The Importance of Getting a Home Survey

Your home will be the biggest purchase you will ever make, so you need to know as much about the property you are buying as you can - both the condition it is in, and its value.

Arnolds Keys offers a complete residential surveying and valuation service, drawing on years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local market to provide an accurate, honest assessment.

We can advise on the type of survey which is right for you and the home you are buying, and then carry it out in a thorough manner, without delay. 

Because we are locally-based and independent, we offer a truly personal approach.  We can tailor the survey to your individual requirements, and it doesn’t end with the report: you can ring and talk to the surveyor who inspected the property to discuss any questions you may have.  It’s all part of the service.

RICS Homebuyers Survey RICS logo

A concise report set out in standard format which uses the colour coded condition rating system.  This survey is generally more suitable for smaller or more modern properties, and specifically provides advice on what action should be taken prior to the purchaser entering a commitment to proceed, as well as advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance requirements.  The Homebuyers Survey also provides a valuation reflecting the condition of the property, and an insurance reinstatement cost.

Building Survey

The most detailed survey we offer, that can be tailored for individual requirements, is a comprehensive report following extensive examination of the building; it will provide details on the materials and methods of construction, advice on defects/areas of concern and the appropriate repair options. Arnolds Keys’ building surveys are illustrated and are particularly recommended for older homes, properties of unusual construction, or those that have been altered and extended. Arnolds Keys also offer a valuation service.


We also provide valuations for mortgages and secured lending, probate, matrimonial, tax and accountancy, and insurance purposes. Retrospective valuations can also be undertaken.

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Very comprehensive report. Prompt, excellent service. Thank you.

Mr H, Loughborough