Building Surveyors Hastings

A survey is a comprehensive report, essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning significant works.

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Before, during and after your survey we are available to discuss our services and explain our findings; always in down-to-earth, simple language! We leave you feeling assured that you are making an educated and informed purchase on your property.

Professional Building Surveyor

Southdown Surveyors specialise in RICS Level 3 Home Surveys and Building Surveys in Hastings, Bexhill on Sea, St Leonards on Sea and the South East, for residential and commercial properties. A survey is ideal for traditional homes, flats and bungalows that are in reasonable condition. It provides you with a standard report which outline the most relevant issues affecting a property, an opinion on the value and a reinstatement cost which is suitable for insurance purposes. Whilst more costly than other RICS reports, it provides far more details about the structure and fabric of the property. If you are dealing with a property that is sizeable, old, run-down, unusual, altered, or if you are planning major work, a Building Survey may be more suitable. A Building Survey is a more customised service which provides a detailed overview of a property. This survey doesn't include a reinstatement cost assessment or market valuation but this can be included if required, as well as a range of other services.

Chartered Surveyors in East Sussex

We are independent RICS Chartered Surveyors, based in the South East, providing a selection of professional building and property management services. As a local company, we offer a personal service with extremely competitive fees. Our services can be utilised whether you have a commercial or domestic property and we cover many property services including: Home Buyers Reports, Structural Surveys, Project Services and more.

Dependent upon your requirements, we can tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Our local building surveyors will help you to make a validated decision on your prospective property purchase. We belong to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the leading professional body relating to qualifications in property, land, and infrastructure - any firm registered with RICS is subject to their quality assurance.

What does the Survey include?:

  • A thorough inspection and detailed report on wider issues
  • Description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws
  • Outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity
  • Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions

We are independent chartered surveyors who are proud to offer the option of adding additional services to your services. Dependent upon the individual merits of the property, an additional charge may be applicable:

  • Reinstatement cost assessment
  • Estimated price of repairs
  • Valuation
  • Cost guidelines, feasibility studies, scaled floor plans, and maintenance schedules
  • The use of a ‘cherry-picker’ to allow closer access to roof areas to provide a more thorough investigation

At every stage, your chartered surveyor is on-hand to explain our findings in a down-to-earth, simple way f. Our aim is to leave you feeling reassured that you are carrying out an educated purchase of your new property. You may be able to save money by negotiating with the vendor if the survey identifies costly-to-repair defects.

Furthermore, we can provide specific defect reports if an individual issue is identified, such as cracking or water penetration. Snagging assessments for newly built or converted dwellings are available. Our consultant surveyors are available to provide further assistance with asbestos surveys (including sample testing), commercial and domestic Energy Performance Certificates, drainage surveys, and fire risk assessments. We can even assist with party wall agreements and disputes as we have specialist Party Wall Surveyors.

How much does it cost?

The price of a home survey is dependent on the value of your home. A Level 3 Survey varies from £630 to £1500*. Other charges can apply, please contact us for your free survey quote.

Expert Service

If you are unsure which survey to choose, one of our building surveyors will point you in the right direction. For listed buildings we can provide advice on the required survey for this type of property. Call us on on 01323 739183, email us on, or use our website quotation form on this page.

We do more than property advice and reports! We also offer cost-effective home buyer reports, party wall agreements, professional advice, structural surveys, valuations and block management services for commercial properties and residential properties. We understand it is important to find a building surveyor you can trust - our team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise with their many years of experience.

Professional Building Surveyors in Hastings.

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