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Home Buyers Survey in Totnes

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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 RICS Level 2 Survey

    RICS Level 2 Survey in Totnes

    The RICS Level 2 Survey 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 RICS Level 3 Survey

    RICS Level 3 Survey in Totnes

    The RICS Level 3 Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Totnes) 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 Totnes

    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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RICS Level 2 Survey

Should I choose a RICS Level 2 Survey, Full Structural Survey or RICS Level 3 Survey for a home in Totnes and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a RICS Level 3 Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Totnes property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper RICS Level 2 Survey.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a RICS Level 3 Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totnes property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Totnes Survey Quote or call us 0800 022 4428 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a detached house in TQ9 with an asking price of £299, 559. What will a qualified surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Totnes ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as the homes proximity to contaminated land or the amount of accommodation it offers. One method is to consider values recorded in Totnes for similar properties.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £301, 659, which is £2, 100 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £290, 518. Two Ways, 20A, Denys Road, Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9 5TW a detached property was purchased for £127, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent house valued is to commission a RICS Level 2 Survey which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old converted barn. Will the age of the property be an issue?

Some purchasers have considered buying a home with character, such as a barn conversion. A building's age, however, can be problematic. Property employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Grade I listed property, Traditional materials may be required. Discuss this with your RICS Level 3 Surveyor for more information.

RICS Level 2 Survey valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A RICS Level 2 Survey on a Totnes property will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement included in the cost of the survey. To work out the value of the property your RICS valuer will relate to local Totnes market factors and other things about the property e.g. state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there are no dangerous materials.

A RICS Level 3 Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any costly legal issues like the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Further Totnes assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would be advised to on guard for if purchasing a converted house in Totnes in conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. The value of homes will be higher which is down to them being in good order. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is possibly so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Totnes RICS Level 2 Survey will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer.