Home Buyers Survey Launceston

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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 Launceston.

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Launceston has some excellently diverse architecture. Launceston Castle was built by Robert, Count of Mortain (half-brother of William the Conqueror) around 1070 and is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. Part of the town wall is still in existence including the South Gate of two arches. The White Hart Hotel incorporates a Norman doorway possibly removed from the Friary at St Thomas'.

Lawrence House, a Grade II listed building on Castle St, houses the town museum and was built in 1753 and the Grade I listed church of St Mary Magdalene was built in 1511–1524 by Sir Henry Trecarrel of Trecarrel.

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You have to get 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 Launceston's locale, specifically in Prouts Court, Launceston PL15 8QS, 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 considerable, to say the very least!
If you're looking at buying a property in the West Country, you should always investigate whether there's any evidence that the dwelling's in an area known for higher than normal radon levels.

This naturally-occurring gas is more prevalent in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It comes out of the ground and can cause lung cancer when in large concentrations – it actually kills more people in the UK each year than drink drivers do on the roads.

Your lender might require you to buy a specialist radon report for your property which will give you a clearer idea of the risk level and what you should do next if there's evidence that concentration levels are high. A client recently bought such a report for a property in Burraton, St. Dominick, Saltash, PL12 6ST in Lauceston's area in Cornwall. The report advised that the client carry out some basic measures to protect themselves if they chose to buy the property in question.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, 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 in Launceston's area 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 Harbour View, North Road, Looe, PL13 2EJ. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

Listed Building Survey Launceston

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Prouts Court PL15 8QS
  • Stock Park EX20 1GD
  • Church Hill, Tavistock PL19 9ED
  • Scalders Lane PL21 0RT
  • St. Georges Road PL26 7YH

Building Survey Launceston Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cornwall Council at Treyew Rd, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY, telephone 0300 123 4100, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Launceston

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Okehampton, Plymouth, St Austell, Truro, Barnstaple, Paignton and Honiton.

We work with specialist RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Launceston. 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 Launceston we'll be able to give you the detailed Launceston 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 Launceston 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 Launceston's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.