Macclesfield HomeBuyers Survey

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"First Class Service. We are more than impressed with the quick, professional service we have received from this company, very clear report with good Photograph, of areas of interest, also the Team followed up the report with a phone call to make sure we understood the information that we had received. EXCELLENT. Thank you"

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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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Macclesfield HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Macclesfield 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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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 for you.

A Home Buyer 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.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Macclesfield, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, for your peace of mind.

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)
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence during the structural survey within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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If they find any issues during the inspection, our Surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm in connection with buying or selling a property in Macclesfield, or any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

Survey tips for properties in Macclesfield


Macclesfield expanded greatly as a town in the mid-18th century with the building of the first silk mill and has a number of properties dating back to this time which are Neoclassical or Georgian (such as Cumberland House and Jordangate House) in style.

The Victorian era left its mark on the architectural style of the churches and public buildings, such as Regency Mill and Upton Grange, as they changed to Gothic Revival. The Militia Barracks was constructed in the late 1850s and Parkside Hospital opened in 1871 (it was originally an asylum). The War Memorial, a listed structure, was built in the 20th century.

The town standard properties built during the 20th century to cater for the population expansion. There are new build developments in the area such as the detached houses and barn conversions around Springwood Way and Cold Harbor Farm in Tytherington.

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Flood warnings and alerts in Macclesfield are sometimes issued for those streets and houses in the vicinity of the River Bollin, such as Waters Green and Bridge Green.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, certain areas the east of Macclesfield, including streets such as Buxton Road and Lark Hall Road, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1 -3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Macclesfield area mainly centre around the main road – the A537 – affecting some roads nearby such as Jordangate and Crown Street.

Raised levels of noise pollution from railways accompany the path of the railway line which passes through Macclesfield Station, affecting nearby streets such as Davenport Street and Jodrell Close.
Cheshire.pngCheshire is a county situated in North West England. Surrounding English counties are Merseyside to the north, Greater Manchester also to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire to the south-east, Shropshire to the south and Wales situated to the west.

The unitary authorities are Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and Halton. Cheshire County Council was abolished in 2009 which lead to the birth of Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. The county town is Chester which is a walled city, west of Cheshire near the boarder with Wales.

Cheshire’s notable landmarks include Chester Cathedral, Eaton Hall and Little Moreton Hall which is a manor house with wonky architecture. Prehistorical burial grounds have been found in Cheshire at The Bridestones which is a chambered cairn. Cheshire is also home to many remains of Iron Age hill forts that can be visited today.
 

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Macclesfield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Cheshire East Council at Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA, telephone 0300 123 5500, 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.

RICS Find a surveyor in Macclesfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Henbury, Prestbury , Bollington, Rainow, Langley, Sutton and Gawsworth.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Macclesfield. 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 Macclesfield we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Macclesfield:


  • Mill St, Macclesfield SK11 6NE
  • 10 Westmorland Cl, Macclesfield SK10 3ET
  • Ivy Rd, Macclesfield SK11 8NA
  • Brocklehurst Way, Macclesfield SK10 2HB
  • London Road Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 7SP

 

Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Macclesfield you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Macclesfield that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Macclesfield.

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