Expert, independent specialist property surveyors based in Cornwall

Specialist Property Surveys provides independent property surveys across Cornwall and West Devon for property companies, commercial organisations and private individuals. With 40 years experience and approved by the Property Care Association, you can trust us to deliver the right diagnosis and solution. The company was set up by David Anderson to provide an honest, professional and thorough service to Architects, Building Surveyors, Social Housing, Private Letting Agents, Commercial and Domestic Clients throughout Cornwall. SPS Surveys are carried out to a range of properties from Social Housing to Ancient Monuments and Grade 1 Listed Buildings.

Client Protection:

We have both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance to protect the interest of our Clients. Professional Indemnity Insurance is only available to Companies in this sector that can proof a high and consistent level of competence and expertise.

Surveying, preparing reports and supervising treatments for all types of:

  • Rising and Penetrating Dampness including below ground waterproofing.
  • Condensation Dampness.
  • Timber Decay and Infestation.
  • Wall Ties and Structural Anchors / Ties.
  • Also working as an Independent Expert in disputes regarding dampness between Landlords and Tenants.

David Anderson’s Qualifications:

1977 An Honours Degree in Civil Engineering Leeds University
1984 Certified Timber Infestation Surveyor The Institute of Wood Science
1985 Certified Remedial Damp Proofing Surveyor British Chemical Dampcourse Association
1990 Elected Associate Member The Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers
2003 Certificate Structural Waterproofing Surveyor The School of Waterproofing
2010 Freelance Surveyor Member The Property Care Association
2012 Admitted to the Register of Property Care Association Waterproofing Design Specialists

2017 Updated 2003 Waterproofing Certificate to Current “Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing”

Work Experience:

1977 – 1983 Site / Project Engineer working on Civil Engineering and Building Projects in Britain and Overseas.

1983 – 2009 Managing Director and Principal Surveyor for a Specialist Remedial Company

2010 to Date Managing Director and Principal Surveyor Specialist Property Surveys Ltd

Monitored Continuing Professional Development:

Provided by the Property Care Association Continuous Professional Development Scheme

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