Home Buyers Survey Rochdale

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For Rochdale and in part Lancashire the flood that was the Industrial Revolution changed the surrounding areas with a boom housing development.

The Town Hall is a Victorian-era building in Rochdale. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. It was built in the Gothic Revival style from the 18th century. The Co-op Buildings were the world's first Cooperative Society was established in the 18th century and was founded by 28 men who were The Rochdale Pioneers. 

St Leonard's is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. Much of the present building was erected in 1412. He re-used the Norman doorway from an earlier structure to create the tower arch. Also distinctive in this part of the world is the wooden belfry tower. The church of St Leonard was completed in 1524.

Many standard construction semi-detached and terrace homes were built in the early 20th century. With the rise of Help to Buy many new build properties have been developed in recent years in areas such as Littleborough and Burnage.

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Properties in Rochdale built very close to Rochdale canal such as Figrove and Castleton Moor, and rivers such as the River Roch, 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).
Rochdale’s Heritage is built up from the industrial revolution and as such properties in the area were built up en masse in the late 18th/early 19th century so we would always recommend a level 3 Building Survey.

Residential houses over 100 years are worth the extra detail and attention of a full structural survey to inspect every inch of the period properties available.
The Coal search is very predominant in Rochdale, so when undertaking a Home Buyers Survey in Rochdale it is important for your RICS Chartered surveyor to check for subsidence as coal mining shafts were evident in these areas.

 The tell tale signs of subsidence are cracks, warping of walls, doors and wallpaper bubbling. It is something that a structural engineer will have to inspect to confirm there is an issue.

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 Rochdale

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

Building Survey Rochdale Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Rochdale Borough Council at Rochdale Town Hall
The Esplanade Rochdale OL16 1AB 
, telephone 01706 924797, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Rochdale

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Oldham, Manchester, Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Huddersfield, Hebden Bridge and Burnley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Rochdale. 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 Rochdale we'll be able to give you the detailed Rochdale 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:

  • Gort Way, OL10 1FT
  • Gelder Clough, OL10 4BD
  • Shuttle Drive OL10 3FW
  • Ditton Mead Close, OL12 9SH
  • Millview Lane OL16 2BA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Rochdale 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 Rochdale.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Rochdale, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

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 they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Rochdale you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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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.