Home Buyers Survey Exeter

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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Top tips for a Exeter Home Buyers Survey


Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon and stretches back to before Roman times as a settlement. It expanded greatly in the 19th century with the wool trade and particularly when the railway arrived in 1844. Its cathedral was originally founded in 1050 and many of its period buildings were built using local dark red sandstone.

There are medieval buildings in Castle Street, Georgian terraces in Belmont Road, Victorian terraces in Elton Road and any number of detached, semi-detached and terrace properties built during the 20th century such as the 1930s detached properties in Hill Barton Road and the ex-council properties in Burnt House Lane.

New build developments include the apartments in Exeter Quay and the detached houses in Baring Crescent.


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Properties in Exeter which are built in close proximity to the River Exe, the Alphin Brook and the Nadder Brook, in streets such as Cowick Street and Regent Street, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Exeter, including streets such as South Gate and Magdalen Street - B3212, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of [HIGHEST PERCENTAGE YOU'VE NOTED] (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Your RICS surveyor inspects drains during a survey of a property in , where the drain cover is accessible and on the site of the property.

If the drains are reported to be blocked you may need to employ a drainage company to inspect the drains with CCTV such as Metro Rod (Exeter).

Devon.pngDevon is a county in South West England and Exeter is its county town. It has two coastlines with both cliffs and sandy shores and the county has many seaside resorts and fishing ports on the coast whereas inland, terrain is rural and predominantly hilly. Population density is low compared to many other counties. The county also contains Dartmoor, the largest open space in southern England. Adjoining counties include Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Largest towns in the county, other than the city of Exeter include Plymouth (a city twice as large in population as Exeter and which is its own unitary authority), Torquay, Paignton, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Barnstaple.

The county has motorway, the M5 (connecting Exeter with Birmingham), and Exeter has an international airport. There are 3 universities in the county; the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the University of St Mark & St John.

The county contains the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor (shared with Somerset). Devon is famous for cream teas, has its own form of wrestling and contains the only place with an exclamation mark in its name in the UK - Westward Ho!

Listed Building Surveyors Exeter

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Exeter. To find out more got to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Exeter

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Exeter Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Exeter City Council at Civic Centre, Paris St, Exeter, EX1 1JJ, telephone 01392 277 888, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Exeter

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bovey Tracey, Exmouth, Dawlish, Crediton, Silverton, Crouchfields and Uffculme.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Exeter. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Exeter we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Flat 2, 4 Lansdowne Terrace, Exeter, EX2 4JJ
  • 8 Colleton Hill, Exeter, EX2 4AS
  • 22 Bedford St, Exeter EX1 1GJ
  • 332 Pinhoe Rd, Exeter EX4 8AJ
  • 121 Okehampton Rd, Exeter EX4 1EP

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Exeter to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Exeter.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Exeter, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Exeter has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does the RICS Building Survey provide a breakdown of costs?

A standard level 3 RICS Building Survey provides a visual inspection of an extensive list of possible defects. The survey also provides a summary of issues which may need remedial work with an indication of their severity.

The report does not usually include a breakdown of costs although this can be provided at an additional cost.

It is worth noting that a local builder would be able to provide costs of repair based on the surveyor’s itemised list of defects and would not charge to do so. Moreover when negotiating with a vendor, the vendor expects to be provided with a builder's quote rather than a RICS building surveyor’s quote as it more accurately reflects the actual money to be spent on repairs rather than an industry standard indication.

Read more about RICS Building Surveys