Bradford HomeBuyers Survey

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SAM is one of the UK’s largest network of Surveyors with local surveyors throughout England. Our most popular property surveys are HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys and these inspections are completed by local RICS surveyors who have years of experience.

We handle all of the booking so you just need to call us for a quote and then we'll handle all of the access for you.
We offer many types of house survey including:
  • Level 2: HomeBuyers Report
  • Level 3: Building Survey
  • Damp & Timber Survey
  • Load Bearing Wall Survey
  • Chimney Breast Removal Survey
  • Snagging Survey
  • Removal of load bearing wall Survey
  • Property Valuation Survey
  • Probate Valuation Survey
  • Leasehold Valuation Survey
  • Structural Engineer Survey

If you are unsure which house survey to book click here or call us and we’ll advise you.

Not sure whether you need a Level 2: HomeBuyers Report or a Level 3: Building Survey? Find out by clicking here and seeing example reports
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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Bradford to ensure they deliver a detailed report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for reports are within 5 working days.

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All of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake for you.

A Home Buyer Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Bradford, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property.

The procedure, whether a Building Survey or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.
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Subsidence Inspection

The surveyor will look for signs of subsidence within the property paying special attention to signs of cracking internally and to the external walls. As a rule, if you can fit the width of a 50p into a crack in a wall, it could be a sign of subsidence. Our surveyors will flag in their reports if they feel you need to instruct a structural engineer to review a crack further.


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Damp Testing

There are numerous reasons why a property can be affected by damp. The Surveyor will take samples in the property using a damp meter and assess the condition of the property to provide a report on whether they feel the property is affected by damp. Further investigations maybe suggested including getting a damp and timber specialist. 


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Identify Infestations

Woodworm, mice, rats and ants are infestations that your don't want in your home. Your surveyor will look for visible signs of mouse droppings, damage to floor boards (when visible) and damage to wiring, carpets or skirting boards


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Asbestos

Prior to its banned use, asbestos was a commonly used building material, particularly as part of cement products, floor tiles and roofing shingles. Asbestos was used for its durability and resistance to heat and is commonly found in artex ceilings, garage roofing and chimney stacks. Your surveyor will confirm if they suspect any materials in the property have asbestos and if so, suggest getting an asbestos surveyor to intrusively taking samples of the asbestos to confirm the type.


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If you're buying a home in Bradford which shows the signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey. 

The costs for making good or repairing some of these defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If identified within a survey you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

Survey tips for properties in Bradford


Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire and has a rich history, particularly in connection with textile manufacture in the 19th century during the latter phase of the Industrial Revolution.

Bradford Cathedral has a long history; it has been rebuilt or repaired various times over the period 1400 – 1965 but it has been a site for Christian worship since the 8th century.

During the period 1820 – 1850, waves of various immigrants increased the city's population, particularly in the Broomfields and Manningham areas. Latterly, the wards of Bradford Moor, City, Little Horton, Manningham and Toller have seen much Asian immigration which has been a spur to house building.

The city has some excellent period survivals in terms of its buildings, particularly from the Victorian period, although developers in the 1960s and 1970s destroyed much older housing stock. Much private and municipal housing was built in the 20th century and construction has occurred steadily up to recent times.

New build developments in Bradford include the terraced houses in Baildon (Berry Close, Berry Drive) and the detached houses in Cross Lane, Birkenshaw. Help to Buy has frequently been used by people to buy new builds in the area.


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Properties in Bradford built close to water courses such as Bradford Beck, Middle Brook, Clayton Beck, Bull Greave Beck and Pitty Beck among others, are in an area where flood alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, in some areas of Bradford, including streets such as Hall ings and Nelson Street, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
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Raised levels of noise pollution from roads in the Bradford area mainly centre around the main road – Manchaster Road - A641, and of rail pollution where the railway line crosses Mill Lane.
Yorkshire-SeIcpI.pngYorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom and it is made up of large subdivisions; North Yorshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire; which administer their own parts of it although the whole is still recognised as a cultural region and geographical territory.

The largest city is Leeds although there are several large-sized cities in the county, such as Sheffield, Huddersfield and Hull and it also contains York, a very beautiful walled city. It is bordered by the counties of Durham, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Westmorland.

Yorkshire boasts some wonderful natural areas such as the North York Moors and the Dales National Parks. The Howardian Hills and Nidderdale have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club plays at Headingley in Leeds and there are a number of prominent football clubs in the county such as Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

Every Easter Monday, the World Coal Carrying Championship is carried out at Gawthorpe - competitors have to carry a 50kg sack of coal for around 3/4 of a mile! 

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Bradford Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bradford Metropolitan District Council at Bradford City Park, City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension.

RICS Building Surveyors in Bradford

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bingley, Shipley, Pudsey, Morley, Thornton, Horbury and Cleckheaton.

We employ only expert Building Surveyors to undertake surveys in Bradford. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing surveys on properties in Bradford we'll be able to give you the detailed report you need to know what defects there are with your property.

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Recently completed HomeBuyer Surveys in Bradford:


  • 38 Darley St, Bradford BD1 3HN
  • 260 Barkerend Rd, Bradford BD3 9DB
  • 33 Beckside Rd, Bradford BD7 2JN
  • 190 Haworth Rd, Bradford BD9 6NJ
  • 13 Fairy Dell, Bingley, BD16 1PP

 

When should you book your survey?

A survey from booking to getting your report should normally take around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the time of year (busy periods are July, August and December).

The best advice is to instruct your surveyor at the same time as you instruct your solicitor. The reason being is that your solicitor tells you of any legal reason to not buy the property and the surveyor will look to tell you if their is any visual reason to stop buying or to renegotiate the selling price.