Building surveyors work in all aspects of property including residential, commercial, leisure, agricultural and industrial markets and niche areas can include building conservation, insurance, rights to light, party wall matters and dilapidations. Building surveyors provide professional, technical, expert advice to clients and need an excellent level of technical knowledge as well as the ability to work with clients and other professionals.
Building surveyors can work in the public sector, private practice or may be self-employed. The job can be an active one, such as visiting and inspecting buildings and climbing into roof spaces so you may need a level of physical fitness. Building surveyors can cover large geographical areas and so a driving licence is usually required.