Building Surveyors in Manchester

We’re an award-winning chartered surveyor in Manchester with extensive experience in both commercial and residential properties, as well as expertise in buildings of specialist heritage.

Voted one of the best cities to live in the UK, Manchester is home to a vibrant city centre, a diverse culture, and an array of activities to get stuck into. The city is home to impressive architecture ranging from gothic churches to modern skyscrapers, 1930s houses to cotton mill conversions, with plenty of unique buildings to choose from, it’s no wonder many are choosing to make the move to this Northern hub. If you’re planning to do the same, why not enlist the help of our chartered surveyors in Manchester?

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Residential Surveys Manchester.

At Fourth Wall, we have a team of surveyors in Manchester who make understanding your home easier. Our property surveys cover the entire lifecycle of buying and renting a property, from level 2 and 3 homebuyer surveys, to snagging surveys, to party wall agreements, and much more. With jargon-free reports, honest advice, and a friendly team to work with, you won’t find a better experience elsewhere.

RICS Home Survey Level 3

For an extensive inspection of your property, choose our RICS level 3 full building survey. Unlike a RICS level 2 survey, the RICS level 3 survey will provide you with detailed remedial and repair advice, along with budget costs for issues identified and photographs throughout the report.

RICS Home Survey Level 2

A level 2 homebuyer report is ideal for those of you who own a modern property that is in reasonable condition. Our team will visually inspect your home, giving you an overview of your property’s structural condition, and highlighting any issues that should be addressed in the near future.

Snagging Surveys

If you’re purchasing a new build property, we’d recommend our snag service to ensure that your home is up to scratch, and issues are detected before you move in. We’ll check every detail, from cosmetic issues, to large (and expensive!) structural problems. Our team can help you understand if the workmanship is up to standard and compliant with regulations, whilst helping you to resolve and advise on any issues that we might find.

Party Wall Matters

We work with you from the beginning to minimise party wall risks, guide you through the design stage, and manage any disputes to help you reach the desired result and move forward with your building project. Trustworthy, early advice can help you to avoid time, money, and most importantly, upset neighbours!

Architectural Services

Whether you’re adding an extension, doing a complete renovation, or building something new, our knowledgeable team will work with you to create your ideal space whilst protecting and respecting the history of your property. Every project and every client is different, so we’ll design a space to suit you, whilst working to your needs, budgets and goals.

Commercial Building Surveys Manchester.

Our commercial property surveyors understand that each business and project is unique, which is why we’ll present you with tailored services and solutions, based on your own requirements and priorities. We work with a range of people including business owners, contractors, investors, property developers, and asset managers, offering a comprehensive suite of commercial services.

Pre-Lease Surveys

We provide thorough advice, putting issues, risks and costs into context so you can protect yourselves from unexpected maintenance costs, whilst proving you a base for negotiating better terms. Our pre-lease surveys also include a comprehensive review of your dilapidations liabilities and responsibilities, whilst also addressing any questions you might have at the beginning or during your tenancy. We offer clarity, peace of mind, and expert guidance where you need it the most.

Pre-Acquisition Surveys

Like our pre-lease surveys, we can help you understand issues, risks, and costs associated with your upcoming property purchase or investment. Our team will help you make informed decisions so you can get peace of mind that you are spending your money on a property with great condition and structure. This service will help you identify any defects, issues, or any future renovations that might not be visible upon first glance.

Schedule of Condition Reports

We provide a thorough review of your property’s condition, with annotated photographic schedules of condition to give the highest level of detail to you, protecting your interests and assets in the future. Our team can give you peace of mind that the lease is appropriately benchmarked against the condition of the property, protecting your assets against future dilapidations or damages claims.


Years of experience means we are able to advise on both your and your tenant’s liabilities under a commercial lease. We provide advice on timescales, risks and costs, ensuring you’re equipped with thorough knowledge about your property. Our team can help to provide a thorough evaluation of the property’s condition, allowing us to determine the full extent of the breaches at hand. The fair and honest service that we provide will offer a solution that is beneficial to all parties involved.

Planned Maintenance Reporting

We’ll help you plan and prioritise tasks, costs and appraisals, to ensure you’re prepared at every stage. With our help you can get a clear idea of future building costs and plans, giving you a better understanding of what’s to come and what you might need to prepare for. Our team understands that each project is different to the next, which is why we offer a flexible planned maintenance service, tailored to your specific needs.

Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments

We have experience working on buildings, projects and spaces of all sizes and values so we can make sure you’re insured at the right level. Whether you’re buying a commercial or residential building, our building reinstatement cost assessments, or building insurance valuations, give you peace of mind that your assets are covered in the worst-case scenario. You should have RCAs carried out every three years, or after major renovations on your property.

Portfolio Reviews

If you’re keen to gain a clear picture of your current investments, whether that be your commercial properties, residential properties, or a combination of the two, you will benefit from our portfolio review service. Utilise our breadth of experience in property, from rental investments, to commercial spaces, first time buyers, and more. Our years of combined experience in property surveying and development can ensure you get the most from your investments.

Development Monitoring

As a monitoring surveyor, it’s our aim and responsibility to ensure that the planned property development meets your expectations as a client; not just in terms of scope and specifications, but also process, budgets, and timelines. Development monitoring is recommended for commercial property owners, homeowners & new buyers, property developers, and asset managers alike.

Project Management

Whether you are a homeowner, investor, asset manager, or property developer, you can work with us to manage the fit-out or refurbishment of your property. Our services ensure:
– Overseeing all aspects of health & safety for the site, including any certification needed.
– Control the cost of the job at hand
– Assess and predict timescales over both short and long term objectives
– Make quality assessments on behalf of you

RICS Contract Administrator

As a team of qualified RICS surveyors, you can rely on our wealth of experience to bring an unbiased, considered and professional approach to your project, ensuring each stage runs smoothly. We’ll liaise with your key contractors to ensure work is completed as originally agreed, and free up your time by completing a range of contracts and other legal documentation.

Contact Our Team For a Free Consultation

If you’re unsure where to start, contact one of our surveyors in Manchester for a free consultation. We will offer advice on which surveys are best for you, information surrounding the next steps and answer any questions you may have along the way. Get in touch via phone, email, or by completing the contact form found below.

Related Questions

How much does a building survey cost in Manchester?

Due to the uniqueness of each building in Manchester, we don’t have a set price for each survey. The price of your survey will depend on the size of your property, the features of the property, and if your property is a listed or protected building. For a standard building survey in Manchester, prices start at £400. Use our instant quote form or contact our team for a more detailed quotation.

How do I choose a building surveyor?

To choose the perfect surveyor in Manchester, we’d recommend choosing someone local. A local surveyor will have extensive knowledge of your area and property professionals within it, which is particularly helpful if you’re a first-time buyer, or you’re looking for a unique off-market property. You should also choose a surveyor who is certified by RICS, like Fourth Wall Building Consultancy. In fact, our Lead Director won ‘Young Building Surveyor of the Year’ in 2022!

Who do we work with?

We work with a range of people, both in the residential, commercial, and heritage building sector:

  • Asset Managers
  • Property Developers
  • Buyers & homeowners
  • Landlords & tenants
  • Heritage & conservation professionals

Local Knowledge

National Coverage.

We have surveyors based across England in our regional offices. With expert knowledge of their local areas, you know you’re in safe hands.