Home Buyers Survey Stockport

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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 Survey Stockport

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

Building Survey Stockport Planning

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 the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey 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 Home Buyers 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 building surveys on properties in Stockport we'll be able to give you the detailed Stockport HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Stockport

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • 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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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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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?

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 Stockport, 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 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 Stockport 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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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

When you get a mortgage your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a survey valuation of the property.

The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying.

Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.


It is paramount that when buying a property in Stockport, Cheadle or Cheadle Hulme you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey.

Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.

A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet.

If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us on 0161 850 7159 and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!

a mortgage valuation is not the same as a homebuyers survey, see an example from SAM Conveyancing