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CJ Bloor Property Consultants specialise in the provision of Building Surveys and are proud to be one of the leading surveying companies in Oldham.

What is a Building Survey?

Once referred to as a ‘structural survey’, a building survey is a more detailed property appraisal. It is one of the most thorough surveys that can be chosen for residential properties, evaluating a property’s condition to a high standard. A chartered surveyor carries out this kind of survey.

A Level 3 Building Survey will cover most aspects of a property, outlining types of problems, why they have happened and whether they need repairing urgently. This kind of survey will cover areas of ongoing maintenance and how much individual repairs may cost.

Before you finalise your survey, make sure the surveyor is RICS regulated. This organisation provides guidance to surveyors, ensuring that the advice you are being given is accurate and from professionals who have been appropriately trained.

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What's included in a Building Survey?

Once the inspection has taken place, you will be provided with a survey report, and potentially a valuation of your property if this has been agreed from the outset.

Only visible or accessible parts of the property will be inspected, such as windows and doors, walls and floors, roofs, chimneys and cellars, and garages or outbuildings. Manholes or cupboards may also be checked, but sealed roof spaces will not. Be aware that the surveyor’s ability to identify and inform the client of significant defects is a legal requirement. 

If you are concerned about a particular area of the property, let your surveyor know. A building survey is not the same as a HomeBuyer Report because it doesn’t follow a set format. Instead, the report can be customised to your needs. It’s possible that your surveyor might also value your property as they are carrying out the survey. If this is the case, you might not have to commission a separate mortgage valuation.

The Building Survey Report

The final report will highlight any defects uncovered, no matter how minor. Your surveyor will mention how such problems were caused, whether they need investigating further by a specialist and how much you could expect to pay for repairs. They are also likely to outline the consequences of not having the repair carried out.

CJ Bloor now operate to RICS Home Standards.


RICS Regulated

We are Regulated by the the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors meaning we can be trusted to deliver the highest standards of service at the lowest possible price.

We are proud to be rated #1 Chartered Surveyors on Trustpilot

Simply put, we are the best Building Surveyors in Oldham

What makes us different?

We strongly believe that we are the best building surveyors in Oldham. We are expert surveyors with local knowledge and we provide unrivalled customer service. If you choose CJ Bloor Property Consultants for your building survey, you can expect the following benefits as standard:

1. Affordable, competitive prices

We have a transparent pricing policy and we pride ourselves on delivering first-class services at prices our clients can afford. You will never have to worry about hidden costs or unexpected charges with us. We use state of the art technology to enhance cost-effectiveness and we also offer a price match guarantee.

2. Local knowledge

We have unparalleled knowledge of the local area and we are proud to have an established client base in Manchester and the surrounding area. We know the market inside and out and we have experience in working with a wide range of clients.

3. Speed

We know that time is of the essence for our clients. We utilise cutting-edge technology and digital communications to offer a quick turnaround, providing effective, efficient solutions.

4. Personalised services

Customer service is a priority for us and we are very proud of our track record in this area. We have excellent review scores and we are delighted to have many repeat customers and clients who have come to us as a result of recommendations. We offer a personalised service, we take the time to get to know our clients and we will always go the extra mile.

If you need a building survey in Oldham and you’re on the hunt for high-quality, efficient, experienced and reliable chartered surveyors, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Lowest Building Survey Prices in Oldham

RICS Regulated Firm

Quick Turnaround Times

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Buying a property is likely to be the largest purchase you make in your life.

Be safe in the knowledge that the property you are purchasing is structurally sound and free from any serious defects by having a survey undertaken.

Still looking for help?

How much does a building survey cost?

The cost of a building survey depends on the size and complexity of the property. Prices generally range from between £300 and £800 (exclusive of VAT).

Is it worth getting a building survey?

Yes, getting a building survey done will reduce the risk of you purchasing a house with major defects which could end up costing you a significant amount of money in the future. You may also be able to use it to reduce the purchase price.

How long does a building survey take?

The inspection normally takes between 2 and 4 hours depending on how large and/or complex the building is. The surveyor will inspect the outside of the property and then the inside, taking detailed notes along the way.

Can I use the building survey to negotiate the purchase price?

Yes, if the surveyor identifies defects then these can be used as leverage to reduce the purchase price, although the state of the market will also be a factor, e.g. in a strong market, there may be significant demand for the property, which would make negotiating more difficult.

Can I buy a house without a building survey?

Yes you can purchase a property without a survey, but it is not recommended, as it exposes you to the risk of the property being defective.

How long will it take to receive the report?

The surveyor will aim to issue the building survey report within 5 working days provided they do not require any additional information.