Get a free instant quote for a property survey in Ilkley

We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
Survey Quote in 60 Seconds

We will never share or misuse your details.

Enter your details correctly to ensure your quote is valid

Home Buyers Survey in Ilkley

  • Next day bookings available
  • Fast turnaround of report
  • RICS surveyors in Ilkley

The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

Click preferred survey type to begin download.

Download sample HomeBuyer Report  HomeBuyer Report sample
Download sample Building Survey  Building Survey sample
Download sample Property Valuation  Property Valuation sample

Survey reports can be large files containing many photos of a property. On slower connections these files may take a short while to download.

Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ilkley

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ilkley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ilkley) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ilkley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

Reviews

Ilkley Surveyors

"Surveyor Local were fast, affordable and thorough. I couldn't fault them in any way."

Home Surveys in Ilkley

RICS Chartered Surveyors with coverage in Ilkley and throughout every county of England and Wales.

Ilkley Surveyors

About Us

Home Buyers Survey in Ilkley

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Ilkley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ilkley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Ilkley property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Ilkley House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it necessary to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to acquiring a un-loved eighties garden flat in Ilkley?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report is enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Ilkley property built out of conventional construction materials. If planning to buy a modified home, for example a structurally modified flat in Ilkley - the Building Survey is the best selection of survey to commission. Following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the flat, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is dispatched to you outlining any salient information about the construction of the flat. There are several no go areas with any residential survey because a chartered surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the Ilkley flat e.g. removing loft contents. Furthermore flats frequently, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected and as a result the surveyor is only able to report on the flat itself although he/she comment on communal sections of the property for example general security. For more details and a comparison of the differences between surveys click here.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when buying a house built in around 1770? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a barn conversion. For traditionally-built Ilkley property, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Ilkley property built using traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your RICS surveyor for further advice.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Ilkley. Is there any Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep suggestions we should be aware of?? Does brick decay faster in Ilkley weather?

Brick-built Ilkley houses do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also experience a number of issues, including frost damaged pointing and signs of movement. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact A T G Construction for a repairs estimate at 07976 271787 or May View/Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BT.

For example, English garden wall bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of houses in Ilkley. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of insects in the living room. Should we get a surveyor?

Houses are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for pests may include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with rats, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor