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Completing the short form below will  give you a set of estimates for a Building Survey on your property. The prices will come  from Building Surveyors who cover your local area. You will also at once be provided with their full contact details. You can then get in touch with them directly and compare prices and services. If you wish to place an order you deal with them directly.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

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.

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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.

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.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members 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 Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members 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 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. 

16 April 2010

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.

Completing the short form above will  give you a set of estimates for a Building Survey on your property. The prices will come  from Building Surveyors who cover your local area. You will also at once be provided with their full contact details. You can then get in touch with them directly and compare prices and services. If you wish to place an order you deal with them directly.

What is a Building Survey?

A building survey is a comprehensive ‘health-check’ on a building. It is often done before purchasing an older building or renovating / extending one that you already own. The surveyor will examine all parts of the building that are easily accessible. Water and electric tests will not be part of the survey though the surveyor may comment if further tests by an appropriately qualified professional would be beneficial.

You can also ask for specific areas to be looked at in more detail.  A Building Survey is fairly detailed and could save you money by alerting you to major defects. The survey may include details of timber condition, damp, drainage and how the building has been constructed. It will not provide a valuation. If this is something you would like, you must ask for this as an additional survey.

There are several different types of survey so if you are not sure what you need it is best to ask a surveyor and they will be able to advise you.

What is a Full Structural Survey?

Full Structural Surveys is another name for Building Survey. Many people use the term ‘Full Structural Survey’ and a surveyor will know what you mean if you are more comfortable using this terminology.

Who is qualified to carry out a Building Survey?

Normally, a Surveyor who is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will undertake the survey. You will know the Surveyor is a member of RICS if they use MRIC or FRICS after their name. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors help maintain professional standards within the surveying profession.

Another body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of building construction is the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). Professionally qualified members will have the letters MCABE or FCABE after their names. 

There is also the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) .  Their members work in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.  Chartered members will have the letters MCIOB or FCIOB after their names.

It should be noted that registered Architects also sometimes carry out surveys.

You may come across surveyors who have different qualifications and accreditation -  it is your responsibility to check the surveyor you choose has suitable qualifications, experience and insurance to carry out the work you require to a satisfactory standard.

Are you a Surveyor?

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

What do our customers say about our surveyors?

We ask all of our Customers to let us have feedback on any of our Surveyors they used. Please see below for some of their comments:

The web site worked well and I used John Dillon. I would recommend him and the service he provides.
Alan, Little Nestor, Cheshire
The website was nicely laid out and easy to use, I used DJA Surveyors. He was a very pleasant man, it was a quick easy process and a great price. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again
Chris, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
The web site was very good, quick and easy to use and I got an immediate contact from 2 suppliers. I used ACS Property Consultants Limited who were quick to respond to my query and very prompt with carrying out the work and producing a report.
Tim, Odiham, Hampshire
The web site was superb, beyond expectations and we used Peter Hogan. The work carried out was very satisfactory, we had our survey booked within 10 mins of logging out of the site, very impressive site and service from those listed on it
Kerry, Finchley, London
The website worked well. I placed an order with Building Design Services and am satisfied with the resulting work
Joseph, Blackheath, London SE3
I requested a survey and indicative quote from Yorkshire Property Surveyors. They promptly provided a very competitive quote. Once my requirements were captured and they were instructed the service was unbelievably smooth and I did not need to get involved or chase for any updates. The final report produced was of a high quality and very detailed. I cannot recommend them enough
Brett, Bradford
Needed a full building survey in a hurry and was offered within 24 hours. Very reasonable price with excellent service from Rachel in booking survey. John led survey and delivered thorough job then took time to talk through findings in detail same day. Can not fault service in any way and would recommend to all, property surveyed is grade 2 listed and John was incredibly knowledgable about structure, remedial options and local conservation policy, Thanks to all the team,
Ben, Rotherham

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