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.
"communication wasn't great initially when we asked for an update on whether the survey went ahead, but thorough survey which was completed quickly"
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).
"Tim is a very experienced surveyor, he completed a Level2 home survey on a property we are buying. The property is a renovation project and looks intimidating for a buyer. Tim was very responsive, he arranged the viewing with the agent, called me on the day to go through all my concerns about the house, and explained to me in layman's terms what was important and wasn't in the issues he spotted. His thorough inspection by going out and lifting the drains covers made him spot a major clog which is now being investigated. His report received few days later was outstanding with traffic light labelling of all issues and pictures illustrating specific area of concerns. I would recommend Tim to anyone looking for a reliable and professional surveyor for peace of mind."
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.
"Adam was incredibly professional and provided his availability promptly. He was transparent and provided his report promptly.I wouldn't hesitate before approaching A N Ford Chartered Surveyors for survey for our next move."
I AM Surveyors
90 Stechford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AN
Based in Birmingham, I AM Surveyors are a firm of chartered surveyors providing property surveys across Coventry, Birmingham, Crewe and Wolverhampton.
"Prompt and professional. They provided updates at every stage of the proceedings with in-depth factual report in a timely manner."
Novello Chartered Surveyors
Suite 4, West Hill House, West Hill, Epsom, KT19 8JD
Novello Chartered Surveyors are a friendly, responsive, independent firm of RICS registered chartered surveyors based in Fulham, Epsom and Mayfair.
"Very quick & efficient and knowledgable"
Harewood Independent Surveyors
14 London Street, Andover, SP10 2PA
We are an independent family-run business offering our expert surveying services for those buying property.
Jemade Palmer Property Consultants Ltd
6 Bardon Walk, Woking, GU21 3DA
Jemade Palmer Property Consultants Ltd is an established and independent firm of building engineers and property consultants who provide quality surveying services across London and the South East.
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.
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.
"Houzecheck were quick and efficient and competitively priced. Piers the surveyor called me on the day of the survey and explained the report which arrived the day after. Thank you! "
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. "
The Green, Haywards Heath, West Sussex , RH17 7AD
Merit Estates is a firm of Chartered Surveyors and Valuers working across East and West Sussex and West Kent.
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.
Gibson Abbot Limited
Marsh House, Uttoxeter Road, Stoke-On-Trent, ST11 9NR
Gibson Abbot Limited are a firm of professional property surveyors covering Hereford, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford, Walsall, Carlisle, Crewe, Guildford, Redhill, Tunbridge Wells and Shrewsbury.
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.
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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