Chartered Surveyors in Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks, in common with many towns in West Kent, is characterised by high value properties and a high proportion of listed buildings. As a wealthy commuter town with reasonable transport links to London, and many private education facilities including the prestigious Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks is an attractive and desirable place to live.

Home Buyer Reports and Building Surveys in Sevenoaks

We will begin by assessing whether your property requires a simple Home Buyer Report or a more extensive Building Survey. We will then conduct a thorough investigation and a subsequent report on our findings, presenting you with a report tailored to your requirements.

There are some important differences between Home Buyer Reports and Building Survey Reports which you should know about. You should have some idea of which kind of survey you need before proceeding, though there are some general rules to follow.

What kind of property survey do I need?

Home Buyer Reports tend to be sufficient for newer properties, but if you are considering a larger, older, high value or rundown property, a full Building Survey would be recommended. 

For a balance between the two, or for where a particular issue is apparent, a Building Defects Report may be an alternative option. This would include a full diagnostic survey and defect appraisal, with a subsequent report detailing recommendations for any remedial works necessary.

Regardless of the type of survey you need, our team of Chartered Surveyors in Sevenoaks will be happy to help.

What do your Sevenoaks Chartered Surveyors do?

A chartered surveyor will examine both the internal and external facets of the property. For full structural Building Surveys, roof and loft space, cellars, boundaries and party walls will also be looked at.

Following our inspection, we will issue you with the relevant Building Survey report or Home Buyer report. This includes a detailed commentary, where all relevant aspects of the property will be examined in depth. Where any particular issues are identified, such as subsidence, infestation or rot, or any number of dilapidation issues, your report will also offer information on what repairs may be required and instructions for any future maintenance.

Our years of experience performing Building Surveys in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas means that our expert insight is guaranteed to ensure you get the best possible survey tailored to your needs. We also know the best local contractors in Sevenoaks to work with, so you receive as high quality works where required as you do from our own excellent service. 

Sevenoaks Building Surveys for Property Sellers

A Building Survey is not only essential when buying a new property. Before you come to market your Sevenoaks property for sale, it is important to have an accurate valuation and to have identified any potential issues in advance.

Many still make the mistake of relying on an estate agent’s valuation when selling their home. While estate agents can perform valuations, these can be vastly inaccurate and will not necessarily identify issues that may be picked up by the buyer at a later date. Without information on such issues in advance, you may be harming your chances of achieving the best sale price for your property.

You may find it more cost-effective and sensible to get any remedial works done before putting your property on the market, and the team at Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors in Sevenoaks will be able to ensure all bases are covered.

Building Surveys for Property Insurance Purposes

Along with needing an accurate property valuation when coming to sell a property, having an accurate valuation for insurance purposes is crucial. Underinsurance can put you at risk financially, as you will find yourself liable in the case of a shortfall in insurance payout should you need to claim. 

A Guide to Property Underinsurance and the Need for Accurate Valuations

Information on Building Insurance Reinstatement Costs


Why Choose Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors in Sevenoaks?

Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors is an established and reputable practice, with extensive experience and knowledge of the Sevenoaks property market. With an in-depth understanding of the local area, connections with local contractors, and an awareness of regularly-flagged issues in Sevenoaks properties, we are trusted time and again by clients in Sevenoaks and beyond.

If you would like to find out more about our range of services, please do get in touch. We are always here to offer advice and assistance, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.