Looking for a property surveyor in Sussex? We’ve helped over 1,900 home buyers find a surveyor in the area over the last year.
Formerly an independent medieval Kingdom, Sussex has a range of properties to purchase, with a current average price of £421,050.
A RICS Level 2 Survey is ideal for properties in the county that are under 80 years and in good condition. However, if you're looking to buy one of Sussex’s historic properties, you will need to arrange a RICS Level 3 Survey. This is a far more thorough survey and can provide invaluable information about the home you are looking to buy.
We can match you with up to 5 RICS registered property surveyors, all of which are verified by us before they can join us as a partner. This ensures you’re only ever matched with the best property surveyors in Sussex.
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."
Arnold & Baldwin
11 Whitestone Way, Croydon, CR0 4WF
Arnold & Baldwin have over 11 years' experience as a RICS regulated chartered property surveyors in London.
"Fantastic service. Easy to book, fast to respond during these busy times and the report is fantastically formatted and easy to read. The surveyor was also available to answer questions and made the process very easy. Would definitely recommend! Diana & Chris South Croydon"
The Finance Planning Group, Hurstwood Grange, Haywards Heath, RH17 7QX
FP Surveying have an in-depth knowledge of the chartered property surveying industry, offering a RICS building survey (Home Survey Level 3) and homebuyer report (Home Survey Level 2).
"Great! They booked a valuation in for my flat for the following week. Everyone was very polite and professional, the valuation was accurate and it came back within 24 hours! Highly recommend"
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.
"Great communication, clear and succinct verbal feedback on the day, through and informative report delivered the day after the survey took place. "
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.
"They were cheap and pulled up a list of things for me to consider/follow up on before continuing with my home purchase. Good availability and really friendly. "
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.
"Professional company! Process was smooth from the starting enquiry to me receiving my report. A+"
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. "
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."
Your Surveyors Ltd
The Carriage House, Mill Street, Maidstone , ME15 6YE
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"Very professional "
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
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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.
"The report arrived when they said it would and was comprehensive enough for us to make an informed decision."
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.
"Really quick and smart customer service. Zak wasn't pushy at all but offered exceptional prices ad prompt responses via email. The survey was done as promised, I was contacted by the survayor as promised and I was happy with the survey itself."
Unit 1, Conyngham Hall, Haywards Heath, Knaresborough, HG5 9AY
Merit Estates is a firm of Chartered Surveyors and Valuers working across East and West Sussex and West Kent.
"We can not recommend Merit Estates more highly. Booking the survey was simple and we were delighted that Andrew could fit us in so quickly. The survey report was then returned in 24hrs which was fantastic as we were being pressured by the vendors to proceed quickly. The survey highlighted concerns which we then followed up with a detailed phone conversation. Andrew was generous with his time and information, which enabled us to make an informed decision regarding withdrawing our offer to purchase, due to the number of serious issues raised. We are so grateful and thankful for the survey and support we received form Andrew and the team at Merit Estates. It has saved us from making a very costly mistake indeed. "
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"
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!"
Kenhurst Surveyors Ltd
3 Bay Trees Close, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1JQ
Here at Kenhurst Surveyors Ltd we are a professional surveying company based in West Sussex. We serve the following areas - Brighton and Redhill. Being RICS approved means our service can be relied upon, and we always ensure to meet the high standards associated with this.With over 30 years of experience in the surveying field, we are on hand to provide you with our expert opinion and advice. Customer service remains at the heart of our business and we always ensure to complete your surveying needs in a timely and accurate manner.
"Paul has been absolutely fantastic from getting the survey done to now potentially a month away from the move.He was very clear and informative in his report and followed up with a helpful phone call, also has been great phoning back on a couple of subsequent queries offering very valuable insight and opinion that is greatly appreciated. Without his help we may have bought a property that would have had big issues further on down the line.Would highly recommend him to anyone."
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."
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.
"Great survey Great pictures of areas we could not access ourselves And very detailed report for a level 3 survey successfully identified items we were unaware of"
The most popular survey type in Surrey is a RICS Level 2 Survey, most commonly arranged for a semi-detached property, according to our data. We discovered that 26.20% of our users opted for a RICS Level 2 Survey for their Surrey property, with just 13.27% arranging a RICS Level 3 Survey for this type of home.
Our data revealed that users purchasing flats had the least amount of surveys completed, with 8.88% of Compare My Move customers organising a RICS Level 2 Survey, and 1.44% doing so for a RICS Level 3 Survey.
Users looking to purchase detached properties and terraced houses also favoured a RICS Level 2 Survey, with 17.33% and 15.55% taking place on each type of home. For the same type of properties, 11.92% of users arranged a RICS Level 3 Survey for a detached home and only 5.92% of users did so for a terraced house.
Overall, RICS Level 2 Surveys proved to be the most popular in Surrey, but it is worth noting that this may not always be the best type of survey for every property in the area. Many older and period properties or homes in less than a perfect condition would benefit from a RICS Level 3 Survey, which gives a far more in-depth look at the condition of the property.
Surrey is a county steeped in history and architectural feats, dating back to the Romans and earlier. The county includes a number of prosperous and picturesque towns, many of which are a reasonable commute to London.
According to Surrey County Council, Surrey has 200 conservation areas. As for notable buildings, Surrey has over six thousand buildings of historic interest. The area has 105 Grade I listed buildings and 358 Grade II listed buildings in the county.
Although there are a number of listed buildings available for purchase and living, a large majority of the homes in Surrey include Victorian and Edwardian properties, post-war homes and newer properties built in the last few decades. New builds are also available in the area, but the older homes have proved to be the more favoured among buyers.
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When purchasing a property in Surrey, you will need to ensure the property isn’t at risk of subsidence or ground instability.
Subsidence is what happens when the ground beneath a property compresses or “sinks” and as a result, creates an unbalanced foundation which can lead to a whole host of problems for the property. One of the main causes of subsidence is clay soil which is found throughout the UK. The clay soil shrinks, cracks and even shifts during changes in the weather.
According to Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map, there is evidence of subsidence concerns in the area of Surrey, with some areas appearing worse than others. Towns such as Epsom, Esher and Leatherhead all show high levels of subsidence, so be sure to have to correct survey completed for your home to ensure it is not a concern on or around the property you are looking to purchase.
For those considering buying an older or unconventional home in Surrey, a RICS Level 3 Survey can give you a comprehensive review of the condition of the home, flagging any concerns regarding subsidence.
Japanese Knotweed is a dreaded plant for property homeowners. Initially introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant for botanical gardens and later sold commercially, Japanese Knotweed has since been deemed a highly problematic plant.
Japanese Knotweed can impact the stability and value of your property. It can grow through concrete, property foundations, walls and drains, causing a host of problems for homeowners. Some lenders have been known to refuse a mortgage for a property with an infestation of the plant.
Environet’s Japanese Knotweed Heatmap revealed that cases of infestations in Surrey were far less than in areas closer to London. However, many cases were still recorded, with more in certain areas. For example, there were 21 occurrences within 4km in the town of Leatherhead, whilst further north in Staines-Upon-Thames, 48 infestations were recorded within 4km. Guildford was another town in Surrey which reported a number of occurrences, with 37 found within a 4km radius.
When purchasing a property in Surrey, it is paramount that you enlist the services of a trusted surveyor to ensure that there isn’t evidence of an infestation on or around the home.
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