Home Buyers Survey Totnes

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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.

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 Totnes

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Totnes. To find out more go 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 Home Buyers 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 Totnes HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and 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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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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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?

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 Totnes 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)
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 Totnes 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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Does the surveyor use Drones to assess the property?

The use of more advanced digital technology within assessing properties is on the rise but don’t always exceed the results obtained from more industry standard equipment or save any time.

RICS surveyors have a selection of measuring equipment, recording devices and equipment for assessing remote and concealed areas such as standard lifting equipment for inspection chamber covers, meter cupboard keys, hand mirrors, a ladder that gives safe access to spaces that are three metres above floor level, and binoculars or telescopes for parts of the property at high level which can be utilized to efficiently certify efects.