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Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire in northern England and its history dates back at least to the 5th century AD. It became a major centre for the wool trade in the 17th and 18th centuries and became a major mill town during the Industrial Revolution.

It has properties from many eras, including the Georgian, and has many Victorian terraces. More than 18,000 houses were built in the interwar period by the council on 24 estates in Cross Gates, Middleton, Gipton, Belle Isle and Halton Moor. The slums of Quarry Hill were replaced by the innovative Quarry Hill flats, which were demolished in 1975.

Another 36,000 houses were built by private sector builders, creating suburbs in Gledhow, Moortown, Alwoodley, Roundhay, Colton, Whitkirk, Oakwood, Weetwood and Adel. After 1949 a further 30,000 sub-standard houses were demolished by the council and replaced by 151 medium-rise and high-rise blocks of council flats in estates at Seacroft, Armley Heights, Tinshill and Brackenwood.

In recent times, many developments boasting luxurious penthouse apartments have been built close to the city centre. There are new build developments in areas like Wortley, Whinmoor, Rothwell, Great Preston and Wakefield and plenty of shared ownership opportunities.


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Properties in Leeds which are built in close proximity to the River Aire, in streets like Thwaite Lane and Lockside Road, are subject to flood warnings and alerts 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).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Leeds, including streets such as Greenway Court Road and Pilgrims Way, 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.
Man-made factors can mean that the property is in an area which may be affected by Coal Mining activity. It is recommended that a Coal Mining report is obtained from the Coal Authority.

A recent Environmental Search stated that a property on Hetton Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 3AF, was within 25m of a coal mining affected area.

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 Leeds

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

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Leeds Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Leeds City Council at Calverley St, Leeds LS1 1UR, telephone 0113 222 4444, 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 Leeds

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Whinmoor, Horsforth, Morley, Pudsey, Woodlesford, Brighouse and Moortown.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Leeds. 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 Leeds we'll be able to give you the detailed Leeds 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:

  • Holly Park, Huby, Leeds, West Yorks, LS17 0BT
  • 2 Thirsk Grove, Leeds, LS10 4UH
  • 89 Old Ln, Leeds LS11 7AB
  • 40 White Laithe Approach, Leeds LS14 2EH
  • 50 Compton Rd, Leeds LS9 6DG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Leeds 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 Leeds.

Home Buyers 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.

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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 Leeds 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.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a defect survey?

Mortgage lenders in England and Wales require you to get a valuation for the property in Leeds you are buying so that they can gauge whether the amount you are paying is appropriate. This survey is called a Mortgage Valuation. The mortgage valuation is paid for by you but the results aren't always shared with you as the survey actually belongs to the lender. Furthermore, it doesn't include any survey into potential defects or structural issues that are too often found in properties.

There is also a degree of confusion because the mortgage valuation is referred to as a survey and a large number of buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Leeds that you arrange your own HomeBuyers survey that reports on defects or potential issues a property has; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you having to pay out money for any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as rising damp can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not corrected.


The average cost for HomeBuyers for fixing works to their property after purchase is just under £2,000, and when some defects affect the resale value of your home, getting an independent HomeBuyers Survey makes a lot of sense, financial and otherwise. Call us on 0333 344 3234 to get the best HomeBuyers Survey for your property in Leeds.

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