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Reviews

These are some reviews from my clients:

'Dominic is a very thorough surveyor.

Fee is higher than some other surveyors we found in the area but on the other hand, the report we received couldn’t have been more detailed, it was very well presented so it was easy to read and contained lots of images clearly included within the same document which was very helpful.

Dominic was available to answer questions and talk through the findings via a telephone call which helped immensely. The report ultimately helped us to avoid buying a money pit.'

Mr & Mrs Clarke, Building Survey in Taunton, Somerset

 

'I can't recommend Dominic more highly!

I'm buying a grade 2 listed property so wanted the extra level of detail and understanding before purchasing.

Dominic is professional, good at communicating, creates detailed and clear survey's and has the added bonus of understanding historical buildings. Money well spent!'

Miss Durley, Building Survey in South Petherton, Somerset.

 

'Dominic was great.

Before the survey he was very clear with what he was going to do and then the survey itself was very thorough and detailed. In particular I appreciated the time he spent talking through all of my questions. Would definitely recommend him. Very helpful'

Mr Pound, Building Survey in Lyme Regis, Dorset

'Dominic was very efficient from initial contact onwards.

Clear communication, diligent in his attention during his visits, and prompt and thorough in his comprehensive report. We really feel that we know exactly what the condition of our property is.'

Mr & Mrs Higson, Pre-sale Building Survey near Chard, Somerset

 

'Dominic is an outstanding surveyor.

The Building Survey (Level 3 Home Survey) he conducted for us was thorough and detailed, highlighting all the points for particular attention. Better still, we've been able to rely upon Dominic throughout the lengthy conveyancing process for his invaluable opinion and guidance to assure our interests. We wholeheartedly recommend Dominic without reservation or caveat.'

Mr Reynolds, Building Survey near Axminster, East Devon

 

'Having phoned Dominic, it didn't take long for him to convince me that he was the right person to conduct my level 3 house survey.

My judgement didn't let me down, for the date of the survey and completion of the report was to time. The report was very informative and comprehensive. The colour coded format with supporting narratives made it easy to read and follow.

As I will be undertaking many of the points raised, Dominic's advice, which contained many helpful photos, will be invaluable. Can’t recommend highly enough.'

Mr Fisher, Building Survey in Hinton St George, Somerset

 

'Excellent service. 

Dominic was easy to communicate with and provided us with an incredibly thorough survey. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will definitely use him again if needed.'

Mrs Duttson, Building Survey in Noss Mayo, South Hams, South Devon

 

'I was very pleased with my experience of using Dominic's firm to survey a property to buy.

He was very efficient and provided the report to timescales agreed. The report was fully comprehensive and well laid out, easy to access and navigate and provided me with the information I needed to base my decision upon. I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future.'

Mrs Williams, Building Survey in Honiton, East Devon

 

'From first contact Dominic was helpful and informative.

He conducted the survey in a timely manor. The survey report itself was very detailed and extremely thorough. He was also very happy to talk through his findings with me at some length and also said that I was happy to contact him in the future at any time to discuss further items from the survey.

I would definitely recommend Dominic.'

Mr Poolton, Building Survey in Heathstock, Stockland, East Devon

'Having viewed Dominic’s website and finding it to be very informative, we contacted him and arranged to have a Building Survey report on a property we were about to purchase.

The survey was done promptly and a few days later Dominic emailed the report that was 122 pages long. It was full of detailed information and contained advice, on what issues should to be dealt with before purchase, plus photos to help us understand the issues.

Dominic was also able to help us further with queries we had on the geology, over the telephone.
We would certainly recommend Dominic should anyone need a survey report.
Many different types are listed on his website and he is very willing to suggest the correct one for your needs.'

Mrs Newell, Building Survey in Membury, East Devon

'Your survey was very thorough and addressed all the issues with which we were concerned.

Your report was laid out very clearly so that in the future any area of the property could be easily referred to, to check on any new problems that might occur. We would definitely recommend you to anyone else who was thinking of having a survey carried out on their property.'

Mr & Mrs Clarke, Building Survey in West Hill, Ottery St Mary, East Devon

'Dominic did an excellent survey for the property I am purchasing.

It was extremely thorough, informative, easy to read, and to find my way around.
It will be a useful tool for the future when I need to get general maintenance or repairs done.'

Mrs White, Building Survey in Seaton, East Devon

'I had read reviews before engaging with Dominic's services and I'm pleased to say they were accurate.

We had a very thorough report provided on the property we are looking to buy, very detailed but easy to understand, with photos and ratings of how important/urgent any works required are. Dominic was very professional and kept me up to date through out. I will certainly use him again.'

Mrs Cranmer, Building Survey in Talaton, Feniton, East Devon

'Dominic Lowther has completed two home surveys for us, we were impressed by his professionalism, expertise and knowledge.

He was always prompt in replying to questions and sent the completed report within five days. He gave us the confidence to move forward in purchasing our next home. I would strongly recommend Dominic for your home survey.'

Mr & Mrs Buckley, Building Survey in Crediton and North Tawton, Mid Devon

'We booked Dominic for a level 3 building survey prior to the purchase of a particularly dated property.

I was able to get hold of Dominic with my first call and we were quickly able to discus available dates. Dominic completed an extremely thorough survey and provided us with an extensive and well documented report, identifying items that I wouldn’t have even thought about looking at. What followed for me is the most important part of his service.

Dominic was on hand to answer questions and provide feedback on findings, being extremely quick to respond may I add. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dominic and in summary like anything in life you get what you pay for. Thank you very much Dominic.'

Mr & Mrs White, Building Survey in Feniton, East Devon

'Comprehensive and thorough Survey. Willing to discuss findings and give advice.

Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.'

Mr Colledge, Building Survey in Colyton

"We found Dominic Lowther to be friendly and efficient.

He agreed to do the survey within the week of contacting him and we found the detailed survey extremely helpful. We also found his quotation for the works carried out to be reasonable."

Mrs Kempton, Building Survey in Membury, East Devon

"The House Survey report Dominic provided was very detailed and easy to read. It made making the decision on my house purchase easy as i felt i had all the facts i needed. Highly recommend."

Mr Dyson, Building Survey in Wellington

"Very professional and thorough. Dominic carried out a building survey on a property we were looking to purchase. He called me from the house having found a serious issue fairly early on and produced a very detailed 140 page report. In the end we didn't proceed with the purchase due to various problems but it was well worth getting the survey done as it avoided very expensive costs had we proceeded. Highly recommended."

Mr & Mrs Kemp, Building Survey in Sidford, Sidmouth, East Devon

"Dominic was recommended to us by an estate agent during our property purchase, he was one of a handful that the agent provided and I researched each of them.

I made contact with Dominic by phone and explained what we were looking for, he explained how he worked and answered a number of questions we already had on the property, which is a 1930's build and had been in the same ownership for over 40 years.

Dominic was very personable and came across as very knowledgeable and was able to explain technical detail in an understandable way. We were not disappointed, our survey report was extremely thorough, Dominic presented his findings in a factual way along with a rating and recommendations. The report content and layout was comprehensive and enabled us to quickly identify and focus on the key issues and make informed decisions.

Having digested our report we requested a call to discuss some of the points raised in the survey, Dominic didn't hesitate and we talked for over an hour. He provided good guidance and shared some web sites to find registered engineers to undertake inspections. We have not completed our purchase but feel confident that we have a great survey to help us make the right decisions. The survey may have been a little more expensive than we had expected to pay BUT it was certainly worth it. I would not hesitate to engage Dominic's services again or recommend him to others."

Mr & Mrs Richardson. Building Survey in Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

 

"Really easy to follow survey, in plain English which has helped me with the property purchase I am currently going through.

Dominic advised on a couple of points before I engaged his services which other surveyors did not identify or query. His fee was slightly higher than other quotes I received but I was happy to pay this due to his attention to points I had not considered when I requested an initial quote. The report was provided within the expected timeframe."

Mr Wegner. Building Survey in Ottery St Mary, East Devon

"I would highly recommend Dominic to anybody.

His report was incredibly professional and thorough / detailed and left us in no doubt as to what we were buying and the works that we were likely to need to do to the property. Dominic was also happy to provide further answers the few questions we had about issues raised within his report which was incredibly helpful.

Overall a really great service and we will no doubt use Dominic if and when we move again."

Mr & Mrs Boundy. Home Buyer Survey in Awliscombe, East Devon

"Dominic provided us with an exceptional building survey.

It was thorough, well laid out, lots of detail with clear summaries on each section, and clear instruction as to what we should pay attention to.

I was impressed with Dominic on our first conversation - I got in touch via email, to ask for a quote, and when he called me back he had already done an amount of desktop research on the property, was well informed, before we engaged his services. This gave me the confidence that he was the right person for the job, and the survey he produced for us certainly backed this up.

He remained engaged with us after delivering the survey and was available for any and all questions we had. Given how stressful home buying is, having the information of such a thorough and well put together survey certainly helped.

I strongly recommend Dominic to anyone wanting to get a survey on their prospective purchase. His fees are competitive too, very good value."

Mr & Mrs Walley. Building Survey in Uplyme, East Devon

 

"Great service. Dominic provided a prompt, expert, thorough and helpful service.

His detailed survey meant we went into our purchase with our eyes wide open, and we were able to resolve some issues which might otherwise have come as a surprise once we moved in. After the survey, Dominic was only too willing to take the time to talk me though his findings and to answer questions over the phone. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Local Home Surveys."

Mr & Mrs Lawrence. Home Buyer Survey in Whimple, East Devon

 

"Dominic was very helpful in enabling us to choose the right survey for our needs.

The survey was carried out and he provided us with an extensive report advising us of any issues. Any issues that were highlighted were explained in layman's language so we understood fully.

We are very pleased with his service and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who seeks his expertise."

Mr & Mrs Quick. Home Buyer Survey near Ilminster, Somerset.

"Very comprehensive survey report with clear information about the problems with the property. Would definitely use again."

Mr & Mrs Chapman. Home Buyer Survey in Honiton, East Devon

 

"Dominic provides an excellent service and is very helpful in answering questions about the property and the survey. The service is pricy compared to others, but you get what you pay for."

Mr Thomas. Building Survey in Ottery St Mary, East Devon

 

"Really detailed thorough survey report in an easy to read layout and any issues clearly highlighted so easy to locate. Impressed with the level of service and contact from Dominic, very helpful and friendly. Would 100% recommend to family and friends and exceeded expectations. 5* service."

Mrs Beagan. Home Buyer Survey in Honiton, East Devon

 

"Very comprehensive, useful report.

Great communication, friendly, quick and helpful. Would highly recommend."

Mrs Bourne. Building Survey in Morchard Bishop, East Devon

"A long and detailed report that was produced quickly, well illustrated, easy to understand, well explained in plain English. Questions and queries answered promptly and helpfully. No hesitation in recommending Local Home Surveys."

Mr & Mrs Macey. Home Buyer Survey in Colyton, East Devon

"Dominic provided us with an exceptional building survey.

It was thorough, well laid out, lots of detail with clear summaries on each section, and clear instruction as to what we should pay attention to.

I was impressed with Dominic on our first conversation - I got in touch via email, to ask for a quote, and when he called me back he had already done an amount of desktop research on the property, was well informed, before we engaged his services. This gave me the confidence that he was the right person for the job, and the survey he produced for us certainly backed this up.

He remained engaged with us after delivering the survey and was available for any and all questions we had. Given how stressful home buying is, having the information of such a thorough and well put together survey certainly helped.

I strongly recommend Dominic to anyone wanting to get a survey on their prospective purchase. His fees are competitive too, very good value."

Mr & Mrs Walley. Building Survey in Uplyme, East Devon

 

"Dominic sent through my survey and I have to say it was one of the most in-depth and detailed reports I’ve received.

Super quick turnaround of less than 5 days after the survey took place (previous surveyor I used took 5 weeks!). Due to the findings in the report I can now go back to the seller with the key findings and have great in depth knowledge and images.

Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to find a quality surveyor."

Miss Thomas. Building Survey in Ilminster, Somerset

 

"We hired Dominic to undertake a full survey of a very old stone building in east Devon, and the report we received back was incredibly detailed and comprehensive.

He really leaves no stone unturned. We left Dominic to liaise with the sellers of the house who were at home at the time of the survey and he spent about six hours completing the survey.

It was a very quick turnaround between completing the survey and receiving the report and Dominic was even kind enough to spend over an hour discussing the report with me over the phone sharing his incredibly detailed knowledge of old stone buildings and how they should be maintained, what to look out for, and how to go about tackling some of the issues that came up on the survey. Couldn’t fault his service and couldn’t recommend highly enough!"

Mr Gallagher. Building Survey in Luppitt, Honiton, East Devon

"We are very happy with the report and service supplied by Dominic for our house survey.

The report is very thorough and detailed giving us essential information for the buying process. Additionally, it will be very useful for planning maintenance and updates for the property once we move in. Dominic was happy to discuss any details and give a full explanation.

Thank you, excellent report and service."

Mr & Mrs Mansfield. Home Buyer Survey in Crowcombe, Somerset

"Being first time buyers, Dominic was really helpful in explaining the process and what he would be looking at through completing the survey and the report.

Despite the impact of covid, and timing around Christmas, the survey and report were completed in a matter of weeks.

The report itself was really helpful, it was clear and easy to understand and picked up on things that might never have been noticed by the untrained eye. We have a support network that helped us through the report, but Dominic has offered to take us through it continuing his support."

Mrs Yeates. Home Buyer Survey in Honiton, East Devon

"Dear Dominic. I am the grateful recipient of one of your excellent surveys. 

I of course looked at it, at the time of purchase but was pretty determined to proceed as I felt the house was going to suit me and my purse well. I absolutely love this house, it will be my forever home. 

Over the last few days I have been reading your 134 page report with total concentration, it is absolutely excellent work! 

I have already commissioned some of the repairs that you have explained with a perfect amount of detail; What needs attending to. Why it needs doing in terms of cause and effect. When it needs to be done and in many cases, how best to do it. 

I am a single elderly woman and I have some experience of house build and repairs but you are really educating me and this document will become more invaluable as time goes on. It will help me make the right decisions at the right time regarding renovations. 

I decided to print it, bind it, with sections divided up appropriately and highlight the relevant sections with notes and timetables. It is basically my house bible! So, thank you kind Sir."

Mrs Smyth. Building Survey in Kilmington, East Devon

"I had a survey done by Dominic. He was very thorough. His report was comprehensive and well presented. He explained detailed information about exactly what is wrong and if left what the consequences are. He also explained how quickly it needs to be corrected and what the frequency of inspection should be. I recommend his services."

Mrs Doane. Building Survey in Exeter, Devon

 

"Dominic produced a very comprehensive building survey which provided us with extensive information on the condition of the property and which allowed us to draw up a detailed work plan for when we moved in. Excellent work!"

Mr Bennett. Building Survey in Luppitt, Honiton, East Devon

"Highly recommend! Dominic was extremely professional, had fantastic communication, extremely accommodating and provided a very in-depth final report. Dominic provided an excellent service and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Mrs Richards. Building Survey in Blagdon Hill, Taunton, Somerset

"Rigorous and detailed survey, friendly and helpful communications throughout. Great service."

Mr Campbell-Smith. Home Buyer survey in Halse, Taunton, Somerset

"I am not an expert at surveying by any means. However, communication was prompt and delivered in an understandable way. Communication was also handled between solicitor and vendor by Dominic himself. Not only that, the report was extremely comprehensive and thorough with regards to checks carried out as well as advice for any issues that may arise or have been highlighted. This is not just also for home buying, but also for continued maintenance."

Mr Stokes-Hudd. Home Buyer Survey in Wellington, Somerset

"Thank you for your survey which was excellent. I wanted to say thank you, particularly with your call to the Estate Agent. This helped me obtain a small price reduction. We are very happy."

Mr & Mrs Kane. Building Survey in Sidmouth, East Devon

"Dominic provided an excellent efficient and top quality service. He was positively responsive to all our queries and questions and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services."

Mr Fisher. Building Survey in Seaton, East Devon

"Dominic provided us with a very helpful and informative survey. He explained everything in detail without blinding us with science. We would certainly recommend his services."

Mr & Mrs Brown. Home Buyer Survey in Kilmington, East Devon

"We highly recommend!! Dominic provided us with a fantastic Building Survey for our new property that we are purchasing. The report was clear and extremely informative! 

Dominic has been outstanding and accommodating throughout, he spent a huge amount of time on the phone with me answering all of my questions and queries even before we appointed him for the survey! Extremely happy with the full service!"

Mrs Aldridge. Building Survey in Cullompton, Mid Devon

"Dominic is a fantastic surveyor, who takes pride in giving a really great service, and it shows. He made our first survey experience really make sense, and took the time to make a detailed report and explain it. Absolutely no hesitation in giving 5*s and I will definitely be using again."

Mr Howe. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"Dominic was very easy and approachable to deal with, he didn't try and baffle us with technical talk and spoke in plain English. The owner of the property he surveyed was very impressed with how thorough he was and informed us he will use him if he moves again in the future. I think those comments endorse the service he offers. Thanks Dominic."

Mr Marchant. Home Buyer Survey in Axminster, East Devon

"We found Dominic's survey was detailed and informative. It was easy to read and the photos made it clear what was being referred to. Dominic made himself easily available on the phone to discuss the report and explain any queries we had. Would definitely recommend his service."

Mrs Glover. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"Excellent survey report, very useful and extremely helpful service."

Mr & Mrs Hooper. Home Buyer Survey in Budleigh Salterton, East Devon

"The website was clear, full of information and easy to navigate.Very thorough and in depth detailed survey, regular communication and a pleasure working with."

Mr Davey. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"When we were in the process of buying our new house we wanted to be sure of what we were letting ourselves in for. Dominic provided us with detailed survey information about our new property that meant we were entirely prepared for the move. The service was explained well and having moved into the house now we are so pleased, and feel totally prepared for the work we will undertake. Would absolutely recommend!"

Miss Hatcher. Home Buyer Survey in Langport, Somerset

"I fully recommend Dominic Lowther of Local Home Surveys. He performed 2 reports for us, after the 1st property fell through we decided to ask him to do the 2nd one for us. I really appreciated his thorough and honest reports. The reports were really easy to follow with clear explanations and diagrams. He answered any questions promptly and was happy to explain it in more detail. This gave me confidence in purchasing the property we eventually bought. He is a very professional and amiable gentleman and I was really please we decided to use his services."

Mrs Paul. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"We used the services of Dominic Lowther’s Local Home Surveys for our Home Buyer Survey and were very impressed by his personableness and by the quality of his work. We would gladly recommend him. 5 stars."

Mr Hanna. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"Dominic is a friendly, easy to talk and goes above and beyond on his surveys. The fact Dominic only surveys one property in a day means he’s thorough. Dominic kept in contact throughout the whole process keeping us up to date with everything. Since receiving our report we had a builder go through the survey. And he could not praise it enough. How thorough and in-depth it was. The builder even remarked it had to have been the best survey he has ever checked with the amount of detail included. Dominic is an excellent surveyor and knows his stuff. Couldn’t recommend him enough. He covers the points needed and more."

Mrs Duke. Home Buyer Survey in Taunton, Somerset

"I would like to thank Dominic for his excellent service, professionalism and efficiency from start to finish. The comprehensive home survey report and additional information were very useful and informative. The photographs were helpful to support the findings. I would definitely recommend Dominic for home surveys."

Mr and Mrs Bowen. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

"Dominic Lowther was very easy to deal with and provided a comprehensive and informative report."

Mr Buchanan. Home Buyer Survey in Tiverton, Somerset

"I would 100% recommend Dominic. His friendly, professional approach is thorough, reliable and extremely helpful. Dominic’s home survey report was informative and easy to understand. After working with Dominic, I would not choose anyone else for future home surveys I need."

Mrs Blayney. Home Buyer Survey in Ottery St Mary, East Devon

"When Dominic surveyed our home, we were most impressed by his thoroughness and professionalism. His report was extremely detailed and most helpful. Excellent service. We have no hesitation in recommending him to others."

Mr and Mrs Shaw. Home Buyer Survey in Chard, South Somerset

"Dominic produced a very detailed and professional home survey after a recommendation. First of all, Dominic was very polite and has excellent attention to detail, which is what we required for such an important service. The report was highly detailed and honest. Thank you Dominic."

Mr Singh. Home Buyer Survey in Bournemouth, Dorset

"The home survey report he produced was excellent, clearly laid out and extremely detailed, and it is obvious that he had done a very thorough job. He was also very courteous and professional in his manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dominic."

Mrs Brown. Building Survey in Chard, South Somerset

"We would highly recommend Dominic for his attention to detail in completing our survey. He is thorough and meticulous in his report writing. Most reassuringly, he took the time to provide us with information with any issues that arose which was hugely appreciated."

Mr and Mrs McCullom. Home Buyer Survey in Axminster, East Devon

"Dominic surveyed our property for us and we found him both meticulous and professional, he also gave us valued advice on what work needed to be carried out, he was helpful and thorough with all the information.

We would definitely recommend him for the high standard of work!"

Mr and Mrs Coleman. Home Buyer Survey in Exeter, Devon

 

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