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Surveyors Truro, Cornwall

Cosey Homes are an established team of RICS Chartered Surveyors with a national presence and strong local presence in Truro and across Cornwall. With more than 10 years’ industry experience and an excellent reputation for providing specialist property and consultancy services to homebuyers in the UK, we should be your first port of call.

Whether you are looking for a new home, a holiday home or a buy-to-let investment in the TR postcode area, we can help with valuable local property market knowledge, expert independent advice, detailed reporting and engaged customer service.

Cosey Homes is proud to be accredited by some of the country’s best known industry bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). To find out more about our service portfolio and obtain a free quote for a RICS home survey or valuation in Cornwall, please get in touch with our friendly team.

Chartered Surveyors Truro

If you are considering buying a home in Truro or the surrounding towns and villages, Cosey Homes has the relevant local knowledge to help you make the right decision. From Newquay in the north to Falmouth in the south, from St Austell in the east all the way down to Penzance, Cornwall is a huge county with some of the best and most varied properties available.

We provide a choice of home surveys for any type of property – from modern urban flats to family homes in the suburbs, rural cottages and country homes, seaside apartments and new-build houses. Whatever your surveying needs may be, our reports will provide you with the information you need in a format that is jargon-free and easy to digest.

Importantly, we have no links with estate agents of mortgage lenders. As independent professional operators, we deliver honest, impartial and transparent advice that is tailored to your requirements.

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Cosey Homes Surveyors Truro
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.