We are an independent firm based in south, south west and west London providing a range of residential and commercial property surveying services. We offer comprehensive services and professional advice to all our clients; ranging from both public and private sector organisations, to individuals, landlords and tenants. Call us on 020 777 09908 to discuss your requirements.
At Sterlingworth Surveyors, we focus on providing quality professional services for property related matters. Our aim is to leave you in a position where you are able to make a well-informed decision. As a RICS regulated firm, and a member of The Property Ombudsman, we pride ourselves in adhering to the highest industry and ethical standards.
All of our professional work is carried out by RICS qualified members, and valuation work is carried out by RICS Registered Valuers. We offer a range of professional services for you to choose from to help meet your needs. Should you require a more bespoke service, please get in touch. We will be happy to accommodate your request.
We make use of the latest available market information and viable technology to ensure precise reporting across all our services.
We primarily work for a range of public and private sector clients, expats and foreign individuals across South, South West and West London. Have a requirement beyond these areas? Please get in touch to see how we may assist you.
Why do individuals commission surveys? A property is often the largest and most expensive purchase an individual will do in their life. It costs hundreds of thousands of pounds to buy, and thousands of pounds arranging the purchase. The last thing any purchaser wants is an expensive repair issue to crop up soon after purchasing their property. According to research conducted by the RICS, the average house repair bill homebuyers face when moving in to a new place is £5,750.00!**
"One in five homebuyers only get a mortgage valuation report, so it's no surprise that many are hit with unexpected repair bills when they move in." *
A mortgage valuation is only a valuation report ensuring the lender that their investment is safe. It is not a survey (hyperlink to "A valuation is not a survey" document) for applicants, even if the applicant is paying for it! In many instances mortgage valuations do not highlight repair issues that are not hugely detrimental to preservation of value. In other words, the majority of mortgage valuations will only highlight serious damage that would render a property unsuitable for lending, and nothing more.
Repairable issues, which would have otherwise been highlighted and helped the purchaser in making an informed decision go unnoticed, and upon completion, the previous owner(seller) is no longer responsible for repair work.
All surveys offered are carried out by RICS qualified surveyors, and in accordance to RICS guidelines. So rest assured, when you commission Sterlingworth Surveyors to carry out a survey, you are in capable hands, and we will aim to deliver the best advice to help you make an informed decision.
We have helped hundreds of clients make informed decisions, whether it is bringing repair issues/building defects to their attention, or helping estimate the cost of repairs allowing them to re-negotiate the purchase price.
Please have a look at the range of surveys we offer. A bespoke survey tailored to your specific needs can also be arranged, should your expectations be greater than what is offered. Please note that whilst we strive to inspect as many areas as possible, we adhere to the RICS Surveying Safely document, and inspections in safely accessible areas only are carried out.
* Source: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
** Source: "A valuation is not a survey" (RICS)
At Sterlingworth Surveyors we focus on helping our clients make informed decisions. We achieve this by using our knowledge and expertise in property, and tailoring our services around our your needs. We welcome phone calls and appointments. We will listen to your needs fully before suggesting an appropriate survey/valuation product.
Sterlingworth Surveyors was born in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, when the world was experiencing perhaps the most challenging of times. This was a time when change was forced upon many of us. Difficult times drive change, and it is in these difficult times that we accepted the challenges ahead and adopted the change the market needed.
We understand that people live busy lives, and may sometimes require expert opinion. We are here to accommodate that need. As a client centric business, we pride ourselves in delivering a world-class service. We believe in protecting public interests, which is why we share monthly newsletters keeping clients and members informed with property related news. Sign up to our monthly newsletters to stay informed.
We at Sterlingworth Surveyors are always looking for talent. If you are RICS qualified, or in your penultimate year on a course with the view of becoming RICS qualified (SAVA course, etc), we would love to hear from you. We offer competitive pay and a leading bonus structure.
Send your CV and we will get in touch.