Home Buyers Survey Manchester

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Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England and its history goes at least back to Roman times. It expanded from a township to a city at the turn of the 19th century and with the textile industry which grew rapidly in the period of the Industrial Revolution.

Manchester Cathedral dates back originally to 1421. Manchester's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Victorian to contemporary architecture. The widespread use of red brick characterises the city, much of the architecture of which harks back to its days as a global centre for the cotton trade.

Manchester also has a number of skyscrapers built during the 1960s and 1970s, the tallest of which was the CIS Tower located near Manchester Victoria station until the Beetham Tower was completed in 2006.

Manchester's centre was heavily bombed during the second world war, which caused plenty of housebuilding to occur after the war and from the 1950s to the 1970s, with many standard construction semi-detached houses and terrace houses being built.

There are numerous new developments in and around Manchester and its suburbs including those you can find in Pendleton, Gorton, Oldham, Middleton and Atherton.


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Properties in Manchester which are built in close proximity to the River Irwell, in streets like Lower Broughton Road and Harrison 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 Manchester, including streets such as Vesta Street and Epworth Street, 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.
When a RICS surveyor carries out either a building survey or homebuyer report in the Manchester area, they will switch the lights on and off but not test the whole electrical system. If they suspect that there is an electrical problem, they will recommend that you consult a local electrical contractor.

A local electrician near the Manchester area is Blake Electrical Emergency Electricians, Unit 5, Grangethorpe Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9HX.

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 Survey Manchester

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

Building Survey Manchester Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Manchester City Council at The Customer Service Centre Manchester Town Hall Extension Mount Street Manchester, telephone 0161 234 5000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Manchester

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Oldham, Middleton, Prestwich, Stretford, Stockport, Snaresbrook and Wythenshawe.

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


Home Buyers Survey Manchester

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • The Cube, 2 Advent Way, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7LH
  • 106 Icon 25, 101 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HG
  • A28 The Ropeworks, Little Peter Street, Southern Gateway, Manchester, M15 4QH
  • 211 Smallshaw Lane, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8RJ
  • 63 Waddicor Avenue, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9HF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Manchester 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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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 Manchester.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Manchester, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, 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.

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 you're buying a home in Manchester which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey 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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My estate agent told me I don’t need a survey

Fortunately we only come across this on occasion.

As we know, English Law puts the emphasis on the buyer in a conveyancing transaction to complete all reasonable checks on the property prior to exchange.

This is explained by the legal term caveat emptor  which is the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

Although the estate agent’s intentions may be pure in advising against a survey, in the event of a buyer moving into a property and finding that there are defects that would have been identified in the simplest of RICS surveyor checks, there is no recourse to the estate agent after the fact.

If the surveyor does not identify any significant defects, then the buyer can complete the purchase with peace of mind, however if defects are identified then an informed decision can be made on whether to proceed with the purchase prior to being contractually tied in.

A survey does also on occasion provide an opportunity to renegotiate on price based on newly identified problems not spotted on first inspection.

An estate agent is paid on completion as is the vendor therefore their drivers for additional property checks are very different to those of the buyers’.