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Surveyors Exeter

Cosey Homes are a national team of RICS accredited Chartered Surveyors with a strong local presence in Exeter, Devon and across the West Country. We have 10+ years of professional experience and an excellent reputation as a provider of specialist property and consultancy services to put at your disposal. Whether you are looking for your first, second or last home in the EX postcode area, we can help with deep local property market knowledge, expert impartial advice, detailed reporting and great customer service engagement.

Cosey Homes is accredited by some of the UK’s most esteemed industry organisations including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Contact us today to find out more about our services and get a free quote.

Chartered Surveyors Exeter

Are you thinking of investing in a property in Exeter or the surrounding area? Whether you are looking at St Leonard’s, Heavitree or Topsham or further afield in Crediton, Honiton or Exmouth, Cosey Homes have all the relevant local market knowledge to give you the information you need to make the right decision when buying a home in Devon.

We provide a wide range of home surveys for all types of property – from contemporary apartments to modern family homes and quirky country cottages – that are designed to give you all you need. Our reports provide detailed information, are well-formatted and easy to read. Crucially, we have no commercial links with estate agents or lenders, so we can give you our undivided attention and impartial advice and guidance that’s focused on what you need.

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Which survey should I get for a Victorian property?

At Cosey Homes, we would always recommend an in-depth Building Survey (Level 3) for properties that are older than 70 years. This includes Victorian and Edwardian homes, properties situated in a Conservation Area as well as listed buildings. A Level 3 survey offers sufficient scope to cover the unique features, qualities and requirements of a historic character home.

What’s the difference between a Building Survey (Level 3) and a Homebuyer Survey (Level 2)?

A HomeBuyer Report (Level 2) is a mid-range investigation designed to give an overview of the building’s condition and highlight any urgent areas of concern. A Building Survey (Level 3) is a more detailed analysis that covers all major defects. This is the best choice for older or larger buildings, ‘fixer upper’ projects and non-standard properties.

Can I get a discount on the price if the survey results are ‘bad’?

If the survey findings flag up unexpected problems or urgent remedial works, you are well within your rights to renegotiate the sale price. Many buyers ask for a discount to cover the cost of unexpected repairs (or obtain assurances from the seller that he will fix the problem before contracts are exchanged). Of course, there is no guarantee that the seller will accept a lower offer but there’s certainly no harm in trying.

What is ‘gazumping’ and is it legal?

According to English property law, a transaction only becomes legally valid once contracts have been exchanged. Gazumping is a perfectly legal (though frowned upon) practice whereby the seller accepts a higher offer before exchange, effectively pushing you out of the transaction.

Which property survey should I choose?

With so many different property surveys on the market, it can be hard to know which is the right one to choose. At Cosey Homes, we recognise that you need professional guidance and advice to talk through all available options including the pros and cons of each survey type. Why not get in touch today for a friendly chat with our expert team?

How do I get my survey findings?

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and will work as swiftly as we can to deliver your report. As a general rule, you can expect to receive it by email as a PDF document within 5 working days after the site visit. If you require an additional hard copy, this can be arranged for an extra fee.