Building Surveyors Stockport

Looking for a reputable and local building surveyors in Stockport? We specialise in Level 1, 2 and 3 building surveys in Stockport and surrounding areas.

If you are on the exciting journey of purchasing a property in this vibrant town, our team of dedicated, friendly professionals are here to help deliver a smooth and informed service.

While it might be tempting to cut costs by skipping steps like a home survey, doing so could expose you to significant risks and unexpected expenses. A house survey’s main goal is to give an in-depth report on the state of the property so you can decide whether to make the purchase or not. Opting for a RICS home survey ensures a thorough examination of a property’s condition, empowering you to make well-informed decisions about your purchase and providing you with the assurance you need.

Various property surveys are available, each differing in detail and cost. The primary home survey types we offer are outlined below. Included in all our home surveys is a drone assessment of the roof and elevated spaces. Pricing begins at £350+VAT, based on a Level 1 survey of a one-bedroom terraced house.

If you’re uncertain about the kind of survey you need, feel free to contact us with us, and we’ll help you identify the most appropriate survey for your specific situation.

Level 1 RICS Home Survey / Condition Report

As a local building surveyors in Stockport, our level 1 home survey is the most straightforward and affordable kind of property survey. It is appropriate for standard homes or apartments that are reasonably new or in good repair, and it is intended to give a clear and short summary of a property’s condition. The following items are usually found in a Level 1 RICS Home Survey:

Visual inspection of the property to identify any visible defects or issues

Brief concise report of the property’s condition

Traffic light system to highlight the condition of different parts of the property

Comments on significant defects or issues found

Basic energy efficiency of the property, such as energy rating and potential improvements

Risks and legal considerations associated with the property, such as flood risks, planning issues, or other factors

Level 2 RICS Building Survey / HomeBuyer Report

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Level 2 RICS Home Survey, is a more comprehensive and typical survey. Its purpose is to give a potential buyer a more thorough evaluation of the property’s state than what a Level 1 RICS Condition Report can offer. The following items are usually found in a Level 2 RICS Home Survey:

Visual inspection of the property to identify any visible defects or issues

Assessment of major elements including the roof, walls, windows, doors, and floors

Dampness and potential issues related to moisture and water ingress

Structural integrity of the property and identify any significant defects or concerns

General advice on any necessary repairs or maintenance

Legal issues or planning concerns related to the property such as planning or flood risks

Level 3 RICS Building Survey

The most thorough and in-depth inspection is the Level 3 RICS Building inspection. For larger or older properties, properties in disrepair, or properties you intend to rehabilitate, this survey is usually advised.

Detailed & comprehensive visual inspection of the property including outbuildings

Assessment of the property’s structural integrity

Look for signs of dampness, rot, or woodworm infestations plus remedy suggestions

Thorough inspection of the roof, including its structure, covering, and any issues with leaks or damage

Review of the property’s services, such as plumbing, heating, and electrical systems

Appraisal of any environmental issues, such as flooding, subsidence, or contaminated land.

Check the property boundaries and any land issues, such as access rights or shared amenities.

Recommendations for any repairs, maintenance, or further investigations. Detailed findings and photographs included.

Legal concerns may also be addressed such as planning or building regulations compliance

Why Choose Hogbens for your Building Survey?

When it comes to building surveyors in Stockport, we are the intelligent choice for your survey requirements. We invest in cutting-edge surveying technology, enabling us to produce the most accurate and current reports, empowering you to make informed decisions with confidence.

Our amiable team is ready to assist you at every stage, ensuring clear communication for any questions or concerns you may have.

Recognising the unique nature of each property and client, we offer a personalised service tailored to your specific needs.

Make the wise decision today and opt for Hogbens Surveyors for unparalleled expertise, unbeatable service, and peace of mind in your property journey.

The future of your property begins right here.

“Amazing service! Incredibly thorough report, coupled with incredibly detailed photos and drone shots, have really helped us learn so much about the property we’re purchasing.”