I am Stephen Michael – a friendly, local, independent RICS surveyor working across Norfolk.

“I never undertake more than one survey inspection a day, so I have the time to do a really thorough job.

Stephen Michael
RICS Registered Valuer

Friendly | local | independent

My Approach

My surveying practice is built around my absolute commitment to three things. 

Thorough Inspections – The inspection of your property should be detailed and thorough, with no corners cut, taking as long as needed.

Bespoke, High Quality Reports – Your survey report shouldn’t be full of generic phrases. Instead, it should be hand-crafted and it should be all about your property and your situation. It should be detailed, specific and useful and it should be written in easy-to-understand language with annotated pictures to bring things to life.

Outstanding Customer Service – You have a right to expect exemplary customer service. That means keeping you informed, it means calling you when I say I will and it means delivering reports on time. It also means being friendly, approachable and available to talk things through and answer your questions.

I work as an independent surveyor because that enables me to stay true to this approach. As an independent , I don’t have to worry about corporate targets and time constraints. That frees me up to do the best possible job for you. If that means some extra time on site to make sure everything is properly checked, or a bit more time ensuring your report is as clear and helpful as it can be, that’s okay with me.

Background and Qualifications

Before training as a residential surveyor, I studied law, worked in business and worked as a property consultant. That varied experience informs my approach and makes me a better surveyor, a better listener and a better communicator.

I have lived and worked in Norfolk for the last 10 years and I am an expert on the local property market, building types and construction techniques.

My surveying qualifications and memberships are as follows:

  • I am an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a RICS Registered Valuer.
  • I am a Member of the Residential Property Surveyor’s Association (RPSA).
  • I hold the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.
  • I am an Associate of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
  • I am an Associate of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors
  • I hold a law degree (LLB) from the University of Birmingham
  • My practice is regulated by the RICS.

Find out more

Please visit the Services page to read more about the services I offer.
For an initial conversation or to get a free, no obligation quotation (with no hard sell), please just get in touch.