Chartered Surveyors In York

Charters-Reid Ltd, an independent RICS Chartered Surveyor, has been inspecting and valuing property in York and the whole of Yorkshire for many years. We offer a full range of surveying services including homebuyers surveys,valuations, and listed buildings surveys, all done with a friendly, honest approach.


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York Surveys & Valuations



Our chartered surveyors will ensure you pay a fair price, identifying any problems up front to help you avoid any nasty – and potentially costly – surprises later on.

We provide accurate valuations for
mortgage, matrimonial/divorce and probate purposes.




We supply comprehensive reports on domestic properties and our support team are here to help
you every step of the way, including explaining your survey findings and what to do next.

We are also have expertise in surveying historic, listed buildings.



We have extensive experience of advising small and large businesses throughout Yorkshire on all
their commercial property needs, from sale and purchase to rental and refurbishment.

Start things off with professional advice mean fewer problems in the long run.

Property In York

For years, York has featured highly in “best places to live” listings, not only in North Yorkshire but for the whole of the UK. Famous for it’s beautiful and ancient buildings, York offers a mixture of modern culture and historic charm, a highly prestigious University and benefits from one of the lowest crime rates in the nation.

The demand for properties in York, ranging from modern builds to listed buildings of historic importance, has risen by around 25% in the last year and house prices have been consistently rising at a rate above the UK national average. As a home buyer, you need to make sure that the property you are looking to purchase is sound and worth the price being asked.

Having worked for many residential and commercial customers in and around York, we have an excellent understanding of the local property market and can advise anyone looking to buy, sell, rent or develop property in the area with property valuations, home surveys and commercial assessments.

We are also experts in carrying out listed building surveys and advice on restoration work, or potential development, for grade two listed buildings. We are CIOB and CABE registered. Jon Charters-Reid started his working life as a joiner at York Minister and he, and other members of the Charters-Reid Surveyors team, were involved in restoration work at York Minster, along with other historic buildings in York.


“We are very pleased with your work; everything was done on time and to our satisfaction.”


“You were very generous with your time in briefing us as to the issues we faced in taking on the project and explaining the weaknesses with the house”


“he always had time to discuss the property in depth, providing plenty of personal guidance and advice.”



A standard property valuation arranged by a prospective lender is not a survey.

A standard property valuation arranged by a prospective lender is not a survey. It won’t identify any current or potential problems with a property, such as damp, window frame decay, roof problems,
pest infestations, subsidence or building cracks.

For a reasonable price, you can commission us to conduct a thorough survey on your behalf, and avoid any hidden headaches.

If necessary, we can help you negotiate a reduction in the price you pay for a property, to allow for fixing any problems or, in some cases, identify significant issues that might make you think twiceabout going ahead.



A lender is obliged to give you the option of commissioning your own, independent surveyor survey.

You may think that a mortgage valuation offers you protection, but it doesn’t.
To gain a good understanding of the property along with any defects, you need a full, independent survey.

Remember, a lender is obliged to give you the option of commissioning your own, independent surveyor survey.

Why not give us a call to discuss your options?

Our expertise, experience and local knowledge are second-to-none and our independence means we will give you advice you can trust, every time.


Expert insight from our extensive commercial property experience.

As a small business negotiating a commercial property purchase or rental, or looking to repurpose an existing building, it is vital that you have a full understanding of its condition as well as any usage restrictions.

As chartered commercial surveyors and members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), we can provide you with expert insight from our extensive commercial property experience, that could save you money as well helping to avoid stressful mistakes.

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Do you need to get a survey quote or just a have a question. Our friendly team is always available to help you with your questions and can also arrange prompt quotes for you.