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York, known as Eboracum to the Romans, is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire and the traditional county town of Yorkshire. It has a rich history and in particular it hosts York Minster, a large Gothic cathedral, which has been rebuilt and redeveloped many times and dates back at least to the 7th century.

The city has many medieval streets with cobbles and some surviving properties and many remaining Georgian town houses and buildings as well as Victorian large houses, villas and terraces.

The 20th century saw many properties being built in York's hinterland, both municipal and private, not least because of the workforce which grew up around the chocolate industry, particularly that of Rowntree's.

There is a rich variety of housing, take for example the 1920s/30s town houses and semi-detached properties in Granger Avenue, Acomb; the modern terraced houses in St Stephen's Road and Salisbury Terrace and the double-fronted 18th century cottages in Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe.

New build developments include the 3-bedroom terrace houses in Campleshon Road, the town houses in Lower Ebor Street and the detached houses in the Rowntree Quarter.

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Properties in York which are built in close proximity to the River Ouse, Holgate Beck and Tang Hall Beck among other water courses, in streets such as Rougier Street and Coney 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).
Some properties in York are located nearby to existing or proposed sites for wind farms or wind turbines.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Gladstone Street for example, flagged up that the property was built within 4km of existing or proposed wind farms or turbines.

The location of wind farms or turbines can be contentious due to visual and auditory impact.
Some properties in York are located nearby to areas to be explored for their energy potential by the oil & gas industry – they must be licensed by the Oil and Gas Authority – and such exploration includes areas subject to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") investigation.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Gladstone Street for example, flagged up that the property was:

  • built within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production;
  • built within 4km of an area that has been offered for licensing for the onshore exploration of oil and gas by the Oil and Gas Authority; and
  • built within 4km of a well used for energy exploration or extraction.

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 York

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

YO31 9BP

York Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting City of York Council at West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA, telephone 01904 551 550, 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 York

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Knapton, Askham Bryan, Bishopthorpe, Murton, Haxby, Somerford Keynes and Brockfield.

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

  • Huntington Rd, City Centre, York YO31 9BP
  • 14 Clifton, York YO30 6BQ
  • 66 Brockfield Park Dr, York YO31 9ER
  • 16 Lendal, York YO1 8DA
  • 47 Front St, York YO24 3BR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of York 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 York.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property.

Choosing the right survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, to get is important however both a HomeBuyers Report and a Building Survey will identify any suspicions of the main defects discussed below.

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 HomeBuyers 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 affecting your property in York 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 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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How do I arrange access?

On instruction, we take a few key details from you, one of which being the details of the estate agent managing the property. We then organise access with the estate agent and determine whether they hold keys to the property or if the property is accessed via the owner (vendor). We then let the estate agent know the surveyor's intended arrival time and finalise the survey date.

In the event that the property is accessed through the vendor, gaining access can be tricky. Often the vendor will have to find time away from work/private life in order to accommodate the survey which can lead to having to revise the date of survey. Often in worst case scenarios (i.e. the vendor being on holiday), the vendor can leave their keys with the estate agents or a neighbour who are then the port of call to arrange access.