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What Types of House Survey Do We Offer?


SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Top tips for a Bolton Home Buyers Survey


Bolton's architecture saw its greatest boost with the arrival of the railway, particularly when Great Moor Street Station opened in 1831. Bolton Town Hall, a Grade II-listed building, was built between 1866 and 1873. There are, however, some survivals from earlier periods, particularly notably the 14th century Smithills Hall, now a museum and a Grade I-listed building. Hall i' th' Wood, originally a manor house, was built in the early 16th century.

The Church of St Peter is an example of the gothic revival style and was built between 1866 and 1871, however St Mary's Deane dates from 1250! There are any number of classic Victorian terraced houses, such as can be seen in Webb Street and Arkwright Street. Carlton Road has some larger detached properties from the same period.

There are large numbers of standard construction houses and flats built in various decades of the 20th century. Johnson Fold is one example of a municipal housing estate: this particular one was constructed in the 1950s.

House building has continued in the area in more recent times and there are a number of new build properties.

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An Environmental Search taken out for a property in Stoneycroft Avenue, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6AN revealed that the dwelling was within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production and within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or wind turbines. Additionally it was located within 25m of a coal mining affected area.

In the case of the first two observations, these can enable you to take a view on whether you think your enjoyment of the property might be impacted because of noise or even visual pollution. In the case of the third finding, this normally occasions a recommendation from your solicitor to get an additional Coal Mining Search to find out if there are likely to be issues with ground stability and/or contamination. These facts underline the importance of the search both for your solicitor's enquiries, your lender's conditions of lending and your own benefit.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in Fox Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 5NZ. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
A Local Authority Search lists all land charges listed at your local authority for a property you're considering buying, making it invaluable for your solicitor regarding making further enquiries and for you when it comes to considering whether your enjoyment of the dwelling is likely to be impacted.

A recent such report taken out for a property in Hadleigh Green, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4EB revealed that locally there was a tree preservation order, a smoke control order and various plans regarding the siting of 18 dwellings – including details of design and landscaping among other matters – all in close proximity to the dwelling.

Greater-ManchesterGreater Manchester, created in April 1974, is a metropolitan county in North West England. It has ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

The county is a mix of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations. Surrounding counties include Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The main motorway in the area is the M62, with the M66, M61 and M60 (a fully orbital motorway) branching off it. The M6 skirts the county to its west. The county has an international airport: Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK, which is also a rail hub. There are 98 train stations in the county at the most recent count.

The county has 5 universities; Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

The county has the highest number of theatre seats per head of population outside London and theatres include the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Apollo Theatre, the Palace and the Opera House.

There are four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world.

Listed Building Surveyors Bolton

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Bolton. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Bolton

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Bolton Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council at Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU, telephone 01204 333 333, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Bolton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Blackburn, Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Manchester, Rochdale and Bury.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bolton. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Bolton we'll be able to give you the detailed Bolton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Hatfield Road Bolton BL1 3BU
  • Halton Street, Bolton BL2 1JT
  • Ditton Brook, Bolton BL5 3GU
  • Stoneycroft Avenue, Bolton BL6 6AN
  • Woodhill Street, BL8 1AT

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bolton to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Bolton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

Whichever you opt for out of a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, they are both excellent for peace of mind if you are considering buying a property in Bolton.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property. Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Bolton which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

People, particularly first time buyers, have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to spend money on expensive repair costs which should have been divided up with the seller with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. Your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property you are trying to buy in Bolton and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.

A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate, or even deciding not to go ahead with buying a property. Call 0161 850 7159 and speak to our experts to book your HomeBuyers Survey.

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