Looking to arrange a survey in Tunbridge Wells? We’ve helped over 900 home buyers find a surveyor in the town over the last year.
According to Rightmove, the average property price in the area is £549,681. If you are buying one of the historic properties on offer in this part of Kent, a building survey is strongly recommended. Older or unusual properties benefit from a far more thorough survey which can provide invaluable information to the buyer. Newer properties and those in good condition are suitable for a homebuyer survey.
Compare My Move can match you with up to 5 RICS registered surveyors across Tunbridge Wells. Our business team makes sure every surveying partner is RICS registered and puts all potential partners through our strict verification process before joining us. Once approved, they are continuously monitored to ensure our customers receive the highest level of service.
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.
"Kirk-Brown Limited were fantastic, great communication, easy booking in process and the report itself was easy to read and understand "
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
"I think the report was very thorough and very detailed."
Warneford House, Portal Avenue, Ipswich, IP5 3QY
Founded in 1999 by Paul Anderson (MRICS MCIOB), Anderson Associates are a RICS regulated surveyor. We offer our expert services when you’re buying a house. We are proud to provide a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Very happy, service and report were very thorough"
Property Surveys South East
Unit 17, 30 St.Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BZ
At Property Surveys South East, we pride ourselves on our efficiency, discretion and value for money, ensuring you get the very best service when having a house survey.
"Through comparison website compremymove"
I AM Surveyors
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Good service. Very comprehensive report including photographs. Good communication."
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"
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"The survey was carried out smoothly with the report delivered next day without additional charge. Results documented in details with photos. Follow-up phone call carried out and provided some useful tips to handle the identified issues."
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"
1 Ferndale House, 3 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3RL
Signature Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors based in Tunbridge Wells, offering RICS Home Survey Level 2 and Level 3.
"Really good service, really helpful people, highly recommended x"
Saul Surveying Ltd
2 Pavilion Cottages, Highgate, Forest Row, RH18 5BA
Saul Surveying Ltd is dedicated to providing high quality, thorough and prompt residential surveys for home buyers.
Gibson Abbot Limited
Marsh House, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-On-Trent, ST11 9NR
Gibson Abbot Limited are a firm of professional property surveyors covering Hereford, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford, Walsall, Carlisle, Crewe, Guildford, Redhill, Tunbridge Wells and Shrewsbury.
Our unique data revealed that the Homebuyers Survey was the most popular survey type in Tunbridge Wells, organised primarily for detached and terraced homes.Building Surveys, although a much more thorough survey, were used far less in the area. For flats, just 4% of our users opted for a Building Survey.
Whilst over 40% of users arranged a Homebuyers Survey for either a detached home or terraced property, just 17% organised a Building Survey for the same property types. For semi-detached properties, 19% of our users opted for a Homebuyer Survey, in comparison to 10% who arranged a Building Survey.
When it comes to arranging a survey for your property purchase, the right one for you will depend on the home you are looking to buy. More modern homes will suit a Homebuyer Survey, whilst older homes or those in poor condition would benefit from a full Building Survey.
Tunbridge Wells has a vast range of architecture and property types on offer, from historic 15th century homes, period townhouses from the Victorian and Edwardians eras, equestrian properties and barn conversions and Arts & Craft style family homes. For those looking for something more modern, there are developments of new builds available in the area.
Existing properties proved to be the most popular type of property to purchase in Tunbridge Wells, with 172 sales of existing properties in February 2021 alone, compared to just 2 new build sales. The same amount of existing properties sold in January 2021, reports the UK House Price Index, with no records of new build sales in the same January.
Tunbridge Wells has 25 conservation areas and somewhere in the region of a staggering 3,000 separate buildings listed as being of special architectural or historical interest, according to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
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Subsidence is a term dreaded by homeowners and can cause a whole host of problems. Subsidence is what happens when a property “sinks” into the ground below, often caused by ground stability issues. This can decrease the value of the home and in severe cases, cause the home to be condemned.
Thankfully, a subsidence map created by Geobear, which identifies the subsidence hotspots throughout the UK, shows that the area of Tunbridge Wells has notably low levels of subsidence. Although it is present, it is significantly lower than other parts of the country where it may be more of a concern.
That said, it is vital that you are aware of any subsidence issues in and around the property before completing the purchase. Don’t forget, Compare My Move can connect you with an experienced building surveyor in Tunbridge Wells who can conduct a survey and provide a report with details of any stability or subsidence concerns.
Japanese Knotweed is an invasive and harmful plant found throughout the United Kingdom. Initially introduced to British botanical gardens as an ornamental plant, and later sold commercially, its destructive nature and impact on property has since been realised.
Japanese Knotweed can grow up to 10cm per day during certain months of the year and has the ability to force its way through concrete and property foundations. As a result, it has the potential to cause considerable damage to homes and can be very expensive to remove.
It can also cause properties to drop in value and there have even been cases where lenders have not approved mortgages for properties plagued with a severe infestation.
A heatmap detailing the impact of Japanese Knotweed across the UK revealed that there are 40 reported occurrences of Japanese Knotweed within 4km on the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Although this is far less than the infestations found in areas such as South London, where it is rife, you will need to be aware of any growing on or near your property prior to purchase.
A surveyor will be able to identify if Japanese Knotweed is present on the grounds of the property you are looking to buy or in neighbouring land. And provide advice on how to proceed if it is found.
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