We employed Southdown Surveyors to guide us through works when the flat roof and cladding to the Penthouse walls of our block of flats needed major repairs. Our contact was Greg Priscott. Throughout the project his communication, professionalism and attention to detail in explaining every detail of the project was impressive; nothing was too much trouble and at all times we felt totally confident in his management of the project – which was completed successfully on time and on budget. As Directors of this block of flats we have already recommended Southdown Surveyors and would have no hesitation in doing so again.
We have recently completed a Major Works project on our block of flats with Southdown Surveyors. I am happy to advise that the whole process has been painless and successful.
The project commenced and continued with appropriate advice and guidance; from beginning to end. Progress meetings were frequent and helpful. The contractors work was appropriately inspected/supervised throughout and the scaffolding was down within days of contract completion.
My previous experiences with major works projects were not happy ones with poor quality work, inadequate supervision and poor surveyor/contractor relationships and massive delays with scaffolding removals.
On this occasion my fellow Directors and I felt we were fully consulted and advised on options and outcomes and delighted that we came in within a few pounds over budget.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Southdown Surveyors for Major Works projects.
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.
Southdown Surveyors took over the management of South Cliff Tower a year ago and have proved excellent agents to date. At present the tower is undergoing a complete refurbishment programme, this has resulted in substantial service charge demands and a great deal of paperwork. It has been extremely well handled by Lynne and her team. They have dealt with managing the building with efficiency, tact and charm. We have been impressed with the breadth of knowledge of Landlord & Tenant Act, Health & Safety matters that they have displayed.
I have been most pleasantly surprised by the high-level service Southdown have supplied, they are small enough for them to know their client’s needs and for those clients to have a name and face to respond to when necessary, whilst still having qualified surveyors on board.
The building survey report I received from Southdown for my proposed house purchase was extremely comprehensive and helpful. I had partly expected pages of general comments and padding. However it was very specific to the property and very detailed and it was clear that considerable amount of time and effort went into the survey itself and the report. It made very clear the remedial work and action points that are required and it will be very crucial in renegotiating the purchase price. Matthew Symonds who undertook the survey was genuinely interested and helpful in answering the various queries I had and gave me all the time I needed. He clearly understands customer service! The report was worth every penny and I have no hesitation in recommending Southdown Surveyors or using them in future.
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.
Thank you to Greg Priscott for visiting to survey my house. I was so pleased with the very quick arrival and found him to be thorough and very reassuring. I did not feel rushed and liked his friendly manner. He answered all of my questions and I felt very confident that we had covered all of my concerns. I will be recommending him to estate agents and to any friends and acquaintances. Thank you so much.
We have received your building survey report and would like to thank you for a complete and detailed report. We found Southdown to be a very professional and flexible company to deal with and would have no hesitation in recommending you in future.
Matthew came to value my house, very thorough and professional. Can't recommend Southdown Surveyors enough.