We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in Maidstone on:

Maidstone Building survey, Maidstone House survey, Property defect survey, Building disputes survey, Maidstone Dilapidation survey, Maidstone Building survey, Maidstone Commercial building survey, Maidstone schedule of condition survey

Building Surveyor in Maidstone

"To find out some interesting facts about Maidstone and places to visit in Maidstone and the surrounding areas you can click on the four boxes below."

To get a quote on a survey in Maidstone, carried out by an Independent Building Surveyor, click on the red 'quick quote' box above.

If you book a survey with 1st Associated you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our survey and produce a very detailed survey report. We use plain English to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.

We carry out residential structural survey and commercial survey in Maidstone. Maidstone is a town which is situated in Kent.

 

Information on Maidstone

Leave the M25 at junction 3 joining the M20 then travel on this motorway until junction 6 to join the A229 and you will find the Kent large town of Maidstone. The town is surrounded by Chatham and Gillingham to the north, Staplehurst to the south with Sevenoaks to the west and Sittingbourne to the east.

Maidstone is not far from Leeds Castle which we always find interesting originally being from the North of England, it is said to be one of the most beautiful castles in England . Maidstone was the home of a large brewery which is no longer a brewery – Whitbread – and Fremlins beer and also their Shire horse collection where there is a history of brewing which we believe is still there. I can remember visiting the old brewery which was located right in the centre of the town, as so many are, and was told a story by one old surveyor about how they had to have wooden cobbles as opposed to stone cobbles to cut the noise down of the horses that pulled the drays in the morning, how true this is or whether it was a rumour I will never know.

The town has the River Medway at its heart with the delightful and scenic Millennium River Park where you can walk along the riverside enjoying the scenery. Whilst by the river there is a wonderful medieval building complex All Saints Conservation Area where you can see the beautiful All Saints Church said to be one of the grandest perpendicular churches in England , the Kentish ragstone built Archbishop's Palace and a fantastic collection of horse drawn vehicles at The Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages.

Maidstone has a wealth of shops for those wishing to enjoy some retail therapy from the indoor centre The Mall Chequers off King Street to the charming historic streets with independent retailers such as Bank Street , Gabriel's Hill or the Royal Star Arcade.

We have carried out many residential and commercial building surveys in the town over the years and note some substantial residences in the surrounding areas of East Farleigh , Barming, Otham, Linton, Harrietsham and Langley for example. Within the town itself there are some larger detached properties in roads such as Walnut Tree Lane and Tonbridge Road.

 

Building Survey Maidstone

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Maidstone or the surrounding area then we would like to assure you that we always send a suitably qualified and experienced surveyor to carry out the job. This ensures that you get expert advice on any issues that we may find with the property we are surveying. All our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS - and are Independent Building Surveyors. Being 'independent' means that they are working for you and you alone; they do not work for a mortgage company or an estate agents, so they have your best interests at heart.

All our survey contain lots of images, clearly showing any problems that we have identified at the property such as woodworm, rising damp or cracking to the walls. We also use sketches in our survey which are aimed at helping you to understand how certain areas are constructed or to help show more clearly a problem that we have identified. You will also find lots of definitions of any building terminology that we may use in our survey, as we firmly believe in 'Plain English' and really want you to fully understand what we are saying in the survey report.

 

Independent Building Surveyor

1st Associated Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all areas of Kent for example in: Acol, Ashford, Badlesmere, Benenden, Boughton , Boxley, Brasted, Bridge, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Chelsfield, Chiddingstone, Chilham, Cranbrook, Dartford, Davington, Deal, Detling, Doddington, Dover, Dunkirk, Dymchurch, Eastling, Edenbridge, Egerton, Elham, Elmsted Court, Eynsford, Folkestone, Golden Green, Goodnestone, Goudhurst, Graveney, Gravesend, Great Chart, Great Mongeham, Greatstone, Greenstreet, Halstead, Hamstreet, Harrietsham, Hastingleigh, Hawkinge, Hayes, Herne Bay, Hernhill, Horsmonden, Kings Hill, Kingsdown, Kingston, Knockholt, Lamberhurst , Langton Green, Leaveland, Leeds, Lenham, Lower Halstow, Luddenham, Lyminge, Lynsted, Maidstone, county town of Kent, Manston, Marden, Margate, Meopham, Minster, Molash, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Old Bexley, Ospringe, Otford, Otterden, Painters Forstal, Pembury, Penshurst, Pluckley, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall, Sandgate, Selling, Sevenoaks, Shottenden, Sissinghurst, Slade Green, Speldhurst, St Nicholas at Wade, Stalisfield, Staple , Staplehurst , Stelling Minnis, Sundridge, Sutton, Tenterden, Teynham, Throwley, Tonbridge, Toys Hill, Uplees, Warren Street, Wateringbury, West Farleigh, West Malling, Whitstable, Wichling, Wilmington, Wilmington, Wrotham Heath and Wye.

 

 

 

 

Places of InterestProperties we have surveyed in this area Facts about this area Types of property in this area

We always recommend that people have a building survey carried out by an Independent Surveyor. It is laughable to expect that a mortgage owned / estate agent owned surveyors will give impartial advice. Call an Independent Surveyor on 0800 298 5424 for an impartial survey.

1st Associated provide house survey, commercial survey, engineers reports, property training plus more all carried out by RICS surveyors in Maidstone and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation, including building survey, structural survey, homebuyers reports and pre sales reports, for Maidstone and the surrounding towns and villages.

Get a survey quote:

Residential Building Survey Quote

Commercial Building Survey Quote or Schedule of Condition Quote

We carry out Structural survey, Structural Building survey on Residential properties and Commercial properties throughout Kent.

 

References:

Whilst a lot of this is written from general knowledge and local knowledge of the area and here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in the Kent area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

Lakeside Development, Thurrock Essex section

What did we survey in Hythe? And What did we survey in Dungeness?

HoppingDowninKent.org.uk, Camelotintel.com/heritage/counties/England

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Buildings Page for more information – they have a free downloadable Listed Buildings a guide for owners leaflet, WhiteCliffCountry.org, EnglishHeritage.org, TheHeritageTrail.co.uk, WCCTA.org.uk, VisitThanet.co.uk, CinquePorts.org, OpenSandwich.co.uk, EnglishHeritage.co.uk, SeeWhitstable.com, Oysta.fsnet.co.uk, WhitstableOysterFestival.com, Canterbury.co.uk, CanterburyCathedral.org, CanterburyTales.org, Bluewater.co.uk, Lakeside.co.uk, TourMaidstone.com, Museum.Maidstone.com, ThisIsAshford.co.uk and LyddAirport.co.uk

 

 

test

1stassociated-logo-for-footer IVSA-badge IVSA-putting-client-first call-us-for-footer

New Survey Software for more information click here Survey Software 1st | Modern Methods of Surveying

We have thousands of free property articles to help you - or call us freephone on 0800 298 5424

We have been working in the property industry for many years and have been
providing free property articles for over ten years. All for free and to help you with buying your next property.

House and Home Surveys and Useful Information

All you need to know about Building Surveys

Building Control, what do they do?

Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money

Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes

Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them

How a Surveyor values a property, Chartered Surveyors and Regulated Valuers

How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

NHBC National House Building Council

Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You

Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems

Valuations and how much is the building worth?

Whats the difference between a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor and an Independent Surveyor

Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid

External - Helpful information on building problems on the outside of the property

Chimney issues and problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Flat Roof Problems, how we can solve them

Foundations and Structures and Settlement and Subsidence and Underpinning

Pitched Roofs Problems and Solutions

Roof Problems

Wall Problems

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Internal - House problems we have investigated inside

All you ever need to know about floors

Asbestos in your home, what you need to know

Ceiling Cracks and Structural Problems

Condensation, Damp and Black Mould Problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Woodworm is it a problem or not? Is it active or not?

Services - Building help and advice on costly services

Drainage, what's underground can affect what's above ground

Heating; I just can't get my house warm enough or alternatively I just can't get my house cool enough

You can't mess around with the electric, you need an expert

 

Commercial Property Services

Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

Leisure Facilites

Offices Large and Small

Shops and Retail

Warehouse and Industrial Buildings

Dilapidations Help and Advice What is a Dilapidations Notice?

A Beginner's Guide to Dilaps

Damp Mould and Condensation

Dampness Rising Damp Mould Black Mould Condensation

Dilapidations and Negotiations

Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord

Energy Saving what can I do?

Finance what is a Financial Adviser (We are not Financial Advisors)

Fire Risk and Help

Health and Safety Risks

Insurance how do I get the correct property insurance?

Landlords Surveying Advice

Property Investment how can I invest in property?

Property TV Reviews by an Independent Surveyor

Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property

Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation

Tenants Surveying Advice

Weather how does weather affect my property?

Flooding

Rain

Snow and Ice

Strong Winds

Reviews from clients on Commercial Building Surveys

Churches and Charities, helpful reviews from our clients

Industrial Buildings and Warehouses and what our clients say about us

Offices Large and Small, reviews and feedback from our clients

Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and other Leisure facilities we have surveyed over the years

Shops and Retail, helpful reviews from our clients

 

First Time Buyers

Buying a Leasehold or Shared Freehold Home

Buying and Selling Houses for the experienced house and home purchaser

First Time Buyers how do I go about buying my first house and home?

Improve your property knowledge with our presentations on house, homes and commercial property

Building Surveys

Building Surveying Useful Information

Dilapidations

Dilapidations Presentations in Detail

Final Year Building Surveying Exams for University Students or those that would like to know more

How old is your Building? Which era was it built in?

Party Walls

Surveyors and Design Tools

Disputes and Party Walls

Boundary Disputes

Building and Property Disputes

Party Wall Book Reviews

Party Walls Your Rights and Responsibilities

1stAssociated Surveyors Review for Structural Surveys and Building Surveys

Building Surveys, reviews and feedback from satisfied customers

Buy to let property clients, what they say about our structural surveys

Buying at auction, review of the survey

Buying bungalows and retirement properties and how our surveyors can help

Both at work / busy couples, how we can help and some 1stAssociated client reviews

Families with a young person flying the nest, reviews and feedback

First Time Buyers, what they say about us

Listed buildings, structural surveys

Older buildings, a review of buying an older house

Families with children looking for a new home, feedback and reviews

Buying a Non-Traditional Property

Residential Surveys

House and Home Surveys

Commercial Building Surveys

Commercial Surveys

1st Associated Surveyors Are Also Available in the Following Areas:

East Anglia and East

South and South East

West Country and South West

Midlands

North and North East

 

London

London Markets

London Parks

 

Wales

Areas of Britain

1stAssociated Independent Expert Property Surveyors

Specialists in Home Buyers Reports, Building Surveys and Structural Surveys and Schedules of Condition

All Surveyors are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified and RICS regulated

and are Members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association

Putting the Client First

We do not accept service of documents by email or fax