Properties in Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks, in common with many towns in West Kent, is characterised by quality houses and a high proportion of listed buildings, which command top prices. In the last year, one sold for £3.3 million. These meet the demands of a wealthy commuter town with reasonable (if often congested) transport links to London, and many private education facilities including the prestigious Sevenoaks School.
If you’re considering purchasing a property in or near Sevenoaks, Robinson Elliott Surveyors will be happy to recommend the best type of survey for your needs.
As already mentioned, Sevenoaks has many listed buildings. If this is what you are hoping to buy, then our Building Survey Report may be the best option. It’s been created for more unusual properties, built pre-1840, especially those which have had extensive alterations or renovation, or you are planning to carry this out. It’s a comprehensive survey which, as experienced chartered surveyors, we are careful to tailor to individual requirements.
There is also a Home Buyer Report, still lengthy but less detailed, especially suitable for properties built from Victorian times, or those of a more conventional design.
Finally, if there is a particular concern you have, then a Building Defects Report can focus on one issue, like damp, subsidence or cracks in the walls, without the need for a complete, general survey.
A Grade II listed building near Sevenoaks, a former stable, had a roof-space full of woodworm and rotten timbers. I saved the purchasers around £6,000 in repair costs as they were able to negotiate a lower price.