Crossway - 156 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, B3 3HN


At Shape Surveyors, we all come to work every day because we want to solve your biggest problem when buying a property. Protecting your investment. Homebuyers often find that a property looks great and often do not think about the hidden defects. Let’s face it, this is an emotional purchase and unless you’re an investor, it’s going to be your home.

Property defects are often hidden and uncovering them after purchasing the property can come at a high price. The RICS states that people spend on average £5750 on defects after buying a property. Discovering major defects such as damp, or subsidence can come at a much higher cost.

Shape Surveyors, aim to make the home buying process as stress-free as possible by providing home surveys that are written in plain English, delivered within 5 working days and provide quality reports that give you peace of mind, we are also RICS regulated, providing home surveys to help you make a more informed decision on your next property purchase.

We are focussed and resourceful, always seeking to discover a solution and providing options for any concerns that arise.

We regularly save our clients thousands of pounds by finding and reporting on defects that are not easy to spot by the untrained eye.


My Story

Shaping Your Property Journey

Back in 2011, after making a common mistake when purchasing a property,
I made the decision to change my career and start my own business. This was to help ensure others would not make the same mistake I did.

As a novice house purchaser, I mistakenly believed that the Valuation was a survey and went ahead and purchased my first property, an old Victorian house that had been recently refurbished. I fell in love with the house, ready to make it my home.

3 months in, damp, movement and rot were uncovered. Several building inspections later, and the recommendation was to strip the house back and start again.

It needed a rewire, damp proof course, treatment for dry rot and timber infestation.

The news was devastating. The minimum quote I received was £27,000.

I had just invested all of my savings into this purchase and did not have the funds to complete the work.

I started researching. In those days rarely anyone had a survey let alone a surveyor.
A Homebuyers Report would have highlighted all of these defects as well as given me an opportunity to renegotiate the price. It was then I decided to change career path, I went back to university and studied to become an RICS Surveyor. I did not want this to happen to me or anyone else again.

After years of training and experience
in housebuilding, project management and residential surveying, I then decided to set up Shape Surveyors providing comprehensive service to homebuyers.

We’re now on a mission to keep you informed throughout the entire home buying process, from viewing the property to closing that important sale, whether you’re
a first-time buyer, upsizer, downsizer or property investor.

Property defects are often hidden, so we’re here to help you uncover them, make the right decisions and to help you every step of the way.

Our Values.

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We’re here to support you every step of the way, we’ll guide you through what can be a stressful and emotional process.


We listen to you with an open mind. We know that the process is stressful and we aim to alleviate that stress with the homebuying process. We are willing to learn from you and the industry.


We are members and are regulated by the RICS.  All of our surveyors are RICS registered valuers and VRS sponsored valuers


About everything we do for you.


We are experts in our field, with most of our surveyors over 10 years experience.

Customer first

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Meet the Team.

Older property suitable for a Building Survey

Natasha Williams


Deborah Rutland

Office Manager

Martin Leach

Associate Surveyor



Tassadaq Ra BA (Hons) AssocRICS


Homebuyer Report - conventional house

Simon Lee MRICS



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Our Offices.

Birmingham, UK


156 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, B3 3HN