Based in Manchester, Heyes Chartered Surveyors specialise in providing RICS HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys. As an independent company, you can depend on a balanced, impartial opinion when it comes to your survey.
We have over 35 year’s experience surveying and are proud to offer reports that are clear, easy to read and jargon-free. We want to make sure our clients can easily access and understand the information on our reports, and we’re always happy to talk them through any findings that they are concerned about.
We have a wide network of local surveyors with excellent knowledge of their individual regions, meaning we can work across England and Wales. We only send surveyors who know the area in great detail, and would never send a surveyor who was not familiar with the area.
Knowing which report to choose can be complicated, but we can always advise you if you are not sure.
A Homebuyer Report is ideal for properties younger than 40 years. It’s a perfect choice for standard buildings, like houses, flats or bungalows. Properties that are made with expected materials and appear to be in quite good condition are usually best served by a HomeBuyer’s report. It includes a brief, but concise report, can include a market valuation if required and will highlight any areas that need further investigation.
A Building Survey is best for older or more unusual properties, or anything that requires renovation or building work. Any issues with construction or materials, like asbestos, pre-fabricated, concrete or timber, are best served by a Building Survey. This survey is more detailed than a HomeBuyer Report, but does not include a valuation. However, it includes a breakdown of any possible costs for repairs that may be needed.
We work very hard to ensure that reports are returned efficiently, so HomeBuyer Reports are usually delivered within 5 working days, and building surveys are ready within 8 working days. We can confirm this upon talking with the customer directly about what they need.
If you have any questions about what kind of survey you need, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re always happy to help.