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Building Surveyors in Derby

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Allcott’s RICS chartered surveyors have years of knowledge and expertise in residential home surveys in the Derby area.


We offer RICS Level 2 and Level 3 surveys within Derby and surrounding towns and villages, including Burton upon Trent, Tutbury, Belper and Melbourne.

Derby Level 2 and Level 3 Building Surveyors

Whether you are buying a detached period home or a new-build apartment, our surveyors can help.


RICS Level 3 surveys (also known as ‘full building surveys’) are great for properties that are several decades old, are large, complex, or in poor condition. These surveys are bespoke; the reports are tailored to your property and they leave no stone unturned. In fact, they are the most in-depth assessments you can get on the market, and we believe they are the ‘gold standard’ of home surveys, whatever type of house you are buying!


That being said, an RICS Level 2 survey (or ‘homebuyer survey’) can be a good choice for buyers looking at modern properties. Level 2 reports follow a set, straightforward format and focus on any serious or dangerous issues, or those likely to affect market value.


It can be difficult to choose between the two survey types. Our guide to Level 3 vs Level 2 surveys can be a good place to start. Alternatively, our team would be happy to talk you through the options and share examples of each type of report.


Whichever survey type you choose, our surveyors are on hand to talk you through the survey findings and answer any questions you might have.



How much is a Derby survey?

Our instant online quotes allow you to quickly see how much a level 2 and level 3 survey would cost, and our experienced admin team are available by phone or email if you have any questions. They are fast, thorough and professional and take care of all the survey arrangements, keeping you informed at every step.



What happens after my survey?

Although almost every survey will highlight some issues with a property, in the vast majority of cases these needn’t be a barrier to purchase. A Level 3 survey in particular will go into detail on how much repairs and maintenance are likely to cost, so that you can assess your budgets and negotiate on the purchase price if necessary.

Certain findings may cause more concern, for example if the survey identifies subsidence in the structural elements, or Japanese knotweed growing in the garden. However, even these issues can be dealt with if desired.

Ultimately, the survey report will help you decide whether you want to proceed with the purchase as it stands, request certain elements are fixed by the sellar, negotiate on the purchase price so that you can fix the issues yourself, or decide to pull out of the purchase and keep looking for your dream home.

Allcott Associates Home Surveyors in Derby


Comprehensive inspections and detailed advice from experienced, knowledgeable surveyors

Quick, in-depth responses to any queries you have following your survey

Thorough, extensive and professional reports that are clear and easy to understand

RICS regulated firm – we are governed by our industry’s professional body, which ensures the highest surveying standards

Example Building Survey Report PDF for a Modern Property
Some of the most detailed reports in the industry
cracking in a wall
Detailed recommendations on methods and costs for repairs and maintenance
Survey photo of chimney and roof
In-depth assessment of structural soundness and building condition
structural inspection
Bespoke reports, answering your questions and concerns
Our survey locations cover England
Local chartered surveyors, supported by our nationwide team
Phone support
Fast, friendly, one-to-one advice from your surveyor