Residential Surveys

Mayfords Chartered Surveyors offer a range of Residential Survey options from our offices in Buckinghamshire, London

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.

Here at Mayfords Chartered Surveyors an RICS Home Survey is an RICS professional conducting an in-depth visual inspection of the property. Our report provides an expert account of the property’s condition and highlights any problems in clear and easy to understand ‘traffic light’ ratings.

RICS Home Buyers Survey

This is most suitable for conventional properties which are in reasonable condition. The report gives you more detailed information and provides the choice of either a survey.

RICS Full Building Survey

Essential for larger or older properties, or if you’re planning major works. The most comprehensive report provides you with an in-depth analysis of the property’s condition and includes advice on defects, repairs and maintenance options.

Specific Defect Inspection

We can provide specific advice on a particular aspect of a residential building such as an individual crack, dampness or other defect/problem which has been brought to your attention, without the need for a full building survey to be undertaken.

Sellers Survey

We can make a general check of your residential property before marketing so that you do not get any nasty surprises when the purchasers surveyor visits.


Are you aware of the difference between a mortgage valuation report and a building survey report?

The mortgage valuation will give your mortgage lender assurance for its loan. It will not give you an assessment of the condition of the property, or advice about repairs and maintenance. According to a recent survey of home buyers, of the one in four who relied solely on a mortgage valuation report, 25% needed to undertake unplanned work in the first year, amounting to an average cost of over £1,100 (RICS/GfK NOP Business research).

People buying a house or flat often look for a cheap surveyor when considering a HomeBuyer or Building Survey report. However, a cheap survey is not necessarily the best value. It is important to ensure that the surveyor you use is a Chartered Surveyor experienced in providing the exact service you require. Many firms advertising their services are not Chartered Surveyors but you can rest assured that all of our surveyors are. We are an independent, multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors and we are all MRICS or FRICS, signifying the “Gold Standard” qualifications for residential surveyors. We always aim to offer our clients the best advice and the best value possible and we often turn out to be the cheapest as well so why not try our free initial advice service? You can’t get better value than that!

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