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Sheffords Sheffords undertake home surveys and valuations, negotiate new leases and rent reviews as well as providing advice on development opportunities. We also manage individual and property portfolios. Including property management, landlord and tenant matters, party wall issues and building contract administration and supervision. Independent Professional Property Advisors to discerning private clients across West Kent and the Weald since 1887.

The role of the surveyor is not solely to undertake surveys. The surveying profession is extremely diverse and we cannot, of course, be specialists in every field. Surveyors also prepare valuations for all types of buildings. Further information on the role of a surveyor can be found on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors website:

At Sheffords we undertake building surveys and valuations, negotiate new leases and rent reviews as well as providing advice on development opportunities. We also manage individual and property portfolios on behalf of private clients and property companies.

read more › Jeremy joined Sheffords in 1976 and is now the Managing Director of the firm. He has over 40 years' experience of surveying properties in the Sevenoaks and West Kent areas. Jeremy qualified in the General Practice division in 1978 and was elected as a Fellow of the RICS in 1991. Jeremy is an RICS Registered Valuer and works across many of the specialist areas undertaken by the firm. Jeremy enjoys long walks, time with his family and Rugby (watching nowadays!). Ed joined Sheffords in 2015 following a first career as an Officer in the British Army.

read more › The firm was established in 1887 by Thomas Wright who opened his office at Kent House Station, Beckenham at a time when the Victorians were building large houses on the nearby Cator Estate, and smaller terraced houses were being erected for weekly tenants. His monogram remains on the front of the rather picturesque building. When he died about the time of the Great War his executors sold the business to Hugh F Thorburn, a Chartered Surveyor who, during the building boom of the 20's and 30's, expanded the operation by opening offices in Bromley, West Wickham, Hayes and Sevenoaks.

read more › Independent Professional Property Advisors to discerning private clients across West Kent and the Weald since 1887. Sheffords is an independently owned firm of Chartered Surveyors. The firm was originally established in 1887 with the office in Sevenoaks opening in 1935. The surveyors at Sheffords are all fellows or chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with many years of experience in their various fields of expertise. We would be very pleased to discuss the property services that you may require or provide additional information on the service that Sheffords can offer together with a fee quotation which will always be provided before work commences.

read more › This is suitable for all types of residential property and is based on a detailed inspection of the building in as much depth as possible, and provides a full picture of the construction and condition. The report will include guidance on maintenance and remedial works and detailed comments on any noted defects. Typically building surveys do not include a market valuation or reinstatement cost assessment (formerly a fire insurance valuation). We are happy to comment within our reports on specific points of concern raised by our clients and the feasibility of extending or altering the property.

read more › My biggest regret with my building works, is not having dealt with you before I employed a different Party Wall Surveyor for my other neighbour. Sheffords provided excellent service. From a helpful and friendly initial phone conversation they explained all of the options available to us and the suitability for our needs. They liaised with the estate agent to gain access to the house that we were buying and therefore no additional effort was required on our part. The report that they provided was comprehensive and they were happy to answer any additional questions that we had.

read more › Sheffords will be the leading provider of independent, professional property advice in West Kent. Sheffords will be the pre-eminent firm of Chartered Surveyors in Sevenoaks and West Kent offering unrivalled, professional advice satisfying our private clients' requirements across the property spectrum. We will continue to win our clients' trust and inspire confidence through professional competence and exemplary customer service. We will be a profitable business enterprise and add value to society and our community through working sustainably and reinforcing our bonds with other local businesses and groups.

read more › The main purpose of a mortgage valuation is to confirm to the lender whether or not the property is suitable security for the money to be borrowed. Whilst the valuer will take into account the general condition of the building this will only be based on a brief and superficial inspection of the property. If you require a mortgage, a valuation report will need to be prepared by a surveyor/valuer and this can only be commissioned via your bank or building society. It is very important to bear in mind that a mortgage valuer is working for the lender not you!

read more › The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, or RICS, is the world's leading professional body dedicated to the economics and management of land, property, construction and related environmental issues. This means any advice given by their members will be of the highest professional standard. Members are bound by a strict code of conduct that regulates how they deal with you. All surveyors must hold a current professional indemnity insurance policy to reflect the work undertaken. We pride ourselves on local knowledge and individual attention to our clients' requirements.

read more › We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS or FRICS) with at least three years of relevant private sector experience, and contract supervision acumen to join our expanding and reputable family business in West Kent. Competitive package to be agreed which could include an element of performance related pay, mileage and parking costs, health care, all professional, education and professional fees.

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