Chartered Surveyors in Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells, situated in the west of Kent, is an easy 35 mile drive from London and a very popular place to live. The large town has repeatedly been named one of the best places to live in the UK, in the South East or in Kent itself.

Tunbridge Wells, as it’s more commonly known, boasts a wide range of property types to meet a variety of needs and budgets. Just outside, 5 miles away, is the equally popular smaller town of Tonbridge. Both Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells proper are known for excellent schools, as well as frequent, easy transport links across the South East and beyond.

Home Buyer Reports and Building Surveys in Tunbridge Wells

Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors performs a full scope of Building Surveys and Home Buyer Reports in Tunbridge Wells. We will identify the correct survey for your property and perform a thorough inspection and subsequent report designed to meet your requirements.

From the initial property assessment, we will then produce a relevant report, whether a Building Survey Report or a Home Buyer Report, detailing the full results of the survey. A Building Survey Report is more comprehensive than a Home Buyer Report, so it’s important to determine which kind of survey you need before proceeding.

What kind of property survey do I need?

Principally, the kind of survey you will need depends on the type of property you are buying. For modern properties, a Home Buyer Report is usually sufficient, whereas if the property is older, rundown, high value or particularly extensive, a full Building Survey is often recommended.

There is also the option of a Building Defects Report. This balances the features of a Building Survey and a Home Buyer Report. A Building Defects Report identifies and details specific issues with the property. A full diagnostic survey and defect appraisal is conducted and the Report will additionally offer recommendations for repair.

Whichever kind of survey you need, whether a simple Home Buyers Report, a Building Defect Report or a full Building Survey, our team of Chartered Surveyors in Tunbridge Wells will be able to help.

What do your Tunbridge Wells Chartered Surveyors do?

Our job as Chartered Surveyors involves examining the interior and exterior of a property. A full structural survey will also involve assessing the external roof and interior loft space, cellars, the property boundaries and party walls.

After the inspection, the Building Survey Report will be issued. This will include an expert commentary, in which we will detail all relevant aspects of the property and its grounds. If there are areas of special interest, such as subsidence, infestation or rot, or dilapidation issues, the Report will also offer suggestions for repair and future maintenance.

Our Chartered Surveyors in Tunbridge Wells will provide you with the expert insight we have gained from our years of experience with the Tunbridge Wells property market. We also know the best local contractors to work with, so you can be assured of the best quality in any remedial works that need to be carried out. 

Tunbridge Wells Building Surveys for Property Sellers

If you are selling a property in Tunbridge Wells, it goes without saying that you’ll be wanting a quick sale at the right price. Relying on estate agent valuations alone is not advisable, as they are unable to offer a truly accurate valuation.

Our Tunbridge Wells Chartered Surveyors can look much deeper at the specifics of a property, where necessary, before identifying any areas which may be flagged by a potential buyer. To ensure you get the best possible price on your property, it’s a good idea to get any remedial work done before putting the property on the market. Engaging our Tunbridge Wells Chartered Surveyors will help you do this.

Building Surveys for Insurance

It’s not only important to have an accurate property valuation when you are planning to buy or sell a property. It’s also crucial to have an accurate valuation for home insurance purposes. In the event that you need to make a claim on your property insurance, being underinsured can make you liable for a potentially large shortfall in insurance payout.

We’ve put together this guide to property underinsurance and the need for accurate valuations. Read it here.

There’s also this piece on Building Insurance Reinstatement Costs, which may be of interest.

Why Choose Robinson Elliott Chartered Surveyors in Tunbridge Wells?

As leading Chartered Surveyors in Tunbridge Wells, we have extensive experience performing a range of property surveys in the Tunbridge Wells area. We are RICS-registered, fully qualified building surveyors, and are proud of our established reputation as a leading surveyors’ practice in Tunbridge Wells.

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.