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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you Campbell. V pleased with service and outcome client is too, hope to be in touch again.
Knowledgeable and professional. Trustworthy and reliable. A pleasure to do business with - highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.