RICS Surveyor Northwich

Local – Independent – Professional

Whether you are a first time buyer, a seasoned homeowner or a property professional, we can offer you specialist residential property advice to suit your needs.

Our most popular Survey. Suitable for most homes.

Our most popular survey & valuation. Sutable fore most homes.

For older or run-down properties which are unusual or altered.

A specialist report for properties bought under the Goverment Scheme

A brief report for when you only need valuation advice

Services specifically tailored to the needs of business clients

Find out more about how we can help you with our Help-to-Buy services.

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Why do I need a Survey?

Rics surveyor Northwich

If you are buying property in and around Northwich, then a RICS Survey is a must. It will protect your biggest investment and give you peace of mind before you commit to a purchase. The RICS Level 2 (HomeBuyer) Survey is the most popular type of survey we do and is suitable for most property types.

It will:

  1. Include a report prepared by a locally based surveyor
  2. Help you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase
  3. Advise if you are purchasing the property for the correct amount or whether you should renegotiate the price (Level 2 HomeBuyer Survey & Valuation)
  4. Highlight all potential problems, defects and issues
  5. Advise on potential hazardous risks
  6. Advise you on the levels of ongoing maintenance that may be required

What’s included?

Rics surveyor Northwich

Put simply, it is a survey report that will outline the condition of the property you wish to purchase. The mortgage valuation carried out by your lender is not a survey. It is performed, often remotely, by the mortgage lender to assess the risk of the loan amount. These valuations will tell you nothing about the condition of the property you want to buy.

The survey will include:

  1. An inspection of all major features including any ongoing structural movement, roofs, walls, floors, woodwork and ceilings.
  2. An inspection of any permanent outdoor structures such as garages and outbuildings.
  3. A test of accessible ground floor walls for any signs of significant dampness.
  4. An inspection of the visible parts of the heating & drainage systems as well as the electric, gas/oil and water services.
  5. Identification of any areas that would need to consult your legal advisor on for further investigation.
  6. An easy to follow traffic light system to illustrate the urgency of issues identified
  7. A market valuation and recommended insurance rebuilding cost (Level 2 HomeBuyer Survey & Valuation).



Meet your Surveyors

Louise Avery, BSc (Hons), MRICS, CertDEA

Louise is a chartered surveyor, founder and Managing Director of Avery & Co. She qualified in 1990 and spent many years working for Halifax as a valuer before setting up Avery & Co in 2004 as a consultant valuer for Halifax. Since then, Avery & Co has grown and changed to offer services to a wide variety of clients and customers.

Louise now spends most of her time running the business but still enjoys inspecting properties. She is passionate about quality and making Avery & Co a market leader for independent and professional property advice.

Louise volunteers time to helping the community. She was a Special Inspector for Merseyside Police for several years, and now volunteers for Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes by transporting tissue and blood across the region.

Kate Avery, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRICS, CertDEA

Kate is a Chartered Surveyor and Director at Avery & Co. She started working for Avery & Co as an administration assistant in 2011, whilst also studying for a degree in Geography. Once she graduated, she returned to university to complete a postgraduate degree in Commercial Property Management and trained to become a surveyor. Kate qualified as a surveyor and registered valuer in February 2017 and became a Director of Avery & Co in early 2020. Kate went on to complete her APC and become a chartered surveyor in 2023.

Kate currently carries out inspections several days per week and spends the rest of her time running the business. Her primary focus is marketing and, ensuring we provide the best customer service possible. She is also passionate about making Avery & Co a great company to work for.

“My favourite part of my job are the people that I work alongside, and the variety each working day brings. I love developing the business, building relationships with clients, and working to providing a great service”

Andrew Winter, BSc (Hons), MRICS, CertDEA,

Andrew is a surveyor and started working at Avery & Co in September 2016.

He graduated from UCLAN with a degree in Building Surveying in 2010. He then worked as an estate agent for 5 years on the Fylde Coast carrying out market appraisals on residential properties. This opportunity gave a him a wealth of local knowledge in valuing properties and dealing with the sale process from start to finish.

Andrew began working for Avery & Co in 2016 as a trainee surveyor. He was provided with intensive on the job training from many highly experienced surveyors. He qualified as a residential surveyor and registered valuer in 2017 and has enjoyed providing surveys and valuations to our clients ever since. Andrew has since passed the APC and became a chartered surveyor in 2024.

“I really enjoy all aspects of my job and I’m so glad I decided to train as a surveyor. I particularly like working for different clients and providing a variety of services, and that each day and property inspection is different. I am passionate about residential property and property defects”

With offices throughout the North West of England and North Wales, we pride ourselves in our experience, local knowledge and the provision of professional independent advice to all our clients and customers.
  1. We are a family-based business who believe in putting customers first.
  2. We specialise in home surveys, and residential valuations. That’s all we do, and we do it very well.
  3. We are locally based.
  4. We will never hard-sell.
  5. Our team are happy to discuss the survey which is right for you and guide you through the process.
  6. All of our surveyors are fully RICS qualified.
  7. We are fully insured and regulated by the RICS.
  8. We offer a loyalty promise for repeat business.

We act of behalf of both private and corporate clients including national high street mortgage lenders, solicitors, accountants and surveyors, providing specialist valuation advice. We also work for social landlords, property consultants and developers.


  • Excellent!

    Excellent. Saved us about £20,000 in roof repairs that we weren’t aware of!

    Rhys J