Home Survey Report

Brian Gale Surveyors provide a wide range of property related professional services in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. With over 25 years’ experience, we should be your first port of call for professional homebuyer survey reports and valuation service on all types of property.

A home is the most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, which is why it is so important to have all the available information to hand before proceeding with the purchase. A professional home buyer survey will provide the buyer with details on the state and condition of the property he is intending to purchase, specifying any defects and remedial works that will need to be carried out.

Not sure what type of survey you need? Why not take a look at our handy Survey Guide here.


Commissioning a professional home survey is essential when you are buying a property. A homebuyers report is the most popular form of homebuyer survey. It is particularly recommended for modern properties built after around 1975, and for conventional residential buildings that are in reasonable condition.

Our highly experienced team of surveyors offer ISVA Home Buyers Survey Reports, designed by the Independent Surveyors’ and Valuers’ Association, of which we are a member.

  • Our team of experienced building surveyors will carry out an in-depth visual inspection of the property in question. Our findings of the property’s condition are recorded in our comprehensive homebuyers report.
  • A homebuyer survey will assess the state of the property, and look for defects and problems that are urgent or significant enough to affect the value of the property. The home survey highlights problems such as damp and subsidence, and includes advice on necessary repairs and ongoing maintenance. The report will point out anything that doesn’t meet current building regulations.
  • We will give you a priority list of the main defects found and help you to understand those which require urgent attention. We will also provide a realistic estimate of the potential costs involved to rectify the problems we’ve identified.
  • The home buyers report will also tell the prospective buyer information about the insulation qualities of the property, including any shortcomings. The report will furthermore contain important advice on upgrading thermal insulation and the costs involved, where appropriate.
  • We will make it clear which decisions and actions need to be taken before contracts are exchanged.
  • Finally, the surveyor will assess the agreed purchase price of the property, and include an independent property valuation based on the findings in the homebuyer report.

We highly recommend the ISVA HomeSurvey Report as we believe this to be more informative, comprehensive and easier to understand, as well as offering better value than other types of survey.

However, if you are familiar with the RICS HomeBuyer Report and would prefer that form of survey, we are happy to undertake a RICS HomeBuyer Survey and deliver your report in that format.

Our Homebuyer service is our mid-range service. For larger, older or more unusual properties, or if you are planning any major building works, we would strongly recommend that you upgrade to our building survey for a more in-depth analysis of the property’s condition.


“Thank you for the comprehensive survey report which we have found very helpful with our proposed purchase!”S & D Watkinson ★★★★★



Brian Gale Surveyors are an independent team of highly professional chartered surveyors. We offer and independent homebuyer service. Our homebuyer survey is available throughout Surrey, Sussex and London, as well as in Kent and further afield.

All our surveyors live and work in the local areas covered and have a thorough understanding of the local issues which may affect properties in these areas. As a result of our local property knowledge, we are also exceptionally accurate at reporting property values.

Established in 1985, Brian Gale Surveyors have a wealth of experience and are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All our surveyors are registered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under the RICS Accredited Valuer Registration Scheme, so you can be confident of our levels of training and expertise.

We are also members of the niche Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association (ISVA), which is a body within RICS.


Peace of mind for your upcoming property purchase can make all the difference between enjoying your new home. With Brian Gale Surveyors’ expertise at your side, you can be confident that you have all the necessary information and professional advice at your disposal to make an informed purchase decision.

If you wish to discuss a particular property with us, or book a homebuyer survey London, a homebuyer survey Sussex, or a homebuyer survey Surrey, call our friendly, professional team on 01737 245947 today.

For a fast, free quotation for your Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London home buyer surveys, simply fill in the form below and we will be in touch as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you.

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