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Laura Stansfield

Fantastic service and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both Ian and Sandi for any of your surveyancing needs. Extremely efficient – Sandi’s communication was great and kept us abreast and updated at all times. Ian’s report and findings were really helpful, contained a great level of detail, but were also articulated clearly and presented well. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Ian again, nor recommend their services to others.

Liam Kilkenny

I hired Ian to survey a home I was buying and he was fantastic. It was very time sensitive as the seller was pushing but I knew there were issues with the home. Before the report was with me, Ian phoned me to run through the report so I could have the information sooner. He was very clear and constructive. This calmed my mind and helped shape a decision. Ian’s report showed there was an incredible amount of work needed and that the valuation was substantially beneath the asking price. I cannot recommend Ian enough. If you need an expert to survey your home, you’ve found one in Ian.

Lottie Evans

We were a couple buying a large Victorian property in the Huddersfield area with a lot of questions! It wasn’t a large commercial job or a landlord with lots of repeat business but Ian made us feel valued and spent a lot of time at the property. He really went through everything, even following up with another call after work hours so we could both be on the call. He helped to make us aware of what we were taking on and costs we might not have considered. Sandi was also great and helped manage everything for us. It was worth every penny as the valuation and full survey report really helped us in the buying process to get the value right based on the amount of work needed. Thank you!

Tim Platts

We have used Ian’s services twice now. The first time, the house we liked turned out to be a minefield of problems – which we would have had no inkling of until Ian’s Survey – The second time it worked out better – we liked the house, and Ian agreed – so happy days. Throughout the two surveys, both he and Sandi were professional, courteous and thorough and kept is informed along the way. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.

Charlotte Griffin

As a first time buyer, I found the house buying process daunting, and then I found Ian! Ian, what a gent! Professional to his core, personable, approachable and friendly. With Ian’s in depth survey and valuation, I was able to go back to the vendor and reduce the offer to match Ian’s marker valuation. (£15k cheaper than the initial asking price, and £7.5k cheaper than my original offer.) Whats more, Ian’s on hand advice and support throughout this process was invaluable. I wouldn’t use anyone else. Until my next purchase Ian, all the best and massive thanks!

Kylie To

If you want peace of mind in your house purchase, no matter for residential or investment use, you should not have any other better options than Ian. Extremely efficient, detailed and professional surveyor. Million thanks to his patience and detailed explanation particularly we are a first time buyer who know nothings about the jargon. The report is well layout and easy to comprehend, even though we are from Hong Kong and we can easily understand the potential risk and action need to be taken to proceed on the purchase!

Shirley Hung

I would like to express my thanks to Mr Ian Stuart Gibson. His professional knowledges and detailed surveyor report which clearly state the ad and pro of the property. I was deeply appreciated detailed explanation after the report. He is honest and reliable.

Sarah Flynn

Ian is an excellent independent Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience and knowledge in both Commercial and Residential Property. He has an exceptional understanding of the UK market and nuances within various towns and regions. He has conducted a number of surveys for our property investment business and is thoroughness and advice is incredible. I would definitely recommend him for any property surveying work across the UK.

Chris Balmforth

We have used Ian on our last few surveys and are very happy with the service. Does a very thorough job.

Les Stempien

Ian’s Practise Manager Sandi is a pleasure to talk to, her customer service skills exceeded my expectations. The same applies to Ian Stuart Gibson he made me feel at ease with the whole process of his Survey and it was delivered on time It was very detailed in every aspect Highly recommended in every way Thank you AGAIN.

Jannat Khatun

My husband and I were saved from making a £145,000 mistake. Ian really showed his experience and expertise through his detailed reporting which as first time buyers we appreciated that every stone was upturned. Beyond the detail of the report which is what you’re paying to have, you’re also getting quality service from the wider team. They are efficient, personable yet professional. After the visit to the property, Ian scheduled to speak with us which lasted for 2 hours! This is all before the report was published but it gave us the much needed reassurance and answered the doubts we already had. As much as we desperately were trying to climb the property ladder, 2 months before the arrival of our baby- this survey was the peace of mind we needed otherwise this potential house would’ve quickly become a headache. You’re really getting your money’s worth with these guys. Couldn’t recommend enough! Hopefully the market stabilises in the future (for this generations sake) because in our future house purchases, I will only be using Ian Start Gibson chartered surveyors.


Personal review of your services From beginning to end, I found the services provided by Ian and Sandi courteous, professional and thorough. There was never a point throughout the process where they did not keep me updated with developments, and were always there when I called up with enquiries. I would heartily recommend them.

Nafisa Kouser

Ian has supported us with the Survey of the house we are in the process of purchasing. I cannot recommend Ian enough, he explained all of the issues that arose from the property in lengthy detail. Ian and Sandi both liaised well with us from the day we contacted them. The report that was produced by Ian was precise and explained every issue in detail. We are grateful to both Ian and Sandi for supporting us with this report.

Stephen Coombes

Ian offered superb level of service. Received my survey report promptly and it was extremely comprehensive. Great communication from Sandi. Highly recommended

Damian Pang

Sandi and Ian made the whole experience easy and stress-free for us It was a pleasure to work them. They were both quick to response, clear and concise with the explanation of the types of surveys and then the findings. I’d highly recommend their service!

Basil Mazin

Ian has fantastic knowledge, experience and skills in surveyor work . Having done a survey a Bradford, which enabled me to have a discussion with Ian. I found a bargain property in Keighley, far better in every measure . I have the house keys . I will have tenants with little work . It is a very good investment for the money I have. I could not have achieved more !

Jack Trafford

Really great service, provided us with fantastic depth of information to allow us to make an informed decision.

Jennifer Avery

Ian and Sandi were both fantastic to deal with very friendly and informative and had plenty of time to explain the process and also the in depth report for the house i was buying. I found Ian to be very thorough in his explanations too.

Lucy Davenhill

Very professional and personal service, Ian goes above and beyond with all aspects of the survey. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again if required in the future.

John B

In the last 6 months Ian has done 2 surveys for me, and two for a friend where I recommended Ian as a surveyor. The service I received was second to none, Ian visited the properties as arranged and prepared his reports within the time slot I was given. On top of that I received lengthy telephone calls from him on both properties, where he broke the report down into bite size pieces, and more importantly into layman’s English, so I fully understood what I was getting into. Sandi his secretary was so helpful and professional; it’s always a pleasure to deal with nice people, keep up the great work guys.

Clare Liggins

Ian’s service was very thorough and he and Sandi were always there for us no matter how busy they were. Great communication, attention to detail and great at explaining everything so it could be understood. Highly recommended.

Catherine McMullan

I was impressed with the quick response to my request for a home buyer survey report to be carried out at a ground floor flat I want to buy. I S Gibson MRICS Chartered Surveyor was extremely professional, friendly & helpful throughout the process. I am very happy to recommend this service.

Richard Coulthard

At Ison Harrison Solicitors, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service and advising clients on issues and problems they need to understand, even if that is not the news they wish to hear.

I understand the importance of building strong relationships with clients in order to have those difficult conversations.

This is a value which is shared by Ian Stuart Gibson. I recently instructed Ian to provide a valuation on a property where another surveyor had already completed an assessment.

Ian went over and beyond the call of duty to research the matter and provide a detailed explanation of the issues, the comparable properties and the basis of the valuation.

Ian’s knowledge and personable approach ultimately enable the client to secure a £17,000 reduction in the purchase price of the property whilst ensuring all parties, including the vendor, were agreeable to move forward on that basis.

I would recommend Ian to any individuals who need assistance in valuing a property and understanding complex issues around property valuations.

Sam Pick

I contacted Ian to help do a survey for a client who was contemplating the purchase of an off market property. The property clearly needed some work and I needed an expert to advise on any structural issues before my client made the decision.

Ian was hugely enthusiastic and was booked in quickly and easily – which is a pleasant change from some of the surveyors I’m forced to deal with!

He provided a fantastic report and briefed my client effectively, and allowed them to make a quick decision and the sale went ahead. The advice was practical and focused around the goals of my clients.

Would highly recommend Ian and I will be making every effort to get Ian in to do the survey on future projects!

Georgina Emily

Ian and Sandi were great from the beginning through to the end of the process. Sandi is extremely helpful and efficient. Ian completed a Homebuyers report for us, explaining every detail along the way. Our report was turned over quickly and was of the highest standard.

Ian has not only assisted us in saving a great deal of money on the purchase of our home but also made us aware of the issues we needed to consider prior to purchasing. I highly recommend Ian’s services as a Chartered Surveyor and wouldn’t think twice about using him again for future property purchases.

5 star service all round.

Christopher Hill

I’ve worked in the mortgage industry for 25 years and when you come across a real professional who’s developed and refined their approach to be at the top of their chosen field, you notice it. From the moment Sandi made initial contact with me the service I received was 1st class. The contact prior to the survey to gain an understanding of our requirements was just the start.

Following the survey, the personalised consultation following was just what my wife and I needed to put our minds at rest and to understand the property we were buying and to understand the market valuation and importantly the supporting rationale. I would encourage anyone looking for the highest standards to use Ian and his team…you won’t be disappointed.

Maureen Bartley

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Ian and Sandi for their professionalism and knowledge. Ian guided me clearly, honestly and transparently with his skills and advice. He had done two surveys for me. First, I had fallen in love with a house because of the beautiful views but his survey showed that it was priced way too high and required too much work.

The second house, his survey allowed me to put an offer in £8000 below the asking price, which was accepted. He made the time to contact me and speak to me personally out of hours. The reports were clear, detailed and concise. Sandi is an excellent and efficient Practice Manager. She is friendly with great communication skills and treats you individually.

Ian’s survey reports will save you money. Many thanks team Ian and Sandi for your help and expertise. Highly recommended.

Garry Hudson

Fantastic service and a very comprehensive report provided by Ian.

Not only will it be a big help as a future reference but has saved me thousands of pounds on the property purchase, highlighting a number of things that I needed to consider, allowing me to negotiate in excess of 10% off the purchase price.

Ross Council MRICS

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.

Ed Gul

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.

Gabriella Alberti

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!

Yannick Richeux

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.


Excellent valuation survey. 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.

Nira Adnan

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.

Mary Crowthers

An excellent service from start to finish. 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.


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 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.

Carmel Jayne Schofield

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.

A very satisfied customer.

Mohammed Patel

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.

A very satisfied customer.

Vivian Toh

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 which he went out of the way in his valuation of the property that I am purchasing. I have also have 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.

Liam Bowers

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.

Damian Stewart

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.

Elaine Murphy

Ian was excellent with telephone calls to discuss his findings prior to receiving the emailed report. He even made calls on Friday and Sunday evenings. I would certainly recommend.


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.

Diane Hyde

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.

Christine Short

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.

Andrew Cutten

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.

Will Proctor

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 doing quickly.

Emma Barr

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.

Ben Taylor

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.


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.

Izabella Pozansky

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.


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