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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of estimates for a Homebuyer Report on your property. This price will not include a valuation which may incur an additional cost.  This set of prices will come directly from Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them directly and compare prices and service.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly.  There is no middle man. 

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.


In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.


This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.


Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.


Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of estimates for a Homebuyer Report on your property. This price will not include a valuation which may incur an additional cost.  This set of prices will come directly from Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them directly and compare prices and service.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly.  There is no middle man. 

Homebuyer Report Overview

The new Home Buyer Report is a standard format inspection and report carried out by a Chartered Surveyor who is licensed for this service with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  The RICS launched the new report format in July 2009.  From 1 April 2010, the previous Homebuyer Survey & Valuation (HSV) report format was withdrawn.  The RICS says the new format is an improvement on the old HSV format in as much as it is easier to read, more streamlined and generally more consumer friendly.  It is less comprehensive than a Building Survey but more comprehensive than a simple Valuation.

What are the benefits of a Homebuyer Report?

According to the RICS the benefits of the new Homebuyer Report (HBR) are:

A clear layout which is easy to understand so that you will quickly find the details you need.
Reference to the energy performance of the property, as recorded in the Energy Performance Certificate, bringing the report up to date.
Colour coded condition ratings make it easier to interpret the condition of various elements of the property.

Get a set of estimates for Homebuyer Reports

Please complete the form above, with details about your property.  You will then be presented with a set of estimates for a Homebuyer Report from a number of Chartered Surveyors.  You will be given their contact details and they will be given your contact details.  This is done instantly and there is no delay.  You can then contact each other quickly and efficiently. There is no middle man involved and the prices tend to be very competitive.  Before selecting a possible supplier you should ensure that they have satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance.

What other types of Survey are there?

If your prospective new home is an old building or one that is in need of refurbishment, then instead of a Homebuyer Report you may wish to consider getting a full Building Survey which is a more comprehensive report.

Your Building Society or Finance provider may commission a Valuation report.  This slimmed down report can be very useful but it should be noted that it is produced more for the lender, rather than the purchaser, and may not necessarily contain the detail that you require.

If you want to find out which type of survey might be appropriate for your property, please have a look at our information page on the differences between surveys to find out .

If you are looking for contact details for Mortgage Brokers then click here.

Are you a Surveyor?

If you are a Chartered Surveyor and you would like to know how to become listed on Local Surveyors Direct, please click here.

What do our Customers say about our Surveyors?

Everyone who requests an estimate from the website is asked for their feedback on how the website operated, and also on the Supplier they chose.  Some of their comments can be seen below.

I used Phil Morley as he phoned me following my enquiry...your website was easy to use and Phil has been most helpful and done a homebuyers report........thank you.
Margaret, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
I used Martin Tate at E-surve. I had a verbal report from Martin as soon as he had done the survey, and have just received my very impressive report. I cannot fault the service, it was a good price, very well done and a friendly professional service. Thank you very much
Elaine from Melton Mowbray
We found the website extremely helpful, we eventually chose Midland Property Survey, Warren Gill MCIOB MRICS. We found the full house survey at a very competitive price and the survey produced was extremely precise with pictures of any queries on property etc., not just a housebuyers survey but a full property survey. I would recommend anyone buying have this full survey done and it does not cost that much more. If you do not have survey done and a problem occurs in the future after your purchase Insurance company may say it could be a pre-existing condition and would have been picked up on a full house survey. Again would recommend Mr Gill with no hesitation both for service and value for money. Regards
Michael from Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
The website was easy enough to navigate; promptly got some recommendations, varying in price and product, e.g., one of the much cheaper ones doesn't include photos in their reports. I also got a few 'cold calls/mails' which I'm generally wary of, but that's not the website's fault. I got an appointment quite quickly. Les carried out the survey as agreed, no delays. The report - complete with photos - was prepared diligently and delivered on time. He always replied to my mails promptly, and afterwards was readily available to advise on a few issues noted in the survey. Also his fees were very reasonable. I would certainly recommend and his services again and would recommend. I would however point out that Les is a qualified building surveyor, but not a valuer so he does not do valuations, only surveys.
M. Fashola, Farnworth
Helped me pick a RICS qualified surveyor from near where the house is, and allowed me to compare prices. Made it much easier to choose and helped me to understand the service offered. RICs uses a standard template for reports so this produces greater consistency in the way reports are presented. They also all use traffic light system to identify riskiest repairs/areas of concern. Order Number
Donna, Upton, Cheshire
Excellent service and very comprehensive report I do not usually provide company feedback, but felt compelled to do so given the quality of work and service received. The report covered every bit of detail required for us to make an informed and correct decision. My Solicitor stated it was the best survey they had seen and will now be recommending Melanie and the Survey company to their clients in the future.
Ian, St. Albans
The service was excellent. They provided a very competitive quote, and were helpful and professional throughout. I wanted to undertake some alterations to the property I was hoping to purchase and the surveyor agreed to meet me at the property towards the end of the survey to verbally discuss issues arising from the survey and the feasibility of what I was planning to do. This was invaluable help and much appreciated. The few points I wanted further clarification on after the survey was produced were answered fully and promptly. I would strongly recommend this firm
Mr Williams, Denton, Manchester
Oliver Trice recently did a full building survey for me in Teignmouth, Devon. I found him to be very thorough and easy to contact and speak to. He gave me detailed verbal feedback while he was still on site and followed up with an equally detailed report later. I found his rates to be reasonable for the work he did. I would have no hesitation recommending him if you need a survey.
Glynn, Teignmouth

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