Surveyors in Portsmouth

Chartered Surveyors in Portsmouth

As dedicated chartered surveyors in Portsmouth, we have years of local experience and expert knowledge. Whatever kind of property you are interested in, we are here to answer all your questions and carry out a range of surveys on your behalf.

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If you’re ready to book a house survey, we can create the right report for the property in question. From HomeBuyer Reports right through to Party Wall Surveying, our friendly, professional team will present you with clear, detailed information and industry advice to help you make those all-important property decisions. 


Why should I consider buying a property in Portsmouth?


Portsmouth, the UK’s only island city, is brimming with culture and there’s always plenty to do. With a rich naval history, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the Historic Dockyard, with Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, is one of the city’s most famous attractions. While you’re down by the water, you can’t fail to notice The Spinnaker Tower viewpoint, nor would we blame you for meandering Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre which is also in this part of town.     

Elsewhere, you will find museums, galleries, great schools, a university and excellent transport links including train stations, and ferries to France and the Isle of Wight.

When it comes to eating and drinking, there’s plenty to cater to all tastes: from cosy coffee shops and independent restaurants to national chains.

Architecturally, you can practically take your pick of eras and styles in Portsmouth. From Victorian terraces to modern waterside apartments and large family homes, there’s something for everyone. Whatever property you ultimately choose, remember to book a house survey in Portsmouth with a trusted local professional who can give you the confidence to proceed with your exciting plans. 

HomeBuyers Survey Portsmouth

If you have your heart set on a property built within the last 100 years, that hasn’t had major alterations and you’re not planning big renovations yourself, it’s likely that you don’t need an overly in-depth survey. Often, a Homebuyer’s Survey in Portsmouth will give you all the information you need without the same expense as higher level house survey options.

Our experienced local team have years of experience carrying out RICS Level 2 Surveys with the option of including a valuation or not. Using a traffic light rating system, we will create a thorough report on the condition of the property, which includes:

  • background information on the property and setting
  • assessment of the key building elements
  • a review of any timber/damp issues
  • a review of drainage and insulation

With the information from your report, you will have everything you need to proceed confidently or approach the vendor with any concerns.

If you decide that you’d like to add a valuation, our surveyors in Portsmouth will be happy to help. Your HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation) includes all the information above, plus a market valuation and insurance rebuild cost. Clients find this information reassuring and helpful if they want to check that the asking price is fair.

Building Survey Report Portsmouth

The RICS Level 3 Building Survey, also commonly referred to as a ‘structural survey’ is most likely what you’ve got in mind when you think of a house survey. It is more expensive than other options, but is extremely thorough and perfect for old, large, extensively altered or unconventionally built properties.

This kind of house survey in Portsmouth includes:

  • details of serious problems and potentially dangerous conditions such as woodworm, dampness, subsidence and structural movement
  • any potential problems caused by hidden flaws
  • a description of all visible defects
  • photographs to illustrate our findings
  • an outline of repair options
  • details of what might happen if you don’t follow the recommended actions

With the variety of properties available in Portsmouth, there are plenty of historic houses that require an in-depth investigation to put your mind at ease. This option is also a good idea if you’re planning big changes to a property yourself. We can help advise you on the right choice.

Home Condition Report Portsmouth

As we’ve mentioned: there is a fantastic variety of properties in the area and, if you’re considering something newer, you may not need such an in-depth report. However, it’s always advisable to have some kind of survey completed by trusted surveyors in Portsmouth, no matter what house or flat you decide to purchase.

For many properties, a Level 1 Survey or Home Condition Report is ideal. This is the most basic option and checks for structural problems with an overview traffic light rating system.

Limited Defect Report Portsmouth

If you’ve noticed a potential problem in your own home or a property you’re considering, a Limited Defect Report could be exactly what you need as you decide what to do about it. Rather than arranging a full house survey in Portsmouth, this kind of report looks at individual issues such as cracks, uneven roofs, damp and infestations.

One of our experienced team can investigate the problem and provide a survey, complete with advice on what to do next.

Party Wall Surveying Portsmouth

When clients or their neighbours are planning works at or near their borders, sometimes tensions rise and we are asked to step in. Using The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996, our impartial reports can help alleviate problems and settle arguments. This allows plans to continue or be amended in line with our findings.     

If you’re ready to book a House Survey in Portsmouth or simply want to ask a few questions, our approachable, knowledgeable team are on hand to help. With years of local experience and exceptional industry knowledge, we are perfectly placed to advise you as you make your next move. 

We also offer surveys in other areas in Hampshire and Dorset including Chandlers Ford, Southampton, Winchester, Romsey, Park Gate, Alton, Farnham, Bishops Walton, Alresford, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Salisbury, Christchurch, Poole, Parkstone, Brockenhurst, Ringwood, Verwood, Fordingbridge, The New Forest and Wimborne.








Trinity Rose Head Office
Trinity House,
123 Winchester Road,
Chandlers Ford
SO53 2DR

t: 01962 880426


Monday :       8.30am - 6.00pm
Tuesday :       8.30am - 6.00pm
Wednesday : 8.30am - 6.00pm
Thursday :     8.30am - 6.00pm
Friday :           8.30am - 6.00pm



Trinity House, 123 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO53 2DR

t: 01962 880426


Top Floor, Trinity House, 123 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO53 2DR

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Trinity House, 123 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO53 2DR

t: 01962 880426

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