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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Bradford HomeBuyers Survey

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Our Building Surveyors use their local knowledge of Bradford to ensure they deliver a detailed home 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 home reports are within 5 working days.

Bradford HomeBuyers Survey

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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?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to buy your home.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
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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


Read more about infestations

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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 they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Bradford you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.

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, telephone 01274 432 111, 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.

You can see some of our expert surveyors by clicking here - 


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

 

Can a RICS surveyor comment on the removal of a load bearing wall?

If the seller has removed a wall, or you are planning to remove a wall in the property then a RICS surveyor cannot definitively confirm if the wall is or is not load bearing because their inspection is only visual. The surveyor may give their opinion, however it will come with a caveat that you should obtain an intrusive assessment to confirm.

Before the removal of a load bearing wall, you should always instruct a local structural engineer in Bradford to provide their definitive opinion on if the wall is or is not a load bearing wall.

Read more about load bearing walls here.