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Surveyor in Sussex
Chartered Surveyor Sussex


Buying, selling, or managing property in Brighton & Hove or the surrounding areas in Sussex? You deserve expert guidance you can trust. At South East Surveyors, we're a team of passionate Chartered Surveyors with a deep understanding of the local market and housing stock. We're not just about numbers and reports; we're about building relationships and helping you achieve your property goals with confidence.


We are a small, local, independent firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in residential building surveying, with particular expertise in conservation and historic buildings.


We take pride in providing all our customers with a personalised, friendly and professional service with clear focus on quality and attention to detail. Based out of Brighton & Hove, we offer bespoke and comprehensive surveys, reports, and valuations of residential properties across the South-East of England. We have extensive experience in surveying the local housing stock and are specialists in this field. We provide expert survey advice on historic and Listed Buildings (including Bungaroosh construction) and can provide you with our own unique Historic Building Surveys for such homes.


Being a small, dynamic firm allows us the time and flexibility to provide you with the quality service you deserve. South East Surveyors Ltd combines tried-and-tested established surveying techniques together with cutting-edge technology that very few competitors utilise, bringing Surveying into the 21st century and providing you with the best possible service for your money.

Here's what sets us apart:

  • Local Expertise: We're Sussex through and through. We know the neighbourhoods, the trends, and the hidden gems. You won't find a more knowledgeable firm to navigate the local unique property landscape.

  • Personalized Service: We believe in building close relationships with our clients. We take the time to understand your needs and tailor our services accordingly. You're not just a number; you're part of the South East Surveyor's family.

  • Comprehensive Services: From residential valuations and surveys to bespoke single defect reports, we offer a full range of services to meet all your property needs under one roof.

  • Professionalism and Integrity: We're Chartered Surveyors, and that means we adhere to the highest ethical standards. You can be confident that you're getting honest, reliable advice from qualified professionals.

For information about any aspect of the services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01273 412530 or email us at



We know that all too often in the industry, survey reports fall short of expectations. Many reports out there are simply not good enough and raise more questions than they answer, leaving purchasers more confused than when they began. This is one of the principal reasons South East Surveyors was established; to provide answers. 


Our extensive market research has revealed clients primarily seek the following in a survey:

  • Clear advice that provides answers, not raises more questions

  • Comprehensive service assisting throughout the entire house-buying process

  • Easy-to-understand reports

  • Competitive price

  • Surveyor you can trust


Our entire approach is based on meeting these customer needs. Our survey reports are produced using photo-driven software designed to clearly explain defects, how serious they are and (most importantly) what action needs to be carried out. We pride ourselves in going well over and above typical industry standards, to give our clients the best possible service and advice.

Tom Whitworth BSc (Hons), MRICS, MRPSA

Director & Senior Chartered Surveyor

Tom is the founder and director of South East Surveyors Ltd. Tom has extensive previous experience spanning across a range of firms including small independent general practises through to one of the largest corporate surveying firms in the UK. After being disappointed with what seems to have become accepted as the 'industry standard', Tom created South East Surveyors to provide a service he could be proud of. Tom has a comprehensive background in residential surveying & valuation services including:

  • RPSA Mi Survey Reports (Home Buyer & Building Surveys)

  • RICS Home Survey Reports (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

  • Residential Valuations (property & land)

  • Development Appraisals

  • Property Management (Residential & Commercial)

  • Project Management

  • Town Planning & Building Control Services

  • Party Wall Services


Tom is also a keen musician, snowboarder and enjoys practising martial arts.

Obtained an alternative survey quote?

Admittedly, we may not always be the cheapest out there, but this is because we firmly believe in going over and above to help our clients get the survey and information they deserve. Unfortunately, this is a more time-intensive process compared with some of the other 'factory-style' reports often churned out by some firms. If you have indeed received a quotation cheaper than our own, you may wish to consider asking the firm/surveyor the following:

  • Do you carry out a full and thorough investigation on all surveys (opening all windows, testing services in everyday operation etc.)?

  • What equipment do you use for surveys (does this include equipment such as hygrometers, thermal imaging cameras, endoscopes etc.)?

  • How many photographs would you typically include in the report (SES will typically include a minimum of 40-60 annotated and labelled photographs for a Building Survey)?

  • Ask for a sample report and check to see if this matches your needs/requirements.

Although we may charge more than some of our competitors, we are confident that our surveys will always provide the best value for money available in the market.

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