Home Buyers Survey Gravesend

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Gravesend is in north Kent on the banks of the Thames and has strong historical associations and a maritime history. In the 19th century the town developed more as major cement and paper manufacturers moved into the area and the railway arrived.

There are surviving Victorian properties in the town centre and some Georgian properties. Gravesend was bombed heavily in the 2nd World War so much of the housing was built in the post-war period and later, and semi-detached and terrace houses are the most commonly-seen properties..

The Riverview Park estate was built in 1956, although King's Farm was mostly built in the 1920s. Christianfields was completely rebuilt between 2007 and 2013. New build developments include Dalefield in Dalefield Road, which consists mainly of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, and Culvers court in Fenners Marsh, a low-rise flat block offering shared ownership terms.


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Properties to the north of Gravesend adjoining the River Thames, such as those in West Street, are 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 parts of Gravesend, including streets such as Milroy Avenue and Beatrice Gardens, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 – 3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

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.
A recent Environmental Search for a property in Highview, Vigo, Gravesend, DA13 0UY noted that the property was within 250m of an area likely to be impacted by environmental constraints (ancient and semi-natural woodland). Areas which have been designated as having environmental or historical importance may impose constraints on property or land developments or alterations.

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 Gravesend

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

Building Survey Gravesend Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Gravesham Borough Council at Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU, telephone 01474 56 44 22, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Gravesend

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Dartford, Southfleet, Greenhithe, Northfleet, Longfield, Littlestead Green and Swanscombe.

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


Home Buyers Survey Gravesend

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Albion Rd, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2SR
  • Old Barn Bungalow, Wood Hill, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0DJ
  • 4 Hillary Avenue, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8NS
  • Old Rd W, Gravesend DA11 0LZ
  • 19 Eynswood Drive, Sidcup, DA14 6JQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Gravesend 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 Gravesend.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

    Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Gravesend, 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 you're buying a home in Gravesend which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

It is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a HomeBuyers Survey and this can leave HomeBuyers 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 you are interested in buying in Gravesend 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 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers survey for your property in Gravesend.

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