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Orion House, 14 Barn Hill
Tel01780 408020

Gowers Surveyors are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors operating in the pretty Lincolnshire town of Stamford and beyond. If you are thinking of buying a family home or considering a buy-to-let property investment, our highly experienced team is on hand to provide detailed, impartial and well priced surveys, valuations and specialist reports.

Our Services

Many purchasers mistakenly believe that their mortgage lender’s standard valuation is enough, even though the report won’t say anything about the building’s state of repair.

The consumer agency Which? recommends that prospective buyers carry out a detailed Survey before making a commitment – it could potentially save you thousands in having to remedy ‘nasty surprises’ once the building is in your ownership.

Gowers Surveyors offers a comprehensive range of surveys including the most popular RICS Level 1 Survey, RICS Level 2 Survey and RICS Level 3 Survey but also carry out more comprehensive Historic Building Surveys. Here’s a useful table to help you compare the available RICS surveys, with guidance on which survey to choose.

Our expert team of property surveyors also provide a huge variety of other services including Defects Diagnosis Reports, Commercial Building Surveys and Schedules of Condition as well as Party Wall Agreements.

Contact Us

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

Which Survey Should I 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

A client was concerned about a number of aspects of this attractive period property in Stamford. Our surveyors carried out a Historic Building Survey to provide a thorough analysis of the condition of the building. We identified a number of problem areas and prepared a 100+ page report outlining areas needing repair, health and safety concerns, risks and implications as well as advice on legal matters. The report also gave detailed advice on what can and can’t be done with listed buildings as well as how to maintain and look after a property of this age and type.

House in stamford

RICS Level 2 Survey

Our building surveyors carried out a RICS Level 2 Survey (formerly refered to as a HomeBuyer Report) on this home in the centre of Stamford. Having uncovered issues with the roof, we were able to provide our client with the information to successfully renegotiate the purchase price, as well as providing peace of mind that the property was generally in good condition.

Semi-detached town house

About Gowers Surveyors

Gowers Surveyors was established by Paul Gowers who has more than 25 years’ experience in surveying properties. As a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), we have grown significantly in recent years and have become one of the most trusted and renowned surveyors in Stamford.

We understand that buying any property can be a daunting process, which is why we make it our business to offer expert, impartial advice wherever needed.

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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