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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of estimates for a Homebuyer Report on your property. This price will be for a report without a valuation.  If you would also like to include a valuation in this report, you will need to discuss this with your chosen Surveyor, and there will probably be a price implication. This set of prices will come directly from Building Surveyors who cover the local area.  You will also be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second.  You can then contact them directly and compare prices and service.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly.  There is no middle man. 

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Step 2: Your Contact Details

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Terms and Conditions Summary

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.

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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.

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.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members 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 Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members 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 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. 

16 April 2010

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.

Homebuyer Reports

The new Homebuyer Report (HBR) was introduced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in July 2009. The previously used Homebuyer Survey and Valuation (HSV) was still available but was eventually phased out in March 2010. The new Homebuyer Report is more user-friendly and easier to understand than the old HSV.  Some people still call it the Homebuyer Survey and Surveyors will know what you mean if you are more comfortable using this name.

What is a Homebuyer Report?

A Surveyor will carry out an inspection of the property both inside and out, including grounds and services. The report also includes a valuation and sometimes photographs.

A Homebuyer Report will highlight any repairs or defects and use a colour coding system to highlight how serious they are; Green – no repair, orange – repair needed but not urgent or not serious, red – repairs need investigating straight away because they are urgent or serious. There will also be some useful information about what needs to be done next.

When do I need a Homebuyer Report?

If you are buying a property, it is advisable to have it surveyed. The Homebuyer Report is best for properties that are in reasonable condition and that are fairly conventional. Other types of Survey are a Valuation Survey and Building Survey. Of course you don’t have to be buying a property to have it surveyed. You may wish to contact a surveyor for advice about a particular issue concerning your own home or one you let out.

Who can carry out a Homebuyer Report?

The Homebuyer Report can only be carried out by a Chartered Surveyor who is a member  or a fellow, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  He or she will use the initials MRICS or FRICS after his or her name.  Chartered Surveyors are monitored and inspected by the RICS to ensure that they are knowledgeable and professional.

Are you a Surveyor?

If you are a Chartered Surveyor and you would like to know how to become listed on Local Surveyors Direct, please click here.

What do our Customers say about our Surveyors?

Everyone who requests an estimate from the website is asked for their feedback on how the website operated, and also on the Supplier they chose.  Some of their comments can be seen below.

The website operated perfectly when estimates were requested. I followed up with Bevan Surveyors. Work has been carried out to a very high standard - very happy with the service indeed The three reasons I went for Bevan Surveyors - they were the first to ring, they were willing to negotiate on the price, they acted very professionally on the phone when in conversation
Andrew, Westbury on Trym, Bristol
The website worked well. I followed up with M. Osborne. The work has been carried out to my satisfaction.
N Courtney, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
The website worked well. I followed up with Batemans. The work was carried out promptly and efficiently and thoroughly! I found this really helpful to save me phoning around - it enabled me to pick three possibles and focus on them. Thank you!!
Jo. Cringleford, Norwich
The website was good. I chose Atlas - very approachable and very efficient. Got my report within 2 days of instructing them. Explained everything clearly and answered all my follow up questions. Very good value. Saved a bit of money and very happy with the service.
Jo Man, Harpenden
The website worked very well. I used A N Ford and am satisfied with the work they carried out.
Paul, Addlestone, near Weybridge, Surrey
The website worked very well. I received a phonecall from Kelly at Your Survey. The work has been carried to my satisfaction. I found your website incredibly useful as a first time buyer trying to find a local surveyor. Kind regards,
J L, Canterbury, Kent
The website was fine, clear and easy to understand. I also had a phone conversation with a lady who was very helpful. I then had a survey done with David from Golden Brook. He did call me within minutes of the online enquiry and because I needed the survey done quickly, that was fine by me. He came to do the survey on time and was also very helpful, letting me meet up with him and go through the survey personally. Further comments, just a good service and it saved me money too! Thanks
ME, Arnold, Nottingham
We used John Lewis from Battlebridge. The report was thorough and satisfactory. we thought very good value! Regards
Gill , Harlow, Essex

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