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In need of a recommended local surveyor? To find an ideal surveyor near you, post your job with Plentific! For services ranging from RICS condition reports to home condition surveys, top local surveyors are waiting to send custom quotes for your project. Let Plentific find your ideal hire!

Featured Pros for Surveyor

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Pm Property Management Consultant Ltd
Surveyor in Sheffield, S1 2BJ
Amatrix Consulting Engineers
Surveyor in London, SW1X 7JF
Rgis Inventory Specialists Ltd
Surveyor in Birmingham, B37 7ES
London Energy Surveys Ltd
Surveyor in Woodford Green, IG8 8RL
Surveyor in Croydon, CR0 6QB
Studio Squared
Surveyor in London, WC1X 0EG
Tricorn Consultants
Surveyor in London, W1U 6PZ
Sbs Structural Engineers
Surveyor in Manchester, M20 2NH
Building & Structural Consultants Ltd.
Surveyor in Chelmsford, CM1 2LF
Premier Home Movers Ltd
Surveyor in Sutton Coldfield, B74 2PT
Shaikh Consultants
Surveyor in Hounslow, TW5 0LJ
Dce Global Limited
Surveyor in Greater London, HA2 8BY

Latest Surveyor Reviews

7 Aug 2017
Helpful efficient service - would recommend.
London Energy Surveys Ltd
28 Jul 2017
Very professional and we received our EPC certificate on the same day as the assessment - speedy work! Thank-you.
Shaikh Consultants
26 Jul 2017
We were looking to take down a wall between the kitchen and dining room and needed to know whether the
wall was load bearing or not. Saif was great. His quote was competitive, managed to visit at short notice and gave us some great advice on how to remove the wall. Highly recommend!
Building & Structural Consultants Ltd.
24 Jul 2017
Very professional and friendly service. Prompt, responsive and efficient. Happy with the survey report and advice. Would recommend.

Hiring a surveyor

Finding the right surveyor to suit your project can be difficult, as there is a lot of variance in what different surveyors do. Plentific can take the trades and services you require and generate an appropriate list of the best tradesmen in your local area for you to look over and contact. The service is free, and also gives you quick access to customer reviews to help you make your decision.

What do you need to know about finding a surveyor?

Hiring a surveyor can facilitate your project and help you avoid dangerous hidden costs. For example, if structural defects are only recognised in your property after work on it has been completed you will be legally responsible for paying to fix them. A thorough and detailed report on the condition of a property is called a Building Survey or Full Structural Survey. Other options include Homebuyer Reports and Homebuyer Survey. Different ones will require varying completion times and will incur different fees, so be sure of which one you require.

A surveyor has to have a degree or qualification recognised by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They may have earned such a qualification while working as a trainee surveyor. Once they have the appropriate qualifications they can then take an Assessment of Professional Competence through RICS, or can become a chartered surveyor through RICS or the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Faculty for Architecture and Surveying. A chartered surveyor is recognised as having more experience and expertise, so you may seek a chartered surveyor for larger or more complex projects. A fully qualified chartered surveyor will have MRICS in their title. Membership in any additional tradesmen’s organisations is a bonus, as such groups enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members.

One of the best ways to get a trustworthy and competent surveyor is through a recommendation from a tradesmen. Even if this is available, you should look at as many options as possible and be prepared to look over their qualifications. Ask for customer feedback from their previous projects, as this can help you gauge how easy they are to work with. Remember, do not be afraid to ask them to explain terms to you. You want to know exactly what you are paying for, after all.

Before making your final decision on who to hire it is worth checking what kind of insurance and guarantees your surveyor offers. It is excellent if they have Professional Indemnity Insurance, as this means they will be covered if their advice is inadequate and results in unforeseen costs for you, and the two of you will be able to work things out quickly.

An experienced professional should be able to quickly provide all of this information.

What does a surveyor do?

A surveyor is a professional that analyses and assesses a property to determine its value, point out defects or advise on construction or renovation projects. Surveyors may also be brought in to assess any damage done to a property by environmental hazards such as flooding and fire, advise on boundary disputes, facilitate proper planning applications and ensure properties fulfil all necessary regulations. They are an integral part of construction, and so any tradesmen you have been working with will likely be able to recommend a surveyor if your project requires one.

The term ‘surveyor’ is diverse as there are several specialisations. You may require a building surveyor or your project may need the expertise of a land, quantity or general practice surveyor. It is a good idea to get a recommendation from a tradesman to get the right kind of surveyor for your specific project.

How much does it cost to hire a surveyor?

The cost of hiring a surveyor depends on the size of the job and what work is required. A simple property valuation could cost between £100 and £250, while a homeowner’s survey can cost between £250 and £1000 and a full structural survey can cost as much as £1500. It pays to get as many quotes as possible, but remember not to just go for the lowest price available, as paying for expertise at this stage will mean avoiding unforeseen expenses down the line.

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