Home Buyers Survey Penzance

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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.

CornwallCornwall 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 go 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 Home Buyers 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 Penzance HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and 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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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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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?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Penzance, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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)
If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Penzance having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why do I need a survey?

The conveyancing process operates on the principle of ‘caveat emptor’ which means ‘let the buyer beware’ and it can be broken down in the following way.

Your solicitors make sure the property is legally okay to buy, the mortgage lender makes sure the property is financially okay to buy and the surveyor you hire to carry out a homebuyer report/building survey makes sure the property is structurally okay to buy.

In light of this, the purpose of the survey is to make sure you are aware of any defects present in the property when you buy it. If defects are found, then the survey gives you the opportunity to bargain with the seller, whether it be a reduction in price or an agreement that the seller makes good on the work necessary before purchase.