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Hepburn & Associates

Independent Chartered Building Surveyors & Registered Valuers ....We always put our clients interests first

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Who are we?


Hepburn & Associates are specialist independent residential Chartered Building Surveyors with over 35 years experience in the Kent, Sussex and South East London areas.


We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Registered Valuers and fully insured . We are also members of the Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association.

Are you looking to buy a property in these areas?


In the present market it is even more important to get good professional advice about your property.


Our fees are very competitive, our service is personal to you and we are not linked with any lender, agent or bank, therefore we will always put your interests first.



Why choose an Independent Surveyor?


The valuation report obtained by the mortgage lender will often be from an in-house staff valuer, an associated firm of valuers, or a corporate organisation with whom they have reciprocal arrangements.


Are they, however, really unbiased? Its is difficult to see how an organisation whose business is lending money can be considered to be disinterested in the outcome of a survey inspection. The lender may be providing the money, selling the property through its estate agency arm, providing other financial services and gaining a survey fee, all quite legally. You would not consider using a solicitor linked in this way, so why use their surveyor.


An Independent Surveyor is just that - independent. The surveyor will give a totally unbiased report tailored to the specific needs of the buyer, and offer independent advice upon which the buyer can base their decision, uninfluenced by any external considerations.


An Independent Surveyor will always put the client's interests first.




Most properties have hidden problems which may cost you financially at a time when money is tight. Hepburn & Associates can help you:


  • Our fees are always competitive, particularly compared to your lenders own surveyors, as we are a small independent practice and do not have high overheads. 


  • We are not VAT registered. We can therefore pass on these savings to the client.


    We often find that the cost of the report is more than covered by a reduction in the price of the property following our findings.


  • As we are fully independent and our advice can be individually tailored to the needs of the client. We are always available to discuss your requirements and concerns.


  • A verbal report on any significant issues is provided on the same day as the inspection.


  • We are always happy to arrange to meet you at the property to discuss our findings. Many of our clients find this a useful and informative service which you will not find is available with surveyors employed by lenders and large corporate companies.


  • We are always more than happy to discuss which type of survey is right for you and your property. Please do not hesitate to contact us without obligation on the numbers to the right.

We can also offer the following services:-


  • Private pre-purchase Property Valuation Report


  • HomeSurvey Reports (HomeBuyers)


  • Full Building Surveys (Structural Survey)


  • Matrimonial Property Valuation


  • Probate Property Valuation


  • Specific Defect Analysis Report


  • Investment Property Pre-auction Report


  • Insurance Reinstatement Appraisals


  • Structural Inspection & Monitoring


  • Maintenance Advice and Programmes


  • Roof inspections for Solar Panel Installation


  • Snagging Lists of new properties



Please contact us if you wish to discuss any of these additional services.


Hepburn & Associates
Independent Chartered Building Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers
The Survey Office
Beechbridge Cottages
Goudhurst Road
TN12 9NJ
Office: 01622 833308
Mobile: 07515 512964