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Your Local Chartered Surveyors & Registered Valuers

The expert information you need about your property at competitive rates

Why Do You Need A Home Survey?

When buying or selling a property, it is always best to have an RICS Home Survey.

This will help highlight any serious problems and advise you of the specific risks before committing your valuable time and money into possibly the largest investment you will make in your life.

There are three different levels of survey available through Better Prepared, which are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveying (RICS), please feel free to ask for more details!

Better Prepared offer a range of surveying services, at competitive rates

Our Services

Whether you are Buying, Selling, Remortgaging or Something Else – We can help you make an informed decision about your property.

Who We Help

Anyone looking to purchase a property, buy or sell property shares or simply asses the market value of a property in its current state.

Home Buyers Survey

Our most popular service. We will provide a clear and concise picture of the condition of the property in an easy to read format.

The Types of Surveys - Explained

About Us

We an independent practice operating throughout the Home Counties, Suffolk and Essex.

At Better Prepared, we are passionate about our local area and we are proud of our local knowledge.

We work in and around our home communities which means you can trust us to conduct a reliable and accurate review of your property.

Brilliant service- Friendly, Helpful and informative - Thank you so much !
Lucy Clark
Excellent service, very prompt with good, practical advice. Efficient and timely, thank you.
Mrs Gull
It was useful having the text messages to keep informed with progress
Mr & Mrs Zeliku
The team were very helpful. When I first spoke to Ian Brindle, he made it very clear to understand the services offered and recommendations
Mr & Mrs Grove
My husband and I would like to say thank you very much for the speed and efficency that you have shown us in supplying an updated RICS report. It shows to us that in this day and age where people are too keen to say that they can't do things you have shown that with a kind thought that there are some people that go above and beyond.
Diane and Dave Moore
“Mark is such a nice, professional man. Helpful and prompt, your company has been so helpful and friendly, made a difficult process just a bit easier”
Mrs Cumming.
Hi Ian, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to once again thank you for your survey. Further investigation by specialised tradesmen, confirmed your suspicions regarding the properties electrics and damp condition. Thank fully the vendor has agreed to shoulder the cost of the necessary remedial work which would have fallen on me had I not had your survey done. I am now very confident in completing the purchase of my first property.
Mr Le Her
Home Owner

Our Areas Of Coverage

Better Prepared Ltd – proven property advice in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk – for help, please get in touch with us today


01604 420152 – Northampton

Milton Keynes

01908 410020 – Milton Keynes


01206 700197 – Colchester


01245 330191  - Chelmsford


01473 760455 – Ipswich

Leighton Buzzard

01525 552105 – Leighton Buzzard


01296 340678 - Aylesbury


01787 852066 - Sudbury


01234 481314 – Bedford

Complete Our Customer Satisfaction Survey

Once you have received your Better Prepared Survey, please take a moment to complete our quick questionaire and we will make a donation to Shelter on your behalf