Home Buyers Survey Wigan

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Wigan’s property boom accompanied the Industrial Revolution, with much of the housing in the form of Victorian terraced, semi-detached houses and Cottages. 18th, 19th and early 20th century buildings still remain.

There are some older buildings such as the St Wilfred’s Church, which is the only Grade I listed building in Wigan and built more than 400 years ago. Its unusual gatehouse was added much later in the 1920s.

Many standard construction semi-detached and terraced homes were built mid-20th century and newer properties are being built now, with Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes paving the way for first time buyers.

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With developments such as Rothwell Farms in South Wigan, newly built houses are on the rise. With a new build property, we wouldn’t advise a defect report as in depth as a HomeBuyers Report but it would be much more suited to have a Snagging Report carried out. This style of report will grade the build quality (bad/good/excellent) and will allow you to submit this to the developer for review.
As Wigan was an industrial town, the Liverpool & Leeds Canal connect the surrounding Towns and Cities. As a result, many residential areas in close proximity are at risk of flooding, if you are looking to buy a property in the surrounding areas it is always worth obtaining a flood report. A RICS surveyor would also be able to advise if there is a case of rising damp on the building as an after effect of a previous flood.
With many standard construction properties having been built in and around Wigan in the last 50 years we always advise you to get a HomeBuyers Report carried out by a RICS Surveyor. A Level 3 Building Survey is more suited for older properties as opposed to those built post-1960.

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 Wigan

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

Building Survey Wigan Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Wigan Council at Town Hall, Library St, Wigan WN1 1YN, telephone 01942 244 991, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Wigan

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Manchester, Warrington, Southport, St Helens, Blackburn, Bolton and Preston.

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


Home Buyers Survey Wigan

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Broadleaf Crescent, WN6 0ZN
  • Church Lane WN6 8BD
  • Preston Road WN6 0PA
  • Spey Close WN6 0RA
  • Didsbury Grove WN2 3HD

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Wigan 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 Wigan.

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, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Wigan.

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 Wigan 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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Does the surveyor use thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging is not new technology which has historically been used for identifying electrical issues and energy deficiencies not for discovering major defects within a property

Properties being sold in the UK should have an accompanying EPC which will clarify any energy deficiencies and be inspected by an experienced RICS surveyor reporting on defects such as damp, structural movement, roof/loft concerns and drains with the correct tools.