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Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon and its history goes back at least to the Bronze Age. It is where the Pilgrim Fathers set off for North America. It grew as a shipping port during the Industrial Revolution and became a city in 1928. It was hit hard in the 'Plymouth Blitz' of the 2nd world war, which caused considerable rebuilding of the city centre.

Between 1951 and 1957 over 1000 homes were completed every year mostly using innovative prefabricated systems and by 1964, over 20,000 new homes had been built and mostly according to the Modernist zoned low-density garden city model around large thoroughfares like Armada Way.

the Saltram estate has a Jacobean and Georgian mansion and on the northern outskirts of the city, Crownhill Fort is a well restored example of a "Palmerston's Folly".

New build developments include detached houses in Plymbridge Road, and in Brixton and Brixton Village, terrace houses in Chapel Street (where Help to Buy can be available), sea view apartments in Hoe Road and semi-detached houses off Haye Road.



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Properties in Plymouth which are built in close proximity to the north bank of the River Plym, in streets such as Lanhydrock Road and Mirador Place, 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).
When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the Plymouth area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician in the Plymouth area is Shave & Son Electrical, 13 Mayfair Cres, Plymouth PL6 5PA.
Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Plymouth area are highest around where the A38 Devon Expressway and the A374/B3416 Plymouth Road interchange, and affects nearby streets such as Dunclair Park, Military Road and Longbridge Road.

The railway passes close by to this area as well, raising noise pollution to higher levels and particularly around where it runs alongside the A374 Plymouth Road, affecting streets such as Laura Avenue and Finch Close.

DevonDevon 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 Plymouth

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

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Plymouth Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Plymouth City Council at 71 New George St, Plymouth PL1 1RF, telephone 01752 668 000, 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 Plymouth

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Portwrinkle, St Germans, Saltash, Wembury, Woolwell, Ivybridge and Yelverton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Plymouth. 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 Plymouth we'll be able to give you the detailed Plymouth 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:

  • Compton Avenue, Plymouth PL3 5DD
  • 79, Peverell Park Road, Plymouth , Devon, PL2 3PG
  • 55, Eggbuckland Rd, Plymouth PL3 6QB
  • 12, Beechwood Avenue, Plymouth, PL4 6PW
  • 81, Lipson Road, Plymouth PL4 8PN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, 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. It is highly recommended that you get one, 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 Plymouth.

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 shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Plymouth has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion. As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.