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Home Buyers Survey in Greater Manchester

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Greater Manchester

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Greater Manchester

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Greater Manchester) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Greater Manchester

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in Greater Manchester

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Greater Manchester and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Greater Manchester property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Greater Manchester property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Greater Manchester Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Greater Manchester house with stone walls create more problems? What should we look in to, and what does the survey cover?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Portland Cap Limestone to Totternhoe Limestone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has suggested subsidence might be worth checking impacting the house. What subsidence-related defects will my Home Buyers Survey consider?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Greater Manchester are erected with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence can sometimes be hard to detect because the issues which a Greater Manchester surveyor will seek to find could easily be caused by other factors. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Greater Manchester residential surveyor inquire into possible flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at a high risk of flooding, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Greater Manchester area likely to affect the house also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.