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JMS Surveying Services

JMS Surveying Services was set up by John Stobart, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to provide a personal and totally independent service for private clients. We are regulated by the RICS.

With 38 years’ experience and offering an efficient, fast response, JMS Surveying Services will endeavour to provide an unrivalled service in a user friendly, thorough report which is easily understood and provides an unbiased opinion of the property inspected.

JMS Surveying Services have low overheads and can therefore beat most genuine quotations without compromising standards and attention to detail. Fees are not subject to VAT.

Inspections are carried out by John Stobart FRICS and prior and post verbal consultations are readily available in order to meet the client’s individual requirements particularly where speed of service is needed, for instance prior to an auction or tender sale.

Reports are offered in various formats and can be altered to meet bespoke requirements if necessary. However, in brief, the following are available:-

Residential Property Purchase Report 

This is basically the in house equivalent to the RICS HomeBuyer Report but in a more user friendly format and is easy to read and understand. However, if requested the standard RICS HomeBuyer Report is provided.

Building Survey

This is available for all residential properties but particularly recommended for older “period” style buildings or where substantial alterations and extensions may have been carried out. Photographs are taken and all safely accessible areas will be viewed. Client’s areas of concern will receive particular attention when these are made prior to the inspection.

Specific Defect report and/or Limited Structure Report 

This report will address specified area(s) of concern stated by the client or, by prior agreement; the survey will only cover a limited, pre-defined list of subject areas such as roof, chimneys, gutters, walls, floors, damp and timbers.

Inspection for valuation purposes 

This is a simple report which goes into no detail relating to condition but does take the overall state of repair as it affects value. This is a relatively low cost report and may be provided for a number of purposes including probate, family transfer of ownership within a family in addition to standard purchase transactions. However it will not, and is not intended to, replace a survey. 

JMS Surveying Services - One of our surveyors in North and West Yorkshire

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4.9 out of 5.0 based on 131 reviews

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John was very polite and helpful through our dealings and was also the best priced of all that I managed to find. His report was informative and happily wasn't just full of copy and paste text that I have received before. The bulk of the detail was specific and directly attributable to my new property and as a result I now have a tasty hit list to crack on with once we're finally in.

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From the moment of contacting John to the time the report was completed we received nothing but professional and an efficient service. For first time buyers with little knowledge of buying a house the report that John published was comprehensive, understandable for all and well laid out. We understood exactly what had been carried out and what points should be addressed. We would highly recommend JMS to anyone. For what is an extremely stressful process, JMS makes this element stressless and pain free. We will be using their services again.

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Fast, efficient service and very fairly priced. I appreciated the extra effort taken to get the survey completed in our time frame. This allowed us to move on with the house purchase. Good job!

Well thank you. I am very grateful and pleased that you found my efforts to your satisfaction. I hope that your move proceeds smoothly to completion and that you are soon settled in your new home.

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Very friendly, thorough and efficient service at a competitive price. Thank you John

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John provided a prompt, professional and detailed service and all at a very competitive price. He is clearly very experienced and his report was fulsome and in plain English! I wouldn’t hesitate to use John and JMS again and I would heartily recommend him to others.

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John from JMS was fantastic to work with, I had an immediate reponse from my first email, which was quite late in the evening. John helped to organise the survey with the estate agent and made my life very easy. The turn around time was amazing and the report was clear and very detailed. I cannot recommend JMS more highly. If you require a surveryor in York, or the Yorkshire area, I thoroughly recommend JMS for a quick, good price, high quality survey. Outstanding.

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I would just like to give some feedback on a Homebuyer’s Survey we have just received from John Stobart of JMS Surveying Services who I found through your site. Please feel free to post this on John’s profile on your site. A very experienced surveyor, John has provided us with a prompt, professional and excellent service. He responded to our quote inquiry within hours and provided us with the necessary instruction documentation very swiftly. He arranged entry to the property directly with our estate agent and our completed survey was with us within a day of his carrying out the inspection. His fees were extremely competitive and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.

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Good communication, good advice, prompt and professional services.