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Instructing us to undertake your survey or valuation couldn’t be easier.

Simply decide which report you require and get an instant quote. Instruct us online, anytime.

Marshall's offer competitive survey fees and excellent value for money. Be assured that your survey will be undertaken by an experienced local Chartered Surveyor acting only in your best interests. We might not always be the cheapest, but we are certainly the best.

We’re always happy to discuss your options with you if you prefer. You can call, e-mail or pop into one of our offices.

Marshall's Chartered Surveyors are widely recommended for speed of service and common sense advice. We aim to e-mail HomeBuyer and Condition reports on the day of inspection and Building Surveys the next day.

We will take time to discuss the survey findings with you so that you can make an informed decision about your purchase. Marshall's act for mortgage lenders, commercial organisations, local authorities and housing associations who all demand only the best surveying standards. In the unlikely event of a problem with your survey, we have a strict complaints procedure. We also adhere to The Independent Surveyors Association Charter.

A good survey can often save you money and even if not, will give you peace of mind. You'll probably only have a few surveys in your life - so don't settle for second best - try Marshall's.


Instructing us to undertake your survey or valuation couldn’t be easier. Simply pick from the drop-downs below, get an instant quote and instruct us online, anytime.

Building surveys

Marshalls offer two types of residential building survey: The Marshalls Building Survey Report and The RICS Building Survey Report.

These are our most detailed surveys and are suitable for most types and ages of property, particularly older houses.

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RICS home surveys

Marshalls offer the full range of RICS Home Surveys: The RICS Building Survey, The RICS Homebuyer Report and The RICS Condition Report.

These surveys have the popular traffic light condition rating format and are mainly suitable for more modern houses and flats.

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Marshalls undertake residential valuation instructions for mortgage lending, Inheritance tax (probate), shared ownership, Housing Association, Charities Act, matrimonial and other purposes. We also undertake expert witness work and can advise on leasehold enfranchisement (lease extension).

All of our Chartered Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers highly experienced in the local property market.

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In addition to residential surveys and valuations, Marshalls offer a full range of commercial services, including commercial surveys, schedules of condition and dilapidations advice on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Note: we do not undertake commercial valuations.

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Party Wall

Marshalls offer a full range of specialist Party Wall services, working for both building owners and adjoining owners.

If you have received party wall notices from your neighbour or you are planning to carry out works, which may come under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, we can advise you of your options.

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Lease extensions

A lease is a wasting asset and as the remaining term becomes shorter, a residential property may be difficult to sell or mortgage. As a general rule, any lease with less than 70 years remaining can be problematical and you may need to consider a lease extension or possibly a freehold purchase.

Marshalls offer comprehensive Leasehold enfranchisement advice, both for landlords and tenants.

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Your choice of survey report has never been wider: Marshalls undertake five types of survey on residential properties.

Marshalls were established in 1979 and can offer great local knowledge and experience of all types of building. We might not be the cheapest, but you can be confident that we are the experts in our field.

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Property Advice

A range of pages offering useful advice on various survey, valuation and general property matters.

From asbestos and bats through to toxic mould and woodworm, we hope this general property advice is useful.

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Contact Us

Marshalls have offices in Oxford (01865-863020) and Newbury (01635-529777).

We cover Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and adjoining areas of Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

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