RICSlogoBuilding Surveying Procedures

Building surveys are generally carried out within seven days from receiving our instruction and take between 3-5 working days to produce in Pdf format only, to save on trees and help the environment. Once instructed we contact the estate agent representing the vendor on your behalf to arrange a mutual time for the survey to be conducted on the property. On conclusion of the visual inspection, the surveyor will call you from the site and give you a brief overall opinion on the condition of the property following their initial observations or you can meet them on site.

We welcome any specific questions regarding any proposed alterations you envisage following the purchase, however we recommend that you forward them via email no later than 48 hours before the building survey is conducted. Our surveyors are extremely meticulous and can address any queries or questions you may have regarding any future works to the property.

Party Wall Procedures

With ever increasing housing prices many people are looking to extend their existing property rather than incur the additional cost of moving to larger properties when the family grows. Unfortunately due to the proximity of most neighbour’s in London this usually involves extending upwards and this will involve the sending out of Party Wall Notices to your adjoining neighbour’s’. Whether you are planning an extension and require a surveyor to draft your notices or you are the neighbour who has received a notice we can handle all of your Party Wall requirements.

For more information download a copy of the government’s Party Wall explanatory booklet (pdf, 4mb).

SW19 Surveying & Design has affiliated building surveying companies in Brighton, London and Dover, who have localised practices and are therefore well-versed with the neighbouring areas and their amenities.


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“Buying a house is stressful, having an in-depth analysis of the property you are about to buy is invaluable. SW19 Surveyors provide us with that ease of mind in an uncomplicated, detailed survey. Job well done.”
David Harness, South Fields, London