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Completing this form will at once give you a set of estimates for a Building Survey on your property. The prices will come directly from Building Surveyors who cover your local area. You will also instantaneously 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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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.

Completing this form will at once give you a set of estimates for a Building Survey on your property. The prices will come directly from Building Surveyors who cover your local area. You will also instantaneously 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.

Your home is probably the biggest purchase you will make and it is therefore worth ensuring it is sound by having a survey done before you buy it.

Building Survey

This used to be known as a Full Structural Survey and is wide ranging and detailed. It is suitable for all buildings but especially for older properties, listed buildings, unusually constructed properties or one that either you intend to significantly alter or renovate, or that has been already.

It will alert you to the most important or significant defects from looking at the brickwork, roof, guttering etc. outside and also the ceilings, fireplaces, insulation, state of the décor etc. inside, and give you costs for possible repairs, results of test for damp, woodworm and dry rot, technical information on the materials used to build the property and will recommend areas for further investigation.

It does not however automatically include a valuation, although if requested the surveyor can usually supply one.

Homebuyer’s Survey

This survey is a user friendly report that covers both the outside of the property and the inside. It will let you know if there are areas that either must be fixed or that you may want to change in the future and give you an idea how much any improvements will cost, which is useful for renegotiation of purchase price. If you require estimates for a Homebuyer Survey rather than a Building Survey. please click here

Mortgage Valuation

This is the most basic valuation and generally required by your mortgage provider to confirm the property is worth the amount of the mortgage but it provides no information about the building beyond that. If you require a Valuation Survey rather than a Building Survey, please click here

Professional Qualification

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) was formed in 1868 and now covers everything from asset valuation to land management to construction. Their members (MRICS or FRICS) are required to keep up to date with current practice and legislation through Continuing Professional Development and abide by a code of professional and ethical standards.

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.


Are you a Surveyor?

If you are a Building Surveyor and you would like to know how to become listed on Local Conveyancing Direct and its sister websites please complete the regisration form.

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 was user friendly and prompt in sending us details of our enquiries and we used Woods Surveyors, Gosport. They provided a speedy comprehensive report with very useful recommendations. A very useful website; keep up the good work
Nitta, Southampton, Hampshire
The web site functioned well and I was able to obtain estimates. I placed an order with Martin Tate. The work has been carried out and the service was excellent.
Robert, Oakham, Leicestershire
The web site worked well and was very simple. I used Philip Greenslade who gave a very quick response.
Keith, Bideford, Devon
I was very satisfied with your web site and I used Ian Gow of Carfeld B S Ltd. He was exceptionally quick and efficient. I had also used another website (sorry no trace) which gave much lower estimates, and had one quote from a Chartered surveyor independent of, but linked to, an estate agent giving a much higher quote.
Denise, Haxey, Lincolnshire
The website worked well. I chose ABM and the work has been carried to my satisfaction.
Allan, Dunfermline, Fife
The website was good. I chose Steve Smith - more than satisfactory. The website was easy to use, and did what it said. Both companies then e-mailed quotes. I was not bombarded or harassed. When I decided to use the service, Steve Smith gave helpful, fast & efficient service. We were very pleased with the service received by both local surveyors direct and Steve Smith. I would recommend both to friends and family without hesitation.
Lisa, Skelmersdale, Lancashire

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