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Career Opportunity: Residential Building Surveyor

Southampton, Winchester or Portsmouth

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We are a well-established, independent and ambitious firm of RICS Building Surveyors looking for an experienced Residential Surveyor to carry out Level 3 and Level 2 home surveys. The individual would be based in Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester or surrounding areas of Hampshire, and the patch would be tailored to their location.  

The role

Allcott Associates has an excellent reputation in the residential surveying market, specialising in providing thorough, insightful full building and homebuyer surveys to private clients looking to purchase a new home.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a role where they can prioritise work–life balance and tailor their job to suite them. As an independent company, we have the flexibility to shape the job according to what you are looking for. If you want to get involved in growing the business and liaising with clients then we can facilitate that. If having more control over your work and when you do it is your priority, then the role is ideal – our surveyors often schedule surveys to allow them to do school drop-offs/avoid rush-hour etc.

There could even be a possibility of progressing to partnership, for the right person and apart from the site visits the role is home-working, with no timesheets.

The person

The ideal candidate will be an RICS chartered building surveyor (although we would consider experienced AssocRICS surveyors) and be confident in carrying out residential building surveys. They must have an eye for detail and a thorough understanding of building defects, maintenance and repairs.

You will need to have experience of:

  • RICS residential building surveys
  • a wide range of structural and building defects
  • preparing and presenting comprehensive, accurate survey reports
  • providing clear, concise, justified conclusions
  • working independently and within a team structure
  • liaising with clients, both verbally and through written correspondence

A full UK driving licence is required.

What we offer

  • Salary of approx. £55–65K, depending on experience
  • A diverse role with excellent opportunities for career progression: partnership is a possibility for the right person
  • A supportive network of in-house professionals and admin staff
  • Flexible and generous packages to suit you. These typically include (but are not limited to):
    • health and life insurance
    • flexible working and working from home
    • 25+ days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • car allowance
    • payment of professional subscriptions and support with CPD
    • provision of all engineering and home office equipment
    • pension contribution
    • enhanced parental leave

Alternatively, please send your CV and covering letter to If you would more information about the role, please email us or call us on 0333 200 7198.

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