independent building surveyor

Chartered Surveyor on the Isle of Wight

Fully Independent Qualified building surveyor

If you are planning on moving to a new home, it makes sense to ensure that what will probably be your largest lifetime purchase is structurally sound and free from major defects which can cost £1000’s to rectify. I carry out a comprehensive inspection and provide a detailed report on the condition of your potential purchase. I am also happy to discuss the survey report with you to ensure you fully understand any defects found during my inspection before you proceed with the purchase of the property. I offer an independent personalised service to my clients and am happy to talk through any concerns you may have with your potential new home.

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Over 30 years of experience

As a chartered building surveyor, I have been offering personalised services since 1991. I can survey your building and I am happy to discuss the survey report with you to ensure you fully understand any defects that I have found during my inspection. I cover the whole of the Isle of Wight and the South Coast. Please contact me for more information.

I specialise in:

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    Building surveys

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    Fault diagnosis

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    Reports on defects

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    Party wall matters

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    Extension plans

My building surveys include:

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Full assessment of your property

Defect identification

Estimating the cost of repairs, if required

Proposal for any future work

No VAT on fees


Good service received

"We needed a survey conducted quickly and Ray was able to accommodate us at very short notice, fitting us in his busy schedule. He contacted us the same evening and talked us through his findings, which proved valuable to us. Ray is easy to talk to and explains everything in great detail and very clearly. We received a full written detailed report within a week. Thank you very much, Ray."


Independent building review

"We contacted Ray regarding building work that we were not happy with, Ray gave us an independent report, his expertise and experience reflected in his report, and enabled us to move forward with our claim against the builder."


Mr S - Two surveys

"Mr. Young has carried out two building surveys for us. He is friendly and approachable whilst remaining professional, with the added bonus of being able to meet him at the property to discuss his initial findings and to raise any specific concerns or ideas that we had. We found this more useful than the standard "tick box" survey and all for a comparatively reasonable cost.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Young’s services."


Charlie Morrison

"Very helpful and friendly service. Ray emailed me a draft report of the survey, the following day. This is exceptionally helpful in the process of having made an offer on a property. To know asap whether there is, or is not, any defects in the structure, saves valuable time in making that final decision, to go ahead and complete the purchase"


Excellent. Very thorough.

"I am in the process of purchasing an old listed cottage in Ryde. Ray carried out a complete survey on the property. His attention to detail is excellent. I will be approaching Ray to assist with planning applications under the listed status. Would definitely recommend."

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Structural surveys

Purchasing a home or property is often the single most important purchase in most people’s lives. If you are going to purchase a house, then take professional help from Ray Young FRICS before purchasing it. I’ll help you make an informed decision. 

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Full and partial surveys

Whether you want your whole building surveyed or need a partial survey to identify the defects, I can identify causes of cracking to walls, dampness, problems with roofs etc and offer you expert advice on necessary repairs. I will provide you with a concise, comprehensive report on potential defects and the condition of the property you are considering purchasing.

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