Property surveys

Our property surveyors are RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) qualified so you can be assured of high standards of practice backed up with professional reports that provide clear, accurate and invaluable information.

Whether you’re acquiring a property for investment or occupation purposes, a survey is essential to ensure you have considered all the risks and cost implications involved before committing to a purchase or tenancy agreement.

Our range of property surveys provides prospective purchasers and tenants with essential insight allowing you to make an informed decision with confidence.

Different types of building survey

There is a variety of building surveys available for commercial properties that our RICS qualified surveyors can undertake on behalf of both landlords and tenants. These include:

Speak to our experts

Based in Brighton and covering Sussex, Surrey and the South of England, our team of RICS qualified surveyors can help you with all your survey requirements. Get in touch today to find out more.

Why choose us?

  • RICS qualified surveyors
  • More than 50 years of combined experience
  • Professional property survey reports supplied by experts
  • Thorough assessments and detailed reports
  • Honest and reliable advice for tenants and landlords
  • Maximise your income and protect your investment

Why do I need a property survey?

A detailed property survey carried out by one of our RICS qualified surveyors will protect you from suffering costly financial losses and safeguard your business for the future. We strongly recommend that a property survey is carried out before you make a commitment to invest or lease a commercial property.

Our Fees

We work closely with our clients to fulfil and meet their exact requirements. As such, we will be happy to discuss how we can help you and devise an appropriate plan. For further information about how we work and our fees, please get in touch.

Other FAQs

What type of property survey do I need for my commercial property?

Depending on whether you’re a landlord or tenant and what purpose the survey will service, there is a variety of commercial property surveys that can be undertaken. We recommend discussing your requirements with one of our RICS qualified surveyors to ascertain the ideal survey you should obtain for your commercial property.

Do I need to carry out a commercial property survey if I am a tenant?

We strongly recommend obtaining a survey before any potential tenant signs a lease agreement. Likewise, on expiry of a lease, our RICS qualified surveyors can also help tenants with undertaking a schedule of dilapidations survey. If you are uncertain about which survey you require or would like professional advice, please get in touch.

What is a commercial property surveyor?

A commercial property surveyor carries out assessments on commercial land or properties to ascertain facts and information for valuation, sale or lease negotiations. At Carr & Priddle, all our commercial surveyors are RICS qualified. This means they are professionally competent at undertaking a commercial property survey and work to RICS guidelines, providing you with peace of mind that our survey reports are undertaken to the highest possible standards.

What is included in a commercial property survey?

This depends on the type of property survey carried out. Generally speaking, surveys are carried out to obtain detailed information about a building, including its condition, state of repair, maintenance requirements and any long term obligations or liabilities it might require. A professional surveyor will be able to uncover important facts about a building that are not visible or necessarily apparent during a viewing.

What qualifications do commercial property surveyors need?

In order to work as a commercial property surveyor, you should have obtained a degree or postgraduate conversion course in building surveying that is accredited by RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). All our surveyors at Carr & Priddle are RICS qualified and have the necessary experience to provide detailed reports for all types of commercial property surveys.


Don’t just take our word for it. Find out what our clients have been saying about our commercial property services.

“The team at Carr & Priddle do exactly what they say on the tin, find you a tenant, keep you informed and all for a fair price!”

Barry Carden, Managing Partner, Cardens Accountants.

“The team at Carr & Priddle have acted for us in a variety of capacities over the years including Agency, Valuation & Rent Reviews & have always provided a first class service.”

Pietro Addis

“Carr & Priddle, probably the most knowledgeable and the most successful property firm in the South Coast. They have been invaluable to us and without their support and expertise we would not have been able to grow”

ME Consortium

“Over a number of years trading in the commercial property market we have dealt with Carr & Priddle on both acquisition and sale of investment and vacant commercial premises. The staff have always provided a professional and dedicated service which is underpinned by their extensive knowledge of the Brighton & Hove property market”

Kevin Redmond, Danworth Holdings

“Finding the perfect spot to grow our business from was a tough challenge, until we were lucky enough to meet the team from Carr & Priddle. We had been looking for over a year without success for the perfect building to house our growing agency. Within 5 weeks of engaging them we had found and secured our dream property, a Freehold commercial building in the centre of Brighton with space on the ground floor for a public art gallery. Without Carr & Priddle's expert help via their property finding service we would surely have been looking for a lot longer. They helped us throughout the whole process, including negotiation and we could not be happier with the service and care they showed us”

Mike Hollingbery, BOZBOZ

“I have worked with Carr & Priddle since our company began, their bespoke service always shines, and they have exceeded expectations on every one of our projects. They are the first I recommend as all round commercial property professionals.”

Mark Woolley, Founder & CEO - Electric Salons

“Simon acts for us in finding and acquiring restaurant premises and providing consultancy advice in a personal but at the same time very professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic manner”

Ramin Mostowfi, Director, Warmhaven Limited