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There are a wide variety of property types in this part of Kent, from Edwardian semi-detached homes to 15th-century farmhouses, with an average property price in the area of £338,820. Whatever type of property you’re buying, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of having a property survey.
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3 Wheatear Way, Chatham, ME5 7TF
Accolaide Surveyors is a company of professional RICS Surveyors based in the Medway, with more than 30 years’ experience of a first-class surveyor service covering South London, Kent, Surrey, and parts of Sussex.
"Accolaide surveyors were very helpful and professional. Any emails were answered promptly and we received our report the day after the survey took place. "
Alexander Surveying Services
2 Woolden House, Connaught Avenue, London, E4 7AF
Alexander Surveying Services are based in London and offer our RICS regulated chartered surveying services across Greater London and the surrounding areas.
"Really straightforward, friendly, and helpful. Also very competitively priced, with lots of useful questions for conveyancers and vendor."
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Booking a survey with this company was really easy. I did everything online, and the survey was then completed within a couple of weeks. The comprehensive report was sent to me the day after survey. "
Kirk-Brown Limited Chartered Surveyor
Chequers Cottage, Lower Road, Maidstone, ME15 0PE
Kirk-Brown are a professional and friendly chartered surveyor based in Maidstone, Kent. Our 25 years of experience in the surveying industry has given us an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of property surveys.
"Excellent. Professional. Courteous. Thorough. Prompt. "
Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors
6 Clavering Gardens, West Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3ND
First established in 2007, Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors have over 20 years of experience of providing a first-class surveying service throughout Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London and Greater London.
Dhruba Raj Shrestha
" Very pleased with Colins detailed work on report at reasonable price.Highly recommend "
TMB Estate Consultancy
2 Woodberry Grove, London, N12 0DR
TMB Estate Consultancy is a firm of independent chartered surveyors based in London. We offer a range of services aimed at those buying a property.
"Fantastic, would highly recommend Mark answered ally questions and communication throughout the whole process was great"
Home Survey Solutions Ltd
397 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 3PE
Home Survey Solutions have 20 years of experience in the industry and offer professional and reliable surveys at a reasonable price.
"Ian was patient and took the time to answer all of my questions and even meet me beforehand to ensure all of the queried were covered at the inspection. Were discussing cost of works and project management also as the property were purchasing needs work."
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"We have used Your Surveyors twice and both times they were brilliant. Their evaluation was thorough and the report was received in full the day after. They willingly provided further information when asked which helped us massively in making decisions about the purchase of the property. We recommend and would use them again. "
GTA Chartered Surveyors
G T A Consulting, Dulcet House, Cranbrook, TN18 4AR
Based in Kent and East Sussex, GTA Chartered Surveyors have over 25 years of experience in the surveying industry.
Blaker Collins Residential Surveyors
Holy Well Barn, Keysford Lane, Haywards Heath, RH16 2QT
Blaker Collins are a firm of RICS registered residential surveyors based in West Sussex, covering the areas of Dartford, Brighton Rochester, Redhill and Tonbridge.
"Gavin's report was very thorough and he was kind enough to call me prior to the report being sent to highlight the key things we should consider. Would highly recommend thanks.Matt"
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"Good. Must have been bit clear on type of valuation. Should have advised if property valuation was included in the survey."
Lyngrove, Manston Road, Ramsgate, CT12 5BE
E.A. Surveying is an independent RICS surveyor offering our expert services when you need a RICS Home Survey Level 2 or 3.
"This was such a lovely easy experience. Eliott was excellent and responded immediately and out of office hours with the best customer service and arranged a swift survey for me. The price was very reasonable. The survey itself was very full and well illustrated with photographs. I would recommend EA Surveying to everyone! Don't go elsewhere, they are great!"
69 Ospringe Road, Faversham, ME13 7LG
Jat-Surv is a Kent-based surveyor who offers services across areas such as Bromley and Dartford. We provide a full range of professional services, supporting both residential and commercial clients. Our surveyors are all regulated by RICS, meaning that you can have peace of mind from start to finish.
We’ve looked at our data from previous users who needed our help booking their property survey. We can reveal that the most popular survey type in Maidstone is a homebuyers survey, with 77.41% needing one.
Semi-detached properties are the most popular in Maidstone with 35.48% needing surveys for this house type. Most people needed a homebuyers survey when buying a semi-detached property in the area, with 29.03% needing one. There are many semi-detached properties in Maidstone that are modern, so it makes sense why more people needed a homebuyers survey for their purchase.
As expected, more people required a homebuyers survey for a flat. Just 3.23% needed a building survey for their flat purchase which points at a few older flats in Maidstone. A homebuyers survey is most suited to modern flats.
Whatever property type you’re buying, you will need a property survey to be aware of any issues or hidden defects before committing to buying the property.
The property scene in Maidstone is varied and included homes from the medieval, Tudor and Jacobean periods, boasting the 15th-century farmhouse Parsonage Farm and the early 17th-century Thurnham Court. You can expect to find Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s as well as modern houses in Maidstone.
If you’re looking for Edwardian semi-detached houses, head in the direction of Bower Mount Road, Bearstead, Yalding and Thurnham. Older properties are more popular in Maidstone, with 294 sold in February 2021 compared to just 3 new builds. You’ll need a RICS building survey if you’re buying older properties, especially period properties. It’s the most in-depth survey and will look at the building’s structure and condition.
The Boatyard in Maidstone is home to modern 2-4 bedroom homes. You’d require a homebuyers survey for these type of properties. Allington, Acorn Close and Arundel Square all offer Shared ownership properties too. Maidstone has over 2,000 listed buildings and 41 conservation areas. You’ll need the help of a property surveyor for a listed building survey if you’re purchasing a listed building in Maidstone.
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Subsidence is a common issue found during a property survey. Most older properties are subjected to it and the first signs of it are large cracks. It occurs when the ground beneath a property sinks, pulling its foundations with it. It can be hard to sell a house with subsidence, so it’s important to get a property survey to detect it early on in the process.
Looking at Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map, there is a low to medium risk of subsidence in Maidstone, with the most risk being in the North and West. The surrounding areas of Maidstone also don’t have a high risk of subsidence, with the closest largest risk area being London. With London’s large population and building presence, there’s no surprise there are large parts of the city suffering from subsidence.
When you’re buying a house in Maidstone, your property survey will flag if the property is at risk of subsidence. Both a homebuyer survey and a building survey will highlight subsidence, but if the property you’re buying has cracks in its structure, then you’re better suited to a building survey for the most in-depth inspection.
Japanese Knotweed is a common invasive weed found all over the UK. It causes problems to homeowners as it can damage property and affect the value of your property. It damages walls and can even make its way into the house. Rest assured, your property survey will highlight any presence of Knotweed
Looking at Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Heat Map, we can see there’s a small presence of Japanese Knotweed in Maidstone. There are 15 occurrences of the weed within 4m in Maidstone. You shouldn’t attempt to get rid of the plant yourself as it will grow back, you’ll need the help of a specialist remover.
If you spot signs of Japanese Knotweed on your first viewing, don’t panic, but highlight to your surveyor you’d like them to take a closer look at the weed. It’s easily removed by a professional so you shouldn’t rule out buying the house prior to having a property survey. Both a homebuyers and building survey will highlight this.
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