Kenyon Gough Chartered Surveyors

Redhound are your local Residential Building Surveyors

Because we are local, we understand that there is a wide variety of housing stock within South Manchester and Cheshire areas. We will provide you with a bespoke, professional and friendly service.

We understand what it's like to 'fall in love' with a house, but buying a house is probably the biggest financial outlay you will ever make. We want to help make sure it's the right move for you.

It is important you choose the right survey for your property and we are here to help guide you.  

Richard and Lucy

Richard Kenyon                                    Lucy Gough

We are local residential property surveyors with a wealth of local knowledge. We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can feel assured that the survey you receive embodies best practice.

RICS are the global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Our promise to you is that we will...

We are strong advocates of knowing your market.  Living and working in the South Manchester and Cheshire area, we really do know the local housing stock.


Level 1 Homebuyer Report

RICS Condition Report

Level 2 Homebuyer Report

RICS HomeBuyer Report

Level 3 Homebuyer Report

RICS Building Survey

Level 1 RICS Condition Report - Prices start from £350

Typically, condition reports are carried out on modern buildings.  This level of survey....

  • describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection
  • aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious
  • aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage
  • aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous
  • aims to show up potential issues and defects, before any transaction takes place

Includes the standard visual inspection during which secured panels, electrical fittings, inspection chamber covers and other similar features are not removed.  We will always provide you with a summary that will help you make an informed decision and a better understanding of the condition of the property. A condition report is the minimum survey that we would recommend, to give you peace of mind.

If you still need some help deciding which level of report is right for you, click here to view some useful guides and videos.

To help describe the condition of a home, we give condition ratings to the main parts or 'elements' of the property.  The condition ratings are described as follows:


No repair is currently needed. The property should be maintained in the normal way.


Defects that need repairing or replacing but are not considered to be either serious or urgent.


Defects that are serious and/or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently.

Should I buy this house?

We know that purchasing the right house can be a challenging and emotional time with lots of factors to consider like: location, facilities, size and affordability. By spending quality time at a property and looking at all of its different elements we are able to really get to know the house and inform our clients as to its condition, the remedial repairs that may be required and, of course, if there are any serious defects.

I've fallen in love with a house...

If you have fallen in love with a house, we can really help you to understand its current condition so that the question as to whether you should purchase the house can be made with a level head.

I have a concern about this house...

Before we carry out a survey we are interested to know if our clients may have any particular concerns about the property so we can address these for them. Our reports are written in plain English but we will also talk through the key findings with clients and discuss any concerns or questions.

Example surveys

We offer a range of additional services including specialist reports, building control & planning permission applications and project management.

Specialist Report

We can carry out defect analysis of specific elements in a building and advise on appropriate repair methods.

Project Management

We can project manage home extension programmes of work. We will plan and monitor a programme of work and liaise with the contractors, architects, interior designers and building control officers to ensure your home improvement project is completed to a high standard and just as you want it.

Building Control & Planning Permission

We can deal with consent applications such as building regulations and planning permission.


Redhound Surveyors Ltd
Mottram House
43 Greek Street
Cheshire, SK3 8AX

07917 077592

LUCY GOUGH BA (Hons) AssocRICS, Director
07946 676746

We cover a large area of South Manchester and North Cheshire including: Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Bowden, Bramhall, Cheadle, Chorlton, Didsbury, Hale, The Heatons, Sale, West Didsbury, Wilmslow and everywhere in between...