About us

Southern Surveyors are an independent company offering a variety of services to Conveyancers, Estate Agents and Independent sellers and buyers in Southern England. We are committed to providing professional service for better buying and simpler selling with the minimum of delay. We have the knowledge and building and property matters. We take our professionalism seriously; we maintain our integrity and uphold the principles of professionalism. experience on a wide range of buildings from modern to traditional. We understand the different types of construction, their advantages and inherent weaknesses. We can provide the level of service required to suit your needs. You may be surprised at the breadth of involvement and extent to which we can assist you in.

The Chartered Institute of Buildings

The CIOB was established in 1834 as the Builder Society by a small group of London's master builders "to uphold and promote reputable standards of building through friendly intercourse, the useful exchange of information and greater uniformity and respectability in business". In 1884 the society was incorporated under the Companies Act as The Institute of Builders, the principal objective being "to promote excellence in the construction of buildings and just and honourable practice in the conduct of business". Following substantial development, particularly in the years following the Second World War, the CIOB changed its name in 1965 to The Institute of Building and adopted in 1970 new objectives of a broader and more professional character and registered as an educational charity. The Institute of Building was granted a Royal Charter on 25 September 1980 thereby achieving its current name the 'Chartered Institute of Building'. With over 48,000 members, the Chartered Institute of Building is the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process. CIOB members are skilled managers and professionals with a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards. Chartered Member status, represented by the designations MCIOB and FCIOB, is recognised internationally as the mark of a true professional in the construction industry.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an independent, representative professional body which regulates property professionals and surveyors in the United Kingdom and other sovereign nations. RICS provides education and training standards, protects consumers with strict codes of practice and advises governments and business. The institution was founded in London as the "Institution of Surveyors" after a meeting of 49 surveyors at the Westminster Palace Hotel on 15 June 1868. It has occupied headquarters on the corner of Great George Street and Parliament Square since then. The institution received its Royal Charter in 1881 and in 1921 was granted Royal Patronage by George V. The Institution of Surveyors became the "Institution of Chartered Surveyors" in 1930. In 1946 the institution became a royal institution entitled to add "Royal" to its name and, thereby, achieved its present name. Today there are over 100,000 members practicing in 146 countries with membership of RICS being synonymous with the "Gold Standard" within the property industry.

The Association of Building Engineers

Formed in 1925, as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of building construction. Its members practise across the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and around the World, and work in both the private and public sectors. The ABE provides the prime qualification of Building Engineer, a title that exactly reflects the professional expertise of members. The Association of Building Engineers was founded with the principal objectives to: promote and advance the knowledge, study and practice of each and all of the arts and sciences concerned with building technology, planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of the built environment and the creation and maintenance of a high standard of professional qualification, conduct and practice. Encourage and facilitate co-operation between the construction professions