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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 126 reviews

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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.

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John provided an excellent service. Prompt responses to contacts, quickly arranged the visit to the property, provided a thorough report highlighting some very important points for us to note. We would definitely use again.

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John was excellent. Not only did he provide one of the cheapest quotes he provided an excellent and thorough service. I attended the property at the same time as he was valuing to take measurements and he was incredibly detailed in his work with many years of experience to add. I highly recommend John for anyone looking for a house survey.

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John was incredibly helpful booking in our Homebuyers survey when the surveyors (Countrywide) supplied via our mortgage company repeatedly let us down. Not only did he book the survey in the next week, he did so between Christmas and New Year and sent the report over at the very start of January! The cost was more than our quote with the mortgage company (by approx £100) but it was definitely worthwhile as we were able to get it booked in quicker which allowed us to get quotes for the work which needed to be carried out. We would've had to wait a month for Countrywide to reattempt it and I have much more faith in the quality of the information provided by John. Top marks - would definitely recommend and use again!

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Excellent service, prompt and polite contact and very easy to deal with.

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Really good service. John was very accommodating about doing the survey on a Saturday to fit in with when the seller was available. The report was very clear and helpful.