About us

We continue to find innovative, technical solutions to meet the changing needs of our lender clients, partner firms and end consumers.

A rich history of innovation and great customer service

A rich history of innovation and great customer service

Established in 1989, SDL Surveying pioneered many of the practices that are now commonly adopted in the industry.

Over 220,000 valuations per year

Over 220,000 valuations per year

Following a period of exceptional growth, we now complete over 220,000 mortgage valuations per year.

A community of over 500 surveyors

A community of over 500 surveyors

Today our total community of surveyors stands at over 500 people after a tremendous period of growth.

SDL Surveying

Established in 1989, SDL pioneered the panel management approach in surveying, which marked a move away from local branch managers valuing properties for mortgage purposes.

Today, SDL is the UK’s largest independent provider of mortgage valuations. It works with most major lenders in the UK, managing c.220,000 valuations per year.

SDL was also an early innovator in technology. In 2010, it was the first to introduce iPad technology to drive productivity, manage risk and improve service delivery for lenders.

This innovation continued with the launch of its desktop valuation product, which removes the need for the surveyor to visit the property and allows a mortgage lending decision to be made within an hour. This significantly improves surveyor productivity, as well as providing a cost benefit for the lender.

In addition to lender valuations, SDL also completes a range of private home surveys directly on behalf of consumers. It offers three levels of buyer reports.

SDL fulfils its valuation and survey requirements via a mixture of employed surveyors and an external nationwide network of local independent chartered surveying firms.

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Our values

We always give our customers the best advice and do the right thing by them.

We act with integrity towards our colleagues and do the right thing in difficult situations.

We work in partnership with our network firms and back them to grow their businesses.

We share success with our people and back them to progress towards personal goals.

We create a better future for consumers by progressing mortgage transactions efficiently.

We create a better future for our planet by pioneering new technology.

Part of the MSS group

SDL Surveying is part of the MSS group. MSS is an industry leader in providing technology‑led services for the UK property market, efficiently connecting consumers, mortgage intermediaries and lenders.

Focused on mortgage, insurance and surveying services, MSS operates a highly successful and proven network model which aggregates privately owned businesses into a major national player. Our network members benefit from a UK-wide reach and scale, which creates access to commercial arrangements and contracts, not available to them directly.

Technological innovation is core to MSS’s success and it continuously seeks to revolutionise its markets, utilising data‑driven tools to optimise its value proposition to customers.

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Chetwynd Business Park, 3 – 4 Regan Way, Nottingham

4.3 771 reviews

  • Avatar Karen Howells-Lee ★★★★★ in the last week
    Great service from this company. Arranged by my lender, SDL rang to book an appointment … read more very quickly. Then rang back to offer an earlier slot. Paul rang 30 mins before arriving as promised. He was extremely pleasant, helpful and thorough. No complaint from us at all.
  • Avatar Greg Gibson ★★★★★ a week ago
    The surveyor who attended was extremely professional, showing covid awareness and … read more politeness from the very start. He was informative, engaging and made what could have been a strictly procedural meeting, a more personable and enjoyable one. We shared good conversation and SDL should be made aware that this surveyor represents the company in an excellent way. Would definitely recommend their services as a result
  • Avatar Michael Carney ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I thought the service provided by Richard from SDL Surveying was fantastic. Gave … read more me a call the day of the survey to talk through his findings. Then once I had received the report, kindly talked me through the final report and answered my many questions. In what can sometimes be a painful experience, Richard made things super simple.