Abode Chartered Surveyors

Abode Chartered Surveyors
The Residential Specialists

Experience - Professionalism - Integrity. We pride ourselves on a personal and individual approach. Contact us today to discuss your property requirements.

North East Building Surveyors

At Abode Chartered Surveyors we provide sound advice on the condition and maintenance of residential and commercial property. Our Building Surveys provide straightforward reports which not only highlight where and how a building requires work but consider any alterations you might want to make. For more modern properties, we can also carry out the RICS HBR Survey.

Valuation & Expert Witness

A wide variety of professional valuations for many different purposes, all prepared in accordance with RICS regulations. We employ RICS Registered Valuers, and RICS Expert Witnesses (residential valuation), and have a proven track record of sound methodology and process, and operate with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

Development & Investors

As Chartered Valuation Surveyors we are ideally placed to sit in the middle of a development team liaising with Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, other specialists and of course the client, working together to ensure that both value and 'saleability' are maximised in a proposed scheme.


Abode Chartered Surveyors – The Residential Specialists

At Abode Chartered Surveyors, we’re not your average surveyors – we want to make the process of finding and securing the right property easy and efficient. Experts at providing residential property advice, and with the personal touch that makes the entire process that bit easier, our advice empowers our clients to make the most informed decisions now, for the future.

Our Services

We provide a multitude of different services, from market valuations and property surveys to personal advice on the purchase process. We provide party wall services, planning services and project management. We also employ RICS Registered Valuers and have RICS experts in residential valuation – for Expert Witness services. Find out how our services could help you secure the property of your dreams, whether you’re a seasoned homeowner, expanding a growing property portfolio or about to take the first step on the property ladder. If you are a Solicitor, call us to discuss our professional approach or Expert Witness services.

Our Expertise and Experience


Only our Chartered Valuation Surveyors with RICS Registered Valuer status can carry out our Market Valuations to ensure they are reliable, well considered, and delivered to international valuation standards. (RICS Red Book Standard). With a team of seasoned property experts and a constant finger on the pulse of the property market, we provide market valuations to help you maximise the return on your investment. This also gives our clients peace of mind, and has an extremely useful part to play in the decision making process. Retrospective Market Valuations are also carried out to the same exacting standard, for Solicitors requiring Expert opinion on historic residential market valuations.

Property Surveys

There’s just no need to walk into a property purchase with your eyes closed. A house purchase is one of the biggest purchasing decisions you will make, so it’s well worth asking for one of our surveys to provide a strategic overview and our surveyors can provide tailored reports so you can make an informed decision that suits your personal needs. The type of survey tends to be determined by the type of property, so whether you require a RICS Homebuyer Report, or a more detailed building survey with a market valuation, our experienced team of chartered surveyors has it covered.

Project Management

There’s nothing quite as stressful as the process involved in purchasing property. At Abode Chartered Surveyors, we aim to minimise the hassle with a personal service which takes you from initial purchasing advice, through to project management if you decide to re-model and refurbish once you have the keys to your new home.

Part of that process may involve providing Party Wall services if you intend to make any changes at the Party Wall of your property, we can discuss this with you; as well as helping to source and schedule contractors for essential works identified within our thorough survey report at the beginning of the process. Part of the process may include ensuring Building Control completion certificates are issued, so that all the correct documentation is logged. Contact us to discuss our project management services.

Expert Witness - Residential Valuation

At Abode Chartered Surveyors we act as expert witnesses, either appointed by one of the parties or frequently as single joint experts, in a range of circumstances to include valuations for litigation purposes or professional negligence claims. Our surveyors are acknowledged experts in their fields and have good working knowledge of litigation and court proceedings. Why choose us – because our knowledge of the North East property market and economic climate is second to none, and our professional approach is paramount.

Find out more or book an appointment.

Newcastle Office Tel: 0191 269 6988

Northumberland Office Tel: 01669 640 055

Email: contact@abodesurveyors.co.uk


What our clients say…

  • When I called Abode they were really helpful, they knew the area I was looking to buy inside-out, and from the start offered a first-class service. They did a Building Survey for me and also offered a Market Valuation – it gave me real peace of mind that I was paying a sensible price for the property in that area.

    Buyer, Warkworth
  • Many of my clients have relied on the expertise of Abode Chartered Surveyors for detailed structural building surveys of premises across the North East. Those clients I have referred have found the level of service and professionalism to be of an excellent standard.

    Associate Director, Christies & Co.
  • The advice we received from Abode regarding our refurbishment project and property valuation was second to none. The Surveyor had a unique and comprehensive background in property sales and survey, and no other valuer/surveyor was in his league. If you need property valuing or surveying, I can thoroughly recommend them.

    Client, Holy Island.
  • I found that Mr Gardiner was professional and courteous in all my dealings with him whether on the telephone, in correspondence or via email. My Instructions were followed to the letter and an in depth and detailed report was produced which provided all the necessary information to the court. I have no doubt that he would have dealt with the giving of oral evidence in a professional and competent manner had it been necessary for him to do so on the day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Gardiner as an Expert Witness in the area of Residential Valuation and Survey.

    Expert Witness Client, Law Firm, Newcastle
  • I was very pleased with the service I received from Abode. The report did all that I would have expected of it. Most strikingly were the discussions Alan and I engaged in after the report was sent. I felt he had a good knowledge of the market and was able to help me with decisions which came as a result of the report. I would definitely use Abode again and would recommend Abode for the same service.

    Valuation Client, Morpeth
  • As a first time buyer I was inexperienced in the intricacies of surveys, but Alan was able to provide me with ample guidance and advice. He went out to the property at very short notice and produced a clear and informative survey which led to my partner and I making a significant saving on the house price. Had it not been for Alan's help we would have paid over the odds and entered into the purchase without knowing the extent of the work the house required. I would not hesitate to recommend Abode Surveyors to anyone looking to purchase a house, for us it was a very worthwhile investment!

    Building Survey and Market Valuation Client, Newcastle