Building Surveys

Philip Carruthers Ltd is an independent, locally based practice with extensive experience providing detailed reports and surveys to clients throughout Exeter and the South West. Offering a wide variety of services, we provide prospective purchasers with all the necessary information in order to make an informed decision about the property

We adopt a practical, professional approach to give you unbiased advice through an in-depth report on the property, set out in an accessible and readable format to ensure that you have all the information you need prior to your commitment to purchase. As members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), all surveys and reports are carried out to the highest possible standard to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

With extensive knowledge of the local area, we have experience providing detailed reports on all types of residential property and we have specific expertise on both Listed and historic properties. We can also offer professional conservation advice on properties where required.

surveysOur thorough Building Surveys are based upon a detailed inspection and provide you with a comprehensive report to give you the best and most accurate advice as to the condition of the property as well as advice regarding any immediate and urgent repairs required.

The Building Survey will summarise those areas requiring immediate attention before you proceed with the purchase, as well as any urgent safety, environmental and legal aspects. A Building Survey will also report on less significant matters, providing expert advice on maintenance and upkeep which will prevent more serious problems occurring in the future.

Our Building Surveys are designed to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision about your prospective property purchase. As we are an independent company we are not associated with any estate agents or financial institutions, meaning we provide impartial and unbiased reports and advice. We take pride in providing a first rate service at a competitive price.

To find out more about our Building Surveys, please fill in the form below, call us on 01647 252502 or send us an email at

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