What Our Clients Say

Very many thanks for your very thorough report which appears most informative and helpful.

M. Nielsen. 24/07/21

"My son Christopher had the very good fortune to be recruited by Gavin as a Graduate Surveyor 12 months ago. It has been a pleasure to witness his personal development and growth since then. He has enjoyed a fabulous learning experience working for Gavin, whose nurturing approach has been very evident every step of the way. He goes to work with a smile on his face and a spring in his step.

(Gavin, any chance you could move on to sharing your gardening tips with Chris next, please?)"

David Lewis Senior Partner at solicitors Weightmans LLP 15.07.2021
I would like to thank Gavin Floyd for the recent survey him and Chris did on our new home, it was a really detailed survey and helped put our minds at ease.
Jo H., 10.06.2021
Thank you for the Building Survey, this looks an excellent piece of work and we appreciate you completing it in the timescales. We will have a proper look over the next couple of days and let you know if we have any further queries
Ruth M., 07.06.21
Thank you for the report, it is very detailed and pointed out some very useful information and questions that we need to ask the solicitors/vendors.
Charlotte W. 14/05/2021
I engaged Gavin to complete the survey on my new house and I couldn’t be more delighted with the end product. The report is far more detailed than anything I have ever received before and there are loads of photos to help me understand exactly what the situation is. I would have no hesitation to recommend Gavin to anyone requiring a surveyor.
Mandy S. 11 / 03 / 2021
Many thanks for all your help and advice together with Chris's, Im so glad I instructed you as I fear all these issues may not have been uncovered otherwise.
Lynne R.   22 / 01 / 21
Very thorough job, thank you for this.
James K. 4/09/2020

I am pleased to advise that parties have reached an amicable settlement.  That outcome could not have been achieved without your valuable assistance.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, 25.6.2020.
I spoke to you earlier today and you agreed to do a residential building survey.  We found the survey you did for us last year very helpful, so we're very pleased that you'll be able to do this survey for us too.
Nick & Janet W, 17/7/2020

Thanks for your message and suggestions.  We have had a little movement on possibilities but will be very pleased to follow up on the contacts you mention should they not prove fruitful, thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch on this. We hope all goes well for you.

Mark W, 24/11/2019

Thank you so much for the detailed and thorough report, and for discussing it with me yesterday.

Vicky B - 29/9/2019

Thank you so much for all this information. We will begin the process of getting it all sorted now. Thank you very much indeed for your help, which is much appreciated!

Julia P - 09/09/2019

As a layperson, this has been very helpful indeed, allowing me to focus on the points you mention here. Really appreciate this, thank you.

Paul D 7/09/2019

I've reviewed the survey. Firstly, I'm very impressed with the amount of detail and happy with the service I received. Thank you.

Patrick D 12/08/2019

Many thanks for this and your previous contacts email Gavin. I appreciate that this job was on a tight timeline, but you have delivered everything and been incredibly helpful and professional throughout. I really am very grateful.

GB 10/06/2019

Thank you so much Gavin - much appreciated. I think you've underplayed your role in what was ( and still is) a great team effort to support my clients on a very tight timescale. Thanks again look forward to the next one.

LG 21/05/2019

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and
professionalism throughout this process and cannot thank you enough.

M & Y Wright 17/05/2019

Thank you Gavin, that’s great. Your conclusions coincide with my own as regards the factors determining the value, both in and of the house itself (modernisation needed especially) and also the immediate environment. Thank you for your time Gavin, it was a pleasure to meet you.

DB 25/01/2019

I really appreciate all the work you have done for me in trying to get the house sorted.

Elaine L 26/06/18

Just to let you know after some haggling we agreed a revised price.
Thanks for all your advice through the process.

Mr & Mrs P & J R 21/06/18

A very big thank you from both of us for staying the course, despite the

situation we found ourselves in. It is appreciated and I am sure there were times, as there were for me, that you wished it would all go away

G & P Owens 06/02/18

Thanks again for pulling this together so quickly Gavin , much appreciated !

E. H. 29/07/17

Many Thanks Gavin. It looks very thorough and extensive.

M. G. Interior Design 02/11/17

Thank you for the report , it was most helpful in making our decision

M.J. 08/10/17

Thank you for all of your assistance. We would both like to thank you for your time and your willingness to share your initial impressions at short notice and when the time comes to survey another property we will definitely be back in touch.

C & K 19/03/17

Very many thanks for your splendid report.

J&K Walters, North Wales 15/12/16

We write to inform you that the claim involving our client has settled. We thank you for your assistance in this matter

Lyons Davidson Solicitors 18/08/16

Thank you very much for all your help to get this moving along quicker. I appreciate it.

A.Price, Wirral 6/05/16

I am writing on behalf of a client who wanted to work with a surveyor to help them manage a building project to thank Gavin for his pro-active management of the project to date.

Gavin has liaised with the client and an architect to obtain outline planning permission - hence increasing the value of the site- and has come up with a number of options for developing the site once planning is approved.

This is an ongoing assignment and the client is delighted with the pro-active, professional manner in which Gavin has navigated matters to date and has thanked me personally for the introduction.

John Hunt FCA Pursglove & Brown Chartered Accountants 9/03/15

Many thanks for your comprehensive report. Having investigated the rear WC based upon your report it is clearly an illegal construction as no plans ever went in. Many thanks again for your work and I can assure you that any other work required of this nature will be instructed to yourself. Regards, Mark

Mark Higgins, Chester 10/12/2014

I am writing to thank you and to provide testimony for the excellent work which you have carried out recently for my client.

My client is seeking to raise additional finance against the existing equity in my clients property in a relatively short period of time and in order to satisfy the terms of the equity release provider, my client needed to either extend the existing term of the lease or purchase the freehold but had no idea which of those options to proceed with.

By undertaking the complicated and detailed assessment of the property valuation in a speedy manner and perhaps more importantly, in a way that enabled my client to easily understand the issues involved, my client is able to make an informed decision as to how to proceed.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to clients in future and indeed intend to continue to do so.

Thank you again for your assistance.

John Loney, Quality Solicitors Oliver & Co, Chester 28/02/2013

My Firm has no hesitation in recommending Gavin's services following our recent experience of instructing him to provide expert evidence on an urgent basis to support clients who wished to appeal a judgment handed down by the Residential Property Tribunal Service.
Gavin instantly appreciated what was required and the tight timescales involved, quickly gaining our clients' confidence with his friendly manner as well as his eye for detail and demonstrable knowledge.
I am sure that both the dispute resolution and property arms of our Commercial Department will look to utilise Gavin's skills and experience whenever the opportunity arises.

Tim Polding, Associate Director & Head of Commercial Department at Quality Solicitors Oliver & Co, Chester 24/06/2013

Gavin has been a valuable member of the Homebuyer Online surveying network, providing high quality survey reports within strict speed of service requirements. He has a detailed knowledge of property in his area of operation and his company Deesurveys is recommended.

Hugh Greenhouse FRICS - Managing Director Of Homebuyer On Line
& Chartered Surveyor 12/03/2013

I recently instructed Gavin Floyd of DEESURVEYS to carry out a full structural survey on a property which my son is in the process of buying and which is in need of complete renovation. Gavins extensive survey was detailed, informative and presented in a helpful, 'easy to understand' format, whilst his fee was most reasonable. I can confidently recommend DEESURVEYS to any new client and would be happy for them to contact me directly should they wish to do so.

Rob Brookfield, Grosvenor Designs 11/03/2013

Dear Gavin, Just a quick line to to say how impressed we were with the survey you provided us on our own property. It was thorough, informative & professional. We are in a better position than we originally thought!

Hoole Roof Restoration 25/02/2013

I was extremely pleased with the efficient service provided by Gavin Floyd at deesurveys and particularly appreciated the way any follow up queries were dealt with by him. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Liz 22/03/2012

My wife and I are very happy with your timely and professional response to our request and feel that the reports have been clear, thorough and most helpful. In particular, your invitation to discuss any aspect of the report by telephone (while unnecessary in the most recent instance) was very reassuring and your service is very competitively priced. We would not hesitate to recommend Deesurveys to friends and others.

J.R. 30/06/2011

Very quick and efficient service in terms of appointment and report turnaround. Well qualified surveyor, report very detailed as expected. Due attention paid to specific requests made. Very helpful and courteous. Highly recommend.

Nantwich. 04/06/2011

Very friendly, fast service. Very comprehensive report at competitive price. Mr Floyd was a pleasure to deal with, and was extremely accommodating to our requirements. Highly recommended.

A B 25/05/2010


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