Home Buyers Survey Honiton

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Honiton has a history which is easily traceable to the Roman period and its architecture similarly hails back to a number of previous eras. Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities is located in a building, claimed to be the oldest still standing in Honiton, which formerly belonged to Allhallows School from the 16th Century until the 1930s.

Large fires damaged the town badly in both 1747 and 1765 which led to many Georgian houses being built, including most of those in the High Street.

Of particular interest are Marwood House, 1619, and the Manor House, which was originally a coaching inn (the added porch is 19th-century). Honiton Garage dates from about 1700 and the Market Hall (which originally had arcades on the ground floor and an assembly room above) has a modest early-19th-century stone front.

The mid-19th-century St Paul's Church was designed by Charles Fowler and is situated in the centre of the town. It was built in 1837–38 in a style incorporating elements of Romanesque architecture.

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The Local Authority Search, which you'll have to get when using a mortgage to buy a property in the Honiton area, is brilliant when it comes to being quickly briefed about building control matters, and whether the property you're thinking of buying has had the appropriate local building authority sign-off for any improvements or alterations.

A recent such report which a client bought for a property in Wyndham Road, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4JU revealed, among other things, that the correct sign-off had been given for both electrical rewiring and the installation of a gas boiler.

But let's say your property had a multi-storey extension in this case. Because no entries are present for this work, this would at the very least cause your conveyancing solicitor to frame enquiries to find out more about the situation.
Lenders insist on you getting 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 Honiton's locale, specifically in Newton St. Cyres EX5 5BJ, 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 not to be underestimated.
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Honiton, including streets such as South Gate and Magdalen Street - B3212, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 10-30% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map . Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.

Devon Devon is a county in South West England and Exeter is its county town. It has two coastlines with both cliffs and sandy shores and the county has many seaside resorts and fishing ports on the coast whereas inland, terrain is rural and predominantly hilly. Population density is low compared to many other counties. The county also contains Dartmoor, the largest open space in southern England. Adjoining counties include Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Largest towns in the county, other than the city of Exeter include Plymouth (a city twice as large in population as Exeter and which is its own unitary authority), Torquay, Paignton, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Barnstaple.

The county has motorway, the M5 (connecting Exeter with Birmingham), and Exeter has an international airport. There are 3 universities in the county; the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the University of St Mark & St John.

The county contains the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor (shared with Somerset). Devon is famous for cream teas, has its own form of wrestling and contains the only place with an exclamation mark in its name in the UK - Westward Ho!

Listed Building Survey Honiton

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

Building Survey Honiton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting East Devon District Council at Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton EX14 1EJ, telephone 01404 515 616, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Honiton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton, Barnstaple, Torquay, Bridgwater and Paignton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Honiton. 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 Honiton we'll be able to give you the detailed Honiton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Honiton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • The Pines EX14 2JG
  • Dowell Street EX14 1LT
  • Wyndham Road EX5 4JU
  • Slade Lane EX10 0PJ
  • Cleaves Cottages EX16 9EB

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Honiton to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years 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 Honiton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Honiton.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
Should any issues be flagged up in the HomeBuyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue affecting your property in Honiton and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does the RICS Level 3 Building Survey include advice on extension works?

The RICS Building Survey report is a detailed defect report based on a visual inspection carried out by a Chartered Surveyor.

The report is detailed and often includes photographs and a list itemising any defects identified with comment on any recommendations for remedial works or further investigations by specialists if required.

Advice on future works does not form part of the report but most surveyors are happy to provide their expert opinion on whether proposed works are possible. They may look at the position of manhole covers, height of the roof in the loft space, the floor joists in the loft space, and other structural indicators which would impede any proposed plans.

This falls outside of the written report and any communications are usually provided on site or on the phone post inspection.

We would always recommend that you notify the surveyor that you might want to discuss proposed works with him, prior to the survey so he can ensure he takes this into account when completing his inspection.