As Chartered Residential Surveyors with many years of property knowledge, you can trust in us to help you choose the right property survey for your needs, matching your budget and property type
  • RICS Homebuyer Service
    This service entails an inspection, report and valuation. Suitable for residential dwellings of traditional construction and in reasonable condition. Detailing what your surveyor considers the most important issues and defects for the building, outbuildings and services. The report provides a market valuation of the property (surveyor’s opinion) and reinstatement cost necessary for insurance purposes. It details issues the surveyor considers will affect the value of the property if not dealt with.
  • Building Survey
    Suitable for all residential properties, this customisable survey provides full details of the property’s construction and condition. Whether you are intending to do a major conversion or renovation or the property you intend to purchase has been significantly altered, is run-down or unusually built, the Building Survey is ideal. This type of survey can be tailored for your purpose, providing technical information regarding construction, materials and defects, if any.
  • RICS Condition Report Service
    A very similar report to the RICS Homebuyer Service without the valuation or reinstatement cost.
  • Additional Knowledge & Expertise
    You can take advantage of our integrated services covering party wall, asbestos surveys, boundary dispute resolution etc which make your property purchase easier or quicker if you are looking to work on the property post purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your own survey will help you make a reasoned and informed decision whether or not to buy the property, make sure you pay a reasonable price for it and ensure you are aware of any defects or specific risks the property has.
Yes, the mortgage valuation report is prepared on behalf of your lender, not you the borrower.
For residential dwellings of traditional construction and in reasonable condition a RICS Homebuyer report. However if you do not require a market value for the property and/or a reinstatement cost for insurance, a RICS Condition Report Service is suitable. If you are intending to do a major conversion or renovation or the property you intend to purchase has been significantly altered, is run-down or unusually built, the Building Survey.

Meet our Experts

Mark Judd

Chartered Surveyor and Property Valuer

“I have worked for Gemstone for in excess of six years in Building Surveying and Building Control. My work predominantly consists of surveying privately owned property’s prior to purchasing.

I enjoy spending time with my family, to relax I enjoy walking our two dogs on the nearby North Norfolk beaches.”