Surveying Services

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) is one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, residential valuations and surveys in the UK.

We panel manage and undertake valuations for the majority of UK mortgage lenders.   We employ over 600 personnel, including over 400 in-house RICS qualified Surveyors covering most UK postcodes including Northern Ireland. Our panel management service covers the whole of Britain including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We offer a full range of valuation, survey and panel management services all able to meet all of your needs. Please contact us to discuss further.

In order to meet the growing capacity needs of the industry we launched a fast track AssocRICS trainee surveyor scheme in 2013. This multi million pound investment is fully endorsed by RICS and increased our capacity by 25% by the end of 2014. We are also committed to deliver against six core principles that will drive inclusivity within our business and also the profession.

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The Service

Our in-house Surveyors operate using market leading tablet PC technology to collate, prepare and quality control our valuation reports and customer surveys. We require all of our Panel Valuers to undertake similar reporting and control requirements.

Our People

We employ qualified Chartered Surveyors who are also RICS Registered Valuers to provide advice and support within our central teams. They act as a sounding board on policy matters, surveyor guidance together with fraud & risk and construction issue. Members of our senior management team represent their peers within the sector this includes:

• Chairing the RICS Residential Survey and Valuation Group

• Acting as a members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders Valuation Panel

• Advisory Board of Asset Skills

• Representing surveying practice in Scotland as part of RICS Scotland

Quality Assurance

We are an ISO 27001:2013 certified business (the only Surveying business in the UK to hold this certification) and take the management and confidentiality of information seriously. As part of our accreditation we have developed policies and procedures to ensure information standards are embedded within our organisation and subject to periodic testing.

As you would expect from the Countrywide Group, our business is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. As a firm Regulated by RICS, we are subject to independent audit on valuation practices adopted across our business. This is supported by our ISO 9001:2008 certification which is an international quality control standard.

Key Facts

  • A leading supplier of valuation panel management services

  • Over 400 in-house surveyors covering most UK postcodes

  • ISO 27001:2005 accredited

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