Home Buyers Survey Okehampton

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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 Okehampton.

Top tips for a Okehampton Home Buyers Survey

Okehampton's rich history has left some excellent survivals from earlier architectural periods. Notable buildings in the town include the 15th century chapel of St. James and Okehampton Castle, which was established by the Norman Sheriff of Devon, Baldwin FitzGilbert (d.1090). Okehampton is surrounded by many smaller villages and towns including the hamlet of Stockley. Notable examples are the villages of South Zeal with its ancient burgage plots and granite thatched cottages.

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If you're a mortgage buyer considering purchasing a property in or around Okehampton, you'll be expected to buy a local authority search, something which you're advised to get even if you're buying with cash.

A recent client was considering buying a property in Dean Street, Crediton EX17 3£W in Okehampton's locale, and in the land charges section it highlighted that the property was in a conservation area – which normally puts restraints on how you can develop a property – and it was also in an area where advertisements were subject to control.

However most importantly the search flagged up that the property was a Grade II listed building: buildings in this category are subject to many rules and constraints which your solicitor must take especial care to be fully briefed about such that they can then ensure that you are.
As a parishioner you can potentially face a claim from your local parish church in Okehampton 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 in Okehampton's neighbourhood 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 Brakefield TQ10 9PA. 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 looking at buying a property in England's south west, you should always be mindful about whether it's in an area which is known to be radon affected. Radon's a colourless odourless gas naturally occurs, coming out from the ground which, in larger concentrations, is known to cause lung cancer.

A client recently looking to buy a property in Heathfield Terrace, Newton Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9BA in Okehampton's area, bought an Environmental Search report, which you're obliged to get as a mortgage buyer (although if you're a cash buyer, you are still strongly advised to get one). The search revealed that the property was in a radon affected area, with between 5% and 10% of homes in the locale being regarded as above the action level.

The report advised that the building should be tested for radon, which might result in further measures being needed to be taken and possible insurance issues.

Listed Building Survey Okehampton

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Stock Park, Okehampton EX20 1GD
  • Long Meadows EX17 1DX
  • Church Hill, Tavistock PL19 9ED
  • Heathfield Terrace TQ13 9BA
  • Storrs Close TQ13 9HR

Building Survey Okehampton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting West Devon Borough Council at Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BZ, telephone 01822 813 600, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Okehampton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, Barnstaple, Truro, Falmouth and Penzance.

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