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Tel01733 808408

As an established firm of independent Chartered Surveyors based in Peterborough, Gowers Surveyors has extensive experience working in the local area. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), we can provide you with peace of mind whether you’re moving to a new property in the countryside or buying a home in the town centre.

Both RICS and Savills recently predicted strong growth for property in East Anglia and the East of England, with house prices in Britain’s new towns such as Peterborough outstripping the national average. What’s more, with good transport links to London and a large number of young professionals looking for rental accommodation, Peterborough is an attractive destination for buy-to-let investors. Property prices in Peterborough have risen 477% between 1986 and 2017.

About Gowers Surveyors

Gowers Surveyors was established by Paul Gowers more than 25 years ago. Since then, the company has developed a fantastic reputation in the local area for providing high quality reports at excellent prices. We know that going through the process of buying a house can be daunting and what you need from your surveyor is straightforward advice and guidance. All our reports are impartial and highly professional, and formatted to make it as easy as possible for you to access the information you need.

Our Services

Our expert team of building surveyors offer a wide range of surveying and property services for both residential and commercial premises. Getting a home survey is an excellent way to avoid the stress and cost of having to make repairs to your property further down the line. However, 1 in 5 homebuyers rely solely on a Mortgage Valuation Report commissioned by their lender for the purchase. No wonder, then, that all too many homeowners are waking up to nasty surprises after they’ve moved in.

Depending on your needs and requirements, we can carry out RICS Level 2 Survey and RICS Level 1 Survey alongside a variety of other options. Some of the services we are most often called on to carry out include schedules of dilapidations, building defects analysis and RICS Level 3 Survey. We can also provide advice on Party Wall issues.

Contact Us

Simply complete the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch to discuss your survey options.

Which Survey to Choose?

Level 1 Survey

This is the basic level of service. Choose this report if you’re buying a conventional house, flat or bungalow built within the last 20 years which appears to be in a reasonable condition. This Survey will give you the following:

  • A basic description of each element and brief assessment of its condition;
  • A brief assessment of any health and safety risks;
  • Advice regarding whether further investigation is needed by specialists before you proceed in order to fully establish the condition of any element;
  • A clear flag rating system showing the urgency of any repairs needed and whether any risks require immediate attention; and
  • advice on any planning and Building Control matters.
  • it does not give repair advice
Level 2 Survey
Level 3 Survey
Level 4 The Historic Building Survey

Case Studies

Building Survey in Peterborough

When a stunning property like this becomes available, it’s no surprise that interest is high. But rushing into the purchase of a listed building without taking proper precautions can cause huge problems. Our property surveyors carried out a full building survey for our client, providing in-depth analysis of the current condition as well identifying defects and potential problems. This large rural property had a number of quirks and there was an added layer of complexity because of its Listed status. Our report offered extensive advice to help the client make a fully informed decision.

Stately home in the country

Peterborough RICS Level 2 Survey

To the naked eye, there were no major flaws to this family home in Peterborough. However, our client asked us to carry out a RICS Level 2 Survey, and during this report we found significant concern around the skylight windows in the roof. Our client was able to then negotiate for the seller to complete repairs before the sale went through.

Detached house with garden

Client Testimonials

Ben Green
Ben Green
24 May 2023
Having used Paul's services for a survey on our upcoming listed building purchase I can assure you that you will get the most thorough, professional and helpful service that you could wish for. The report tallied over 100 pages covering all aspects of the house, walls, frames, windows, roof space, drainage, outbuildings, render, roof tiles, water tanks, electrics, insulation, listed building consent, health and safety and much more. Not only that but Paul's report also told us how to best maintain the house going forwards, using what materials and how often things need doing. This was most definitely worth every penny and has allowed us to make an informed decision on the purchase going forwards. A+ rating from me!
James Marron
James Marron
19 May 2023
I could not recommend Paul Gowers highly enough. Excellent service and a very comprehensive, clear report. An extremely knowledgeable and helpful professional.
Brian Scull
Brian Scull
15 September 2021
I have just had a Survey completed by Gowers of Stamford. I have to say that the team there are superb. From the first contact with Catherine who was courteous, professional and helpful and who also arranged everything. To the surveyor Paul who was marvellous, the report was clear and well presented and easy to understand. Paul was extremely helpful and prepared to spend time discussing all the sections and any issues i had.He was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I don’t normally do revues but felt compelled on this occasion because they deserve enormous praise and i would thoroughly recommend them.
Cameron Bauldry
Cameron Bauldry
7 July 2021
I needed a building survey doing at short notice after red flags were raised once receiving searches and the sellers paperwork back. Unfortunately Gowers and everyone else I checked with were all booked up for months however Paul took time out of his busy day to speak to me, listen to my situation and provide me with some fantastic advice which I very much appreciate. He is very knowledgeable and the advice given has helped me in the next steps of my house purchase. Thank you again.
Neil Crees
Neil Crees
18 March 2021
The value of using Paul, a local well known professional, was huge. I received immediate personal feedback allowing me to take timely action to avoid what could have been an expensive mistake.
Sam Paul
Sam Paul
10 December 2019
We engaged Gowers to carry out a building survey for an old residential property with multiple issues. Paul Gowers was excellent in his response time to our questions and the level of professional reporting. The service we received was reassuring for us and we would certainly use Gowers again.
Mandy Ingram
Mandy Ingram
6 June 2018
We recently used Gowers Surveyors for a building project involving the Party Wall Act. It was applicable on both boundaries and Paul acted as Agreed Surveyor on one side and Building Owner Surveyor on the other. The build itself was fairly straight forward, but the Party Wall process was definitely not... Paul is the consummate professional. Knowledgeable, reliable, calm and level headed he always made himself available whether in person or at the end of a phone or email to ourselves and our contractors. The project lasted 8 months and he continued to deliver the highest level of professionalism and advice throughout. Cannot recommend him highly enough!

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