Buildings are made up of varied components which, at first glance to the untrained eye, may look in good order but could be concealing defects. To avoid any nasty surprises it is best to have a better knowledge of the property’s condition and maintenance requirements.


A Survey carried out by a qualified Chartered Surveyor will provide you with the advice needed to make an informed and reasoned decision about your prospective new property.


At Driver Surveyors we want to help you make that informed and reasoned decision on your chosen property.


The following Survey report options are available:-

Home Survey Report

This type of survey is suited to property that is of traditional construction and in reasonable condition. The survey:

  • An inspection of the property
  • A report based on the inspection including photographs
  • Attention drawn to urgent/significant matters and further investigations.
  • Details maintenance issues.
  • A valuation, which is part of the report.
  • A Building Insurance replacement assessment

The report is easy to understand and designed to help you –

  • Make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with the buying of the property
  • Take account of any repairs or replacements the property needs
  • Consider what further advice you should take before exchanging contracts.

Building Survey

Formally known as a Structural Survey this report is suitable for all property types, in particular period/historic property or property in poor condition.  It is also useful if you intend to renovate, alter, extend or convert the property.

The Survey: –

  • Provides a detailed report including photographs on the construction, structure and condition of the property.  It advises on repair, maintenance and future management.
  • Provides commentary on the significance of defects, the potential for future problems and recommendations for remedial or preventative works.
  • May recommend the need for further investigations or exploratory works where the extent of a defect or suspected defect cannot be determined

The scope of the service is tailored to the client’s requirements.  Services may include assessment of development potential and assistance with building works.

Other Services

  • Private Market Valuation Reports
  • Probate Valuation Reports
  • Matrimonial Valuation Reports.
  • Property Defect Reports
  • Advice on Listed or Historic Buildings
  • Advice on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
  • Portfolio Investment advice
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Property Defects Report – including Damp Surveys


  • Mr & Mrs P purchasing in Birmingham

    Paul recently provided us with a full homebuyers survey on a property we have now purchased. His service and attention to detail were exemplary, particularly in relation to an area of damp in the kitchen. He was very willing to talk us through the full details of the issue and how it could be rectified, right down to being present when the damp expert visited the property! Many thanks

    Mr & Mrs P purchasing in Birmingham
  • Baroness R von Albedyhll

    My sincere thanks for completing the portfolio review of my properties so quickly and in the very professional manner I have become accustomed to with you. As always it is precise, efficient and comprehensive. The very detailed folders and photos you supplied, have helped me enormously to understand the current issues with the buildings and in deciding the future direction for my portfolio.

    Baroness R von Albedyhll Cheltenham Developments Ltd
  • Dr Jenkinson

    Thank you for all the help and advice you have provided to me over the years I have known you which has enabled me to grow my portfolio currently comprising 1600 bedrooms. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

    Dr Jenkinson
  • JDM Executive Homes

    Your professional input over the period of time that I have known you, which has included survey reports, portfolio management, site supervision etc has been an enormous help to me in growing a very successful portfolio business.

    JDM Executive Homes