Home Defect Surveys

Fully Regulated members of the RICS

23 Pinewood Avenue, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5DJ Directions

   Closed today

Why Choose Us?

Professional Service
Many Years Experience
Award Winning

Business overview

Home Defects Surveys provide services for Home Buyers Reports, Full Building Surveys Regulated by RICS, fully Licenced RICS Building Surveyor.

RICS Independent Surveyor

Home Defect Surveys is a well established Surveying company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 32 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work.

Most surveys in Britain are carried out by large corporate surveying firms, appointed by the banks to carry out mortgage valuations, and quite often Homebuyer and Building Surveys as well.

The worry is that corporate staff surveyors tend to be under enormous pressure to carry out very high volumes of inspections every day, covering large geographical areas, sometimes extending to several counties. Worse, many are relatively inexperienced. Although competent with valuation inspections, there are concerns that some may not have the necessary expertise and experience to accurately assess complex buildings.

The danger is not only that serious defects may be missed or misdiagnosed, but that relatively minor defects may be erroneously flagged up as serious, leading to a lot of unnecessary expense, worry and hassle.

Home Defect Surveys are a small family run local firm, Independent and Regulated with the RICS - highly qualified and experienced – with intimate knowledge of local areas and surrounding areas in the North West.

Lower prices

Being totally independent means the charges will often be lower, and being exempt from VAT (where turnover is below the annual tax threshold) and without expensive corporate overheads.

Plus you’re welcome to phone afterwards to have a chat about your report. You can view more of our updated reviews on our web site and Google


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Home Surveys of the North West
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Checking for debris in cavity and wall ties.
Roof Inspection with digital recording.
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  • WOW Awards: Special Commendation 2021 - Winner


  • Surveyor & Valuation Accreditation


  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


  • RICS Rating, Certificate (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)


Exceptional Service and Survey

We had a Survey from Home Defect Surveys and are more than happy with the friendly service and Report we received. From the prompt reply to sort out and then received our survey a few days after it was undertaken. The report was very detailed and easy to read and understand. The Surveyor was very helpful and informative giving us further advise and we managed to renegotiate and get an extra £4000 off. Well worth the money, very completive price. Definately recommend to all my friends and family.
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First class value.

Very pleased with our survey carried out by Salvo.
It was very informative and great value for money.
His follow up call after the survey was very welcome too, and he was more than happy to discuss issues highlighted within the survey.
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Completely satisfied!

Fantastic service. Can not fault Salvo and his team! Excellent customer service. Really helpful and produced an excellent comprehensive survey which was easy to understand. Salvo also made time for us after the survey to speak to us, and provided us with some excellent advice!
Thank you very much!
06 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your review, it really does make a difference to our business when customers leave positive feedback like yours. Happy to be of service.
06 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your review, it really does make a difference to our business when customers leave positive feedback like yours. Happy to be of service.
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professional and informative.

Needed a quick prompt service for a home buyers report in mid December 19. Can honestly say great experience with this business very professional service through out. Kept me informed and updated throughout. 5/5.
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quality service, excellent price.

Good thorough survey, done quickly, very helpful surveyor who answered all my questions and concerns I had with the property. It was my first time buying a house and he gave me very good advice. Price was excellent, I would highly recommend this company to anybody wanting a survey done on a property.
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