Home Buyers Survey Stockport

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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 Stockport Home Buyers Survey


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).
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.
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.

Listed Building Surveyors Stockport

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

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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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around 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.


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • 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

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Building Surveyors

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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Fast Availability and
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 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 Stockport.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure is non-intrusive. It is highly recommended that you get one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are thinking of buying a property in Stockport.

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)
The Home Buyer Survey will report on issues found, however you need to make sure that you choose the right Home Buyer Survey for your property because some defects require further detail and this is best served by booking a Building Survey.

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?

When you buy a home with a mortgage your Mortgage Lender requires you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may think this is also a structural assessment to identify defects.

Sadly the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property that you'd like to buy in Stockport to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Stockport that you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property.

The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect. Buy your HomeBuyers Survey - call 0161 850 7159.

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