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Home Buyers Survey in Devon

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Devon

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Devon

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Devon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Devon

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Devon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Devon property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Devon property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Devon Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Devon residence needs work. What are the possible consequences? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also suffer from a range of defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. Contact Quayline Ltd for a repairs estimate at 01803 558656 or 12 Southfield Ave, Paignton, TQ31LJ.

E.g. stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should damp weather have on our new property in Devon?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on a structure is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are a cause for concern include rotten roofing elements. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Luckily, problems with drains are quite easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is left untreated, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.