About Bannisters

Company History

Bannisters Surveyors have had a long association with Felixstowe and the property market, since as far back as 1926, when the founder Herbert Bannister moved up from London and opened an estate agency in the Felixstowe train station yard.

He retired in the late 1950’s when his son Bill Bannister took over the business, and became the first local Chartered Surveyors, alongside an estate agency, auction house and a property lettings and management section.

In the late 1990’s, Chartered Surveyor Richard Bannister, was the third generation of the family to join the business.
In the following years, it was decided to sell on the management and agency to focus on the core business of residential building surveying and valuation work in the Suffolk Coastal area, primarily in the Felixstowe area where the company has accrued over 90 years of local knowledge and records.

If you are just looking for a general idea of costs, or need a formal quotation for an RICS Homebuyer Survey or building survey, or if you require a formal independent valuation of your residential property for any reason, then call in to the office on the corner of St Andrews Road, email using the contact page below, or telephone – If there’s no answer, then leave a message on the answerphone and we’ll get back to you.

The RICS Homebuyer and Building Surveys

When you buy a property, you need to know what you’re getting. Why leave it to chance? How many buyers look in the loft, lift the drains, check for damp, investigate potential hidden defects or check flat roof areas for example?

In an easy to follow format, the RICS Homebuyer and Building Surveys are comprehensive 25+ page reports covering the interior and exterior of a property, including the services, grounds, and the locality in general, and will tell you:

– The construction and condition on the date of inspection
– Identify problems which are urgent or serious
– Highlight important maintenance issues
– Recommend any further necessary investigations
– Help to identify potential hidden or developing defects
– Give you an opinion on the current market value and buildings insurance

Your next home is going to be your most valuable asset. Don’t leave it to chance.

Contact us

Contact Richard Bannister BSc MRICS for more information and a quotation


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