Home Buyers Survey Huddersfield

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Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire and has a rich history related to the Industrial Revolution and has many examples of fine Victorian architecture, including its railway station, described by John Betjeman, who was a poet laureate in his time, as 'the most splendid station façade in England'.

The arrival of the railway in 1846 aided the town's exponential growth causing a new town to be created to the west of the original core around the parish church and the Beast Market at the junction of Northgate, Southgate and Westgate. A grid of streets was laid out north of Westgate leading up to a new square in front of the railway station and many Victorian properties in this area have survived.

The local council bought the Ramsden Estate in 1920 and constructed much municipal housing from this period, predominantly semi-detached and terrace houses. 

The areas of Springwood, Highfield, Thornton Lodge and Dalton Fold above the town centre have some modern detached properties and many period survivals and Edgerton in particular has some excellent Georgian and Victorian detached properties and villas, many with Gothic style frontages, particularly around Queen’s Road, Murray Road, Bryan Road and Binham Road.

Between 2011 and 2013, the Moldgreen area, which had been known for its deprived housing, was redeveloped with stone-built 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, as can be seen in roads like Poplar Street and Gelder Terrace.

New build developments include the detached houses in Lindley, Farnley Tyas and Lepton (Whitley Willows) and the semi-detached homes and townhouses in Lindley Park.


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Properties in Huddersfield which are built in close proximity to the River Colne, the River Holme and the Huddersfield Broad Canal, in streets such as Day Street and Firth Street, are in an area where flood warnings and 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).
Properties sometimes have issues with ground stability in certain locations in Huddersfiled.

In a recent environmental search, taken out for a property in Corby Street, the report noted that there was a man made ground instability within 25m of the property.

This should not be taken to mean that the property in question actually suffered/suffers from subsidence however as "active subsidence will be dependent on local conditions, such as the proximity of trees or areas where trees have been removed, which require an inspection of the site to identify the nature of the ground on which the property is built."

Click to find out more about subsidence
Properties in some areas of Huddersfield are built in designated smoke control areas.

A recent local authority search done for a dwelling in Croft Gardens noted that the property was in such a smoke control area.

Under the terms of Section 20 of the Clean Air Act 1993, smoke emissions from all buildings are prohibited unless an exemption has been made by the Secretary of State under Section 21 of the Act.

YorkshireYorkshire 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!

Listed Building Surveyors Huddersfield

We have local RICS surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Huddersfield. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Huddersfield

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Huddersfield Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Kirklees Council at Civic Centre 3 Market Street Huddersfield HD1 2YZ, telephone 01484 221 000, 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.

Home Buyers Survey in and around Huddersfield

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Golcar, Elland, Brighouse, Mirfield, Honley, St Helens and Grange Moor.

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

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


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Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Lambhall Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 3TJ
  • 48 Corby Street, Huddersfield, HD2 2SE
  • 162 Lowerhouses lane, Huddersfield, HD5 8JZ
  • 51 Fartown Green Rd, Huddersfield HD2 1AF
  • 147 Church St, Huddersfield HD1 4UJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Huddersfield to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers 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 homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Huddersfield.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is a visual inspection of the grounds and the internal/external structure of the property and identifies defects such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

Some of these defects you may not even see or know what to look for which makes getting a Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, if you are considering buying a property in Huddersfield, incredibly important.

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)
Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Huddersfield has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Can I get my survey money back if the property falls through?

If the property falls through and you have already had a survey done on the property then the surveyor has already completed the work and there will be no refund.

Alternatively, what you can do is speak to the estate agent and offer for these to be purchased by their new buyer. Some sellers are receptive to this as it’ll speed up the process for future buyers, however not all sellers will agree.

It can be an annoying time when a property purchase falls through, so we will always look to work with you on your next property purchase to try and keep the next survey cost as low as possible.