Looking for a surveyor in Sheffield? We’ve helped over 300 home buyers find a surveyor in the area over the last year.
With an average property price of £226,004, Sheffield city centre offers a range of new-build and luxury apartments, with other areas of Sheffield boasting Victorian terraces and new developments.
A RICS Level 2 Survey is ideal for properties under 80 years but if you're looking to buy an older property in Sheffield, you’ll need a RICS Level 3 Survey as they are more comprehensive.
We can match you with up to 6 RICS registered property surveyors, all of which are verified by us before they can come on board. This ensures you’re only ever matched with the best property surveyors in Sheffield.
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Excellent, good communication and a thorough report"
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors
Unit 2, Craig Court, Standish Street, St Helens, WA10 1GJ
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors are a RICS registered chartered surveying company. First established in 2003, we have carried out thousands of property surveys all over the country.
"Outstanding service and report that has saved us thousands on structural defects of a property that we were so nearly cosmetically seduced by. Thank you!"
Norton Highfield Ltd Chartered Surveyors
Electric Works, 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield, S1 2BJ
Norton Highfield Chartered Surveyors are a highly experienced and qualified property surveyor offering a RICS Home Survey Level 2 and RICS Home Survey Level 3.
"Excellent Jo is a lovely person "
18 Meridian Way, Norwich, NR7 0TA
First established in 1890, Watsons Property proudly offers a first-class surveying service to help with your house move. Fully regulated by RICS, we provide a RICS Home Survey Level 2 as well as a Home Survey Level 3 to help make your move stress-free.
"I asked surveyor to investigate 3 particular issues, none of which were answered. Therefore I needed to chase to get the answers I needed. I asked advice about cause of one particular problem Id noticed in the property and expressed my guess on its cause. He said it was unlikely to be that cause and just general wear and tear. I then spoke directly to the vendor who confirmed it was the cause I had thought it was (that is leak into the ceiling causing big crack that they had tried to repair but kept cracking through)"
Peak Home Surveys
36 Springfield Road, Barlow, Dronfield, S18 7SR
Peak Home Surveys are highly experienced and skilled surveyors covering South Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire.
"Fantastic. Knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. "
10 Wentworth Gardens, Swinton, Rotherham, S64 8EP
Based in Yorkshire, Atkin Hallam offer their expert surveying services across Doncaster, Harrogate, Lincoln, Sheffield, Wakefield and York.
"Jo was really friendly and explained everything I needed to know. She saved me an appointment slot until I could confirm a time. Lewis came and ran through what he was doing with the survey, he was also very friendly. Price was very competitive. I would definitely use them again and recommend them."
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"This is my first time buying and was unsure of which surveyor to go with - I couldn't recommend Countrywide enough. Their customer service was incredible and they were very efficient and great value for money."
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd.
51 Pinfold Street , Birmingham , B2 4AY
Spartan Home Surveys Ltd. are fully qualified Chartered Building Surveyors based in and covering across the West Midlands, with over twenty years of experience.
"Very helpful and great value for money. Survey date was booked within a week of request. Did have to wait a while and chase the report but they responded promptly, which was good. Would definitely recommend."
Adminout Property Surveyors
Unit 26, St. Helens Chamber Ltd, The Enterprise Centre, St Helens, WA10 1FY
Adminout Property Surveyors work in partnership with RICS Regulated Chartered Surveyors, providing RICS Home Survey Level 2 and 3 to customers across Liverpool, Wigan and Warrington.
"Excellent advice and after customer care from ChristinaWould highly recommend this company "
83 Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JP
Here at Axis Structures, we are a professional surveying company based in Sheffield. We cover areas such as Doncaster, Harrogate, Hull, Lincoln, and York.Axis Structures was founded in 2010 and have years of experience in the field. We celebrate structures and help to provide peace of mind to clients looking for building surveys.Our services help to provide you with reassurance and a detailed overview of the property you’re looking to purchase. RICS surveys play an important role in the house-buying process.
CS Surveying and Architectural Design Ltd
C S Surveying & Architectural Design, Unit 1 Clock Court, Sheffield, S25 3QD
CS Surveying and Architectural Design Ltd are a residential surveying firm based in Sheffield.
London and County Surveyors Ltd
8 Coaley Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7SQ
London and County Surveyors Ltd are a firm of Residential Surveyors offering RICS Home Surveys.
New Home Quality Control
Suite 4 Copper Court, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, SA7 9EH
New Home Quality Control is a Dafen-based surveyor working in a variety of areas across England and Wales including Cardiff, Manchester, and Telford. We have worked in the property industry for over 20 years and understand the regulations and quality that houses should be in on completion.
Birklands Surveying Ltd
Birklands Surveying Ltd, Edwinstowe House, Mansfield, NG21 9PR
Birklands Surveying Ltd is a Mansfield-based surveyor that serves various areas such as Doncaster, Derby, and South Yorkshire.
Crossbow Developments Ltd
71 Highcliffe Road, Sheffield, S11 7LP
With over 30 years of experience in their field, Crossbow Developments have nurtured a reputation for excellence by offering surveying in Sheffield to first-time and repeat buyers alike.
Honeywell Survey & Design Ltd.
4 Wheatley Close, Barnsley, S71 1QJ
Honeywell Survey & Design Ltd. are a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered surveying firm, based in Barnsley and covering the wider Yorkshire region.
Compare My Move has done the hard work and researched everything you need to know about your move to Sheffield. Our data shows that the most popular property survey in Sheffield is a RICS Level 2 Survey, with most users needing it for a semi-detached property.
Our research shows that there is a slight risk of subsidence in Sheffield and an infestation of Japanese Knotweed in the city too. When you’re buying a house in Sheffield, you will need to hire a property surveyor who will highlight any issues relating to the property before you commit to buy it.
Compare My Move’s data shows that 76% of our Sheffield users needed a property surveyor to carry out a RICS Level 2 Survey, making it the most in-demand survey type in Sheffield. The remaining 24% of Sheffield users required a RICS Level 3 Survey for their move. This could mean that many people are unsure of the type of survey they need. As there are many Victorian terraced houses in Sheffield, more people might need a RICS Level 3 Survey than they think.
The sale of existing properties remains considerably higher than the sale of new builds in Sheffield. As there’s a popular demand for existing property in Sheffield, it’s understandable that many movers need a RICS Level 2 Survey the most. Our data revealed that those people requiring RICS Level 2 Surveys needed it mostly for semi-detached properties.
Whilst flats needed a property survey the least, 19.33% of users were looking for a RICS Level 2 Survey for a terraced property. Only 6.67% of people needed a RICS Level 3 Survey for their detached home, while 16.67% required a RICS Level 2 Survey. This would mean that a lot of detached properties in Sheffield are fairly modern, under 80 years of age.
If you’re looking to buy a house in Sheffield, it’s important to learn about the architecture. Sheffield’s rich history means its historical architecture dates back to the 12th century. Many of Sheffield’s older buildings were constructed throughout the Industrial Revolution, with many being lost during the Sheffield Blitz.
Sheffield’s city centre has seen a revival since the 1990s, with new developments including the Winter Gardens, Millennium Galleries and Derwent House. There have also been new developments of flats, including new builds and conversions of issued industrial buildings. Existing properties prove to be more popular in Sheffield.
There are 38 conversation areas in Sheffield and home to just under 1,200 listed buildings, with most of these being Grade II listed. Whilst it’s unlikely, if you’re buying a listed building, you’ll need a specialist listed building survey as the building will have a great architectural or historic interest.
With Sheffield being home to 2 universities, there’s no surprise that student accommodation and a young population make up a lot of Sheffield. Many students decide to stay in Sheffield after university, so if you’re moving from a flat or an apartment to a house, you will most likely require a RICS Level 2 or 3 Survey, depending on the age and condition of the house.
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Subsidence happens when the ground beneath a property collapses or sinks, taking a part of the foundations with it. It can be difficult to eventually sell a property with subsidence as it can greatly affect a property’s value. From looking at Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map you can see that Sheffield suffers from a subsidence issue.
Subsidence can occur for many different reasons including clay soil, mining and landfill sites. In Sheffield, there are still historic and current landfill sites. Although the majority of waste is incinerated, the landfill sites are at risk of contaminating the land from its previous use, which can result in subsidence.
Another contributor to Sheffield’s subsidence is its previous collieries. As Sheffield has a rich industrial heritage, the city was once steeped with many collieries. Many of these have since closed, but underground mining is known to cause subsidence in Sheffield. According to The Coal Authority, a lot of Sheffield is a ‘coal mining reporting area’.
You shouldn’t underestimate the importance of having a property survey before buying a house as it will highlight minor and major issues with the building’s condition. Both a RICS Level 2 and 3 Survey will be able to highlight subsidence, potentially saving you a lot of money in the long run. With the presence of subsidence in Sheffield, it’s even more vital to have a property surveyor look for important issues.
Japanese Knotweed is one of the UK’s most dangerous plants. It’s important to know if a property is infested with it before you buy it as it can be a nightmare to remove, as well as making it difficult to sell a property when the time comes
According to Environet’s Japanse Knotweed Heat Map, Sheffield has quite a large infestation of Japanese Knotweed. If you suspect the property you’re buying in Sheffield could have Japanese Knotweed, you’ll need to hire a property surveyor who can advise you what to do next.
Whilst the landlord will be the one responsible for maintaining the property, you will still need to get a property survey to highlight how serious the threat of Japanese Knotweed is. It’s important to note that you should not remove Japanese Knotweed yourself as this can make it even worse.
It’s important that you’re aware of the property having Japanese Knotweed before you commit to buying it. Japanese Knotweed can cost up to £3,000 to remove and needs to be looked at every year for 5 years to ensure it is dead.
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