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Bury is most famously known for the Bury Market but the properties in the area didn’t boom until the Industrial Revolution. As such most buildings are 18th, 19th, 20th and present century. 

Moyses Hall Museum is probably the oldest building in Bury St Edmunds, the Hall dates to 1180 and now houses a museum of local history. The Hall is one of the oldest domestic buildings in England, and has served as a police station, gaol, inn, and dwelling. 

In recent years there has been a massive rise in new build properties in the area with help to buy becoming a great way to buy your first property. A snagging survey will ensure your new build is in perfect condition as you would expect a newly build property to be.

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Properties in south Bury could be affected by subsidence as many have been built in areas where coal mining historically took place. 

A RICS Surveyor will be able to check for suspicions of these defects and advise on a course of action. It is always worth a follow up survey by a structural engineer if your RICS surveyor highlights signs of subsidence such as cracks in the walls. 

Click here to find out more about a structural engineer reports in Bury.
With most properties in Bury being built in the Industrial Revolution a lot of houses are 18th century buildings and require a more in-depth survey. We would always recommend a Level 3 Building Survey by one of our RICS certified surveyors. 

The added detail you would get from the Building Survey is more suited to properties over 100 years old which have often, for example, been extended and/or refurbished. Victorian buildings benefit from the highest-level visual inspection and will give insight into the defects that might be hidden.
Properties located near the River Irwell may be affected by flooding and as such should be inspected for signs of damp and ensure utilities are unaffected. 

Where flooding occurs, it is important to note if it will or has affected the utilities and you should always ensure that they are working correctly especially the electricals.

Damp is another after affect of flooding and signs of it should always be identified when purchasing a new property. Our RICS surveyor is trained in finding suspicions of damp and can advise if you require a specialist damp surveyor.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least 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. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Survey Bury

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

Building Survey Bury Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bury Council at Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0SW, telephone 0161 253 5000, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Bury

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Rochdale, Hebden Bridge, Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Salford, Halifax and Huddersfield.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Bury. 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 building surveys on properties in Bury we'll be able to give you the detailed Bury HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Southgate Road BL9 8DZ
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  • Woodhill Street, BL8 1AT
  • Greenhill Road BL8 2LL
  • Bolton Road BL8 2NZ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Bury 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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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 Bury.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A 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 are considering buying a property in Bury, 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)
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 Bury 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.
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What is the difference between the Building Survey and the HomeBuyers Report?

There are two types of survey, the HomeBuyer Report and the Building Survey.

The Building survey is essential for larger or older properties that have had any structural alterations from their original build whereas the HomeBuyers Report is suitable for properties of standard construction and properties that are under 70 years old.

Both Surveys cover the same aspects they are just go into different depths within their report.

The Building Survey is the highest visual assessment you can get and goes into a through structural investigation into the construction and fabric of the property, this is a very detailed report and comes with explanations and photos (if the surveyor provides photos in their reports - some don't) and the HomeBuyers report gives a good general review of the property to help identify any defect however this is formatted in a traffic light format, red highlighting any major issues, amber less so and green everything is fine.