Residential services

We offer a wide range of residential and commercial surveying services, and we can take care of your surveying requirements if you're buying or selling a property. You'll find that our prices are extremely competitive, especially for the responsive and reliable services we provide.


All surveys are carried out in person by one of our leading surveyors, and every member of our team is a fully qualified Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Home Reports

A homebuyer survey and valuation provides potential buyers with a report on the condition of the property that they're considering purchasing. It includes a valuation and an evaluation of the building and its condition, enabling them to make up their minds as to whether or not to make an offer on the property and to take an informed decision about its real value and the cost of any work that may need to be done. A homebuyer report inspection includes an assessment of: 

  • the property's overall condition
  • the market value of the property 
  • any damp proofing, insulation and drainage and the condition that they're in
  • the results of any tests carried out to detect dampness
  • any defects to accessible parts of the property that may affect value
  • urgent matters needing evaluation prior to signing any contracts
  • energy performance 


The chartered surveyor will inspect as much of the building as possible, although he or she won't check any area of the building that is covered, unexposed or hazardous in accordance with standard inspection procedure. A detailed inspection report will be drawn up and sent out to the client as soon as payment has been received.


If you're interested in enquiring about homebuyer reports or need further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Valuations are carried out to assess the value of a property. They have a great variety of purposes, among the most important being: 

  • sale
  • mortgage finance
  • property development

We have a detailed knowledge of the property market in Dumfries and environs, and we are able to provide a very balanced opinion on the market value of the property in question.


Additionally we have partners who are qualified arbitrators and have been appointed expert witnesses in court and arbitrators in rental disputes.

Planning & Building Warrant Application

Do you need help with your small project or house extension / adaptation?

M.R Rodger & Partners have Chartered Building Surveyors who can (and do!) prepare drawings and details to support your planning and building warrant applications. We can also provide strategic advice on development plans and advise on alternative design options. Our service can make the process a lot simpler for both the self-builder and the small contractor and has a significant cost benefit with the entire process managed by Professional Surveyors. M.R Rodger & Partners can deal with the various authorities on your behalf with regards Planning Applications, Building Regulations, Listed Building Consent and Health and Safety etc. 

Our services can also be extended once approvals are in place. M.R Rodger & Partners can recommend an appropriate form of building contract and manage the tendering and construction process for you. 

If you'd like more detailed information or you want to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements, please contact us.

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