St Austell HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of St Austell to ensure they deliver a detailed home 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 home reports are within 5 working days.

St Austell HomeBuyers Survey

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer 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 St Austell 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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties 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.
 

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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.

RICS Building Surveyors 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 Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in St Austell. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our 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 - 


Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in St Austell:


  • 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 survey include photos?

This depends on the surveyor completing the survey in St Austell as some do not include photos. HomeBuyer Reports will rarely come with photos. The surveyor may take photos and store them for his pwn personal records.

You should always ask at the outset if the surveyor includes photos. Examples provided that include photos may not be reflective the the work undertaken by your specific surveyor.