Home Buyers Survey Runcorn

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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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Home Buyers Survey Runcorn

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Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Runcorn 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 Runcorn

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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.

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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 Runcorn and Building Surveys in Runcorn.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you're thinking of buying a property in Runcorn, incredibly important.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Runcorn has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. As an example of the costs, underpinning a property due to subsidence can be upwards of £10,000.

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 Runcorn


Up until the late 18th, Runcorn was a small village in Halton, Cheshire. After the industrial revolution it grew and is now considered an industrial town. A major landmark is Halton Castle, that is thought to have been built in the 15th century with only the ruins remaining today. In 1598 Seneschal’s House was built which still stands today.

There is a variety of architecture in Runcorn. Some Victorian houses lie on Norfolk street and some Edwardian houses on Wicksten Drive. There are a range of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses available on these streets. A new development in Runcorn is Hatters Park which has 3 and 4 bedroom modern homes. Most of these are detached houses.

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Flood warnings and alerts in Runcorn are generally restricted to homes on the immediate south bank of the River Mersey for example those on Mersey Road and Old Coach Road.

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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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in Runcorn mainly centre around the main roads - the A557, impacting roads such as Percival Lane and Picow Farm Road, and the A533 impacting roads including Ashbridge Street and Leiria Way.
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, Runcorn is 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.
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.
 

Listed Building Surveyors Runcorn

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 Runcorn

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Runcorn Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Halton Borough Council at Municipal Building, Widnes, WA8 7QF, telephone 0303 333 4300, 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 Runcorn

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Widnes, Windmill Hill, Sutton Weaver, Frodsham, Preston Brook, Hale and Walton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Runcorn. 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 Runcorn 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 Runcorn

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • The Uplands, Palacefields, Runcorn, WA7 2UG
  • Church St, Runcorn WA7 1LR
  • Grangeway, Runcorn WA7 5LY
  • Village St, Runcorn WA7 2ST
  • Windmill Hill, Runcorn WA7 6QZ

 

Is asbestos testing included in my survey? Is the removal cost also quoted?

No, what the surveyor will do is let you know within the report that there are signs of asbestos based on their visual inspection and of the property's general style and age. If there are suspicions of asbestos you would be advised to get an asbestos specialist to test the grade of the asbestos within the property.

We have asbestos surveyors covering Runcorn 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.