Looking for a property surveyor in Guildford? We’ve helped over 1,000 homebuyers find a residential surveyor in the area over the last year.
As Guildford is only 27-miles southwest of London, the area can sometimes be prone to signs of subsidence, making the need for a trusted surveyor all the more vital for many homeowners. Hiring a professional property surveyor can save you thousands of pounds in the long run, as they can uncover any major issues with the property you’re interested in. If you are buying one of Guildford's historic properties, a RICS Level 3 Survey is highly recommended. For more modern homes, a RICS Level 2 Survey will be suitable.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered property surveyors, all of which have gone through our strict verification process, ensuring you will only be matched with the best surveyors in the area.
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.
"Shaun was fantastic and excellent at his job. Even afterwards he was approachable, easy to talk to and spot on. His advice was excellent and if I ever hear of a friend needing a Surveyor, Shaun is top of my list. Thank you "
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.
"The people were friendly but we had a problem initially due to a conflict of interest that nobody could explain, which turned out not to be a conflict of interest, but caused stress and confusion when arranging the survey. Other than that the process was straightforward. The survey itself appears thorough but there are a lot of areas that cant be commented on. There were some discrepancies within the report but upon calling the surveyor he was friendly and helpful. The survey and report were completed within a week of booking - quick turn around time. "
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
"Great communication and booked at very short notice. I would recommend using them."
Block D, 1st Floor Southgate Office Village, Chase Rd, London, N14 6HF
A professional and experienced chartered surveying company, C&C Surveying provide a first-class surveying service.
"C&C were great at keeping in touch prior to conducting the survey and very prompt to deliver the report, after just 2 days from inspection day. I would recommend their services"
McCallums Property Surveying
8 Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Eye, IP21 5BB
McCallums Property Surveying is a trusted run firm of RICS-regulated and registered valuers and surveyors. We are members of CIOB and the RPSA, Our experienced team of qualified surveyors are experts in all aspects of residential construction methods and defects.
"Very good service. Less expensive than the others and an excellent report written promptly!"
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Malthouse Farm, The Common, Fritton, Norwich, NR15 2QW
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of RICS-regulated property surveyors covering London, South East, South West, East Anglia, the Midlands and North East England.
"Really appreciable approach from Nicki from starting onwards. On the day of survey, Mr Tony had given a clear picture about the survey report and final report has received within two days of survey itself. I would really recommend Dunken Penrose. Thanks to Nicki and Tony for this. Unfortunately that house purchase was not went well but really happy to approach again for future surveys and will forward details to my friends circle too.."
Suite 29B Chessington Business Centre, Cox Lane, Chessington, KT9 1SD
Based in Surrey, Sterlingworth Surveyors are independent RICS surveyors offering a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and professional valuations for when you’re purchasing property in Central, South, South West, West, North West, North London or surrounding areas.
"Organised survey promptly and did a detailed survey that highlighted and confirmed issues we had observed and some we hadn't. Very happy with the report."
Belgrave House 39-43, Monument Hill, Weybridge, KT13 8RN
Landview Surveyors are RICS regulated surveyors and valuers covering London and the South East. We provide professional and high-quality surveying services
Gary M Wardley
"From start to finish, very professional and efficient. They arranged the survey very quickly and Steve the surveyer got in touch straight after to let us know it was all complete. We haven't received the written report yet as it is being written up by Steve. I highly recommend Landview for their service, price, professionalism and friendliness "
Crowes Property Surveys
1 Kent House, 81 High Street, Cranleigh, GU4 7XN
Established in 1991, we are Crowes Property Surveys. We are proud to provide a RICS Homebuyer Report (Level 2 Survey) and a RICS Full Building Survey (Level 3 Survey).
"Very polite and efficient. Completed in good time with a comprehensive report at a very good price."
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd
Local Office 5 Brayford Square, Registered office 2nd floor 5 High Street Westbury-on-Trym, London, E1 0SG
Greenleigh Surveyors Ltd specialises in RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys across London, helping homebuyers make an informed decision on properties.
"Very professional. Kept in touch with me regularly with what was going on."
I AM Surveyors
44 High Street , Sutton Coldfield , Birmingham, B72 1UJ
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"I Am Surveyors did an very good job and provided a comprehensive report. I was able to book a survey date quickly and received the report within the timelines given. However I did find it difficult to get in contact with them before and after the survey date. Eventually I did receive a call from the surveyor who answered all my questions in detail. "
Hitchin & Bayford Chartered Surveyors
9 Park Avenue, Camberley, GU15 2NG
With years of experience in the industry, Hitchin & Bayford are a team of experienced and qualified Chartered Surveyors covering a variety of areas across the UK.
"I am in the process of selling my grade two listed property and because of its age wanted a thorough level 3 report prepared.I compared the various quotes and chose Hitchin and Bayford as they were the most competitive.I cannot stress how helpful and accommodating they were.Their report was both thorough and detailed covering every aspect of the property as well as uncovering many hidden features which added to the value of the property.I would not hesitate to recommend their service "
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors
The Stables, 213 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9TB
Dunham Hale Chartered Surveyors provide regulated RICS Home Surveys and Specialist Surveying Services. We serve customers across Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan and Warrington.
"great report, easy to read, good photos, greatr evidence"
PRMG Surveyors (PRMG Ltd)
Thurleigh Court, London, SW12 8AP
Here at PRMG Surveyors (PRMG Ltd), we are a professional surveying company based in London. We understand the importance of having a RICS survey conducted on the home you are looking to purchase. Our aim is to make the process as simple and as stress-free as possible for you.As a result, we ensure we are providing you with the best possible service, along with a detailed report of the property. We cover many areas, such as London, Twickenham, Kent and Oxford. We will help you to choose the best survey for you and will assist you through the entire process.
"We're really pleased we chose PRMG Surveyors to carry out our level 3 survey. Charles was fast to reach out to talk through our needs and provide a quote. He was friendly and helpful, explaining clearly what would happen at each stage and that we could ask questions at any point. As first time buyers we were very appreciative of him taking the time to ensure we were comfortable on the type of survey we needed and understood the process.On the day Charles communicated well with our agent. He was quick to give us his initial findings before following up with a high quality final report. He also helped us out later in the process by suggesting some potential experts to reassure us on several points, without any pressure.Overall we thought PRMG's surveys were good value for money and would recommend highly to others."
Sanguine Estates Limited
25 Chetwood Road, Crawley, RH11 8GD
Sanguine Estates Limited are a RICS-registered residential surveying firm. We serve customers across Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.
"Jeremy really knows his stuff! An outstanding report with great detail in that has helped us really know what we're getting into with the fixer-upper we're buying! Would definitely use again!"
Imperium Chartered Surveyors
Four Acre Nursery, Meon Road, Fareham, PO14 4HH
Imperium Chartered Surveyors are Hampshire-based surveyors working in the Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston upon Thames, and Southampton areas. We are a respected and experienced privately owned firm of Chartered Surveyors based in the South East of England.
"Imperium have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the valuation process. Grant was extremely responsive to any queries we had. I would recommend their services to anyone looking for a trustworthy surveyor."
75 Queen Elizabeth Way, Woking, GU22 9AH
ANFord Surveyors are a RICS regulated chartered surveyors with many years’ experience in the chartered property surveying industry.
"Very thorough "
Nuven Surveyors Ltd
Unit 23 Graylands Estate, Graylands Estate, Horsham, RH12 4QD
Nuven Surveyors Ltd are a team of experienced Chartered Surveyors and RICS Valuers located across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Kent.
"Efficient and helpful service. Report and surveyor provided helpful advice on next steps tailored to the property"
Unit 5a Ryan Business Park, Sandford Lane, Wareham, BH20 4DY
Alpine Surveys are a trusted family business working as independent property surveyors across the south of England.
"On this occasion, they were helpful and cooperative. The Survey included a good number of pictures which highlighted both the good and the problematic areas.Before he left, the surveyor had the courtesy to ring me and discuss the main points and sent the results the same day! I would be inclined to use them again."
33 Eastwell House, Eastwell House, London, SE1 4DH
With over 40 years of combined experience within the construction industry, Certitude Surveyors are a professional and verified team of surveyors based in London Bridge in the very heart of the city.
"Communication with Certitude was great before and during the survey. After the survey there was a mix up but as soon as the team were made aware they dealt with it straight away and made sure that all my questions were answered very quickly and fully.I would recommend using Certitude Surveyors. The reports are detailed and the option to speak to a surveyor after to understand some of the points is valuable. "
According to our data, the majority of our Guildford users require a RICS Level 2 Survey, with over 66% choosing this survey type. Hiring a reliable surveyor can help save you thousands when purchasing a new home. By highlighting any structural or major issues within the property, your surveyor can help you make an informed decision and perhaps even negotiate the asking price.
Over 22% of our users require the more comprehensive RICS Level 3 Survey when buying a new property. This type of property survey is much more detailed and is designed for older buildings or those with a complicated or severely altered structure. This survey was most requested by our Guildford users who were purchasing semi-detached homes.
Our data also revealed that movers purchasing semi-detached homes were also most commonly requiring a RICS Level 2 Survey, with detached homeowners coming in at a close second. Movers viewing flats were the least likely to require a property survey, whilst those buying terraced homes were much more likely to request a RICS Level 2 Survey.
To save you more during the moving process, don’t forget to compare surveying quotes with Compare My Move’s simple service. If you’re purchasing a detached or semi-detached home in Guildford, you’ll likely benefit from the highly-requested RICS Level 2 Survey. However, if the property you’re interested in is much older, then a RICS Level 3 Survey will be best suited.
Guildford is a town with Saxon roots and a range of architecture from different periods of time. From post-war council estates to highly sought after Victorian terraced homes, there are a variety of properties to choose from. The Guildford Borough Council currently has a Housing and Rural Economic Strategy that includes the development of many affordable rural homes on agricultural land. These and the newly developed new-build flats will be better suited to a RICS Level 2 Survey or snagging list, whilst the older properties may benefit from a RICS Level 3 Survey.
Guildford Borough currently has 39 conservation areas according to the local council’s website. To be classed as a ‘conservation area’, the land in question will usually contain buildings of high architectural quality, an interesting and attractive layout or an important social history. This could potentially affect you as a homeowner as the buildings within these areas can not be altered or worked on without permission. You can search through the council’s Map of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas for confirmation.
Guildford also has over 1,000 listed buildings included in the Statutory List and over 200 that are locally listed buildings. These properties are believed to have historical or architectural interest, meaning certain rules must be followed in order to preserve them. If you’re considering buying a listed building, you will require a specialist type of property survey called a Listed Building Survey.
If you’re searching for your new home within the vicinity of the River Wey or the River Tillingbourne, then it’s important to note that these properties are often subject to flood warnings.
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Subsidence is a very serious problem for many homeowners across the UK. When the ground beneath a property compresses or shrinks, subsidence occurs causing the foundations to become unstable and the building to slowly sink. This can be expensive to remedy and the damage can greatly affect a property’s value. Due to its proximity to London, Guildford has a moderate risk of subsidence.
Large cities such as London are typically most at risk of subsidence as the increased weight and pressure can severely affect the overall ground stability. With increased numbers of buildings being built in condensed areas, the water within the soil can quickly dry up causing the ground to compact. As Guildford is approximately 27-miles from London, there are a number of subsidence hotspots to be aware of.
If there are signs of subsidence in the property, such as large cracks around the windows and doors, then it’s vital you hire a reliable property surveyor. This will assess the property’s structure and foundations, highlighting any permanent or potential damage.
Guildford is also labelled as a Hazard Level D on the UK Clay Hazards Map, meaning there are some properties that may be prone to subsidence due to the clay soil beneath the structure. Clay soil is more likely to shrink or expand under temperature change or added pressure resulting in an increased risk of subsidence.
A property survey can highlight any potential risks or signs of subsidence and can indicate if there are issues that may affect the building’s value. If the property you’re interested in is older than 80 years, it would be wise to have a RICS Level 3 Survey conducted. For more modern homes, a RICS Level 2 Survey should suffice.
Japanese Knotweed is one of the most dangerous plants to grow around properties as it can easily force its way through concrete, drains and walls. It is also known as ‘Fallopia Japonica’ and is capable of growing as quickly as 10-20cm a day.
The Japanese Knotweed Heatmap created by Environet shows that the centre of Guildford is a minor hotspot for this dangerous plant. There are over 37 occurrences approximately 4km within the town centre and even more within the surrounding areas. Overall, Japanese Knotweed isn’t a particularly major problem in Guildford, but it’s still important you inspect the properties you’re interested in to be sure.
If you think the property you’re viewing has evidence of Japanese Knotweed, it’s highly recommended that you hire a verified property surveyor to investigate the home and confirm whether there’s any current or possible danger. If evidence of the plant is indeed found, your surveyor can advise you on the appropriate next steps.
Do not try removing Japanese Knotweed yourself as it will only add further damage to the property and its foundations. If there is an infestation, you will need to contact an expert Japanese Knotweed remover and come to an agreement on when the removal can begin.
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