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Surveyor in Manchester

Award-Winning Manchester Surveyors - HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuation

Embarking on the journey of buying a house in Manchester? Make a well-informed decision by securing a home survey from Camsure, the UK's Best Surveyors for 2024 as recognised by Compare My Move. This prestigious recognition stands as a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional service and the unmatched expertise of our RICS-qualified surveyors.

Whether you need a Homebuyer Survey to gain valuable insights into the condition of the property, a Building Survey for a more in-depth analysis or a RICS Valuation to ensure you're making a sound financial investment, Camsure Home Surveys offers a full spectrum of surveying services tailored to your specific needs.

With Camsure by your side, you can navigate your property purchase in Manchester with complete peace of mind, confident that you have all the information necessary to make a wise decision.

Stress-Free Property Purchase: Expert RICS Accredited Surveyors in Manchester

We are a family-run business with over 35 years of experience, offering peace of mind to Manchester residents:

Honed expertise: All our surveyors are fully qualified members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ensuring you receive the very best service.

Tailored service: Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, we'll provide the appropriate survey for your specific property.

Free Consultations: Arrange a complimentary consultation with our approachable team to discuss your property and address any queries you may have. Trusted by Thousands of Happy Customers: Explore our rave reviews on Trustpilot to learn what others are saying about Camsure!

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RICS Valuations: Know the true value and get lender-trusted appraisals.

We've helped countless Manchester buyers make informed decisions. Let us help you too!

Expert Surveyors in Manchester

Experience the Camsure Difference
We don't just assess Manchester properties; we understand the passion and ambition that drives people in this dynamic city. That's why we combine decades of surveying expertise with a friendly, approachable team dedicated to your success.

Expect in-depth reports explained clearly, honest answers to your questions and support that gives you confidence at every step.

What We Offer:

RICS Home Buyer Reports (Level 2): Uncover essential details about the property's condition. Make informed decisions before you buy.

Building Surveys (Level 3): In-depth assessments ideal for older, larger or unusual properties. Get a thorough understanding of potential issues and future costs.

RICS Valuations: Know the true market value of your property with a lender-trusted appraisal.

Why Choose Camsure Home Surveys for your Manchester Property?

Our passion lies in delivering exceptional customer service, clear communication and detailed reports that allow you to make confident property decisions.

All our surveyors are RICS-accredited, signifying their commitment to the highest professional standards. This means you get highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to providing in-depth and reliable reports you can trust.

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How Much Does A Home Survey in Manchester Cost?

Survey costs typically range from £350 to £1375, influenced by:

Property size: Expect higher fees for larger homes.

Property condition: Older homes may require more detailed examinations.

Survey type: We offer options tailored to your specific needs.

Let us help you make an informed decision. Contact us today for a personalised quote and to discuss the ideal survey for your property.

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Camsure's Manchester Surveyors

Simon. Our surveyor in Manchester

Meet Simon - Your Manchester Surveyor

With over 20 years in the residential property market, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge to every survey. His background as a Director and Residential Valuer for a renowned East Lancashire firm honed his deep understanding of the local housing landscape.

When not assessing properties, Simon stays active. A former triathlete, he's always up for a challenge (and hoping to get back in the race!). As a family man with two teenage daughters, he's also a pro at navigating the complexities of modern tech – an unexpected bonus for his clients!

Simon prioritises prompt, efficient surveys with clear, jargon-free reports. His goal is to empower clients with the knowledge they need to make confident decisions.

"Having dealt with thousands of residential transactions, I can empathise with the stress involved and understand clients requirements to have  survey reports carried out promptly, efficiently with clarity and attention detail, without the need for too much technical jargon."

Simon - Manchester Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Simon was very pleasant.

Simon was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and shared my report promptly.

Akua, Trustpilot
Jason. Our surveyor in Manchester

Meet Jason

Camsure surveyor Jason brings energy, a keen eye for detail and passion to every project, striving to deliver the best possible outcome for his clients.

Outside of work, Jason enjoys quality time with his wife and 13-year-old daughter. They love visiting their favourite restaurants or the thrill of supporting their football team at the Etihad Stadium.

"My energy and passion to do the very best job I can possibly do for my client."

Jason - Manchetsre Surveyor, Camsure Home Surveys 2024

Professional and friendly service

Jason called when he arrived at the property and called after completing the survey. He explained how the report was structured and told us of the key findings before reading the report. He was very helpful with any questions we had.

Holly, Trustpilot

Case Study: Importance of Pre-Purchase Surveys – Prestwich, Manchester

Introduction: In recent years, the demand for housing in Manchester, particularly in areas like Prestwich, has been steadily increasing. With this surge in demand, the importance of thorough property surveys conducted by qualified professionals has become paramount. This case study focuses on a recent survey conducted by our local Manchester surveyor, revealing significant structural issues in a 1-bedroom apartment located in Prestwich.

Survey Details: Our surveyor, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), was tasked with inspecting a 1-bedroom apartment in Prestwich. During the survey, attention was drawn to the condition of the communal balcony, which exhibited signs of neglect and deterioration. Of particular concern was a substantial crack observed on the balcony surface, indicating potential structural instability.

Findings: The survey revealed several issues with the communal balcony, including:

  1. Substantial Crack: A notable crack was observed on the surface of the balcony, indicating structural stress and potential safety hazards for residents.
  2. Poor Maintenance: The overall condition of the balcony suggested a lack of regular maintenance, with signs of wear and tear evident throughout.
  3. Safety Concerns: The presence of a significant crack raised concerns regarding the safety of the balcony and its ability to support weight adequately.

Recommendations: Based on the findings of the survey, the following recommendations were made:

  1. Structural Assessment: Urgent assessment by a qualified structural engineer to determine the extent of the damage and assess the safety of the balcony.
  2. Remedial Works: Immediate repairs and maintenance to address the identified issues, including repairing the crack and reinforcing the structural integrity of the balcony.
  3. Future Inspections: Regular inspections by qualified professionals to monitor the condition of the balcony and prevent further deterioration.

Conclusion: This case study highlights the importance of engaging an RICS Regulated Surveyor to conduct thorough property surveys before purchasing or moving into a new home. The discovery of structural issues in the communal balcony of the Prestwich apartment underscores the need for vigilance in assessing the condition of properties, particularly in high-demand areas like Manchester. By prioritising comprehensive surveys, homeowners can make informed decisions and safeguard their investment in the long term.

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Choosing the Right Survey - RICS Building Surveys, Home Buyer Reports, Valuations

From Homebuyer Reports to Building Surveys and valuations, Camsure covers your residential property needs:

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Homebuyer Survey Report

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report

A certified surveyor conducts a comprehensive visual inspection of the property through a RICS Homebuyer Survey Report. This examination discloses the property's state, bringing attention to any potential concerns before your purchase.

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Homebuyer Survey Report with Valuation

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report with Valuation

Our Manchester-based surveyor is here to assist clients in ensuring they pay a fair market price for a property and accurately determine the reconstruction cost for insurance purposes.

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Building Survey

RICS Level 3 Building Survey

A thorough building survey designed for older properties, those in a state of disrepair or properties expecting significant renovation work.

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RICs 'Red Book' Valuation

A written property market valuation, encompassing Help To Buy, Shared Ownership and designed for inheritance tax considerations*, is provided.

*Upon request, valuations and rebuild costs can be incorporated into a Building Survey for an additional fee.

Choosing the Right Home Survey

Our experienced surveyor offers a wide range of survey options, designed to suit your specific needs and property type. Explore our detailed descriptions to find the perfect survey for your peace of mind.

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RICS Homebuyers Survey Report

Our certified RICS surveyor, based in Manchester, is ready to conduct a thorough HomeBuyer Report specifically designed for properties in good condition built after 1930.

Using a simple "traffic light" system, the report clearly highlights the property's current condition and structural integrity. It also provides valuable insights into legal matters, pinpointing any urgent issues requiring immediate attention. You'll find suggestions for potential solutions to defects that could affect the property's value, along with guidance on future maintenance.

For a small additional fee, we also offer a market valuation service for your property.

This comprehensive report goes beyond the basics, addressing environmental factors such as flood risks, proximity to former mining or landfill sites, soil types and the presence of radon gas. It also evaluates the potential impact of major infrastructure projects, like the HS2 rail line, on your property's value.

RICS Building Survey

Our in-depth Building Survey (formerly known as a Full Structural Survey) is ideal for Manchester properties built before 1930. It offers a more comprehensive analysis than a standard Homebuyer Report, examining the property's condition in detail and providing insightful advice.

For a small additional cost, you can include a property valuation for tailored recommendations on tackling any repairs, maintenance issues or potential improvements.

The aim of this thorough report is to help you make fully informed decisions about the property's state and plan ahead for any necessary upkeep.

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Home survey report Manchester

Independent Valuation Report

Our independent valuation aims to determine the current market value of your property and may highlight areas for further inspection.

For Help to Buy applications, our specially qualified RICS registered surveyor will assess your home's value, essential for calculating your financial obligations.

Please note that this valuation remains valid for three months.

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Easy to organise the survey

Easy to organise the survey. Very helpful phone call from the surveyor explaining the key elements. Survey produced very efficiently.

Laura, Trustpilot

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the complexity of your property.

Most RICS surveys are completed in 2-24 hours, with larger or more complex properties potentially requiring longer.

Talk to your chosen surveyor directly to confirm the expected timeframe for both the inspection and the report delivery.

Buying a home:

Get a survey after your offer is accepted: This demonstrates your seriousness and streamlines the process.

Selling your home:

Consider a pre-sale survey: Identify potential issues that could delay or even stall your sale.

Concerned about repairs?

Invest in a Level 2 survey: Gain valuable insights and plan for necessary repairs before they escalate.

  • The responsibility of paying for the survey depends on the location:
    • England, Wales, & Northern Ireland: Buyer pays. However, sellers can also choose to get one.
    • Scotland: Seller is required to provide a Home Report for potential buyers to view.

The time between your survey and buying the house varies based on the findings.

If there are no major issues: the process can continue smoothly as planned.

If significant problems are discovered, you might consider:

  • Negotiating a lower price with the seller.
  • Requesting repairs from the seller before completing the purchase.
  • Withdrawing from the sale altogether.

These steps may involve additional inspections from other specialists, which can extend the timeline.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, surveys are optional, but highly recommended. They can give buyers confidence and prevent unforeseen problems later.

In Scotland, getting a survey is a must before you can even list your property.

Surveyor in Manchester

Manchester's Property Market - A Snapshot

The Manchester property market in 2024 demonstrates continued resilience despite broader economic headwinds. While the pace of price growth may have slowed compared to the exceptional increases of recent years, demand for housing remains strong. This is fuelled by Manchester's expanding job market, ongoing regeneration projects and a growing young professional population. Investors are still drawn to the city's mix of rental yields and potential for capital appreciation, especially in areas with strong transport links and proximity to the city centre.

Here's a breakdown of the average prices for different property types:

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £244,622  
Semi-detached Properties £328,004 Most sales
Flats £198,905  

Property prices in Manchester remained largely consistent year-on-year, while still demonstrating a 6% rise from the peak price of £281,096 recorded in 2021

Source: RightMove April 2024

Major Housing Developments in Manchester

Manchester, a city renowned for its constant evolution, is poised for another year of significant transformation in its urban landscape. With a multitude of property developments set to either reach completion or break ground in 2024, the cityscape is guaranteed a striking makeover.

Projects Completing in 2024

  • First Street: A new development with 1,300 homes, primarily aimed at co-living, student housing and traditional rental flats (Autumn 2024)

Projects Starting in 2024

  • Mayfield: New £180m sustainable office development aiming to attract businesses to the area.
  • Viadux: Phase 2 of the development, including a potential new tallest building in Manchester at 76-storeys.
  • Victoria North: A major regeneration project near Manchester city centre. Thousands of new homes are planned with work well underway.
  • ID Manchester: Development of a new £1.7bn innovation district on the former UMIST campus
  • Oxford Road: Several development schemes focused on science and technology businesses
  • Piccadilly Gardens: Long-awaited redesign of the central square (public consultation expected in 2024)
  • NOMA: Development of a new 14-storey office block, 2 Angel Square
  • Talbot Mill: Conversion of a Victorian mill in Castlefield into 190 apartments
  • Ferrous: Construction of a 15-story apartment block in Piccadilly East

What's it like living in Manchester?

Manchester, a bustling city in Northwest England, has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. If you're considering a move, here's a quick breakdown to help you decide:

Pros of Living in Manchester

Cons of Living in Manchester

Is Manchester a good fit for you?

Finding Your Ideal Spot: The Best Places to Live in Manchester

Choosing where to live in Manchester can be overwhelming. To help, here's a guide to some of the city's top neighbourhoods, considering factors like proximity to the centre, amenities, safety and local attractions:

Crime and Disorder in Manchester: A Simplified Summary

Key Takeaways

Understanding the Statistics

What Does This Mean for Residents?

Important Reminders

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Disclaimer: Please refer to the original LGA report and other sources for a comprehensive picture of crime in Manchester.

Manchester's Rain: Reality vs. Reputation (For Potential Homebuyers)

Manchester has earned its rainy reputation, but the reality is a bit more nuanced.
Key Points:

What this means for homebuyers:

The Bottom Line: Manchester's rain shouldn't break the deal for potential residents. The city boasts lots of other benefits. With the right preparation, the weather becomes just another part of Manchester's unique character.

The Verdict

Manchester is a dynamic city on the rise. It offers a good balance of opportunity, affordability and entertainment. Consider your individual needs, do thorough research and see if it feels like home!

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Manchester

When you’re buying, renovating or selling a property, it’s always an anxious time. We can help reduce that worry.

As RICS surveyors in Manchester, we’ve got that North West knowledge to support you in whatever property project you may have.

Request your free quote today, call our central booking team on 01223 862808 or contact our local branch.

Manchester 0161 5298711 Jactin House, 24 Hood Street, Ancoats, M4 6WX
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