Home Buyers Survey Paignton

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Paignton has a long history and many architectural styles. In late Saxon times, the manor was owned by Leofric, the Bishop of Exeter, and later bishops built a palace, some remains of which, including the "Coverdale" Tower can be seen to the south of the town's parish church.

The historic part of Paignton is centred on Church Street, Winner Street and Palace Avenue which contain fine examples of Victorian architecture. Kirkham House is a late medieval stone house which is open to the public at certain times of the year. The Coverdale Tower adjacent to Paignton Parish Church is named after Bishop Miles Coverdale, who published an English translation of the Bible in 1536.

Oldway Mansion is a large house and gardens constructed in the 1870s for Isaac Merritt Singer, who had amassed a considerable fortune with his improvements to the sewing machine. Other Singer legacies in Paignton include the Palace Hotel and the Inn on the Green, which were built as homes for Singer's sons Washington and Mortimer.

The main seafront area is dominated by Paignton Pier, a 780-foot (240 m) long structure opened in 1879. It was designed by George Soudon Bridgman, the local architect who also designed the original Oldway Mansion.

The Festival Theatre, opened in 1967, was once a seafront theatre capable of staging large summer shows. In 1999 it was converted into a multiscreen cinema.

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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 Paignton's locale, specifically in Hillesdon Road TQ1 1QQ, 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!
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 in Paignton'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 Paignton'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 Paignton

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Swannaton Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9RL
  • Hillesdon Road, Torquay TQ1 1QQ
  • Brakefield, TQ10 9PA
  • Heathfield Terrace TQ13 9BA
  • Storrs Close TQ13 9HR

Building Survey Paignton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Torbay Council at Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR, telephone 01803 201 201, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Paignton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Torquay, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Barnstaple, Launceston and Honiton.

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