Home Buyers Survey Oldham

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Oldham boomed during the Industrial Revolution. The textile industry was the driving force behind the population increase and therefore, with it, increased property construction in Oldham. 

The oldest property in Oldham is Hathershaw Hall. It is a 16th-17th century Grade II listed building. The present structure is the single surviving range of a once considerably larger manor house. 

Though of mixed sizes, most residential buildings in Oldham are of relatively standard construction with them being built during the 18th century up until the present date. There are now many shared ownership schemes and Help to Buy properties in Oldham. 

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With the rise of Help to Buy there has been a boom in new build properties in the areas of Sholver, Bardsley and Spring Hill. 

We would always advise appointing one of our RICS Chartered Surveyors to compile a Snagging Report on any new build houses. A Snagging Report will evaluate the build quality of everything in the property, rating it from poor/good/excellent, you are then able to submit this to the developers to ensure they rectify any issues.
Coal mining was prominent in this area from as early as the 16th century. 

A recent coal mining property search on Henry Street, Littleborough has shown there are still signs of previous coal mining in the area. When this is flagged up, it is always worthwhile to check thoroughly for subsidence because the ground stability in the area could have been compromised. 

If you do discover serious signs of this most destructive property defect, you should always follow up with a specialised Subsidence Survey with a Structural Engineer to confirm there are no underlying problems in the future.
With the Industrial Revolution property boom came pre-19th century residential buildings. 

We would always advise getting a Level 3 Building Survey on properties older than 1920 as the broader scope in this highest level of visual inspections is better suited to older style properties which have, for example, frequently been extensively refurbished and/or extended. 

Your experienced RICS surveyor inspects the entire property (including the grounds) for any defects that would need repair work or improvements.

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 Oldham

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

Building Survey Oldham Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Oldham Council at Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT, telephone 0161 770 3000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Oldham

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

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

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Oldham 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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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 Oldham.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

    Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Oldham, 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.

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If the Home Buyers Survey shows up any such problems, our appointed surveyor will explain to you what you should do to get more in-depth information about the type and scope of the matter and what is required to fix it.

If you are worried about any defects that you think your property in Oldham has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might grow to many thousands of pounds as time progresses.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why do I need a survey if I have had a Mortgage Valuation?

A property survey is different from a mortgage valuation report.

A valuation is a cursory look at a property to assess how much it is worth and whether it is suitable for a mortgage, this will include a note of any major works that might affect the value of the property however It is not a detailed inspection of the property’s condition.

Before buying a property, it’s a good idea to get a professional to carry out a thorough inspection.

The Building survey and Homebuyers report will make you aware of problems with the property structure, repairs or alterations that need to be made and risk associated with the property.

Buying a new home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you ever make so it’s important to make sure you’re making a sound investment that won’t result in you losing money in the long run.