Surveyor in Cardiff

Your Local RICS Regulated Home & Building Surveyor in Cardiff

We're a family-run team of RICS accredited and regulated surveyors in Cardiff. Specialising in RICS level 2 Homebuyers Reports, RICS level 3 Building Surveys and RICS accredited Red book valuations, we bring decades of expertise to the table.

Proudly named the UK's Best Surveyors for 2024 by Compare My Move, our Cardiff surveyors are dedicated to offering you professional and efficient service. Having a history that spans more than 35 years, our experienced surveyors cover everything from medieval to modern construction.

Based right here in Cardiff, our surveyors have the local knowledge needed to provide you with top-quality reports. We aim to deliver comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-understand RICS regulated surveys and valuations.

Choosing us means gaining peace of mind and making informed decisions when buying your new home. Our reports empower you to understand your financial commitment better and in many cases, renegotiation becomes possible after receiving our survey report.

Camsure: Your Trusted Partner for Confident Home Buying in Cardiff

Camsure is the name you can trust for comprehensive and dependable home surveys in Cardiff.

Our team of RICS-qualified professionals, with their in-depth knowledge of local building standards and regulations, provides detailed reports tailored to each property.

Why Choose Camsure Cardiff?

Expertise Guaranteed: All our surveyors are RICS-qualified, ensuring the highest quality service and expert insights.

Local Know-How: We have a deep understanding of the Cardiff market, including local building regulations and trends, for informed reports specific to your property.

Detailed & Understandable: Our comprehensive reports are clear and concise, providing you with all the information you need to make confident decisions.

Personalised Service: We take the time to understand your individual needs and tailor our services accordingly, catering to your unique situation.

Clear Communication: We believe in clear explanations, so you can understand every aspect of your property report and feel confident about your investment.

One-Stop Shop: From pre-purchase surveys to valuations, we offer a wide range of services, making Camsure your trusted partner for a smooth home-buying journey.

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Peace of Mind, Confident Decisions

Investing in a home is a big decision and choosing the right surveyor can make all the difference. With Camsure, you can be confident that you're getting the best possible service and the most accurate information.

Our comprehensive reports will give you the peace of mind you need to make confident decisions about your investment in your Cardiff home.

  1. Homebuyer Survey Report
  2. Homebuyer Survey Report with Valuation
  3. Building Survey
  4. RICS 'Red Book' Valuation

Contact Camsure today to discuss your home survey needs and learn how we can help you make a confident decision about your home purchase in Cardiff. We're here to guide you every step of the way and ensure you have all the information you need to make informed choices.


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Surveyor in Cardiff

How Much Does A Home Survey Cost in Cardiff in 2024?

Buying a home in Cardiff is an exciting step, but understanding the costs involved is crucial. One important factor is the cost of a home survey, which can vary depending on several factors like property size, condition and the level of detail you need. Here's a general guide to what you can expect in Cardiff:

Price Range: Expect to pay between £420 and £1,550 for a home survey in Cardiff.

Key Factors Influencing Price:

Meet Your Cardiff Surveyors

Roisin. Our surveyor in Cardiff

Meet Roisin

Roisin, with 23 years of experience in residential and commercial surveying, is a seasoned surveyor and a registered valuer with RICS. Her expertise extends across both sectors, offering valuable insights and assessments.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Roisin values the importance of delivering a service that is marked by courtesy and diligence.

As a RICS Registered Valuer, she brings a wealth of experience to every project, contributing to the success and satisfaction of her clients.

Very Pleased

Went the extra mile to get survey done when there were problems getting access to the property. Good, thorough survey with realistic commenting by the surveyor. Super quick turnaround. Didn't bombard me with phone calls unlike some of the other companies I contacted. Very pleased.

Geraldine, Trustpilot
Ross. Our surveyor in Cardiff

Meet Ross

Ross is a South African who now calls the United Kingdom home. With a family rooted in the UK, he has always felt a strong connection to his ancestry. His journey to the UK began when he met his British wife during her working holiday in South Africa—a love story that led him to relocate and embrace life in the UK.

Professionally, Ross's fascination with buildings led him to a career as a Quantity Surveyor in South Africa. However, seeking a more active role, he pursued further studies to become a Residential Surveyor—a move that proved both challenging and satisfying. After returning to the UK, Ross earned his RICS qualification and joined Camsure Homes.

Hardworking and passionate about his craft, Ross believes in delivering quality work for his clients, ensuring satisfaction and confidence in their property purchases. His commitment to effective communication fosters an informed and smooth process for everyone involved.

At Camsure, Ross is part of a friendly and knowledgeable team of residential surveyors, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Together, they contribute to the company's reputation for reliability and excellence in the field.

"I am a hard working individual with a passion for bricks and mortar. I believe in doing a good job for my clients so that they can be satisfied and confident in the property that they are purchasing. I also believe in good communication which helps to keep everyone well informed so they can go forward knowing what they are getting into."

Ross - Camsure Home Surveys, Cardiff 2024

Superb 10/10

Really thorough and helpful survey! We worked with Ross here locally, who quickly scheduled in and sent us results for a survey on a house we're purchasing. The survey was very detailed, contained lots of instructions and suggestions on what to do next (even included relevant photos - super helpful!), and helped us strategise our approach to the next steps of the house buying process. Ross even kindly left recommendations for things to look out for that weren't issues, but could become so in the future - we've got that list ready to make sure we're keeping a strict eye on things, and taking good care of the house! All in all, we'd definitely recommend Camsure - thorough report, fair price, and quick turnaround.

Natalia (Trustpilot)

Finding the Right Survey for You

Your Cardiff home is unique and so should be your survey. At Camsure, we abandon the one-size-fits-all approach and create tailored surveys for historic townhouses, modern flats and everything in between.

More Than Just Surveyors, We're Your Property Partner:

Choosing the right surveyor is an important decision. We understand that trust is paramount and here's why you can confidently rely on Camsure:

  • Cardiff Experts: Our RICS-qualified surveyor has years of local experience, making them an encyclopedia of Cardiff properties.
  • Crystal-Clear Reports: No confusing jargon, just clear explanations you can understand to make informed decisions.
  • Budget-Friendly & Flexible: We offer competitive rates and flexible solutions to fit your budget and individual needs.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: We treat you with respect and understanding, always going above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction.

Good communication skills

Good communication skills, very professional. Very effective and a thorough report.

Choosing the Right Survey


Homebuyer Survey Report

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report

A RICS Homebuyer Survey Report is carried out by a certified surveyor who performs a thorough visual examination of the property. This examination reveals the property's condition and highlights any potential issues before you make a purchase.


Homebuyer Survey Report with Valuation

RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Survey Report with Valuation

For individuals seeking assurance that they are paying a fair market price for a property and need to determine the reconstruction cost for insurance, our surveyor in Cardiff can help.


Building Survey

RICS Level 3 Building Survey

A comprehensive building survey suitable for older properties, those in poor condition or properties where major renovation work is anticipated.


RICs 'Red Book' Valuation

Written market valuation of your property including Help To Buy, Shared Ownership and for inheritance tax purposes.*

*Valuations and rebuild costs can be added to a Building Survey at request, for an additional fee.

Our 4 Main Services

About an RICS Homebuyer Survey Report

Our accredited RICS Cardiff surveyor can provide a thorough Homebuyer Report specifically designed for properties in good condition built after 1930.

Using a simple "traffic light" system, the report effectively highlights the property's condition and structural integrity.

In addition to assessing the physical state of the property, the report provides valuable insights into legal matters, identifies urgent issues requiring immediate attention, suggests potential remedies for defects affecting the property's value and offers guidance on future maintenance.

For a small additional fee, we also offer a market valuation of your property.

This comprehensive report also addresses environmental considerations, such as flooding risks, proximity to mining or landfill sites, soil types and the presence of radon gas.

It also evaluates the potential impact of infrastructure projects like the HS2 rail line on your property's value.

If you want to know more about what a homebuyer survey report features, then see our useful article What Is a Homebuyer Survey Report?

RICS Building Survey

Our in-depth Building Survey, previously known as a Full Structural Survey, is designed especially for properties built before 1930.

Going further than the Homebuyer Report, this thorough assessment offers a more extensive evaluation of the property's condition, along with valuable additional advice.

For a modest extra fee, you can opt for a property value assessment, providing personalised recommendations for addressing any issues, repairs and maintenance requirements.

This comprehensive report provides you with vital information to make informed decisions about the property's condition and future maintenance needs.

Independent Valuation Report

Our impartial assessment aims to determine the market value of your property and might reveal potential areas needing additional investigation.

For Help to Buy applications, our specially qualified RICS registered valuer in Cardiff will assess the value of your home, a crucial factor in calculating your financial commitment.

This assessment remains valid for three months.

Useful RICS Downloads

Case Study: Uncovering Structural Concerns in a Cardiff Property

Introduction: In a recent property survey conducted in Cardiff, our surveyor discovered a concerning issue in the loft.

Discovery: The Incomplete Party Wall: Evident in striking photos captured by our surveyor, the loft space revealed a party wall that starkly exposes not just potential issues but blatant non-compliance with established standards.

Importance of Professional Surveying: This discovery underscores the critical importance of instructing an RICS Regulated surveyor for comprehensive property assessments. Engaging a qualified professional becomes paramount in ensuring a thorough understanding of a property's condition before making any purchasing or moving decisions.

Conclusion: The Cardiff property case serves as a tangible example of the risks associated with inadequate surveys. It reinforces the necessity of professional expertise to safeguard against structural issues and regulatory non-compliance, ensuring a secure and informed property investment.


Uncovering Structural Concerns in a Cardiff Property
Party Wall issue  - Cardiff

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on how big and complicated the house is.

Usually, an RICS inspection takes 2 hours to a day but bigger houses might take days.

Ask your surveyor when they'll do the inspection and when you'll get their report.

  • Buying a house: Once your offer's accepted. It shows you're serious and speeds things up.
  • Selling your house: It finds any problems that could delay or stop the sale.
  • Worried about repairs?: A Level 2 survey can help you understand your options and fix things before they get worse.

  • England, Wales, NI: You pay if you're buying the house. Sellers can also get one.
  • Scotland: The seller has to get a Home Report for buyers to see.

Depends on what the survey finds.

No problems? Everything keeps going as usual.

Big problems? You might try to renegotiate the price, get the seller to fix things or even pull out of the deal. You might also need other experts to check things, which takes time.

No, it's not required by law in England, Wales or NI, but it's strongly recommended for buyers' peace of mind.

In Scotland, it's required before you can even put the house on the market.

About Cardiff

Cardiff is a vibrant, compact city teeming with energy. As the youngest capital city in Europe, it stands out as a cultural hub with plenty to offer, particularly for young professionals or families seeking a lively urban environment.

Despite a recent slowdown, Cardiff's economy is projected to grow faster than the UK average in the coming years. This economic strength could fuel future demand for housing, potentially leading to price increases.

Key Trends in the Cardiff Property Market

The Cardiff housing market witnessed a 4% decline in average sold prices compared to the previous year. However, these prices are still 2% higher than the previous high of £281,017 reached in 2021, suggesting some resilience in the market.

Here's a breakdown of the prices for different property types:

Property Type Average Price (£) Percentage of Sales
Terraced Properties £272,926 Most Sales
Flats £170,795
Semi-detached Properties £324,112  

Source: RightMove February 2023

What's it like to live in Cardiff?

Over the last twenty years, Cardiff has transformed into a lively and affordable city. It has recently been ranked as the third-best (and most sociable) place to live in the UK.

Cardiff Bay is home to the Wales Millennium Centre, the country's performing arts centre. It stages musicals, operas, ballets, circuses and contemporary dance along with the largest free programme of performances in the UK.

Music lovers flock to enjoy venues such as Cardiff's Principality Stadium, the Wales Millennium Centre, The CIA and St David's Hall.

Feeling peckish? The largest waterfront development in Europe, Cardiff Bay is home to more than 25 restaurants, cafés and bars. There is even more choice in the city centre, with a boulevard dedicated to outdoor cafes and restaurants in St. David's shopping centre. Wherever you are in Cardiff, you will find a place to eat.

Cardiff has a relatively small population of only 447,000 people, so it seems less crowded and more relaxed than many cities. There are plenty of parks and green spaces too.

For those who love the great outdoors, it is only 30 minutes away from the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

Best Places to live in Cardiff:
If you're thinking of investing or enjoying life in Cardiff's growing prosperity, you might be wondering about the best places to live. Here are some sought-after neighbourhoods:

  1. Lisvane:

    • Located in the northern part of Cardiff, Lisvane is perfect for families or those who prefer a relaxed pace of life.

    • It has picturesque sights, spacious properties and is known for its quiet atmosphere away from city chaos.

    • Lisvane offers well-performing schools like Lisvane Primary School and Llanishen High School.

    • Families and professionals enjoy the nearby green spaces for various activities.

  2. Pen Y Lan:

    • Balancing city access with a peaceful environment, Pen Y Lan is a desirable spot for young professionals.

    • The area features Victorian and Edwardian architecture alongside modern living apartments.

    • Roath Park's lake nearby provides beautiful views and opportunities for exercise and mindfulness.

  3. Roath:

    • Known for its artistic atmosphere, Roath is popular among young professionals and students.

    • The area offers independent sellers, artisanal cafe and a diverse range of cultural experiences.

    • City Road in Roath is a haven for foodies with its global array of cuisines.

  4. Whitchurch:

    • Whitchurch, to the northwest of Cardiff central, is characterised by historic buildings and village atmosphere.

    • The area has a variety of properties from cosy cottages to impressive period houses.

    • Modern amenities, shops, bars and proximity to parks make Whitchurch appealing for different lifestyles.

  5. Cardiff Bay:

    • Properties in Cardiff Bay offer waterfront views, modern amenities and access to Cardiff central.

    • The area is known for high-end living, excellent design and proximity to bars and restaurants.

    • Cardiff Bay is ideal for young professionals seeking a luxurious city experience.

These neighbourhoods cater to diverse preferences, offering a range of living experiences in Cardiff.

New Housing Developments In and Around Cardiff:

Central Quay: A large-scale regeneration project expected to deliver over 1,000 new homes, commercial space and leisure facilities. Construction is ongoing.

North West Cardiff: A large residential development set in 900 acres of countryside will be delivering up to 7,000 new homes over a 15 year build programme.

Melin Newydd, near Cardiff: 460 new builds.


Very helpful and quick to respond to my questions. I needed a survey done on a non standard build which another surveyor told me could not be done. From booking to receiving the report was a little over a week.

Richard, Trustpilot

Contact Camsure Home Surveys Cardiff.

When you’re buying, renovating or selling a property, it’s always an anxious time. We can help reduce that worry.

As RICS surveyors in Cardiff, we’ve got that South Wales knowledge to support you in whatever property project you may have.

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