Home-Approved Building Surveyors, Guildford, Surrey, London. Giving you the knowledge and confidence to make big decisions.

Building Surveys

A thorough inspection and a clear and comprehensive report, everything you need to know about your potential dream home.

Find out more ▸

Specific Defect Surveys

We’ll get to the root of the problem, recommend how to resolve it and how much it’s likely to cost.

Find out more ▸

Party Wall

Abiding by the Party Wall Act can become a complicated process, we make it simple and transparent working to ensure that all requirements of the Act are fulfilled and fair to all owners.

Find out more ▸

Contract Admin & Project Management

From concept to completion, we have the expertise to provide professional support that ensures your project is delivered to a high standard, on time and on budget.

Find out more ▸

Planned Maintenance Programmes

Whether residential, commercial or educational we tailor your PMP so you can manage your assets and keep your buildings in good condition year after year.

Find out more ▸

Why choose Home-Approved?

Working throughout Surrey, London and the Home Counties, Home-Approved has built an enviable reputation for providing professional building surveying services. We take great pride in what we do and our aim is to consistently benefit our clients.

The difference we provide

  • We produce written reports and documentation which are clear and easy to understand.
  • Our surveyors are experienced and knowledgeable and are always accessible.
  • We are focused on providing a high standard of customer service which is friendly, helpful and efficient.

Read more ▸

Request a call back

Have a question? Have us call you back by entering your details below. We aim to call you within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can you have a survey done?
  • Booking your survey at an early stage of the buying process is better. It can help you avoid unnecessary professional fees and potentially give you valuable negotiating power over the purchase price.

  • Know where you stand?
  • At Home-Approved our building surveys are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to make some fundamental decisions – whether to continue with your purchase, whether the extent of repairs means it would be better to walk away, or whether you could negotiate a better deal based on the information in our report.

  • What makes Home-Approved different?
  • So what makes us so different to other property surveyors? We provide a personal and professional service that is fully focused on giving you the information you’ll need. We carry out a thorough visual inspection and use specialist equipment – including extension ladders and pole-mounted cameras – so that we can even check those parts of a property that would otherwise be ignored or overlooked.

  • How long does our process take?
  • We know that time is often precious and that you may be under pressure from vendors, estate agents and solicitors. So we’ll deliver our survey report within three working days of the inspection.

  • What's included in our report?
  • Our findings are presented in a clear and concise format, supported by photographic evidence of defects. Plus, unlike most property surveyors, we’ll provide estimates for repairs to identified defects so that you have a better understanding of what needs to be done. We remain completely impartial and independent at all times and do not recommend contractors or tradesmen. Nor do we have any vested interest in declaring a property to be in poor condition, or inflating estimates for repairs.

  • Will a survey save you money?
  • A Home-Approved building survey can save you money in the long term – the vendor may agree to carry out repairs at their cost or reduce the asking price. In addition you can put the report to good use once you’ve moved in, using our cost estimates as a benchmark when you start getting quotes for remedial work.

  • What other services do we offer?
  • We provide a full range of complementary surveying and management services which include:

What do our customers say?

  • Matthew was brilliant. He took photos of everything and included estimates for all remedial work. We took his advice on an additional damp survey, which supported his provisional point of view, and he very helpfully also costed this remedial work as well. The information we were provided with gave us the facts to negotiate a substantial price reduction.

    In summary the service was fast, professional, friendly and the price was very reasonable. No hesitation in recommending Home-Approved.

    Kind regards and thanks again for a high quality service that exceeded our expectations 🙂

    Mr H - W5
  • I was more than pleased with your service. Both in your feedback and the speed of carrying out the survey. Also, I was impressed with the printed survey that came back and finally the cost – excellent and very competitive. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company.

  • I just wanted to say that you have exceeded my expectations and it was one of the best customer service I have ever received. I will highly recommend your service and will be using your service in the future. The report was very well explained and was easy to understand. Really surprised that the report also included photographs of the property.

    Well done and keep up the good work.

  • We were recommended Home-Approved by a friend. It was very reassuring to have them look at and inspect the property before we purchased. They produced a detailed and comprehensive report which helped us make the final decision. They are very friendly and efficient and prove a perfect link in the house purchase process.

More Testimonials

Latest from the Blog

Home surveys in Dorking Home Survey Standard Introduced by RICS 1/4/2021 - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, of which Home-Approved is a member, introduced its Home Survey Standard on 1 March. Find out more.
The Stamp Duty Freeze and How the Property Market is Faring 11/12/2020 - Have you been spotting ‘for sale’ and ‘sold’ signs lately? Drive down any residential road and there seems to be loads wherever you look. Ever since July, when Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that he was putting a freeze on stamp duty until 31 March 2021, the property market seems to have gone...
Downsizing surveys What Do Building Surveyors Do? 18/8/2020 - One of the questions our customers frequently ask is “What do building surveyors do?” It’s a good question because what we do can seem a little bit shrouded in mystery and yet everybody who buys a home is strongly advised to hire one. Let’s find out what we actually do for our money! We know...
Victorian house Buying a Victorian Property in 2020 – Ideal Living for the Post-Covid-19 Era? 14/7/2020 - Updated for 2020 Looking for a Victorian property? Ideal living for the post-Covid-19 era Coronavirus, lockdown and our gradual emergence from lockdown has changed the world we live in. It’s hard to really get a handle on just how long we’re going to have to live with social distancing, face masks and caution in everything...