Home Buyers Survey Stockport

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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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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Stockport 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 Stockport, 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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property in Stockport having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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.

Survey tips for properties in Stockport


Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester and was known in the 16th century for its cultivation of hemp and manufacture of rope. It hosts the Stockport Viaduct, built in 1840 and consisting of 27 brick arches.

The town grew when it was connected to the canal network in 1797 and when the railway arrived in 1840 and there are surviving period properties from the Georgian and Victorian periods. Its Victorian covered Market Hall was built in 1861. The Three Shires is a listed 15th century building on Great Underbank, thought to be the town’s second oldest building.

In the 1920s the first council houses were built in Stockport. Many more were built after 1945, in areas such as Edgeley, Adswood, Shaw Heath and Brinnington, where the main styles are semi-detached and terrace houses. Larger detached houses and bungalows can be found in the areas of Woodford, Bramhall and Hazel Grove.

New build developments are available in Hazel Grove (mainly detached) and Heaton Mersey (mainly semi-detached), some available under the Help to Buy Scheme.


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Properties in Stockport built very close to the River Mersey, the River Goyt and the River Tame, in streets such as Richard Street, New Bridge Lane and Howard Street, 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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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Stockport, including streets such as St Petersgate and Mersey Square, 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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Overhead lines and phone masts can be contentious and may have a visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property in Didsbury Road, Stockport, SK4 2BD, was within 250m of overhead power lines or mobile phone masts.
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 symphoney 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. 

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Stockport Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Stockport Council at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE, telephone 0161 474 5188, 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 Stockport

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Bredbury, Felcourt and Parrs Wood.

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


Recently completed Home Buyers Survey in Stockport:


  • 86 Cromwell Avenue, Stockport, SK5 6GB
  • 26 Prestbury Close, Stockport, SK2 7HW
  • Flat 2, 21 Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5BU
  • 37 Didsbury Road, Stockport, SK4 2BD
  • 6 Brooks Avenue, Hazel Grove, SK7 4EF

 

Does the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.