Robinson Elliott Surveyors

Chartered Surveyors for Sussex, Surrey, South London and Kent

Buying a new home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. Our job as surveyors is to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying and that you’re paying the right price for it.

It’s easy to fall in love with a place and want to proceed straight away, without taking the time to find out if there are any hidden problems – and the fee for a survey is yet more money to find.

If you’re going to cut corners anywhere, don’t let it be the survey!

A survey costs a fraction of a percent of the value of your property and could save you thousands of pounds – advice backed up by Which? magazine and the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Remember, too, that a mortgage valuation is not a survey.

A chartered surveyor has the experience to find potential problems and existing defects that you may not even have considered – dry rot, woodworm, rising damp, unsafe wiring and subsidence, just to name a few.

If anything’s amiss, a survey puts you in a powerful position.

You will:

  • Have the evidence to support a price re-negotiation
  • Be able to walk away if you’re really not happy
  • Know about likely future expenses should you decide to proceed

Above all, whatever you decide to do, with a survey your decision will be an informed one.

Meet your surveyor!

When contacting us, please ask about meeting the surveyor towards the end of the inspection. This can be useful, to obtain a synopsis of the state of the property you are buying on the day of the survey, before we post or email you the report. It also gives you the chance to ask us any questions and to discuss any proposals you may have for extensions or alterations.