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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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Home Buyers Survey Rochdale

Local Greater Manchester 
Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Rochdale 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.

Home Buyers Survey Rochdale

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Delivery of Reports

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

Rochdale HomeBuyers Survey

Panel of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - RICS Surveyors

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 HomeBuyers Report Rochdale and Building Surveys in Rochdale.

Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage.

The survey is non-intrusive. If you are thinking of buying a property in Rochdale, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it. 

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Rochdale has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

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

Home Buyer Survey tips for buying in Rochdale


For Rochdale and in part Lancashire the flood that was the Industrial Revolution changed the surrounding areas with a boom housing development.

The Town Hall is a Victorian-era building in Rochdale. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. It was built in the Gothic Revival style from the 18th century. The Co-op Buildings were the world's first Cooperative Society was established in the 18th century and was founded by 28 men who were The Rochdale Pioneers. 

St Leonard's is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. Much of the present building was erected in 1412. He re-used the Norman doorway from an earlier structure to create the tower arch. Also distinctive in this part of the world is the wooden belfry tower. The church of St Leonard was completed in 1524.

Many standard construction semi-detached and terrace homes were built in the early 20th century. With the rise of Help to Buy many new build properties have been developed in recent years in areas such as Littleborough and Burnage.

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Properties in Rochdale built very close to Rochdale canal such as Figrove and Castleton Moor, and rivers such as the River Roch, are subject to flood warnings and alerts from time to time.

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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Rochdale’s Heritage is built up from the industrial revolution and as such properties in the area were built up en masse in the late 18th/early 19th century so we would always recommend a level 3 Building Survey.

Residential houses over 100 years are worth the extra detail and attention of a full structural survey to inspect every inch of the period properties available.
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The Coal search is very predominant in Rochdale, so when undertaking a Home Buyers Survey in Rochdale it is important for your RICS Chartered surveyor to check for subsidence as coal mining shafts were evident in these areas.

 The tell tale signs of subsidence are cracks, warping of walls, doors and wallpaper bubbling. It is something that a structural engineer will have to inspect to confirm there is an issue.
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 Rochdale

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

OL11 1ED

Rochdale Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Rochdale Borough Council at Rochdale Town Hall
The Esplanade Rochdale OL16 1AB 
, telephone 01706 924797, 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 near me in Rochdale

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Oldham, Manchester, Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Huddersfield, Hebden Bridge and Burnley.

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

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


Home Buyers Survey Rochdale

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Gort Way, OL10 1FT
  • Gelder Clough, OL10 4BD
  • Shuttle Drive OL10 3FW
  • Ditton Mead Close, OL12 9SH
  • Millview Lane OL16 2BA

 

Does a RICS surveyor perform asbestos testing?

The Survey is a visual assessment to help identify any potential issues. The surveyor will inspect the property and if they have any suspicions of subsidence they will recommend that you get an asbestos specialist into the property.

The asbestos specialist will review of all accessible areas of the property to assess for asbestos and provide details of areas asbestos is potentially affecting along with taking samples and confirming if the material is asbestos.

We have asbestos surveyors covering Rochdale and they are all qualified to British Occupational Hygiene Society P402 and some to S301 Standards. All samples are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory. At the end of the process you will know what level of asbestos is present and what it will cost for you or the vendor to remove it.

Read more about asbestos here.