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 homebuyers 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 building 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.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"Excellent service and quite precise report that helped me renegotiate the price of the new property.. Hopefully this will help me to minimise any future repair costs too."
Maitlands Acorn Professional
9 St Marks Road, Bromley, BR2 9HG
Maitlands Acorn Professional is a RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors providing high-quality and affordable property surveys and valuations in London, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Sussex since 1983.
"Excellent, highly recommend my surveyor, Nicole Jeffries, was excellent and provided such valuable advice. Survey was also booked in quickly and the report available the next day."
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 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.
"I found them through Comparemymove.com"
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.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
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.
"Good, prompt and professional service. "
Bartley West Limited
Bartley West, Unit 12, Woodlands, SO40 7GY
Bartley West Limited are a MRICS regulated chartered surveyors offering a RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey) across the South of England.
"The company were very helpful and courteous. All my problems solved with polite answers every time I have contacted them . But your questionnaire is flawed . As I dont intend to move .. asking for my moving date ? And not being allowed to move on through the questions unless I answer ,,,, please adjust accordingly. "
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. "
Your Surveyors Ltd
Albion Place, Maidstone, ME14 5DZ
Your Surveyors puts you at the heart of what we do.
"I had an excellent service from Your Surveyor Ltd. Communication was fast and effective, we were able to arrange the visit quickly and the comprehensive report was received well within the published timeframes. The follow up calls with Garrett and his advice were really helpful too. Thanks a lot, I would highly recommend choosing Your Surveyor . "
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
"Efficient and friendly service. Excellent survey report, delivered on time. All questions answered. Would use again."
Blaker Collins Residential Surveyors
Holy Well Barn, Keysford Lane, Haywards Heath, RH16 2QT
Based in Haywards Heath, Blaker Collins are RICS registered residential surveyors, covering Dartford, Rochester, and Tonbridge.
Dunford Penrose Surveyors
Meadow End, Chattisham Road, Washbrook, Suffolk, EC1V 2NX
Dunford Penrose Surveyors are a firm of property surveyors covering London, East Anglia, and the South East.
"Brilliant service, very good communication, quick to book in the survey, very impressed that the surveyor phoned me straight after to run through survey results before sending out the report. "
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
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.
"I conducted Online search via google"
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"
The Byre Brailsford Hall, Brailsford Hall, Ashbourne, DE6 3BU
Home Surveying is a firm of experienced surveyors offering RICS Home Survey Level 2, Level 3 and Valuations. Based in Derbyshire, we cover the Nottingham, Derby, Tunbridge Wells and Bromley areas.
"I would highly recommend this company. They were fast, efficient and the report was very thorough. Also they were the most cost effective. "
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.
"I recently used Merit Estates to carry out a L2 Homebuyers survey on my first house purchase. Not only was the quote a very reasonable price, but from enquiry to booking to us receiving the survey report - this only took a matter of days and we were impressed with the quality of the report. I would highly recommend using Merit Estates for any house surveys."
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
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 "
The most popular survey type in Surrey is a homebuyers report, most commonly arranged for a semi-detached property, according to our data. We discovered that 26.20% of our users opted for a Homebuyers survey for their Surrey property, with just 13.27% arranging a Building 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 Homebuyers Survey, and 1.44% doing so for a Building Survey.
Users looking to purchase detached properties and terraced houses also favoured a homebuyers 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 building survey for a detached home and only 5.92% of users did so for a terraced house.
Overall, Homebuyers 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 full building 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.
Older homes and other“existing” properties in Surrey were found to be far more popular for homebuyers in January 2020, with 1154 sales of these types of properties - from period homes to more modern properties found throughout the area. By comparison, just 85 “new build” homes were purchased in the same time frame according to the UK House Price Index. Off land, Surrey County Council has 22 houseboat moorings on the Basingstoke Canal, 20 at New Haw and two in Woking.
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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 full building 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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