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Historical Building Surveys


St Leonard’s place York Charters-Reid Surveyors Ltd played an integral part providing advice on external joinery restoration. As CIOB and CABE, we can provide restoration advice on major developments.

We provide advice to property developer or the owner of a grade two listed buildings,Ecclesastical property and chapels. Jon Charters- Reid BSC MRICS MCIOB MCABE started his working life as a joiner at York Minster and has a second to none knowledge about specialist restoration projects in particular specialist timber and joinery repairs.-This include advise on defect –probable cause and advice on repair.
Listed buildings surveys

Listed buildings surveys

Our Director Jon Charters-Reid has a lifelong commitment to working on historic building and listed buildings. Not only qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor and a Chartered Builder but he is also a classically trained ecclesiastical trained joiner and carpenter. He was lucky enough to be trained at York Minster on the Fire Damaged repair team in 1984.

Building Surveys

We can report on the detailed repair and diagnosis of old buildings and property which require a different skill set. We can identify the problem and specify a remedy. We can follow the pathology.

Al listed buildings require specialist advice and inspection and the correct professional advice on listed buildings is required.

In particular period properties require detailed knowledgeable examination. For instance York has over 200 listed buildings within a small area of the city. Some buildings are of unusual construction


Specialist advice suitable for

  • Period Properties
  • Special historic interest
  • Properties to be renovated
  • Barn conversions
  • Churches
  • Windmills
  • Thatched Cottages

Why Get a Survey?

Getting a survey might get you a better deal on your property. Armed with all of the facts, you're in a better position to negotiate.

If there's previously unexpected damage to the property, the cost of repairs, for example, could be deducted from the original price point. As you can see, a survey is an essential part of saving money!

Survey Solutions

  • Home Buyer Reports
  • Valuations
  • RICS Condition Report
  • Building Surveys
  • Historic Building Surveys & Consultancy
  • Damp
  • Defect Analysis


A Schedule of Condition is a detailed and factual record of the condition of a property. The Schedule of Condition is usually prepared for contractual reasons to establish the condition of the property at a set date in time. This is most frequently used during the beginning of a lease agreement or for party wall agreements. This can be carried out on residential and commercial premises.

A Schedule of Condition can be requested by a landlord, tennant, employer, contractor or neighbour.

Having a Schedule of Condition completed by an independent expert provides verification of the property's condition. This is important in the event any party raises a claim or negotiation.

A Schedule of Condition is different from a Condition Survey. The Schedule of Condition is a record of a building's condition accompanied by descriptive annotations and photographs, usually appended to a legal document. A Condition Survey, however, is a document prepared to identify the condition of the building with the purpose of determining what works are required, if any.

Surveys in:

We offer surveys to the North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire regions. Book in for your house valuation or property survey today!

01423 605 123
33 Great George Street
Leeds LS1 3AJ

01133 530 032
33 Great George Street
Leeds LS1 3AJ

313 Viking House
13 Micklegate
York YO1 6RA

01723 371 466
Formerly 'Simon Ward'

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