Go West … to termite country !

>It was back to Aquitaine last week (the western part of France that was for many years owned by the British) to carry out a pre-purchase survey in the department of Landes. Much of Landes is low-lying, and marshy, so … Read More

Choosing the right kind of surveyor

Choosing the right kind of surveyor Unlike the word Doctor, or solicitor, there is no restriction on the word Surveyor.  Anyone can call themself a Surveyor ! However, Chartered Surveyors, i. e. members of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors … Read More

Useful Links

Professional organisations The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS France The Association of Building Engineers Surveyors-en-France France, general interest French Entrée Lost in France French Property News Survive France Network Legal advice (English speaking lawyers based in France) Bright Avocats … Read More

Area Covered

Areas covered for French property surveys France is a big country (twice the size of the UK). From my base in the south I am able to undertake surveys at reasonable cost throughout Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, and Aquitaine, and the neighbouring … Read More

Services Provided

Services Provided Pre-purchase French property surveys Ian Morris offers the following options: A detailed survey and a detailed (dictated) report (view sample PDF). The same (detailed) survey but with a summary type report – identifying only the problems, or potential … Read More


Contact ianmorris@french-surveys.com 0033 (0) 467 89 43 46 – telephone (FR) 0033 (0) 683 66 67 27 – mobile (FR) 0044 (0) 117 318 1700 – telephone (UK) 0044 (0) 844 770 9027 – fax (UK & FR) Postal address: … Read More

Frequently asked Questions

Frequently asked Questions I have been told “people don’t have surveys in France”. Is this true ? It is completely untrue. And anyone telling you that should probably know better. It is true that the French themselves hardly ever commission … Read More

Why Ian Morris ?

Why Ian Morris ? Experience counts Ian Morris is a fully-qualified Chartered Building Surveyor and Corporate Building Engineer (a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of The Association of Building Engineers).  With over 40 years … Read More

French Property

Buying a French Property The most significant step in the buying process is that once you have agreed to buy you will be asked to pay a deposit, typically 10% of the purchase price, and to sign a preliminary contract … Read More

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