About Symonds & Sampson

Estate Agents, Chartered Surveyors and Auctioneers

Symonds & Sampson are one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Surveyors providing advice to private individuals, corporate bodies and charities in the South of England.

Who We Are

Established in 1858 but an LLP since 2007 the firm has grown substantially in recent years with over 160 staff in 16 offices covering the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire & into Hampshire. Our Chartered Surveyors, Estate and Letting Agents operate in some of the most fashionable, desirable and sought after parts of the UK.

Clients appoint us because of our depth of property knowledge, attention to detail and professionalism in the desire to achieve the best result for them. Our residential, rural and commercial services cover everything from the sale of houses , farms and land by Private Treaty, Auction or Tender to a full Lettings and Management service and the sale and lettings of offices, shops and commercial property.

What We Do

With over 60 professionally qualified staff throughout our 16 offices, we are ideally positioned to offer a range of services that extend well beyond the sale and letting of houses , commercial property, land and farms such as: management and letting of property; valuation of property trusts and partnership assets for inheritance tax, matrimonial or family disputes; rent reviews; succession to tenancy; general landlord and tenant issues; architectural work; arbitration; mediation; mortgage and bank valuations; building surveying; planning applications and appeals; representations regarding development plans; wayleave and easement negotiation; compulsory purchase; diversification proposals; property search, etc. We are also well known livestock and machinery Auctioneers on farms and in Frome Market.

Our Approach To Our Clients

We believe in supplying our clients with up-to-date information to ensure they are able to make the best decisions possible. With all of our experience in the industry we have learnt what it takes to meet client expectations and pride ourselves on being one of the most client focussed firms of Chartered Surveyors in the region. All of our staff undergo continuing professional development and in-house training to ensure they remain on top of ever-changing legislation, to the benefit of our clients. The majority are proud members of professional bodies, including RICS, CAAV, ARLA Property Mark and NAEA Property Mark.

Head Office

30 High West Street
Dorset DT1 1UP
01305 261008

Provision of Service Regulations 2009

A list of partners names may be inspected at the above address. The firm is Regulated by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and also by ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) with regards to professional practice and clients money. Individuals may be members of these or other professional bodies as shown in the office details pages. The firm is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Credit Broker and for General Insurance Mediation: Reg No 694926.

The term "Residential Partner", "Rural Partner", "Surveyor Partner" or "Lettings Partner" may be used to refer to a senior employee who is not an owner of the business.

Any contractual dealings with us are determined by letter of engagement between ourselves and our clients and by our standard Terms and Conditions and will be governed by English Law.

The firm carries Professional Indemnity Insurance as required by RICS via Bluefin Professons 0117 929 3344 (territorial scope worldwide except USA and Canada).

The firm's VAT registration number is 186 2795 19.

We hope that you will have no cause for complaint against the firm or one of our partners or employees. However, should you do so, you may find a copy of our complaints procedure by clicking here.

The firm is a member of the Property Redress Scheme.

Client Money Protection Scheme

Symonds & Sampson LLP are members of RICS, who operate an approved Client Money Protection scheme for the purposes of the 2019 legislation for property and letting agents. Details of the RICS scheme, of which we are members, can be found here along with our certificate of membership and a claims form to be used in the unlikely event of a loss.

Bank Accounts

Please note that we bank with Lloyds (sort code 30-92-69). We will not change these arrangements without formal written notice. If you have any queries, please call 01305 236237 Opt 2.

International Property Award Winners

Symonds & Sampson, best property consultant in Dorset, United Kingdom Property Awards 2018

The best property consultant in Dorset

Symonds & Sampson have just celebrated 160 years in business and for most of that time have been the leading firm of chartered surveyors and auctioneers in the region. They have won many awards over the years for their estate and lettings departments as well as numerous accolades for their unique annual magazine 'Country Matters'. This time it is for an unsung department.

Senior partner Mark Lewis says 'The general public know us for our higher profile work and see our many for sale and to let boards all over the region. Many will have been to one of our auctions whether it is on a farm selling live and deadstock or a collective sale of property. Few of these people will know about the other work that we do.

We have a number of Chartered Surveyors advising on all property related matters; our development and planning department has grown substantially and we are achieving planning permissions for sites for single and multiple sites in five counties. Our architects and building surveyors work closely with all our offices especially on some of the estates we manage and we are constantly advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of their farms.

We spend a lot of time valuing property especially for banks and other lending institutions as well as for inheritance and capital gains tax purposes and matrimonial disputes.

A lot of our time is spent with the agricultural community and our regular advice on BPS, compensation for water and electricity companies crossing farmland as well as general advice on succession stands us apart from other firms.

Winning the prize from a highly respected panel of judges at the International Property Awards as the Best Property Consultant Dorset, therefore, is a great achievement.

Congratulations to our dedicated and hardworking staff and see this award as being very well deserved.'

To find out how Symonds & Sampson can advise you please telephone any of our offices throughout Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

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