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Why Survey Spain?

We are conscientious and Internationally regulated by RICS. We have been through the process ourselves and have more than 14 years’ experience of helping other buyers and owners solve their property problems. We know what to look for, what questions to ask and what replies to believe.

Without a Survey

You may be acquiring somebody else’s problems, which would have been reported to you in a pre-purchase building condition survey. Knowing the true state of the property means you can plan and pay wisely.


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Ethically and professionally governed by RICS in London & Brussels. Qualified and experienced. English and Spanish speaking. Independent, conscientious chartered surveyors working with integrity. 100% for you.


Proof of the Benefits of Using Survey Spain


I first met Campbell Ferguson of Survey Spain at a Costa del Sol networking organisation of which we were both members, about five years ago.

As lawyers with a large number of UK based clients, we often need valuations for matters such as divorces or inheritances which are to be used in the UK jurisdiction and for that reason we need the reports to be in English and in a format and terminology which is easily understood by UK institutions, this is what distinguishes Survey Spain from other surveyors firms in Spain.

We always receive a prompt response to communications (not always the case in Spain) and the reports are of a high standard.

As a result of our satisfaction with Survey Spain, we have recently recommended them to a very important client of ours who will be purchasing a large number of properties in Spain.


Thank you very much for the Valuation report on the hilltop land at Frigiliana. May I say that I found the Report extremely well presented and user-friendly. We shall have to see now whether the client wants to try and sell the land or just hold on to it.

Julian Watson, Solicitor, Preiskel & Co LLP

I would like to reiterate the other positive reviews. I found this company to be efficient, reliable and trustworthy. Louise and Campbell replied quickly to my emails and produced an excellent, comprehensive survey report of the property. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone thinking of buying in Spain.


Have taken your comments on board regarding the legality of this property combined with the comments from my solicitor, so have therefore decided to withdraw my offer, and so the search continues. Again, thank you for your excellent and comprehensive report.

Mark Bourdillon

The most thorough, and informative survey I've ever had done. Very beneficial. Issues highlighted resulted in 30k price reduction.


Survey Spain went above and beyond my expectations with regards to quality of work and promptness to carry out the inspection. The report I received was extensive, detailing pros and cons with the purchase, as well as suggest any possible solutions to solve any concerns about the property. They corresponded professionally, there were never any issues, and the administration was done swiftly in the background. An ideal company to hire services from, and therefore I highly recommend them.

T. M. Caruana (FCCA, MBA) Amazon Bestselling Author

Excellent Service

Survey Spain helped us through the process of buying our first property in Spain. No problem was too much trouble, and they gave us excellent advice and a first rate service throughout. They are a must use if you are British and buying in Spain.

Steve Moore

Efficient and in-depth property survey

We wanted a survey on an apartment purchase in San Roque. Our agent suggested we use Survey Spain.
They responded very quickly to our enquiry, give clear options and their communication was first class.
From initial enquiry to survey being carried out was 4 days. Our 44 page report was issued 3 working days after the surveyor visited. The report was very detailed and we are using the information contained in it to get work carried out before purchase, which will save us a few thousand Euros.
I highly recommend this company.


After years of frustration trying to deal with the developer to resolve dampness in our property we were recommended to Survey Spain.

We requested them to carry a thorough investigation of our property to identify the causes.
Within a week we received a comprehensive report together with photographs.

It was of great assistance to us as when we presented it to the developer things began to happen. The report was conducted in January 2011 and we are presently dealing with the developer to carry out all repairs which they have agreed to do.

We feel this was a direct result of the report. We would have no hesitation in recommending Survey Spain.

Richard J Foy La Quinta

Hi Louise,

Presently in Thailand so apologies for the delay in my response - thanks for your feedback, much appreciated. By the way, the report was very detailed and informative, it will help me greatly in making our decision.

Kind regards


Knowledgeable and professional. Trustworthy and reliable. A pleasure to do business with - highly recommended.

Gemma Garford

The report looks really comprehensive thanks, certainly very glad we commissioned you. Will digest and come back with questions I'm sure. Totally invaluable service. My survey identified a lot of valid points that would have been missed causing me pain in the future, but luckily before completion I was able to get them addressed. With buying in a foreign country it has been very reassuring to have dealt with a British team looking after your interests.

Mark Glasgow

Fab service. Quick, efficient, very thorough and a reasonable price. Would recommend to everyone considering a building survey in Spain.

Andrew C.

Many thanks for such a comprehensive survey. I am sure it will take a couple of days to totally digest and we will make sure our solicitor addresses all the points. We are very pleased with the service you have provided, your responsiveness and would be happy to recommend you.

Mrs C

Certainly the longest, and probably the best, survey I've read on any property we were proposing to buy, and full of helpful pointers to maintenance issues for the future, which is what we wanted.

Dr M Read

Dear Campbell,

Thank you for your email. I have since received an email from Lawbird and I also thank you for sending a copy to them.

Looks like we can go!

Thank you for providing us with a professional and efficient service we will have no hesitation in recommending you to any friends who have need of the same.

We will also keep in mind the new service that you are able to offer should we need it.


Your report was very clear. I greatly appreciate your confidentiality and I thought the standard of work in your report was superb. I still plan to buy property in Spain and will certainly use your company.

Thank you so much for your professional attention to this.

E.M. Mijas

Survey Spain helped us recognize a potential problem with the water system.

We were very pleased with the quality of the survey and photos. We feel we received a good value.

Mr. J. Doherty - Sayalonga

We were adamant we wanted a British qualified surveyor and after a search on the Internet we found Survey Spain. Once we engaged with you everything was super quick, professional and Louise and Campbell you have been at the end of the phone or via email whenever I have needed to speak to you. I really can't recommend you guys enough. I have been thoroughly delighted with the way you've handled my request to get the survey done so quickly from start to finish.

Yvonne McKenzie

My wife and I recently instructed Survey Spain to carry out a snagging inspection on a property that we're purchasing in Spain. From our initial contact we found them to be extremely friendly, knowledgeable and efficient at getting back to us.

Once we arranged for them to go and visit the property, we were pleased to receive a full and very detailed report extremely quickly offering advice and pointing out any defects. This was incredibly helpful as we aren't able to travel out to view the property ourselves and they picked up on things that we wouldn't have seen or known about had we done it ourselves.

They really helped to take the stress out of buying a property overseas and we were so happy with the service that we received, we can't recommend them enough!

M. Hammond

Dear Campbell,

Thank you so much for your prompt response. I will contact my solicitor this month.

Your report allowed me to negotiate with the original builder for the new retention wall, pool alteration & concrete stamp.

The lesson I have learned is to retain 5% of a project and release the money after a full report by a professional surveyor.

When you pay for a geographic report then employ a Spanish architect & Spanish technical architect with a highly respected Spanish builder what can go wrong?

The pool & retention wall were built at the same time as the house build with the aparejador attending several times.

All the more to use your services.

Mr. G

Thank you Survey Spain

As first time buyers in Spain, we were looking for a professional service we could rely upon to assist with our purchase. Survey Spain delivered a very detailed report for us as well as valuable advise. Also very good at replying to phone calls as well as emails which is vital when buying. Thank you Survey Spain.


I instructed Survey Spain to carry out a structural survey of a property I was intending to purchase in Spain. Not only did I have the comprehensive report within one week but the level of detail was excellent. I would highly recommend Survey Spain.

Kerrie Cox Partner in a Law Firm

We needed to find surveyors in Spain to prepare an urgent report for use in English legal proceedings. We were extremely grateful for the pro-active approach taken by Survey Spain in dealing with our request. Although we settled before the report was required, Survey Spain's team grasped the relevant issues quickly, and their speedy responses and ability to carry out the work quickly gave us a great deal of confidence and reassurance.

Richard Clayman Senior Associate, Kingsley Napley LLP

We contacted Survey Spain and found the whole service phenomenal. Fast, thorough including both a high-quality detailed report delivered in writing and with a verbal explanation from the surveyor. Top notch service

Pete H

I am very satisfied with the excellent service that I received from the Survey Spain team; starting with Louise, who responded to my initial query and questions in a prompt and friendly manner, through to the architect who completed my building survey and then to Campbell who took the time and patience to respond to my post-survey questions.

The survey was thorough, well presented and also offered helpful tips on post-purchase ideas such as reducing energy consumption, dealing with the local Ayuntamiento and legal considerations.

Survey Spain provide a professional, prompt and friendly service and I will not hesitate to recommend them and use their extensive building survey/legal services in the future.

Sarah G

We recently used survey Spain to get some advice about our Spanish Finca. The communication from the company and the architects that came to our property was excellent.

I was able to ask for very specific advice which was passed onto the architects I and was very impressed with the knowledge and experience of everyone at the company.

I received very clear and well considered advice and it was nice to be able to talk over my concerns with people who clearly knew their stuff.

I learned a lot from the conversation with Sonia and Gonzalo and they were able to provide me with lots of useful contacts to help with my plan for the property.

A great experience all round and I would happily recommend them to others.


Impeccable service and excellent communication

We needed a survey on two properties in the Ronda / Arriate area. Our agent referred us to Survey Spain and we requested them to carry out a full building survey. The service and communication have been excellent from first contact to the delivery of the survey report.

Their service was speedy and efficient and resulted in a well-structured, detailed, and clear report with useful advice. This report has been very helpful for us to consider all the pros and cons of buying one of the properties.

Communication with them was easy and clear. They are very accessible and friendly. We also had a useful and pleasant WhatsApp video conversation in which they talked us through the many photos, key issues, and certain details of the inspections prior to issuing the full report.

It took about 12 – 14 days from our instruction to receipt of the two full building surveys. The surveys were carried out within 4 days, and we had a WhatsApp video conversation the day after the day the two surveys were carried out.

To conclude: impeccable service and excellent communication. We highly recommend this company.

Willy and Petra (Belgium)

I was interested in buying a property 33 years old which had been for sale for some time. I could see that quite a lot of work needed to be carried out and was also aware of a large tree growing very close to the property. I arranged for Survey Spain to inspect the property to help decide whether to go ahead with the purchase, and to know how much would need to be spent. I was not disappointed, all my questions have been answered in great detail, including listing essential work together with an estimate of costs, and much more information which I would not otherwise have known.
Thank you Survey Spain for an excellent report, well worth the money!

Karen Clark from Marbella

Very happy thank you! The report, your service and the following "estimates" from Campbell. I won't hesitate to recommend you.

Emma R

I cannot speak highly enough of this company. The surveyor was quick to attend the property and quick in returning the report to us. The report itself was incredibly detailed and insightful. We learnt so much about what to look for when purchasing a property in Spain. Louise and Campbell were very generous with their time in talking with us about the report and shed great light on the process of purchasing in Spain. We will certainly be using them in the future until we find the right property for us. Many thanks!


Exceptional Service from Survey Spain

From the first contact, I found Survey Spain very responsive and organised with a clear process and follow up. The final report is also very comprehensive with clear observations and recommendations. Good job!

Ian, professional from London

Helpful, efficient and very professional service.

Buying a house in Spain from the UK is stressful. Louise was extremely helpful in arranging a survey at very short notice and from the moment I spoke to Louise I knew I had found the right company. The team were very efficient, professional and clear in all of their communications. I was provided with an initial opinion within 24 hours and the full report was very comprehensive. Dealing with the Survey Spain team has been the only part of buying a house in Spain that hasn't been stressful. Highly Recommended and I will definitely use Survey Spain for any future work.


We were very pleased with the survey and needless to say when we find another house, we will require a new survey!


Reliable company

Our experience working with Survey Spain was excellent. The report generated of the property we were interested in was done within the promised time and the information in it was thorough and invaluable. This is a highly professional company working solely for the interest of its clients. If Spain is your favourite destination for acquiring a property, hiring Survey Spain will give you the needed peace of mind.

Banko Panov

Very efficient and reliable company who provided the best service from the start to end with keeping us informed along the way.


We both thank you for the promptly rendered and very helpful survey report we received from Survey Spain on Friday. Our experience of working with you and your team has been excellent.

Mr & Mrs H

Thank you Campbell. V pleased with service and outcome client is too, hope to be in touch again.


I have been working closely with Campbell and Survey Spain for over a year now from a different country. I find Survey Spain to be extremely pleasant and efficient to deal with and very personable in nature. Most importantly, I find their reports to be extremely detailed which makes my task very easy. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.


We employed Survey Spain in May 2018 to carry out a Survey on a house in Monte Pego. Thank God that we did - the thoroughness of the survey saved us from buying a property with major issues! Excellent service!


5 star service

A very detailed survey which helped me negotiate a reduction in sale price of the property I purchased. Also thank for working the weekend to meet our deadline. Highly recommended.

Mark Byrne

Thank you again Louise, this will be invaluable. I will get to work on reviewing these right away. We live in the UK, but have flights booked in early October to view the property we want surveyed, so I'll have to be a bit less Spanish in my approach until then to get the required pieces in place in time.

May I (early days though it is) express my appreciation of your prompt responses, comprehensive and honest information provided, and professional approach. We are very happy with your company's service so far.

Best wishes!

A. Taylor

Thank you so much for this report. As I've come to expect from you, it is extremely thorough and informative. I'm very relieved to say that we completed on the purchase yesterday. I have received the documents you mentioned from our solicitor and have also raised the issue of the patch of soggy lawn. I'll keep an eye on that. Thanks again for all your help.

Eleanor R

We recommend Survey Spain. It was a very friendly and professional service with clear pricing. We were looked after from first contact and kept updated. The reports were comprehensive. They clearly have a first-rate knowledge of the geographical area they work in.

Survey Spain Client

Survey Spain were recommended to us by a friend who had recently used them. When we contacted Survey Spain, we had a tight deadline and a long list of specific questions for the surveyor. They met the deadline and provided a full and comprehensive survey report; it was really detailed and covered all our questions and had possible solutions to the issues raised. As an English speaker I was very happy to be dealing with a company in my mother tongue and also glad for the level of customer service and turnaround which isn't always possible locally. I would happily recommend this company.

Mrs L

Dear Campbell,

Many thanks for sending the full report and attachments.

I was able to use the preliminary report with valuation summary which you sent earlier for my UK probate calculations.

This full report is a good and thorough document and will be of great help to my stepchildren and myself in dealing with probate, property transfers and sale with our lawyers in Spain over the coming months.

I have been very pleased with the valuation work and have much appreciated the prompt office support from Louise from the outset of my contact with Survey Spain.

Many thanks to you both.


Great communication, detailed report and professional team conducting the survey services


I was delighted with the professional and thorough survey carried out and with the comprehensive and readable report that I received. In my case, the surveyor identified a significant anomaly regarding the boundaries of the property and I was therefore in a position to highlight this issue with the vendor who had the responsibility of sorting it out.

I can say with some certainty, that without this information in the survey, my lawyer would not have identified the problem and I would have been left to deal with it and any costs involved.


First rate International property surveyor, Malaga province

Highly profession, efficient and friendly surveying firm who I would have no hesitation in using again or recommending.

A O'Callaghan

These are the people you need. I was thoroughly impressed with their service, from first response, to information needed, to first report and final report. They have a thoroughly thought-through service. The final report covered everything! My goodness, these people have an eye for detail. Our estate agent was present at the survey and made the comment that she was most impressed and had taken their details to pass on to other clients. And the prices are more than fair. A superb service.

Survey Spain Client

Thanks for the survey report, it is very thorough and helpful, also reassuring that there are no significant issues. I would be happy to take a call from a prospective client if they wanted to speak to a satisfied customer. Thanks and best wishes

Mr C

Dear Sirs,

I contacted Survey Spain in connection with a Divorce case involving a property in Spain.

I needed a formal valuation of a Spanish property for use in the County Court in England.

I would confirm that I received an exceptional level of service from Survey Spain and the report was prepared promptly and in an extremely proficient and comprehensive manner.

It was of great help in connection with the Court Proceedings I was dealing with.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Survey Spain to a friend or colleague.


Great communication throughout

We have used Survey Spain for the second time when purchasing a property in Spain and we cannot recommend their service enough. We know exactly what we are buying and what renovations are required, and the report was extremely useful and informative.

Ana & Simon O., Sotogrande

Thank you Louise for being so prompt with emails and many thanks to Campbell for all your help with the couple of questions we had regarding the survey on a property we have bought. The survey was incredibly thorough. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Survey Spain.


My experience with Survey Spain…

My experience with Survey Spain surpassed my expectations. The customer service was efficient, professional and friendly. The survey was extremely thorough and honest. I recommend them highly and plan to use their services again in the near future.


I had sent off a quick e-mail once I had received the valuation . Having had time to go through it in depth, I find it to be extremely comprehensive and thorough, and it is of great assistance in my case. I would be more than happy to use your firm again on a similar matter.


Professional, Thorough & Reliable

From day one, we felt confident that we had found the right company to do inspections on our dream home in Spain. We worked with Louise, who was very professional and thorough in all her communications. The inspection itself was very detailed and helped us identify important issues that were brought up to the sellers. As a family that is moving from the U.S., doing inspections the way we're used to doing them was important to us. In Spain, inspections seem to be somewhat of an afterthought, and that concerned us. What everyone was telling us, including lawyers, was that in Spain 'you buy as is' and that didn't quite sit well with us. So, after being walked through the details and types of assessments that Survey Spain would include in their inspections, we felt a sense of relief that we were in good hands.

Thank you, Louise and Survey Spain for your attention to detail and professionalism.

Christian Lopez

Thank you very much for a very thorough and complete report. Nicola has done a great job in identifying the problematic areas of the property.

We will be coming down to Javea tomorrow in order to collect quotes for the work from a few builders that have been recommended to us. Work should start in January and we might then ask Nicola to supervise it.

Thanks again for a superb job. We will certainly recommend you.


Survey Spain were brilliant. I needed a survey doing ASAP and, despite it being August, they came the very next day. Campbell carried out a very thorough survey and provided me with a verbal report on the day, followed by a more detailed written report. Lovely to deal with.

L. White

We were very impressed with the obvious professional standards of it and would certainly use your services again should the need arise. With very best wishes.

Mr & Mrs McArthur

I received and am still going through the survey, which is very comprehensive and useful for me. I have to say that I really appreciated your professionalism- hard to find these days.


Great English Speaking Surveys!

We had a great experience with these guys - they were responsive to our initial request for a survey and, upon payment, scheduled the survey within a day or so.

The report itself was sufficient for our purposes and as described. We had initial findings within a day of the survey and the full report within 7 days and was comprehensive.

We needed an English-speaking surveyor and these guys were able to deliver a full English report with English support afterwards - invaluable for someone who is poor in Spanish!

Absolutely satisfied and will use SurveySpain for our future work, as needed. Highly Recommended!

Drew Mendoza Owener

Dear Louise and colleagues,

Thank you for your detailed and very professional report on our potential property. It has given us all the information we were looking for in order to proceed with our purchase.

Thank you.

D & S

We were very satisfied with the service provided by Survey Spain from first contact through to answering additional questions after providing us with our full report. Very thorough and responsive service. The service we used gave us not only the peace of mind that the property had no issues but also a good insight into other aspects such as legal obligations.

Amaia & Marc

I was referred Survey Spain from a friend as I was in the process of buying a house and was a little lost, being a foreigner in Spain it's not always easy to find respectable companies to deal with.

They were very responsive and from first contact to preliminary building report it was less than a week, allowing us to move quickly and make an offer on the house while we waited for the detailed survey report.

Survey Spain also liaised directly with our lawyer which took a lot of stress off our hands.

On completion of the survey report they were able to recommended builders to assist us which was a massive help as they can be hard to find.

When I buy my next property, I'll definitely be using them again


We employed Survey Spain to snag our newbuild apartment in Mijas, as we are based in England, and couldn’t get there. There were a lot of issues which their surveyor noticed, recorded in our developer’s template format and helped us with an understanding of their significance. We then asked the surveyor to go back to check that the items had been resolved, which he had to do 3 times, as the developer had not completed them satisfactorily, in spite of them having been clearly specified. Without Survey Spain’s dedication and professionalism, we would have unknowingly accepted a sub-standard finish to our apartment, so we are very grateful to them, and can’t recommend them highly enough.

Carol, West Berkshire/Mijas

This is super and very helpful. Thank you. And thanks for making it happen so quickly and efficiently. Much appreciated.

Debra & Tom

A brilliant service. Incredibly quick from commissioning the survey to getting the initial findings back. It made us so much more confident in our Spanish house purchase. Highly recommend.

Gareth & Hannah Shaw

Great communication and friendly service

Survey Spain was recommended by Real Estate brokers in Marbella and for good reason. They were quick and efficient and finished the report before other Surveyors even responded.


Excellent Service Received

I instructed Survey Spain to carry out a structural inspection of a property I was intending to purchase in Spain. Not only did I have the comprehensive report within one week but the level of detail was excellent. I would highly recommend Survey Spain.

Elizabeth Delgado

Louise, Jordi, and Campbell have done an amazing job surveying a large house for us before committing to its purchase. They were able to fit us in at short notice and I was impressed with their level of professionalism in delivering the building report. Once we received it, the level of detail exceeded our expectations and provided us with invaluable information that we would never even thought to have check. It has given us the confidence to go forward knowing the exact condition of the house. We would now not buy a house in Spain without their help.


Thank you so much for this professional report - it is exactly what we needed. It is always very difficult when choosing someone from the internet, but you have come up trumps. We will now be able to give this to the solicitors and hopefully finalise Probate in the next few weeks. I would certainly recommend you to our friends and will tell our solicitor about your services.

Lorraine Bridger

Sorry for delay in reply. Firstly thanks for completing the draft report for us. I know you were very busy with work at the time.

With the info in the report, we went back to the vendor & continued to negotiate after some time we reduced the price down by another 3,500, & we have now agreed a price of 114,000.

Your report was a great help in this and also it has put our minds at rest that there are no major issues with the property. We noted your comment about the parking space as we were also of the opinion that there appeared
to be a lot of parking in the street, however we decided to still get a space as our plans for the future will be split our time between UK and Spain. When this happens we will be getting a car in Spain and it will be better to have some where to store it safely when in the UK.

It was also great that you put in the report things that I would call ideas /advice, in particular the comment about putting coving in the property.

When we saw this we looked at some of the internal photos and then noticed that there was none, we are in agreement with your view and will be putting coving in the property.

Thanks for your help with this, we are both glad that we had a survey done and your report helped us in reducing the price and saving us more money.

John & Mandy

We were extremely happy with the service and the quality of the report.

We have decided not to go ahead with the purchase of this property, based on the survey report, so we are grateful to have such a full report that gave us very clear expectations. We'll come back to you once we've found another property and will use your services again.

Justine Hitchcock

We had some problems in our almost new house with mould and moisture, Survey Spain moved quickly, and we got a really good and thorough review of our house, we are very satisfied, it gives a lot of peace of mind, after a very thorough review of our House. I can only give Survey Spain the best recommendations.

Mr. B

Valuable and Professional survey

The level of professionalism in the report received exceeded my expectations especially as I am an industry excecutive and have worked with several big projects. The willingness of director Campbell D. Ferguson to advise me with corrective actions and practicalities was a valuable add on. Louise in the back office was always friendly and accessible. I am thankful for the entire team of Survey Spain for their professionalism and friendliness and can happily recommend their services.


A very professional service

We asked Survey Spain to help us with a building survey for a house that we want to buy in Malaga. They were extremely professional throughout the entire process, replying very fast and very detailed to all our questions regarding the surveying process and everything related to it.
They provided the short report in the same day and the detailed one few days before the deadline to give us time to have an informed opinion before moving further with the steps of the acquisition process.
We were very happy with the detailed report and the entire process. They also informed us about a lot of details related to the legislation in Spain that we would not know otherwise, giving a lot of suggestions regarding what we should check together with the lawyer during the process.
Overall, we are very happy with the entire collaboration and we highly recommend Survey Spain. We consider the money spent more of an investment into our peace of mind that we are making a good choice, rather than a cost.

Miruna Gavrilescu

Dear Campbell

Many thanks for your email and the report therein. The service I received from Survey Spain was excellent.

Best regards

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