Chartered Surveyors Derbyshire

CWH Surveyors is a team of independent residential RICS Chartered Surveyors serving Derbyshire, the Midlands, Yorkshire, East Anglia and beyond. Whether you are considering purchasing your next home, investing in a buy-to-let property, or engaging in other property transactions, our team of highly experienced professionals is available to offer comprehensive and unbiased advice.

With our unparalleled understanding of the local residential property market, we can provide detailed guidance tailored to your specific needs. Our services cover all aspects of residential surveying and valuation, catering to individual property buyers and owners, and corporate clients too via our collaboration with a broad network of mortgage panel managers.

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As well-established residential surveyors specialising in homes in Derby, Chesterfield, Ashbourne and all over Derbyshire and the surrounding areas, we offer a range of professional services to help with your next property transaction.

RICS Home Surveys

When buying a house or flat, it is so important that you make an informed decision due to the significant financial commitment involved. Our independent home surveys aim to provide you with a clear understanding of the property’s condition, allowing you to proceed with confidence. Over the years, industry data has consistently shown that having a professional home survey can save you thousands of pounds in unexpected repair costs later on.

We offer two types of RICS Home Surveys:

RICS Level 2 Survey (also known as a RICS Homebuyer Report)

This cost-effective option provides all the essential information you need. The survey findings are presented in a standardised structure and easy-to-understand language, without complicated jargon. We conduct a thorough inspection of the property, assessing its general condition from the chimney pots to the boundaries. A Level 2 Survey is most suitable for modern properties of standard construction in reasonable repair.

RICS Level 3 Survey (also known as a RICS Building Survey)

This highly detailed report involves an extensive internal and external inspection of all accessible areas. It offers a comprehensive review of the property’s construction and condition, and provides recommendations for necessary actions. A Level 3 Survey is recommended for old properties (including listed buildings), large dwellings, non-traditional constructions, or properties in poor condition or with significant alterations.

If you’re not sure which home survey is appropriate for your property, please don’t hesitate to contact us for professional advice. Additionally, we have a helpful guide available for you to read and download here.

RICS Property Valuations

As RICS Registered Valuers, CWH Surveyors are well-qualified to provide independent valuations for residential properties in Derbyshire and beyond. Our expertise extends to conducting valuations for various purposes, including determining market value, resolving disputes, and assisting with financial matters such as probate, inheritance tax, divorce, and accounting valuations for business purposes.

Our ‘Red Book’ valuations consider factors such as the property’s overall condition, size, construction, and location. Drawing on our knowledge of the local housing market, we provide robust valuations based on comparable properties in the area, which are widely accepted by official bodies such as HMRC.

Expert Witness Property Reports

In cases of legal disputes, CWH Surveyors are frequently called upon to provide expert witness evidence to help resolve property valuation disagreements. With extensive experience in preparing Expert Witness Property Reports, we cover a range of residential property matters, including:

  • Family and matrimonial disputes
  • Building surveys, building defects and professional negligence
  • Rental valuations and housing disrepair
  • Dilapidations and landlord & tenant compensation
  • Capital valuation disputes
  • Business disputes

Our expertise is sought for court proceedings, alternative dispute resolutions, mediations, and similar situations. Our Expert Witness Property Reports adhere to court rules and regulations.


Patricia Reeves
5 September 2023
We received a very detailed report and it was followed up by a couple of informative conversations with the Surveyor. All in all a good efficient service and we were kept up to date with each stage of progress. We would recommend.
1 September 2023
Very happy with everything all round, customer communication, time and care carrying out the job required plus the price was very reasonable. Very clear and in-depth report . Couldn’t have asked for better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Caroline Edmonds
25 August 2023
Thank you for a comprehensive Home Buyer Level 2 survey report. Really good value for money and the company. Would recommend. Myles (surveyor) was really friendly and helpful, thank you.
Janice Charlton
16 August 2023
Thank you to James for the thorough level 2 house buyers report. He was very helpful in explaining all the details to me. And offered his advice any time. Very good company to deal with.
Charles Runacres
30 July 2023
Very clear and full ‘phone briefing to start. We’re buying a house converted from very old cottages and were firmly steered to the right type of survey; CWH very aware of the area and the kinds of housing. The report itself was very clear and detailed, and helped our solicitor make sense of a slightly unusual plot and building. Reassuring to feel that all aspects of the property had been assessed. Not expensive given the thoroughness. All told a very good experience; recommended.
Dave Skinner
26 July 2023
We were buying a house "sold as seen" and we appointed CWH Surveyors to do a Level 2 House Buyers survey. Quite honestly, it was the best report of its type that we have ever had (and we've had a few!). Any remedial work that was needed was fully described with photos backing this up. Not only this but the surveyor let us know where to look to get any require work completed to a good standard. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or use them again ourselves if we needed a good, comprehensive survey.
30 June 2023
Thank you for doing such a good Level 2 House Buyers survey for me. I found it to be very detailed and comprehensive and the many photos of all issues identified certainly made it easier to understand the points written in the report. I fully appreciated the time Myles spent talking to me regarding the report, as he really took the time to answer any questions I had, and also gave his opinions on points and the report as a whole. I really appreciated the friendliness approachable style, along with the professionalism of the detail in the report and it's presentation. I would gladly recommend you to anyone needing a house survey. Thank you.
David Brain
31 May 2023
Brilliant company from start to finish. David Hall was exceptionally helpful and quoted a fantastic price compared to others. Caroline was exceptional on keeping me informed through the process and Miles did an extensive survey with no stone unturned. 100% recommend to friends and family. Fantastic company 5*!

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CWH Surveyors specialise in residential survey and valuation services, serving the areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, North Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. As your trusted local property experts, our team of RICS Chartered Surveyors has assisted over 10,000 clients in the past 5 years.

Benefit from our knowledgeable, experienced team of RICS qualified surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers who have extensive local expertise in the region. We offer expert impartial home surveys and valuations that you can trust.


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To obtain further information regarding our residential surveying services in Buxton, Bakewell, Bolsover or any other location in Derbyshire, feel free to get in touch with the CWH Surveyors team. We look forward to discussing your unique property needs. For in-depth, accurate surveys and valuations, based on our expertise and delivered with utmost clarity, please don’t hesitate to request a no-obligation quote.