Purchasing a property is one of the more important and expensive decisions most of us ever have to make. You need a survey to be able to make an informed decision.

Whilst many purchasers rely on the valuation carried out for their lender, the inspection is very limited and the report and valuation only mentions items which are of importance to the lender. This is not a condition survey.

Commissioning a private survey from an experienced, qualified, local chartered surveyor will provide considerably more information than is available elsewhere. The report will often identify defects and issues not mentioned in the lender’s’ valuation report as well as providing information and advice on repairs, maintenance and value.


Without due diligence your new dream home can quickly become your worst nightmare. Your home is likely to be the largest outlay you will ever make, so ensuring you seek expert advice prior to purchase is key – whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.

This video explains which the type of survey East Devon Surveyors recommend for specific property types. However, you should always discuss your requirements further please contact us.

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Thank you for your very clear and comprehensive report. We found it very easy to understand and helpful in making our decision regarding the purchase of Foxhole. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any other person seeking  a survey.

Mr R.M. - June 2018

We would be very pleased to recommend East Devon Surveyors. The service they provided was professional, prompt and they were happy to answer queries pre and post the homebuyers report. The report has given us much valued peace of mind.

Mr G.P. - February 2018

East Devon Surveyors came well recommended by a local estate agent in Honiton. The survey was completed efficiently with a comprehensive report with all our specific points dealt with.

Mr H. - July 2017

We are happy to recommend East Devon Surveyors. Communications were very responsive with charges and services clearly explained. They are very open and honest,  only recommending a level of service appropriate to your individual needs. Charges are very reasonable and excellent for the money. The report, which is comprehensive and easy to understand, is dispatched immediately following the survey.

Mr & Mrs C. - July 2017

East Devon Surveyors provided a good service and thorough report all carried out in the promised timescale – I have no hesitation in recommending East Devon Surveyors.

Mr G. - December 2016

The surveyor arrived on time and was very professional. He explained what he would be doing and we received the report promptly. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.

Mrs W - December 2016

Thank you for doing the survey of the cottage in Luppitt. As it’s a thatch we were a bit nervous, having never had one before, but the fact that you have one too was helpful, and we now feel competent to look after it.

Mrs L.P - July 2016

The whole process from initial engagement to receiving a formal report was carried out in just a few days and the quality of the report gave me the confidence that the survey had been conducted thoroughly.

Mr S.M - June 2016

We asked East Devon Surveyors to complete a HomeBuyer report for us on a property in Sidmouth. From the first occasion we spoke to Paul he was friendly, efficient and organised.

Mr G.S - May 2016

Mr Dowen delivered a detailed & helpful report on time. Moreover, he advised that the asking price for the property was too high, enabling us to make a reduced offer & so saving several thousands of pounds in the process.

Mr A.B - January 2017