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Surveyors Torquay

Cosey Homes are an experienced team of RICS accredited Chartered Surveyors and structural engineers operating in Torquay, the English Riviera and across South Devon. For over than 10 years, we’ve built an excellent reputation as a provider of specialist property and consultancy services to help homebuyers in the South West and all over the UK. We are accredited by some of the UK’s leading organisations including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

If you are looking for a reputable surveyor with relevant local knowledge and experience in Torquay and the surrounding area, our team offers expert impartial advice, top class reporting and great customer service. Contact us to find out more about our services and book your survey today.

Chartered Surveyors Torquay

Are you considering the purchase of your next home or a second property in Torquay, Paignton or Brixham? Whether you’re looking for a modern seaside flat overlooking Babbacombe Bay, a family home in Newton Abbot or Totnes further inland, or a coastal cottage in Dartmouth, Cosey Homes have the necessary local property market knowledge in South Devon to help you make the right decision.

We offer a broad range of home surveys that deliver detailed, well-formatted and easily accessible information for all types of properties. We have no commercial links whatsoever with estate agents or mortgage lenders, meaning we provide impartial advice and guidance that’s tailored solely to your requirements.

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Cosey Homes Surveyors Torquay
The Senate
Southernhay Gardens

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What can we help with?

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.