Spendlove Surveyors

Helping you spend with confidence on a home you'll love

So, you've found the perfect house. Now let us help you make an informed decision with a RICS Home Buyer Survey.




Photograph of Terry Spendlove a MRICS Chartered Surveyor in Derby
Terry Spendlove
BSc (Hons)
MRICS Chartered Surveyor
20+ Years Experience
Serving Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, & Staffordshire
Offering RICS Home Surveys
Red Book Valuations for Help To Buy & Probate
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Spendlove Surveyors are an RICS regulated firm of Chartered Surveyors. We aim to give you independent friendly advice and provide RICS Home Surveys, with a personal service.

We know this process can be a bit overwhelming at times - but we are here to help - as you decide on the home that’s right for you.

So, you may have some questions...

Why do I need a RICS survey?

Because forewarned is forearmed. 

We can help highlight any serious problems and offer advice on specific risks before you commit to your purchase. 

Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced mover our report and consultation help you prepare and budget for any essential work on your new home. 

What is a RICS Home Survey?

Our independent RICS Chartered Surveyor will visit your chosen property, inspect it thoroughly and provide you with a written report. 

Our service includes discussions before and after the survey to provide you with helpful friendly advice and give you a better overall understanding of any issues relating to the property. 

RICS qualified surveyors conduct surveys that carry the full weight of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the industry’s most respected authority on surveying. 

Isn't a mortgage lenders report enough?

It is not the same as an RICS survey. The objective of a mortgage lenders report merely tells your lender if the property is reasonable security for your loan. 

An RICS survey informs you of the true condition of the property. This information is invaluable during price negotiations and will help you avoid any expensive surprises after you have moved in.

In short, a mortgage lenders report is for the mortgage lender. A survey is for you.

How much does it cost?

Properties vary greatly in size, age, construction, and condition, so please contact us to discuss your requirements and obtain a personalised, no-obligation quote.

Which survey do I need?

Read your options here: Helping You Choose the Right Survey

What is a Red Book Valuation?

As RICS Registered Valuers we can provide Red Book Valuations for a variety of purposes including Probate and for Target Help To Buy.  This independent valuation will provide a formal report on the property’s Market Value. 

What is the process?

  1. Contact us for a personalised quote.
  2. We discuss the process and help you to choose the appropriate level of RICS Survey for the property.
  3. We liaise with the estate agent/owner and arrange to visit the property.
  4. We carry out the survey and produce a written report for you.
  5. We discuss the findings and answer any further questions you may have throughout the process.
  6. You can then make an informed decision.

What is your catchment area?

East Midlands – including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire,
and Staffordshire

Have we missed a question?

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