Home Buyers Survey Penzance

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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 Penzance Home Buyers Survey


Penzance is a town with a variety of different types of properties such as detached, and semi-detached houses built in the Victorian period as well as some properties dating back to the Edwardian period which can be found along Trewithen Road. 

Within the town there are also a selection of larger and modern dwellings which can be found in Wharf Road.

Inland from the coast you can find a warren of roads and squares lined with Victorian and Georgian houses. 

Some are very large - you can see the occasional eight-bedroomed late Victorian terrace house - and some buildings are listed, such as a Grade II listed five bedroom house in Regent Square.

You can also find some Victorian town houses built in the 1830s along Barwis Hill.

New build properties can be found in streets such as Market Jew Street.

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Properties in some areas of Penzance may be affected by surface water flooding. Properties within Alexandra Road, Wharf Road are key areas where dwellings can be affected by surface water flooding as a result of heavy rainfall. If you are buying a property with a mortgage, a solicitor may advise that you get an additional Flood Risk Report (click to find out more).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, all properties within Penzance are in a raised radon area. Properties in close proximity to streets such as Jennings Street, Union Street and St Clare Street have a higher chance than average of being affected by radon emission. The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of greater than 30% and at least 10 - 30% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).
Where roof tiles are laid to straight regular courses a Penzance based building surveyor will need to inspect if they appear to be in a poor condition and in need of repair. A closer inspection from a ladder may reveal the presence of cracked tiles.

Tiles specialised for Georgian properties found along Alexander Place may need to be rebedded.

When buying a property with a mortgage, it is important to get a property survey to assess the condition of the dwelling. If the property needs repair due to the condition of the tiles, Apex Roofing can be found at 2 Pine Rd, Penzance TR18 4QY.

Cornwall.pngCornwall is the most south-westerly county in England and is surrounded by water on three sides, touching only Devon county by land. It was traditionally associated with tin mining and fishing, but nowadays the main economic activity in the county is tourism. The county town and only city is Truro. Other towns include Falmouth, Camborne and Redruth.

Cornwall is a peninsula with no motorways, few trunk roads (A39 and A30 are among them), a limited railway network and has a small airport in Newquay. The main transport hub is Truro and both Truro and Penzance have some direct railway services to London Paddington.

Cornwall has some beautiful coastal villages and towns including, for example, St Ives and Falmouth. Land's End is a popular tourist destination and is the starting point for people tackling the journey, whether on foot or bike or motorbike, to John O'Groats, the most northerly village in Scotland.

There is one university, the Falmouth University, as well as sites of the University of Exeter. Cornwall is a place of many festivals - there are frequent festivals at the Lizard for example and Porthcurno is the site of the Minack Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. Surfing is very popular in the county.

Listed Building Surveyors Penzance

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

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Penzance Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cornwall Council at St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance TR18 2QW, telephone 0300 1234 181, 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 Penzance

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Alverton, Newlyn, Wherrytown, Chyandour, Madron, Trevarrack and Heamoor.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Penzance. 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 Penzance 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:

  • Treen, St. Levan, Penzance TR19 6LG
  • St James' St, Penzance TR18 2BT
  • Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL
  • N Parade, Penzance TR18 4SH
  • Morrab Rd, Penzance TR18 4EZ

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Penzance 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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Fast Availability and
Delivery of Reports

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 Penzance.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a homebuyers survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Penzance incredibly important.

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 HomeBuyers 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 affecting your property in Penzance 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 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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Who organises the access for the Building Survey?

The Building Surveyors will organise the access for the survey after your instruct them to do so. The access will either be:

  • Access through the vendor; or
  • Key collection from the estate agent

It is important that whoever grants access allows the building surveyor to have access to all areas of the property including the garage, loft space, eaves, cellars and out buildings.