About Us

Forde Surveying Limited is a chartered building surveyor in Devon, based in Exeter. We undertake specialised surveys and inspections on a range of commercial, residential, historic, and motor trade properties.

Stephen Forde, Forde Surveying

Stephen Forde

Stephen’s experience encompasses the full range of Chartered Building Surveying duties, from design and project management to pre-acquisition surveys, Party Wall and Expert Witness roles.

Stephen’s career started in the West End of London before moving between Exeter and Bristol for a few years and finally settling in Exeter in the late 1990s where he worked with Kevin O’Brien for 8yrs before setting up Forde George Surveyors with David George and running that business for 14yrs.

Forde Surveying is Stephen’s latest exciting venture which allows him to follow his desire to provide competitive surveying services to all his existing and new clients throughout the South West and beyond.

Areas of expertise

  • Numerous pre-acquisition condition surveys to commercial
  • Residential Full Building Surveys on historic and modern property to RICS level 3
  • Expert Witness reports for building defects and construction related disputes
  • Party Wall Surveyor under the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996
  • Preparation and Negotiation of Dilapidation Matters and landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Preparation of defect and disrepair analysis reports for client use and dispute purposes
  • Coordination of building works and the assessment of build and repair costs for maintenance and new work to residential and commercial building premises
  • Project management
  • The survey, alteration and repair of historic buildings, particularly vernacular construction types associated with the south west

Get in Touch

If you would like to discuss an upcoming project or survey please get in touch.