Pre-Sale Sellers Survey

An opportunity to understand the issues with your home that could be flagged by a potential purchaser. This allows you to prepare for likely haggling or to conduct remedial works before marketing the property for sale to achieve the best sale price possible. 

The expert knowledge you need with the personal service you expect.

Pre-sale sellers survey


What do we do? 

Our Chartered Building Surveyors provide full structural pre-sale building surveys for all types of residential and commercial property, including flats and properties of non-standard construction on behalf of property owners looking to sell.

Following a thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property, you will receive a detailed building survey that provides a complete overview of the property’s condition and structural health.

We will alert you to any issues that could be flagged by potential purchasers to ensure you are prepared for any haggling that may occur as a result of the buyers pre-purchase building survey, or so you can take steps to fix any issues found before putting the property on the market. We will also advise on works that could increase the value of the house and make it more saleable.

Our aim is to assist you in making an informed financial decision relating to your property and our pre-sale building survey will provide you with essential information about the property to give you the best chance of receiving the best sale price possible for your property in the current market.



We aim to turn reports around within five to seven days from inspection and you will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions. 


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Frequently asked questions about seller surveys


How much does a pre-sale building survey cost?

You can expect to pay a fixed fee between £750 and £1200 plus VAT for a straight forward residential survey but larger or more complex properties will be more costly. The exact cost will depend on a number of factors including the size, location and age of the property.

The prices above are indicative only. We cannot give you an exact quote until you have confirmed the property inspection address as every property is different. The professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

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What is covered in a sellers survey?

  • A thorough inspection of all accessible areas of the property
  • Advice on works that could increase the value of the house and make it more saleable
  • Production of a comprehensive report that comments on all aspects of the property’s general condition and highlights whether there is any evidence of structural movement, both historic or active, timber defects, and issues relating to dampness.
  • Consultation prior to the survey to ensure any specific concerns you have are considered in the inspection
  • We will alert you to any issues that could be flagged by potential purchasers to ensure you are prepared for any haggling that may occur over specific issues relating to the property, or so you can take steps to fix them before putting the property on the market.


Do you conduct pre-sale sellers surveys in my area?

Kempton Carr Croft’s Chartered Surveyors regularly complete building surveys throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

Extensive and very readable survey

We undertook a building survey on a property for Mr Holloran. Here is his feedback:

“Thank you for this extensive and very readable survey report. I have gone through the report in detail which is very clear.”

Peter Holloran

Will recommend to others

Our Chartered Building Surveyors were instructed by Polly Comber to undertake a Structural Survey on a residential property that she was purchasing in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Polly kindly shared some feedback about her experience;

“It’s been a pleasure working with Kempton Carr Croft and everyone has been extremely helpful. I will certainly be using you again and will recommend you to others that require the services of a Chartered Building Surveyor”

Polly Comber

Responsive and professional

The customer service we receive from Kempton Carr Croft is great. Crucially, the experience you have with them is the same no matter who you deal with and they are responsive, professional and always provide reports on time.

The consistency in their approach is paramount for us, it means that we can be confident in the documentation they provide and there is no need to double check what they have done and it feels like KCC are part of our team.

The quality of the work Kempton Carr Croft produce is brilliant and when we collaborate with them, we feel protected, particularly because our offers are hinged on the work which they produce. Furthermore, the way they conducted themselves reflects on our customers and we can be sure that our business reputation is protected when we work with Kempton Carr Croft.

Amit Majithia