Home Buyers Survey Yeovil

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Yeovil's church of St John the Baptist dates back to the 14th century and its Westland site has evidence of a small Roman town.

Hendford Manor in the town centre, a Grade II listed building, was built about 1720 and has been converted into offices. Newton Surmaville is a small park and house also known as Newton House and was built in 1608–1612 for Robert Harbin, a Yeovil merchant. It is a Grade I listed building.

The town has many properties dating back to the Victorian period which is when the town expanded rapidly in large part because of the arrival of the railway. The town expanded into the 20th century, when many houses were built under both private and municipal auspices, although many houses were destroyed by German bombing between 1940 and 1942.

Yeovil's role as a centre of the aircraft and defence industries continued into the 21st century which has meant the continuation of residential house building right up to the present date.

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One of our clients recently bought a Local Authority Search for a property in Fosse Park Road, Yeovil BA20 2FW which revealed that plans had been lodged in 2015 for the erection of 6 apartments with associated parking, landscaping and communal gardens, all within the vicinity of the property. Under Building Regulations, there was an NICEIC record for a full electrical rewire and a GASAFE record for installation of a gas fired boiler.

Planning applications lodged can give you as a prospective purchaser of a property an idea of possible threats to your enjoyment of a property should a plan or plans go ahead. Building control records can reassure that work done has been done properly – such as an electrical rewire – however they can also flag up matters if the property has been developed but there are no corresponding building control sign-offs.

In sum, this is why this conveyancing property search is so important and why lenders insists on its purchase if you're a mortgage buyer. Depending on the report's contents, your solicitor might wish to raise further enquiries so you are more informed about the dwelling you're thinking of buying.
As a parishioner you can actually face a claim from your local parish church for chancel repair, which is where the local church, due to ancient statutes, can claim on parishioners to share the costs of making repairs or refurbishments to the church chancel/church roof and where these occur, they can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Eliotts Drive, Yeovil, BA21 3NN. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million. One other approach is to get a Chancel Search, which reveals if the property you're looking to buy is in a parish where your local church can make such a legitimate claim on you.
If you're buying a relatively modern property of standard construction and normal size in Yeovil's area, you're always advised to get a RICS Level II Survey - known as a HomeBuyer Report – because of its importance in flagging up suspicions of serious property defects.

Your RICS surveyor not only assesses the visible areas of the dwelling from top to bottom but also, in the report, makes invaluable recommendations either to correct potential faults or keep a property maintained.

In a recent such report taken out for a property in West Camel Farm, West Camel BA22 7HH, near Yeovil, recommended that any buyer should ask a roofer to quote for redressing and repointing lead flashings to prevent water ingress and further deterioration and that the downpipe on the garage be connected to the gutter spigot to prevent leaks.

SomersetSomerset is a county in south-west England and is mainly rural with rolling hills. These include the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills, all of which are well worth a leisurely visit. Somerset is synonymous with cider and scrumpy, particularly in the Taunton area.

The county is made up from seven districts; South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. The county town is Taunton and the county also contains the beautiful city of Bath (which is its own administrative authority), with its celebrated Roman remains and excellent architecture. Adjacent counties include Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

There are 3 universities in the ceremonial county; these are the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England. The nearest airport is in Bristol and the M5 is the one motorway going through the county.

Other excellent places to visit there include Cheddar Gorge (yes, Cheddar cheese does come from here, invented by accident around 800 years ago!), Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor.

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place most years in Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, attracting over 170,000 music and culture lovers from around the world to see world-famous entertainers.

Yeovil Town is in the Football League and Somerset County Cricket Club play at Taunton. The team used to include Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner among other top stars of the cricket world.

Tarr Steps near Winsford in Somerset is thought to date from around 1000 BC and is the oldest bridge in Britain still in use – there is no concrete joining the stones which make up its fabric!

Listed Building Survey Yeovil

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

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Building Survey Yeovil Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting South Somerset District Council at Brympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT, telephone 01935 462 462, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Yeovil

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bournemouth, Bridgwater, Taunton, Frome, Dorchester, New Forest and Weymouth.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Yeovil. 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 building surveys on properties in Yeovil we'll be able to give you the detailed Yeovil HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Yeovil 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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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 Yeovil.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Yeovil, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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.

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If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Yeovil which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem 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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I want a survey but the vendor cannot provide access

This is a recurring problem especially with the increase in online estate agents who do not take responsibility for access and rely on the vendors to make themselves available.

On occasion access issues may be due to vendors being away or sometimes simply because they do not want to take time off to allow access for a survey.

Buyers should ensure they complete all their property checks prior to exchange and the RICS survey forms an integral part of these checks.

Delays with vendors providing access can delay the whole conveyancing process. It is important to establish what the issue is to see whether a solution can be found.

If vendors are not available, suggest that the keys are left with the estate agent for collection or alternatively see if the vendor can arrange for a friend or family member to be at the property to allow access.