensand while Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells are built on sandstone. Dartford, Gravesend, the Medway towns, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury, Deal, and Dover are built on chalk.

Canterbury Cathedral is the United Kingdom's metropolitan cathedral; it was founded in AD 598 and displays architecture from all periods. There are nine Anglo-Saxon churches in Kent. Rochester Cathedral is England's second oldest cathedral, the present building built in the Early English Style.

Kent has three unique vernacular architecture forms: the Oast house, the Wealden hall house, and Kentish peg-tiles.



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Properties in Kent built in close proximity to the path of the River Rother and the River Medway, the Great Stour and other water courses have been subject to flood warnings and alerts 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some areas of Kent, including around Rochester and Chatham and particularly including a large area of land between Folkestone and Dover and extending northwards (including Aylesham for example and streets such as Spinney Lane in Aylesham), are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Some properties in Kent may be built in areas where there are natural cavities nearby, which can affect ground stability.


A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Tubbenden Lane near Orpington indicated that there were natural cavities located within 250m of the property, creating a moderate potential for natural ground instability in the area within 50m of the property.

Click to find out more about subsidence

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 Kent

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

Building Survey Kent Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Kent Local Authority Councils at their address, telephone their local number, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Kent

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Gillingham, Maidstone, Chatham, Forest Gate and Tunbridge Wells.

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


Home Buyers Survey Kent

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Quarry Road, Tonbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EZ
  • 13 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 3PA
  • The Cottage, Vicarage Road, Yalding, Kent, ME18 6DR
  • 33 St Georges Crescent, Aycliffe, Dover, Kent, CT17 9HW
  • 35a Castleton Avenue, Barnehurst, Kent, DA7 6QT

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Kent 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 Kent.

Home Buyers 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)
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 Kent 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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Do your surveyors operate with time limits?

Unfortunately some surveyors in the industry do put time limits on how long they will inspect the property regardless of whether they properly finish the inspection or not.

This isn’t a challenge we encounter as our surveyors operate by staying on site as long as the inspection requires before leaving or if it really cannot be completed in one day, revisiting the next to ensure a full inspection is completed prior to submitting a report to a client.