Home Buyers Survey Weston-super-Mare

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Weston-super-Mare's oldest structure is Worlebury Camp, on Worlebury Hill, dating from the Iron Age. Glebe House, a former rectory, is a 17th century structure with later additions and the Old Thatched Cottage restaurant on the seafront carries the date 1774; it is the surviving portion of a summer cottage.

Birnbeck Pier was completed in 1867; it was designed by Eugenius Birch with ironwork by the Isca Foundry of Newport, Monmouthshire and is a grade II* listed building. From the 1850s onwards, large detached Victorian villas were built on the southern slopes of Worlebury Hill. Semi-detached and terraced housing was built on the low "moorland" behind the sea front in an area known as South Ward. Many of these houses have since been converted into bedsits. Most of the houses built in the Victorian era were built from stone and feature details made from Bath Stone, influenced by local architect Hans Price.

Many examples of Price's work are still to be seen: the Town Hall, the Mercury Office, the Constitutional Club (originally the Lodge of St Kew), villas and numerous other domestic dwellings. The Odeon Cinema by Thomas Cecil Howitt is notable for fully retaining many Art Deco features both internally and externally, and retaining its original theatre organ, a Compton from 1935.

The Grand Pier was opened in 1904 and further development occurred after World War I, with the Winter Gardens Pavilion in 1927. Art Deco influences can be seen in much of the town's architecture from this period.

Residential areas outside the town centre include the Oldmixon, Coronation, and Bournville housing estates, built in the mid to late 20th century. Newer housing has since been built towards the east of the town in North Worle and Locking Castle, nearer to the M5 motorway.

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A look at the local land charges listed as being force in the vicinity of a property in St Johns Road, Clevedon, Somerset BS21 7TG, in Weston-super-Mare's locale, illustrates the importance of getting a local authority search, regarded as the principal property conveyancing search and one which lenders insist that you buy.

The report revealed that the dwelling was in aerodrome safeguard zones. These specific land charges restrict buildings to a height below 90 metres and applications for various other land uses (including, for example, sewage disposal works and refuse tips). Of themselves these are unlikely to affect you as a buyer, but they certainly flag up the possibility that your enjoyment of a property covered by the charges might be affected by aeroplane noise and associated pollution, which you might have been unaware of.
A client who was considering buying a property in Gordon Road, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 3BD bought an environmental search for the property which revealed, among its other findings, that the dwelling was within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production.

Although there might not have been any operations at the time the client was thinking of buying the property, the finding acts as warning of potential future disruption which any owner of the home might have to put up with in future. Your conveyancing solicitor can frame further enquiries about this kind of finding to give you fuller information which can help you decide whether to progress with a purchase or not.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, 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 Weston-super-Mare's area 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 St. Pauls Road, South Ward, Weston-super-mare BS23 4AD. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.

SomersetSomerset is a county in south-west England and is mainly rural with rolling hills. These include the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor National Park and the Blackdown Hills, all of which are well worth a leisurely visit. Somerset is synonymous with cider and scrumpy, particularly in the Taunton area.

The county is made up from seven districts; South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. The county town is Taunton and the county also contains the beautiful city of Bath (which is its own administrative authority), with its celebrated Roman remains and excellent architecture. Adjacent counties include Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

There are 3 universities in the ceremonial county; these are the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England. The nearest airport is in Bristol and the M5 is the one motorway going through the county.

Other excellent places to visit there include Cheddar Gorge (yes, Cheddar cheese does come from here, invented by accident around 800 years ago!), Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor.

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts takes place most years in Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, attracting over 170,000 music and culture lovers from around the world to see world-famous entertainers.

Yeovil Town is in the Football League and Somerset County Cricket Club play at Taunton. The team used to include Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner among other top stars of the cricket world.

Tarr Steps near Winsford in Somerset is thought to date from around 1000 BC and is the oldest bridge in Britain still in use – there is no concrete joining the stones which make up its fabric!

Listed Building Survey Weston-super-Mare

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

Building Survey Weston-super-Mare Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting North Somerset Council at Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ, telephone 01934 888 888, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Weston-super-Mare

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bristol, Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton, Yeovil, Frome and Trowbridge.

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


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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Weston-super-Mare 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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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 Weston-super-Mare.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Weston-super-Mare.

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.

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If they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Weston-super-Mare, or any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does your surveyor check the chimney?

If you're buying a period property which features a chimney you will want to ensure there are no defects or issues with pointing that may cause you issues in the future.

Your RICS surveyor will assess the exterior of a chimney usually from ground level or a nearby vantage point/accessible flat roof to note any issues visible and advise accordingly.

Internally your surveyor will visually check for any signs of structural movement and that the flue is clear, however, this is only possible if accessible.

You should note, however, that surveyors are not structural engineers and so they may advise a further inspection is carried out by such a suitable specialist if suspicions of defects are noted.