Ian Stuart Gibson
Welcome to Ian Stuart Gibson’s Independent Chartered Surveyors. As a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and with over 20 years of post-qualification expertise, I am proud to bring my professionalism, knowledge and personality to each client.
As an RICS Chartered Surveyor, my career has covered valuations, homebuyer reporting, consultancy, and agency advice for commercial and residential properties. With my extensive experience and broad skillset, I can help both private and public sector clients.
I’m your man for the job if you need an affordable RICS Registered Chartered Surveyor for residential or commercial purposes throughout Leeds, Bradford and West Yorkshire.
This involved a Building Survey of a large detached property which had been adapted and extended over the years. The potential for the property was huge and its market appeal was high. However, the works required were extensive. The client in question was a senior member of a well-regarded residential bank, but specifically instructed the practice to undertake this on their behalf, due to experience and track record.
The property was valued in excess of £1 million. The practice was successful in repositioning the client and helping to negotiate the price down by in the order of almost 10%. The practice then referred the client onto an esteemed architecture colleague who provided further professional advice, working with Ian Stuart Gibson to outline the likely future value of the asset. Again, another delighted client.View Case Study
The practice was asked to undertake a HomeBuyers report on a property which a relatively young first time buyer was purchasing. The property was for her and her daughter. She had been provided with a valuation for mortgage purposes. However, as is frequently the case, the Surveyor had no real regard into the issues that would affect her and his only concern as is his instruction, is to ensure that the property meets the bank’s requirements.
I explained the process in detail to my client, as did my Practice Manager Sandi Birkett. We were able to provide a competitive fee and also produced a report which explained everything in detail. As per all my surveys, the terminology and the rhetoric was explained prior to the client receiving the report and after. There were many works which were required to the property which had not been adequately reflected. The vendor was adamant that they did not want to reduce the price. However, having received the survey report, the price was reduced by over 10% as a direct consequence. In this instance around £20,000View Case Study
Mixed Used Valuation
The practice of Ian Stuart Gibson undertakes market valuations on a selected basis. Specifically, where their knowledge and experience can add significantly the instruction. Ian Stuart Gibson is an ex-National Head of Valuation and Professional Services on the board of a former large national company, now a multi-national. Mr Gibson has also been a Director within other leading multi-national companies, specialising in Survey, Valuation and Professional Services in all its various guises.
The portfolio was undertaken for a client by way of a mutual professional associate. The practice was able to provide a comprehensive overview of the assets, including opportunities and threats. This is particularly interesting and challenging given that the portfolio consisted of a number of mixed use properties and incorporated two prominent Grade II Listed buildings.View Case Study
RICS Chartered Surveyor
With over 21 years as an RICS Chartered Surveyor, I provide a wide range of residential and commercial surveying services for clients throughout Leeds, Bradford, and the surrounding areas of West Yorkshire.
Always going above and beyond, I always strive to help clients in whatever way I can, ensuring customer satisfaction every step of the way. My professional, no-nonsense approach helps clients to feel relaxed, reassured and fully-informed in circumstances that might otherwise be incredibly stressful.
With my extensive experience and broad skill set, I help clients in both the private and public sectors with a range of services. From market valuations, to homebuyers surveys valuations, homebuyer reports, building surveys and more, contact me today to find out more about any of my services.Read More
Ian Stuart Gibson followed me through the entire journey with professional advice, patience and empathy. He even offered to speak directly with the agent at a critical moment when I was afraid to be losing the house I really wanted. I followed his advice throughout and learned how important it is to be cautious and follow the Surveyor’s suggestions and do further checks, even if the vendor pushes you to exchange.
I cannot say how grateful I am to Ian and for being available both on the phone and email. Great service and support!
– Gabriella Alberti
Ian Stuart Gibson did a fantastic job on my HomeBuyers Report. His attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure no stone was uncovered is unrivalled. His professionalism and reputation in the surveying industry is well known. Thanks for all your hard work, Ian.
– Ross Council MRICS
I found Ian Stuart Gibson to be honest, transparent, very personable and extremely well informed. Throughout the whole process Ian provided an impartial and detailed analysis of his survey, even going to the extent of walking me through the findings on more than one occasion. Be rest assured I will be using you again in the near future and recommending you to my friends and family. An absolute gent. World class service by Ian Gibson.
– Ed Gul
Refreshingly, had my back. Really appreciated the care that Ian went to, to make sure that I made the right decision, walking me through the reasoning when it was needed and generally going above and beyond to be helpful.
– Yannick Richeux
Ian Stuart Gibson carried out the valuation survey for me. He acted in a professional and friendly manner and was very efficient in getting the report back to me. I would 100% recommend him for future work.
A big thank you to Ian for doing this report for us. I had never heard of a Homebuyers Report until Ian came to our house to do this. I liked his professionalism, his thorough way of explaining exactly what it was all about too. He was very friendly and made me feel at ease and I asked for his card so that I could use his services in the future. As promised, I called him, he remembered me, and he carried out the report. Ian made sure that I fully understood everything, and his friendly approach and response, even out of work hours, was much appreciated. Will always recommend your service. Thank you.
– Nira Adnan
The survey was detailed and thorough. Ian Stuart Gibson, his attention to any concerns that I had raised. Once completed, he went through the survey with me on the phone. He promptly replied to my texts and calls and was informed and patient and took time to thoroughly answer all my questions. I would certainly recommend and use Ian Stuart Gibson again.
– Mary Crowthers
Excellent service from a very professional and pleasant surveyor. It’s the first time I had dealt with a HomeBuyers Survey, and I could not wish for a better experience. The survey was carried out quickly. The Surveyor Ian Stuart Gibson is a true professional with a very pleasant manner. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. Thanks very much. A very satisfied customer.
I would like to thank Ian Stuart Gibson for his fantastic personal service. I have bought quite a few houses in the past and never had contact with a Surveyor in the past. He has provided help and support for myself and my mother whose house it will be. I feel I have support in this transaction, which is really helpful especially as the purchase is not for myself. I would recommend Ian Stuart Gibson to anyone looking to buy a property.
– Carmel Jayne Schofield
My Surveyor came to view the property within 48 hours of booking. Ian Stuart Gibson gave a very honest and comprehensive report. A full 45 minute telephone conversation with recommendations. Money well spent. Recommended to anyone that wants a survey carrying out. Five star recommendation.
– Mohammed Patel
I found my overall experience with Ian to be very good. Planning for a Building Survey with a very close schedule had initially been stressful however, I found this to be a pleasant, accommodating and very timely service in scheduling a survey.
Mr Gibson was very approachable for advice throughout the process, and I was impressed in the way in which he went out of the way in his valuation of the property that I am purchasing. I have also had feedback from the vendor who mentioned that he had a good impression as well, which I think is important when trying to maintain a positive business relationship during a stressful period for both vendor and purchaser.
– Vivian Toh
Ian Stuart Gibson was very knowledgeable, was in contact throughout the process, and the report produced was easy to understand and had everything in it I needed to make the right decision. This is one part of the buying ordeal that was not stressful. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Ian Stuart Gibson.
– Damian Stewart
Ian Stuart Gibson has gone beyond the call of duty to advise, help and explain the results of the survey in great depth to both myself and the vendors. I have found this to be invaluable and I really appreciate this.
– Elaine Murphy
Ian Stuart Gibson carried out a HomeBuyers Report for me to buy a property in York. I would like to thank Ian for all his hard work. I am impressed with the expertise and sincerity, so I strongly recommend him to my friends who need a Surveyor some day. He gave a lot of advice on how to proceed with the next steps and it was helpful, as I am a first time buyer. Thank you very much.
Ian Stuart Gibson was available to explain and clarify his report, which is extremely helpful. Reassurance was provided regarding issues identified with the property and advice on how to proceed. I would engage the Surveyor again as he definitely gave added value.
– Diane Hyde
Would like to thank Ian Stuart Gibson for his truly honest and personal service. As a cash buyer, we needed a professional and honest service he provided, and his report has potentially saved us a lot of money and time.
– Christine Short
Ian Stuart Gibson was smartly dressed, knowledgeable and helpful. Ian also worked over the weekend for me so I could get all the paperwork I needed from my solicitors to finish their work ASAP. I would not hesitate to use Ian again. Many thanks.
– Andrew Cutten
Ian Stuart Gibson picked up a potentially major issue whilst conducting a Building Survey on an old cottage which had been missed by the Valuation Survey. He recommended a Structural Survey to carry out. We ended up proceeding with the purchase nonetheless but with our eyes open to the remedial costs we were likely to incur. Ian took a personal interest and followed up. He was keen to know how we had gone on, which is a really nice touch.
In terms of communication, content and accuracy of the report, I could not fault any aspect, even though we needed the survey done quickly.
– Will Proctor
Ian Stuart Gibson is a genuine guy who put our needs first and has been extremely helpful in assisting in our purchase of the property. I would recommend him without hesitation. Thanks very much.
– Emma Barr
I would recommend Ian Stuart Gibson because he provided a thorough report which helped us understand the value of the house we were interested in purchasing. Ian went out of his way to have a 40 minute call giving feedback the day after, on a Saturday, which I thought went above and beyond what was expected.
– Ben Taylor
My survey by Ian Stuart Gibson has been superb. His contact, speed of turnaround and the quality of the report/survey has been magnificent. I do not have enough positive words to give a true reflection on how outstanding Ian has been.
Ian Stuart Gibson carried out my HomeBuyers survey. From start to finish Ian’s helpful approach together with his expert professional knowledge meant that a fair and accurate survey was carried out. Ian then produced an invaluable clear report that firmly positioned us as buyers and enabled us to negotiate a fairer lower sale price. Ian went above and beyond what I expected from a Surveyor, leaving no stone unturned. He exposed some quite serious property issues that no-one suspected. Furthermore, he maintained regular contact with us in an anxious time (literally from Monday to late Sunday night) to provide welcome updates and invaluable advice. Thank you so much Ian for your invaluable professional expertise and unbelievably supportive approach.
– Izabella Pozansky