Chartered Building Surveyors,
based in Eastbourne.

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HM Queen Elizabeth ll

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

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We Are Multi-Disciplined
Chartered Surveyors Eastbourne

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.

We offer a comprehensive block management service that is tailored to meet the individual requirements of each  development. Our service dedicated to residential block management assists with the day to day management of buildings and we have an impressive portfolio of properties in the local area.

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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.

RICS Level 3 Home Survey (Building Survey)

When considering a building survey when 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 …


RICS Level 2 Home Survey (HomeBuyer Report)

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 …


Block Management

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


Residental Lettings

Independent letting agents in Eastbourne. We provide a local estate and letting agency service to customers across Eastbourne and Sussex.


Residental Sales

Selling a house in Eastbourne has never been easier. We are experts in property sales, carrying out regular sales progression, liaising with solicitors, other estate agents and the buyer and seller. Sell House Fast with Southdown Surveyors.


Landlord Services

Whether you need us to securely hold keys, regularly inspect vacant properties, inspect and report on tenanted properties or arrange regulatory inspections (LGSC or PAT) Southdown Surveyors can help.


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 …


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 …


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 …



Snagging is the process of identifying defects or unfinished work, usually on new homes and new properties. At Southdown Surveyors, we have many years of experience in inspecting new homes and an in-depth knowledge of the snagging process.

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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

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Michael Buroni

Building Surveyor BSc (Hons) AssocRICS
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Lynne Maguire-Wheatley

Property Manager - MIRPM AssocRICS
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Tom Perkins

Surveying Assistant
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Sat Sahota

Property Manager
The Team

Kind Words...

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My wife and I used Southdown Surveyors during a recent potential house purchase. We had agreed a price on an older, character property and felt it best to fully assess the area and the property. We are both mightily pleased we engaged Southdown’s help as they flagged up some very serious, unseen defects in the property. As inexperienced first time buyers we would have been left having bought a seriously defective property with largely no sell on value and a huge bill simply to make habitable.

Southdown Surveyors were extremely professional, diligent and very helpful. They provide a thoroughly detailed breakdown of the property they survey, from little things like nearby trees that might invalidate house insurance to highly detailed information on the structure and wellbeing of the property.

I think in some cases there might be a tendency on the house buyer’s end to avoid engaging a full survey but with what we have experienced I would strongly advise anyone looking to buy a property to engage a thorough, proper survey. The outlay in doing so is relatively minimal and when you are making such a large financial, and life investment, having professionals on your side, and ones who will help you as Southdown Surveyors did for us, is absolutely invaluable.

Mr H


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