Home Buyers Survey Keighley

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Like many other British towns and cities, Keighley was extensively remodelled in the 1960s and lost many historic buildings. However, the town managed to retain some of its heritage and has many Victorian buildings. The local millstone grit gives many of the buildings a distinctive look.

East Riddlesden Hall, Cliffe Castle Museum and Whinburn Mansion are fine examples of country houses. There are large town houses along Skipton Road which contrast with the cramped rows of terraces in the streets behind them. The town's central library was the first Carnegie library in England opened in 1904 with a grant of £10,000 from Andrew Carnegie. The library has undergone refurbishment which was completed in 2007. Many of the town's former mill buildings are still intact.

The town centre contains modern buildings such as Leeds City College and examples of Victorian commercial architecture, including the long terrace of Cavendish Street with its 220-yard (⅛ mile/a furlong) ornamental canopy. There is an award-winning bus station which opened in 2002 near the Airedale Shopping Centre. There are several tower blocks in Parkwood Rise, Holycroft and Ingrow and a central multi-storey car park. Among the modern houses in Laycock, 2 miles (3.2 km) outside Keighley town centre is a 17th-century three-storey manor house, converted barns and 18th-century cottages.

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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some areas in the locale of Keighley, including streets such as Hall ings and Nelson Street, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Properties in Keighley built close to water courses such as Bradford Beck, Middle Brook, Clayton Beck, Bull Greave Beck and Pitty Beck among others, are in an area where flood 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).
When you're looking at buying a property, it's always advisable to purchase the appropriate defect survey and happily if the dwelling is relatively modern, of standard construction and not particularly large, a HomeBuyer Report not only serves this purpose well but also provides a valuation and a reinstatement value.

One of our clients bought such a survey for a property they were looking to buy in Apperley Road BD10 9TP in the locale of Keighley. The report happily found no suspicions of any defects at all, which not only would have reassured the client but also their conveyancing solicitor. Addiitionally, in the unlikely event that you buy a HomeBuyer Report and defects are subsequently found in your property which your RICS surveyor should have found suspicions of, you are able to claim against that surveyor who must carry indemnity insurance at least to the value of the property they carry out a survey on.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Survey Keighley

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

Building Survey Keighley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Bradford Council at Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX, telephone 01274 432 111, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Keighley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Harrogate, Burnley, Rochdale and Skipton.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Keighley. 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 building surveys on properties in Keighley we'll be able to give you the detailed Keighley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Keighley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Westfield Road, Keighley BD20 5BH
  • Ireland Street, Bingley BD16 2QF
  • Hayton Way, Skipton BD23 1DQ
  • Sandhill Close, Bradford BD8 0DZ
  • Low Rein Drive, Bradford BD10 0AQ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Keighley 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 Keighley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

Our RICS Surveyor, during a Home Buyers Survey in Keighley, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, inspects both the inside and the outside of your property and searches in particular for subsidence, damp, infestations and any cracks or other damage to the property. The procedure is non-intrusive.

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)
If the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Keighley then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 

If you are concerned about your property has any other defects then you MUST get a RICS Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds.

If you can identify the defect before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a Mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you get a mortgage for your property in Keighley your mortgage lender requires you to pay for a mortgage valuation survey of the property. The aim of this survey is to give the mortgage lender reassurance that the property is worth what you are paying. Although you pay for the mortgage valuation survey, it belongs to the mortgage lender and often you won't be allowed to see it.

It is paramount that when buying a property you get your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property; either a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. Defects such as subsidence can cost thousands to repair and would affect your future sale price if not repaired.


A HomeBuyer Survey will give you reassurance to buy your new home without worrying about what is in the closet. If you aren't sure what you should do or which HomeBuyer Survey to get call us and we'll talk you through the options - this is what we do!

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