Home Buyers Survey Yeovil


Trusted by 100s of clients with their home survey in Yeovil giving our panel of local RICS building surveyors detailed knowledge of properties in your area. We're booking from 22/02/2024* with same-day callback & fast reports starting from just £400 EXC VAT.

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"Competitively priced service, the agent I dealt with was very helpful. On the day of the survey itself I received a call from the surveyor to run through his initial findings. The quality of the report produced was excellent, very detailed and thorough. If needed I will be using SAM Conveyancing's services again in the future for sure."

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Defects flagged in a Yeovil Home Buyers Survey


HomeBuyers Report Yeovil
Local Tip 1
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.
 HomeBuyers Survey Yeovil
Local Tip 2
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.
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Local Tip 3
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.

Types of property in Yeovil?


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.

Why Choose Sam Conveyancing for your Home Survey?

After 10 years of helping over 30,000 clients we've learned alot about surveys in Yeovil using our panel of over 100 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Your Yeovil surveyor will be local to your property so whether you're worried about subsidence, damp, infestations, extensions or even the just for peace of mind, we've got you covered.

Our HomeBuyers Survey costs are fixed and competitive as you'll see from all our Excellent reviews on Trustpilot. This means you don't have to break the bank to get a full health check on your new home. Get a Home Buyer Survey Quote today or if you're not sure which survey to choose and want to know the difference between a Level 2 Home Survey and a Level 3 Building Survey, then give us a call and we'll happily tell you what you need - 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply).


What defects are flagged in a Homebuyer's Survey?


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Crack in outside wall above window flagged in a Home Building Survey
Cracks/Subsidence

Cracks are inspected and in the report will confirm if you need a structural engineer as there are signs of historical or current movement.

Find out more - What is subsidence and how do you spot it?

Damp and mould on a wall flagged in a Home Building Survey
Damp

The RICS surveyor will use a moisture meter in the rooms and report any high levels along with any mould or damp causing damage to the walls/windows.

Find out more - What is rising damp?

Rotting wood on a window frame flagged in a Home Building Survey
Wood Rot

The wooden door frames and windows will be inspected for rotting and wood worm.

Find out more - What to do with a Rotten Window Frame?

Rat Infestation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Infestations

The surveyor looks for signs of infestations through droppings, damage to piping/flooring and in some cases finding where the nest is.

Find out more - Can You Sell A House With Rodents?

Japanese Knotweed in a garden flagged in a Home Building Survey
Japanese Knotweed

The surveyor will check the grounds of the property and, where possible, check over the fences to neighbouring plots to identify if there is a risk of Japanese knotweed.

Find out more - Do surveyors check for Japanese knotweed?

Drains and man hole covers flagged in a Home Building Survey
Drains and Manhole Covers

The surveyor lifts up accessible man hole covers to check if the drains are blocked. You may need to get your drains inspected with CCTV.

Find out more - Should You Get a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a House?

Roof loft space with insulation flagged in a Home Building Survey
Roof and Loft Space

The surveyor will enter into the roof/loft space if there is a safe and accessible ladder. They'll look for insulation, signs of leaking and and damage.

Find out more - What is a roof survey?

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Difference between a level 2 and level 3 house survey
A Level 2 HomeBuyers Report is for newer, conventional properties. A Level 3 Building Survey is for a comprehensive analysis, for older or larger properties.

Is a homebuyers survey worth it?
For conventional properties, a HomeBuyers Survey is invaluable. Identified defects can be used as leverage during price negotiations with the seller and can save 1000s of pounds.

Average Cost of Building Surveyor in Yeovil

The cost varies depending on the size and condition of the property, with the average cost of our HomeBuyers Survey starting at £400 EXC VAT. The average cost of a Building Survey is higher. Our fixed fees start at £500 EXC VAT.

Get a Fixed Quote

To ensure accuracy, we utilise Rightmove or Zoopla to assess the property type, guaranteeing a fixed quote tailored to your needs. For guidance on choosing the right survey, contact our survey specialists at 0333 344 3234.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Homebuyers Survey Yeovil


You don't need to contact your lender to arrange a HomeBuyer Survey in Yeovil. While they may recommend specific survey companies, we advise obtaining a quote online directly from a RICS-certified professional familiar with your property's locality, ensuring a comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey quote.
Typically, home buyers and investors request a Valuation and a Survey simultaneously, which is encompassed in our RICS HomeBuyers Report. For older or unconventional properties, consider a Level 3 Building Survey. Get your online quote for a property survey from our experienced house surveyors in Yeovil now.

A standard HomeBuyers Survey in Yeovil takes approximately 3.5 hours, including local travel, property visitation, and report generation at the office.
With national coverage across England and Wales, including Yeovil, our back-office systems enable us to identify available RICS surveyors, even outside your locality. If you need a survey carried out urgently, our knowledge, contacts, and systems allow us to find you the best RICS surveyor at the most competitive cost.
We’re committed to equipping you with the necessary tools, information, and pricing to make informed decisions. You'll get a same day call with your Yeovil RICS Surveyor to discuss your survey, as part of our service to you. You'll always receive full contact details of your RICS Chartered Surveyor when arranging with us.
We offer professional and comprehensive HomeBuyers Survey services in Yeovil. Our RICS-certified professionals know the local property market intimately. Get an instant online price quote for a survey from our experienced house surveyors in Yeovil:

The cost of a HomeBuyers Survey varies depending on the type and size of the property, among other factors. At SAM Conveyancing, the average cost for our HomeBuyers Survey in Yeovil starts from £400 EXC VAT. Remember, a survey could save you significant money in the long run by identifying potential issues early.
Absolutely. Our team at SAM Conveyancing provides a thorough HomeBuyers Survey checklist, guiding you through what our surveyors will inspect. This includes the property's interior and exterior condition and advice on necessary repairs or potential problems.
We understand that sometimes surveys are urgent. While a typical survey takes around 3.5 hours, a Level 3 building survey will often take longer as it is a more thorough inspection. We pride ourselves on our national coverage and extensive network. Even for urgent requests, we strive to find you the best RICS surveyor in Yeovil to complete the survey promptly.
Your satisfaction is our priority. If you have any issues, you can raise a formal complaint. If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service. Our Yeovil-based RICS surveyor will work diligently to resolve your concerns, potentially revisiting the property if necessary.

We take problems very seriously, and if you encounter an issue, we ensure your concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. The initial step involves submitting a formal, written complaint, outlining the problem and supplementing it with any supporting evidence, like photos.

Our Manchester-based surveyor will send you their Formal Complaints Procedure outlining the expected response timeframes. They will work to rectify your complaint and might even propose revisiting the property in Manchester. After a comprehensive review, they will write back to you, hopefully resolving your complaint through the provision of further information.

If you remain unsatisfied, you can resort to a third-party dispute resolution service to which the surveyor is registered. This service becomes accessible only after you have formally complained to your surveyor.

The details of the dispute resolution service for RICS surveyors are as follows:

Service Provider
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Address
100 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BU
Website
CEDR.com
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 cover the whole Yeovil area and have recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you, at:
  • 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
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.

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*Subject to availability. If your survey date is longer than 1 week then ask and we will try to fit you in sooner.
*Survey prices vary depending on the type of survey, the size of the property and the property's location.

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RICS Level 2 Home Survey with a Valuation

A RICS Level 2 Home Survey, which used to be called the HomeBuyer Report or a Home Buyer 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.

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