Standard Valuation

We conduct property inspections on behalf of a range of national lending organisations to assess a property’s security for mortgage purposes.

HomeBuyer Report

Our network’s HomeBuyer Reports offer a comprehensive alternative to the Standard Valuation, focusing on defects or problems that may affect the value of a property.

Specialist Report

Following a Standard Valuation or HomeBuyer Report, a property may require further specialist reports, into issues such as damp, drainage or structural problems.

Building Survey

Our network conducts building surveys on all types of residential properties, giving the full detail on their construction and condition.

Estate Agent Valuation

As part of the SDL Group, we have access to the CENTURY 21 UK network of estate agents, which is part of one of the world’s largest estate agency networks.


Our bespoke iPad software helps our network to be more profitable and risk averse, and we are committed to continued innovation.


Through our nationwide network of surveyors, you can be sure of the quality and delivery of your valuations needs.


We don’t just view our customers as clients – we view them as partners – and as a group we have been working alongside some of them since 1989.

Ian Fergusson

Non-Executive Director

Managing Partner of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, Ian is also a member of the UK and Ireland and World Boards of the RICS.

Simon Jackson

Group COO

A former COO of Aon’s retail division and operations leader at Egg, Simon joined SDL in 2007 to lead the surveying businesses SDL Surveying and SDL Risk Management, as well as overseeing operations across the Group.

Giles Smith

Chief Surveyor

Giles qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1989, starting out in private practice across the South of England, before stints at C&G and Lloyds. Giles joined SDL Surveying in 2007 and is now Chief Surveyor for England and Wales, with multi-disciplinary responsibility and a specialist in residential surveying.

SDL Group

Leadership Team

As part of the SDL Group, we also benefit from the guidance of some of the property and financial services industries’ best-regarded individuals. Please visit for more details.