Home Buyers Survey Totnes

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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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Totnes is thought to have the highest number of listed buildings per head. It is a fairly small town, but there are 315 listed buildings in the town. In 1523, Totnes was the second richest town in Devon.

Many Victorian properties can be found in Totnes. Detached Victorian villas can be found on Jubilee Road and South Street. Most of the houses in Totnes tend to be large detached properties from vintage eras. Georgian detached properties can be found on Bridgetown but there are also some Georgian terrace properties on Plymouth Road.

Despite most houses being Victorian or Georgian, there are some new builds within Totnes. Camomile Lawn is a new development in Totnes, offering 4 bedroom detached houses designed for contemporary living.

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Totnes is situated on the River Dart and so some properties within the town may be subject to flood alerts from time to time. Properties included within these warning areas include those on Babbage Road, Streamer Quay Road and St. Peter's Quay. Streets near the river's tributaries may also get flood alerts such as Lower Collins Road and Bellmont Terrace.

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).
Totnes has raised levels of noise pollution in some areas. This is a result of the roads A385 (Station Road) and A381 (Western By Pass) and it affects roads such as St. Johns Terrace, Barracks Hill and Coronation Road.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, the whole of Totnes 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 5-10% (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.

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 Totnes

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

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Totnes Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting South Hams District Council at Follaton House, Plymouth Rd, Totnes TQ9 5NE, telephone 01803 861234, 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 Totnes

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Littlehempston, Berry Pomeroy, Longcombe, Dartington, Belsford, Ashprington and Harbertonford.

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


Home Buyers Survey Totnes

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Smokey Cottage, Harbertonford, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7PS
  • Jack's Close, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6GU
  • Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5HN
  • Christina Park, Totnes TQ9 5UU
  • Babbage Road, Totnes TQ9 5FN

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Totnes 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 Totnes.

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 Totnes.

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 in your property in Totnes, 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 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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Does the Building Survey include cost of repairs?

The Building Survey does not include an estimate cost of repairs however you can include this for an additional cost which will need to be agreed with the surveyor.

The surveyor will list the defects spotted at the property we would then recommend that you find a local Builder to attend the property to give you a free no obligation quote for the repair work. You can then use the cost of repairs from the Builder and the Survey report to help with your negotiations.