Residential Surveys

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.



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.



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.

The 6 easy steps of instructing Mayfords to undertake your survey...


Contact us on 01494 67 78 78 or alternatively by email at

This is your opportunity to ask as many questions and we will be able to advise you which type of survey report would be most benefical after reviewing the sales particulars


We will provide you with example survey reports 

So you have a greater understanding of what to expect within each type of survey


Once you are happy with the survey quote and the type of survey proposed we will contact the estate agents/vendor to arrange access

We aim to undertake our surveys within a couple of days after instructed


We will send you our terms of business for your kind consideration and request a signed copy to be emailed back to secure your survey date


Your survey is undertaken!


Once payment has been made our survey report will be depatched to you within 48 hours of the survey being undertaken.

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We will be able to send you example survey reports so you have a greater understanding of what to expect within each type of survey report

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!.