WHO ARE WE

Trusted independent experts in Home Surveys 

At Dunford Penrose Surveyors our extensive experience in undertaking Home Surveys will bring you the peace of mind you need when making the final decision. We are experienced surveyors who live and work in your own postcode, we cover the whole of England and Wales. When it comes to purchasing a property, you’re embarking on one of life’s most significant financial commitments. Why take unnecessary risks? Ensure your investment is the right one by having an independent survey.

WHO ARE WE

Trusted independent experts in Home Surveys

At Dunford Penrose Surveyors our extensive experience in undertaking Home Surveys will bring you the peace of mind you need when making the final decision. We are experienced surveyors who live and work in your own postcode, we cover the whole of England and Wales. When it comes to purchasing a property, you’re embarking on one of life’s most significant financial commitments. Why take unnecessary risks? Ensure your investment is the right one by having an independent survey.

Level 3 Home Survey

Level 2 Home Survey

What does it check for?

How much does it cost?

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Level 3 Home Survey

A Level 3 Home Survey is our most popular survey (formerly known as a Structural/Building Survey) and provides a detailed report on the property’s construction and condition. In general terms, a Level 3 is recommended for older properties that may have problems, however this survey can be applied to a property of any age and is particularly helpful for dilapidated properties and those that have been extensively altered. With an L3 you will receive a cost and repair schedule, this allows the purchaser to renegotiate the purchase price often with the saving far exceeding the cost of the survey. You will also receive a market appraisal, which will inform you if we agree with the price you are paying for the property based on comparable property sales nearby. Each survey is a bespoke and in-depth report, and includes a detailed summary highlighting the issues that require attention or further investigation. Our Level 3 Home Survey Reports include photographs in each section of the report where defects are identified, this allows for accurate information on defects and where they are found. (This is not a RICS Red Book Valuation).  

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Level 3 Home Survey

A Level 3 Home Survey is our most popular survey (formerly known as a Structural/Building Survey) and provides a detailed report on the property’s construction and condition. In general terms, a Level 3 is recommended for older properties that may have problems, however this survey can be applied to a property of any age and is particularly helpful for dilapidated properties and those that have been extensively altered. With a L3 you will receive a cost and repair schedule – this can allow the purchaser to renegotiate the purchase price often with the saving far exceeding the cost of the survey. You will also receive a market appraisal, which will inform you if we agree with the price you are paying for the property based on comparable property sales nearby.(This is not a RICS Red Book Valuation).  Each survey is a bespoke and in-depth report, and includes a detailed summary highlighting the issues that require attention or further investigation. Our Level 3 Home Survey Reports include photographs in each section of the report where defects are identified, which allows for accurate information on defects and where they are found. 

Level 2 Home Survey

A Level 2 Home Survey (like a L3) provides a detailed report on the property’s construction and condition. This is generally for newer and more modern properties. Each survey report is a bespoke and in-depth report, and includes a detailed summary highlighting the issues that require attention or further investigation. Our Level 2 Home Survey Reports include photographs in each section of the report where defects are identified, this allows for accurate information on defects and where they are found. Please note with a L2 you do not get a cost and repair schedule and a market appraisal (this is not a RICS Red Book Valuation).

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How much do Surveys cost?

Typically our survey fees range from approximately £400 – £2000 including VAT, depending on the type of survey, the purchase price and the size of the property. Please get in touch for an accurate quote. A surveyor will spend at least an hour or more assessing the property, depending on its size.

The cost includes a detailed feedback call on the day of the survey, followed by the written report in 4 working days. If you require a further call once you have received the report we are happy to do this, please let us know.

What do Home Surveys check?

A Home Survey is conducted by a Building Surveyor who will visually inspect all visible and accessible elements of a building, including roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors, chimneys, cellars, garages and outbuildings. Please note this is a non-invasive inspection and we are not structural engineers. The visual inspection cannot assess the efficiency or safety of electrical, gas or other energy sources; the plumbing, heating, or drainage installations (or whether they meet current regulations); or the internal condition of any chimney, boiler, or other flue. We will always advise specialist help in these areas (e.g. evidence that the boiler has been serviced in the last 12 months, chimneys swept within 12 months, EICR and Gas Safety certificates are sought prior to financial commitment to the property).

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Want peace of mind? Choose Dunford Penrose Surveyors

Want peace of mind?
Choose Dunford Penrose Surveyors

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Wide Geographic Coverage

Our locally based surveyors cover a range of locations, providing our surveying expertise far and wide. Wherever your property is, our team is equipped to meet your needs.

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Reputation for Accuracy

Our reputation for accuracy precedes us. With years of experience and a dedicated team of surveying experts, we’ve earned the trust of clients across various industries. (Read here).

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A team ready to help you

We take pride in our team of dedicated professionals. We are ready to assist you with your surveying needs, offering expertise and guidance at every step of the way.

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Our professional standards

Our commitment to excellence extends to our professional standards. We adhere to RICS best practices to ensure the highest quality of service for our clients.

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“Great service from Dunford Penrose, well priced and very comprehensive level 3 survey conducted. We got a call on the same evening to talk through any concerns so that the report was not a shock when it arrived. Overall really pleased, thank you!”

AL,

“Best experience with a surveyor ever! Extremely professional. The house details were in depth and very helpful and telephone conversation with the surveyor very pleasant. I feel I can contact him again if any problem.”

IH,

“Easy to book and got a very extensive report back 5 days after the survey was done. Also had a very informed phone call the day of the survey that ran through any issues found. Overall an excellent service.”

PR,

“5 Stars all the way, without second thought… The report was very detailed and the surveyor very cautious to capture even the small details. He called me to provide a summary of the findings before the report gets done. I came back with follow up questions and he answered all of them. I do highly recommend them!!!”

DT,

“Super efficient response and booking in process. Very competitive price considering the excellent service and report we received. The survey picked up items we had missed, which meant we re-negotiated the sale price, so the survey was worth its weight in gold. Surveyor was polite, approachable and happy to answer our questions on the day of the survey and afterwards. Cannot recommend them highly enough, they made this part of the house buying process a pleasure.”

HC,

“Amazing surveyors! Went above and beyond to help us get our survey sorted as soon as possible. Would highly recommend.”

LMH,

“Excellent service from start to finish. A thorough and detailed report, prompt responses from the surveyor and the ladies in the admin team. Really impressed and will definitely use again.”

RM,

“Outstanding in every way for our level 3 house survey! Really thorough survey as requested. The speed at which they did everything was excellent – we booked them in very quickly and results back quickly. Competitively priced vs peers. Would not consider any other surveyors.”

MB,

“Excellent process all round. Arranging the survey for our house purchase, timing and going through the report afterwards was perfect. Full report was emailed the very next morning. Brilliant.”

LH,

“From start to finish it was handled professionally, we had a level 3 survey on a property, very quick and efficient. The surveyor phoned us with his findings before doing his report, which we received within a couple of days. I would recommend to everyone.”

DH,

“Great service from Dunford Penrose, well priced and very comprehensive level 3 survey conducted. We got a call on the same evening to talk through any concerns so that the report was not a shock when it arrived. Overall really pleased, thank you!”

AL,

“Best experience with a surveyor ever! Extremely professional. The house details were in depth and very helpful and telephone conversation with the surveyor very pleasant. I feel I can contact him again if any problem.”

IH,

“Easy to book and got a very extensive report back 5 days after the survey was done. Also had a very informed phone call the day of the survey that ran through any issues found. Overall an excellent service.”

PR,

“5 Stars all the way, without second thought… The report was very detailed and the surveyor very cautious to capture even the small details. He called me to provide a summary of the findings before the report gets done. I came back with follow up questions and he answered all of them. I do highly recommend them!!!”

DT,

“Super efficient response and booking in process. Very competitive price considering the excellent service and report we received. The survey picked up items we had missed, which meant we re-negotiated the sale price, so the survey was worth its weight in gold. Surveyor was polite, approachable and happy to answer our questions on the day of the survey and afterwards. Cannot recommend them highly enough, they made this part of the house buying process a pleasure.”

HC,

“Amazing surveyors! Went above and beyond to help us get our survey sorted as soon as possible. Would highly recommend.”

LMH,

“Excellent service from start to finish. A thorough and detailed report, prompt responses from the surveyor and the ladies in the admin team. Really impressed and will definitely use again.”

RM,

“Outstanding in every way for our level 3 house survey! Really thorough survey as requested. The speed at which they did everything was excellent – we booked them in very quickly and results back quickly. Competitively priced vs peers. Would not consider any other surveyors.”

MB,

“Excellent process all round. Arranging the survey for our house purchase, timing and going through the report afterwards was perfect. Full report was emailed the very next morning. Brilliant.”

LH,

“From start to finish it was handled professionally, we had a level 3 survey on a property, very quick and efficient. The surveyor phoned us with his findings before doing his report, which we received within a couple of days. I would recommend to everyone.”

DH,