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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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JMS Surveying Services

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4.9 out of 5.0 based on 169 reviews

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I've bought a few properties over the years and this survey was the best by far. Everything explained fully with accompanying photos and a traffic light system of grading any issues. This survey was ever so slightly more expensive than one I was quoted elsewhere but was worth every penny. I will definitely use this company again should the need arise. Great communication and very accommodating of my specific requests.

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Everything about John and his service has been excellent. Amidst all the challenges and expenses of buying a house, finding & instructing John to do the survey has been the most straight forward, clear, helpful and best value things I have done. His communication prior to the survey was excellent, he acted quickly, produced an excellent, clear and detailed survey quickly and was also very happy to talk more about some of the details and give helpful advice. Brilliant!!

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Very happy. Quick response and detailed survey

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I was very pleased with the service I received from JMS. John was an excellent communicator and carried out the job professionally and thoroughly and I received the survey report very quickly too. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services and the price was very competitive.

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Having done basic research I realised that all the Surveyors recommended, work to the same RICS Home Buyers Level 2 Report, Template. Due to this assurance of basic compliance why would I or anyone else pay a penny more than necessary. I think from your point of view as a website a more detailed explanation is required as to why basically the same service offered from the recommendations that you gave me started at £450 and rose to over £900, although I do appreciate that V.A.T. has a role to play in this. John Stobart (JMS) Was organised, efficient, personable but more important totally Professional. Overall I feel I got value for money.

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Brilliant and helpful From start to finish

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Excellent Service, would highly recommend.

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John provided great service at a great price. He was quick to respond and turned the report around in less than two days after visiting the property. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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Great communication from the first email to receiving the report

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John was very helpful and made the whole experience a pleasant one.