Home Buyers Survey Honiton

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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 Honiton.

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Honiton has a history which is easily traceable to the Roman period and its architecture similarly hails back to a number of previous eras. Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities is located in a building, claimed to be the oldest still standing in Honiton, which formerly belonged to Allhallows School from the 16th Century until the 1930s.

Large fires damaged the town badly in both 1747 and 1765 which led to many Georgian houses being built, including most of those in the High Street.

Of particular interest are Marwood House, 1619, and the Manor House, which was originally a coaching inn (the added porch is 19th-century). Honiton Garage dates from about 1700 and the Market Hall (which originally had arcades on the ground floor and an assembly room above) has a modest early-19th-century stone front.

The mid-19th-century St Paul's Church was designed by Charles Fowler and is situated in the centre of the town. It was built in 1837–38 in a style incorporating elements of Romanesque architecture.

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The Local Authority Search, which you'll have to get when using a mortgage to buy a property in the Honiton area, is brilliant when it comes to being quickly briefed about building control matters, and whether the property you're thinking of buying has had the appropriate local building authority sign-off for any improvements or alterations.

A recent such report which a client bought for a property in Wyndham Road, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4JU revealed, among other things, that the correct sign-off had been given for both electrical rewiring and the installation of a gas boiler.

But let's say your property had a multi-storey extension in this case. Because no entries are present for this work, this would at the very least cause your conveyancing solicitor to frame enquiries to find out more about the situation.
Lenders insist on you getting a Regulated Drainage & Water Search as a mortgage buyer. However a brief look at the contents of such a report, such as one bought by a client for a property in Honiton's locale, specifically in Newton St. Cyres EX5 5BJ, shows how important the findings in the report are.

For example, the report revealed that, should any building which is or forms part of the property be at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers, then insurance is in place to cover any damages and provide compensation. Additionally, the report revealed that should the property suffer from low water pressure or flow, insurance was also in place. People underestimate how important having decent pressure in the water supply to a home can be – but you'd want to know that insurance is in place for this eventuality because the displeasure caused by low water pressure in terms of how taps and particularly baths function is not to be underestimated.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Honiton, including streets such as South Gate and Magdalen Street - B3212, 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 10-30% (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.

Listed Building Survey Honiton

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • The Pines EX14 2JG
  • Dowell Street EX14 1LT
  • Wyndham Road EX5 4JU
  • Slade Lane EX10 0PJ
  • Cleaves Cottages EX16 9EB

Building Survey Honiton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Devon District Council at Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton EX14 1EJ, telephone 01404 515 616, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Honiton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton, Barnstaple, Torquay, Bridgwater and Paignton.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Honiton. 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 Honiton we'll be able to give you the detailed Honiton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.



Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Honiton and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Honiton's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.