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Surveying Services

A home is the most expensive purchase most people will ever make.  As an owner, you will benefit from expert advice on the condition of your property - whether you plan to live in it, rent it out or sell it.

At Morris Marshall & Poole with Norman Lloyd, our Surveying team are fully qualified RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) members.  As Chartered Surveyors, they can carry out an RICS Home Survey comprising an in-depth visual inspection of the property. Their report provides an expert account of the property's condition and highlights any problems in clear and easy to understand 'traffic light' ratings.

Survey and Valuation Guide

A Valuation is not a Survey

It is important to remember that a Lender’s Valuation Report merely informs the lender whether or not the property is reasonable security against the loan. The report is restricted to the provision of a summary description of the property and a Market Value appraisal. No advice on the property’s condition is given.

Buying a home is potentially a complicated and expensive process. You appoint a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer to deal with the legal process and so too should you appoint an Independent Surveyor to investigate and report upon the condition of the property. Because forewarned is forearmed, choosing the right form of survey will help highlight any serious problems and advise you of the specific risks before you commit to the process of buying a property.

Your Options

Written Valuation

A Written Valuation is designed to report upon Market Value, taking account of the overall state of the property. The report will be restricted to provision of a summary description of the property and a Market Value appraisal. No advice on the property’s condition is given.

Condition Report

The Condition Report is suitable for conventional residential properties in a reasonable condition. The report focuses on; condition, utilising a clear ‘traffic light’ system of rating, summary of risks and highlights areas requiring further investigation. It enables a prospective buyer to allow for essential works in negotiating a purchase.   The report does not provide a value or insurance assessment/rebuild cost but this can be provided as a supplement.

HomeBuyer Report

The HomeBuyer Report is typically prepared for a private homebuyer and is best suited to conventional housing types built after 1900. This survey report, designed with clear, simple and easy-to-follow information about the condition of a property, is licensed by RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors).

The HomeBuyer Report is concise and user friendly, assisting the purchaser in their decision by reporting on the property’s condition, value, need for repairs and replacements, and what further advise is required before exchanging contracts. Properties receive colour-coded condition ratings, based on the surveyor’s professional judgement on the state of repair of elements of the building.

Commercial Professional Department

We are agents for commercial properties in Mid Wales and the Borders.

Our Commercial Department offers a range of services for our Clients and we would be happy to discuss the options available to you.  Whether you own a property and are considering disposing of it, or are looking to take occupation of a commercial property, we would be happy to assist.   Please contact your local office to arrange an appointment.

Maybe you have, or are looking to acquire, an office space, retail premises, industrial and workshop premises or storage units etc, our experienced team can offer unrivalled advice on the current market to help you move forward with your business needs

We also offer the following services:

  • Sales of all types of Commercial Property, businesses and goodwill
  • Letting of all types of Commercial Property and businesses
  • Valuations of all types of Commercial Property
  • Professional valuations for Rent Reviews, Taxation purposes, financial lending etc
  • Property Management Services for Tenanted properties


At Morris Marshall & Poole with Norman Lloyd our team of Professional Planning Specialists can assist you with a range of services, whether it be designing your own home to expanding agricultural enterprises.

We also offer the following services:

  • Building and home design
  • Submitting planning applications for all types of proposed development
  • Supervising the build from start to completion
  • Building regulations applications
  • Certification of New Builds in the absence of a NHBC certificate
  • Advising and submitting applications to remove Local Needs Occupancy Restrictions

Services for builders and property developers

Selling brand new homes can be very different from selling property in the conventional way and it requires unique skills to gain a buyer’s trust and confidence to a sufficient level that they are willing to buy off-plan or a partially built home.

We have a team with those skills and a track record of success which is unrivalled in the region. If you are developing or thinking of developing a residential or commercial site then please contact us, we have a wide range of services to assist your project.

Planning services and advice on site layouts and house designs

Site evaluations, demand assessments and pricing advice

Marketing strategies with professional studio for brochure and advertising design

Bespoke marketing tailored to suit your needs with listings on Rightmove and via social media channels

Full sales support and sales chain progression

Skilled sales staff for open days and show homes

Genuine part exchange valuations by people who understand your specific requirements as opposed to the needs of the seller

For more information contact your nearest Morris Marshall and Poole branch


Contact Us

Aberystwyth 01970 625020
Llanidloes 01686 412567
Associated London Office 0203 368 3986
Machynlleth 01654 702472
Newtown 01686 626160
Oswestry 01691 679595
Rhayader 01597 739994
Tywyn 01654 710388
Welshpool 01938 554818
Rural Department 01938 552371

About Us

Our residential, commercial and rural property teams are based at 10 offices in, Aberystwyth, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown,  Oswestry, Rhayader, Tywyn, Welshpool. Window display in Aberdyfi.

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