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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.

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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 (HBR)

It is a good idea to commission a HomeBuyer Report if you are planning to purchase a property that is of conventional construction, has not had any major alterations and is in reasonable condition.  A Chartered Surveyor who is licensed for this service with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will spend two to four hours surveying the property and will give an expert and independent view on the property’s value.  The report will cover structural safety and highlight problems such as damp and anything that fails to meet current building regulations, hence it is more detailed than a valuation report.  It is however, less comprehensive than a Building Survey.  For details of different surveys available please see our information sheet on different types of surveys

If the property is in need of renovation or if you're planning major alterations, this particular survey is not suitable.

The HomeBuyer Report is written in a standard format set out by the RICS and will comment on:

- the general condition of the property (including garage and other permanent structures).

- any major faults in accessible parts of the building that may affect the value.

- urgent problems that need inspecting by a specialist before you sign a contract.

- results of tests for damp in walls.

- damage to timbers - including woodworm or rot.

- the condition of any damp-proofing, insulation and drainage.

- the energy performance of a property.

- the estimated cost of rebuilding the property for insurance purposes.

- the value of the property on the open market.

How to Find a Local Surveyor

If you complete the form above you will instantly receive estimates and contact details from a number of local Chartered Surveyors.  You will be able to contact them directly to discuss your requirements and agree a price for the HomeBuyer Report you require.  For your own peace of mind you should also check their credentials; qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance.  You will find the estimates are very competitive and kept low as there is no middle man involved.

Note that the HBR replaced the previous Homebuyer Survey & Valuation (HSV) report format which was withdrawn in 2010.

Are you a Surveyor?

If you are a Chartered 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?

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.

The website worked well. I chose JSR Consultants who gave an excellent service. Simon Rafferty at JSR provided a very swift and professional service. Thank you
C Stalker, Weaverham, Cheshire
Joseph gave me instant feedback by phone which was very detailed . Then I received the home buyer report with great information
Mary, Belfast
Les was able to provide a Home Buyer's Report at short notice, which was very helpful to pushing forwards our purchase. He kept us informed at each stage and provided an overview email prior to the main report. The report was detailed and well presented, and highlighted areas where we should obtain further information of responsibility from our solicitors. Highly recommended and will use again.
Paul, Cheshire
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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