Surveys Offered

Comprehensive Residential Surveying by professionals

 in Kent and South East London

Consult the residential surveying experts at Domestic Property Surveys when you’re looking to buy a house in Kent or South East London. Specialising in residential property inspections, we provide comprehensive surveying services, including home buyer surveys. Our team ensure all buildings are structurally sound and safe to live in, providing a comprehensive report that will grant you full possession of all of the pertinent facts and help you to negotiate a price for a property that reflects its true condition. Get in touch with our team in Whitstable and Herne Bay today for more information

Home Buyer’s Reports

In cases where you don’t need a full building survey, home buyers’ reports are a slightly less detailed but more cost-effective solution to suit your needs. Surveys of this type cover the condition, both interior and exterior, of the building fabric. The report comprises a general inspection of accessible parts of the property, i.e., those which are visible and readily available for examination from all vantage points, without risk of damage to the property or injury to the surveyor.

Building Surveys

A building survey is a very detailed report on the condition of a property and all internal and external elements are inspected in considerable detail. Formerly known as structural surveys, this type of survey is more suitable for older buildings with more complex issues.

 

Final reports can extend up to 80 pages, including photographs of many areas, helping to visually highlight any and all defects and their likelihood to cause damage to the fabric of the building. Sections of the report include:

External Elements

External Elements

External Elements

  • Chimneys and Flues

  • Roof Coverings

  • Rainwater Pipes and Gutters

  • Above Ground Waste and Soil Pipes

  • Main Walls, including Claddings

  • Windows

  • Outside Doors, including Patio Doors

  • Other External Woodwork and Outside Decoration

  • Any Wall Cracking Caused by Settlement

Internal Elements

Internal Elements

Internal Elements

  • Roof Structure

  • Ceilings

  • Inside Walls

  • Partitions and Plasterwork

  • Floors

  • Fireplaces and Chimney Breasts

  • Built-in Fittings

  • Inside Woodwork

  • Bathroom Fittings

Party Wall Advice and Awards

If you are planning work that will affect your neighbour’s property, you may need to speak to a specialist party wall surveyor. Due to the building legislation regarding the area in question, you must seek professional advice about work on adjoining walls between properties, whether new or existing, to determine whether work is covered by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

 

If the proposed work meets the requirements of the Party Wall etc. Act, you will be entitled to carry out certain works, provided that you serve notice to any neighbours who will be affected. Our

experienced surveyors can help you with this, from mediating with neighbours in any dispute that arises, to ensuring all work goes smoothly.

 

Working in compliance with all relevant regulations, we strive for a solution that keeps all parties happy. As part of our services, we can also prepare and issue Schedules of Condition and Party Wall Notices and Awards.

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