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.


All Property Matters throughout Spain

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


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

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


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

Debra & Tom

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

Emma R

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

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

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.

Regan Solicitors

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.


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.


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

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.


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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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


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

Joseph C

"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”.

A UK law firm

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


Extremely grateful to the Team at Survey Spain

As first time buyers of a property in a different country, we were quite nervous and a little unsure of things. We instantly felt confident with Survey Spain - the communication from Louise was prompt, detailed, friendly and reliable. She explained everything very clearly, answered all our questions and gave us extra information that we hadn't thought to ask, all of which helped us immensely. Our report was a little delayed, due to public holidays in Spain, but this was expected as Louise had clearly explained this in advance and the Surveyor provided a good summary directly after his visit while we waited for the full report to be prepared. The full report was excellent. It was very detailed, covered more than what we expected, and was extremely helpful in making our purchasing decision. In this case we decided not to go ahead with purchase, as the survey uncovered dampness and areas needing repair which we had not budgeted for. We felt it was a worthwhile use of money to ensure we made the right decision. We are continuing to look for houses in Spain and we will definitely use Survey Spain again.

Justine Hitchcock

Dear Campbell

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

Best regards


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.


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.


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

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

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

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.


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

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

Ken C

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

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.

Markus Alholm Client

Wonderful service

From the initial enquiry (to which they responded promptly, which cannot be said for other people I sent enquiries to) to the final report, the service was impeccable. They also promptly returned a payment I made to them in error. Both the interim and the final report were in plain English and provided clear advice. We decided against buying what would have turned out to be a money pit but next time we'll be going straight back to Survey Spain.

Elizabeth D

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.


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

Derek Carstairs

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

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!

David & Paula

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

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!

Anna Cottage

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

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

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

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.


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."


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

Gemma Garford

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,

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.


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.

KERRIE COX Partner in Law Firm

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.

Maurice Cowhey

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

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

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

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 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.

David Lupton

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.

Within our Network, all our Surveyors and Valuers have many years of experience.

We provide current market valuations by RICS Registered Valuers. We are Expert Witness valuers for the English and Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Australian and many other countries Courts in connection with Divorce (Matrimonial), Inheritance (Probate), Tax and all other disputes relating to Spanish property. We also provide valuations for actions against or in defence of non-Spanish Governments (e.g. Tax and Asset seizures)

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