Home Buyers Survey St Austell

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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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Home Buyers Survey St Austell

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of St Austell 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.

Home Buyers Survey St Austell

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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 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 HomeBuyers Report St Austell and Building Surveys in St Austell.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A 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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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 you're buying a home in St Austell which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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.

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in St Austell


St. Austell's variety of properties includes for example semi-detached houses which were built in the Victorian period as well as more modern dwellings including larger detached houses.

You can find a variety of Victorian houses within the town centre. In some streets including Hillside Road you can also find originally constructed properties built during the end of the Edwardian period.

Within the local area there are also larger detached houses that can be found in Porthpean Road which are sold under the Help to Buy scheme.

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Some properties in the St Austell area may be affected by being in close proximity to abandoned mines.

A recent Environmental Search carried out by the Coal Authority, revealed that properties in the areas of East Hill and Alexandra Road might potentially be affected by previous mining activities.

Click to find out more about the Coal Mining Search
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Properties within St Austell may be affected by surface water flooding due to heavy rainfall, when rainwater is limited to where it can exit down drains. Areas where there is limited drainage can maximise the chance of the area being flooded. Properties in Gannet Drive and Kingfisher Drive may potentially be affected by this.

Click to find out more about the Plansearch Plus report.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, all properties within St Austell are in a raised radon area. The raised radon area, which includes South Street, Church Street and Slades Road, has a maximum radon potential of greater than 30% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where radon emissions might measure above the action level).
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 St Austell

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

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St Austell Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cornwall Council at 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell PL25 5DR, 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 near me in St Austell

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Mount Charles, Boscoppa, Carclaze, Charlestown, Tregorrick, Trewhiddle and East Hill.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in St Austell. 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 St Austell we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey St Austell

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Graham Ave, Saint Austell PL25 4LZ
  • Poltair Ave, Saint Austell PL25 4LY
  • Lostwood Rd, Saint Austell PL25 4JR
  • Park Way, Saint Austell PL25 4HR
  • Penhaligon Way, Saint Austell PL25 3AR

 

Does the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.