Home Buyers Survey Yeovil

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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 Yeovil.

Top tips for a Yeovil Home Buyers Survey

Yeovil's church of St John the Baptist dates back to the 14th century and its Westland site has evidence of a small Roman town.

Hendford Manor in the town centre, a Grade II listed building, was built about 1720 and has been converted into offices. Newton Surmaville is a small park and house also known as Newton House and was built in 1608–1612 for Robert Harbin, a Yeovil merchant. It is a Grade I listed building.

The town has many properties dating back to the Victorian period which is when the town expanded rapidly in large part because of the arrival of the railway. The town expanded into the 20th century, when many houses were built under both private and municipal auspices, although many houses were destroyed by German bombing between 1940 and 1942.

Yeovil's role as a centre of the aircraft and defence industries continued into the 21st century which has meant the continuation of residential house building right up to the present date.

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One of our clients recently bought a Local Authority Search for a property in Fosse Park Road, Yeovil BA20 2FW which revealed that plans had been lodged in 2015 for the erection of 6 apartments with associated parking, landscaping and communal gardens, all within the vicinity of the property. Under Building Regulations, there was an NICEIC record for a full electrical rewire and a GASAFE record for installation of a gas fired boiler.

Planning applications lodged can give you as a prospective purchaser of a property an idea of possible threats to your enjoyment of a property should a plan or plans go ahead. Building control records can reassure that work done has been done properly – such as an electrical rewire – however they can also flag up matters if the property has been developed but there are no corresponding building control sign-offs.

In sum, this is why this conveyancing property search is so important and why lenders insists on its purchase if you're a mortgage buyer. Depending on the report's contents, your solicitor might wish to raise further enquiries so you are more informed about the dwelling you're thinking of buying.
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 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 Eliotts Drive, Yeovil, BA21 3NN. 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 buying a relatively modern property of standard construction and normal size in Yeovil's area, you're always advised to get a RICS Level II Survey - known as a HomeBuyer Report – because of its importance in flagging up suspicions of serious property defects.

Your RICS surveyor not only assesses the visible areas of the dwelling from top to bottom but also, in the report, makes invaluable recommendations either to correct potential faults or keep a property maintained.

In a recent such report taken out for a property in West Camel Farm, West Camel BA22 7HH, near Yeovil, recommended that any buyer should ask a roofer to quote for redressing and repointing lead flashings to prevent water ingress and further deterioration and that the downpipe on the garage be connected to the gutter spigot to prevent leaks.

Listed Building Survey Yeovil

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • High St, West Lydford, Somerton TA11 7DG
  • Badger Walk SP7 8FY
  • Mampitts Lane SP7 8GR
  • Maumbury Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1GR
  • Eastgate Gardens TA1 1RE

Building Survey Yeovil Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting South Somerset District Council at Brympton Way, Yeovil BA20 2HT, telephone 01935 462 462, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Yeovil

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bournemouth, Bridgwater, Taunton, Frome, Dorchester, New Forest and Weymouth.

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