Chartered Building Surveyors,
based in Eastbourne.

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We Are Multi-Disciplined

Southdown Chartered Surveyors and Building Consultants are a multi-disciplined surveying practice based in Eastbourne, serving BexhillHastings and areas throughout East Sussex. Since our establishment in 2006 we have provided clients throughout the South East with all the necessary professional support they have needed to assist with their property related issues.

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Home Surveys Explained

A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make. As an owner you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property - whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it. In an RICS Home Survey an RICS professional conducts an in-depth visual inspection of the property. Their report provides an expert account of the property's condition and highlights any problems in clear and easy to understand 'traffic light' ratings.

Different homes require different types of survey. This video and the information above explains which survey we recommend for each property type. However, you should always discuss your requirements with your surveyor who will be able to advise you further.

Building Surveys

When considering purchasing a property, whether it be a buy-to-let or development investment, the long-term 'home of your dreams' or a business premises, peace-of-mind can be achieved by enlisting the …

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HomeBuyer Reports

Buying a property is one of the most important, most expensive, financial investments often made in a lifetime, so it is important to have all the relevant information on a property before committing …

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Party Wall Surveyors

For over 10 years, Southdown Chartered Surveyors and Building Consultants have been providing clients in East Sussex and across the South East with professional, independent surveying services. Our …

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Commercial Property Services

Our expertise is not limited to the residential property sector. If you are taking on a new lease or purchasing new premises we can also help protect you and your business interests by providing …

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Project Management

If engaging a 'Project Manager' is seen as a 'extravagance' then it is worth making an assessment of the cost of not engaging one. Put simply, a 'project manager' can help protect against overruns of …

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Block Management

As Chartered Surveyors we have been indirectly involved with the property management of blocks of flats and buildings for many years. Our construction knowledge and professional experience equip us …

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Property Valuations

Valuation reports are one of the services we are most often called upon to provide. If you’re interested in having a valuation on a residential or commercial property, please get in contact with us today.

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Meet The Team

Founded in 2006 by Matthew Symmonds BSc (Hons) MRICS, the practice has been developed using extensive experience and knowledge gained from working within some of London’s largest surveying firms, fused with a friendly, approachable manner.

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Matthew Symmonds

Director - BSc (Hons) MRICS
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Lisa Symmonds

Director - Office Administrator
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Luke Shevels

Business & Operations Manager
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Greg Priscott

Building Surveyor - BSc (Hons) AssocRICS
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Lynne Maguire-Wheatley

Property Manager - MIRPM
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Kelly Wyeth

Office Administrator
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Carole Barber

Admin Assistant
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Frazer Jessop

Junior Surveying Assistant
The Team

Kind Words...

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We approached Matthew when we were considering a small roof extension to our property. We were apprehensive about the planning and regulatory aspects and also about appointing a suitable builder. Matthew and his team quickly dispelled any concerns we had, and they seamlessly dealt with everything from assessing initial feasibility through to drawing up the plans and the Building Regulations application. For sensible advice and a total peace of mind package, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.

- Mr A Smith

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