Past Projects

Below are some of the many genuine comments and feedback that we have recieved from our clients:

Mr Harrison came recommended to me. I was about to make an important and big decision on my own regarding the purchase of a large property!

I needed to feel that I could trust and believe the Surveyor and the subsequent report, as that formed a massive part of the decision that I had to make. James has proved to be extremely professional, courteous, expediant in carrying out the surveys and completion of the following “easy to understand” report and has patiently gone through same with me, so that I can understand these reports.

James has always been available to talk to me and has also given me helpful advice and tips! He has helped to make me feel very confident with the decisions I have made regarding purchasing a property.

I have been so pleased with the service that he provides that I have since in all, engaged, James 3 times! I shall without doubt being going back again and I can without hesitation recommend James.
I would also be happy to speak to anyone interested in engaging Mr Harrison.



Many thanks for the survey and thorough report. Thank you for writing the report professionally and using technical terminology where required, but in a way that is understandable to a layman such as me.

At this stage I cannot think of anything that is unclear or over which I have queries.

We also appreciate the informal advice you gave my wife in relation to possible changes to the property we are considering. We understand these were not part of the formal survey and were just your informed opinions, but they are very useful nonetheless.



Great report, I like the format and presentation, nice and easy to understand. Thank you for all your help and advice.



Thanks for your help with all the surveys – it’s great to have someone to trust and would be happy to be a reference for any of your future customers.



Just to thank you for a most comprehensive survey!


West Mersea

Thank you very much James,

This is all very helpful and very clearly written. It’s encouraging to know that there is nothing to worry about, and I can start to plan which of the jobs to tackle first once I move in.

With best wishes,



Just wanted to thank you for your help with my survey. I have given a copy to my solicitor, but thankfully not really any problems to report. All being well I will not need your services again, but I will be very pleased to recommend you others.



Thank you very much for making time to come and see us on Friday. It was good to meet you and excellent words of wisdom. We will work on! (A Grade II Listed House)

I shall continue to recommend you.


Thank you for so promptly sending me your comprehensive survey report of — Yorick Road, West Mersea. Your report was in much greater detail than I expected and most helpful.

I appreciate the suggestions you made and intend to implement them. I would be pleased if you would send me the names of a couple of local builders when you have time.

If ever I have an opportunity to recommend your service to other potential home buyers I will certainly do so.

Thanks again.



James Harrison was introduced to myself by the estate agents that I dealt with when buying my property. From the very first conversation James provided an excellent, professional , considered and informative service that resulted in a clear and concise survey report that made easy reading. Throughout our dealings James and his colleagues were polite, timely, diligent and friendly. It was a pleasure to deal with James Harrison Surveying Limited and I would whole heartedly recommend their services


Woodford Bridge

Thank you for an excellent report.



Many thanks James for sending over the report, and we take note of your recommendations.Have a good weekend, and again thank you for your help and in particular your prompt phone call this morning was very considerate. Stress busting surveying your speciality!


West Mersea

Thank you for your very clear survey report.



We would like to thank you for your prompt and efficient service. As promised you carried out the survey and sent us our report on the same day. Also the report was easy to understand and very informative. This survey gave us piece of mind and many questions answered and it was worth every penny. Also any points you picked up we have told our solicitors. Also going through the report with you was very helpful and knowing that we can ring you if we have any queries means alot. Definately will recommend you to our family and friends.

Kevin & Loraine


Thank-you for your call of this evening and the patience you have shown in gaining entry into the property. I would not hesitate recommending yourself to anyone who required a professional they could trust.

Mick & Carole


James, thank you so much for your thorough and comprehensible phone call tonight I found it extremely useful.



Great, thanks very much for your comprehensive service.



Thank you for your report. It is extremely informative and by far exceeds survey work I have paid for in the past. In fact I wish I had used you when I bought my previous house. I will not hesitate to recommend your services.



Thank you very much for your very comprehensive and helpful survey at Valonia Drive, also for your verbal report and efficiency in mailing the details to myself and my solicitor.



Many thanks indeed for the survey report received today it was great to have a full run down of the house and outbuildings. We also wanted to thank you for arranging this for us really quickly as it has meant we can now carry out the searches of the area.

Thanks once again.



Many thanks for your comprehensive report. We discussed briefly yesterday and I have decided not to proceed with the purchase.



Many thanks for this, much appreciated. The report is well presented and the non-technical language is clear and easy to understand. Although I will not be pursuing this purchase, I will let you know if another survey is required and would happily recommend your services as other opportunities arise.



I meant to email you at the time to say how impressed we were with the survey you did for us on Lilian Road, Burnham on Crouch! Thank you for sending us the report so quickly!

Sandra & Ray


Thanks so much for your thorough and prompt survey, we’ve had a good read through and are really happy with it- everything you cover seems to be completely clear- no surprises this time, thankfully! 🙂

We really appreciate your professional service and would certainly recommend you to others.

Laura & Matt


Thank you for the report and the call last week. Very helpful and I am glad I found your website. If I have any friends requiring a surveyor I will be sure to send them your way.


Leigh on Sea

Thank you for the report , it’s good to know the house we are buying is in good order. Also may I thank you for your approach to the survey you did on our house for your buyer clients.To actually be told of the good and bad elements that you were reporting to them helped us to be properly aware , so making any further price discussion less stressful if your clients had wished to re-consider their offer.If my Wife lets me move again, I will be back.


West Mersea

Dear James I was completely satisfied with the service provided by you: you fulfilled your promises by carrying out the survey on the appointed day and reporting to me by phone and email the same day; you also responded quickly to the message I left on your answerphone concerning the results of my research into the foundations. In short, you did what you said you would when you said you would. Full marks for customer service.



The service and report were excellent. Thank you very much.



James, I was very satisfied thank you. The survey you provided was very clear and easy to understand and also having spoken with you, your input and complimentary comments were most appreciated.



Thanks, I got it (the survey report) this afternoon! I must say that I do like the layout. It’s very clear to an untrained eye like my own and it seems very thorough, which is much appreciated.


North London

Thank you for your very thorough report. I have contacted the Estate Agent and asked him to request that the vendors address the issues raised.



I’ve received your survey report, it’s certainly very comprehensive and I’m really really pleased with how it’s laid out. I’ve never seen a survey report done so well,



Many thanks for your comprehensive report. You have written it in such a way that even I could understand it.

(A grade II Listed thatched house)



A very clear and readable survey. Very good value for the fee! 

Many thanks



Just a quick email to say thank you for your call to explain the results of the survey and for your report. We have had a read through and haven’t got any questions. It was very well explained and gave us a straightforward idea of the condition of the property and what work it may benefit from. It has given us the reassurance we were looking for in proceeding with the purchase of our first house!

We will recommend you to others in the future. Many thanks.



Thanks for the survey and very helpful guidance on remedying cracks. If all goes well we will be moving sometime in May. In the meantime, thanks again for your report. I have really appreciated the accessible format and plain language, and of course the opportunity to have a chat with you about contents.



We would like to say how pleased we were with the service provided by your company. The survey was carried out promptly and was, in our opinion, very thorough. It was clearly presented and jargon-free. In addition, a follow-up conversation was informative and helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending your service to others.



I thought you offered a great service, I can recommend you highly. It was clear, and nicely laid out, and you had lots of useful insights. When I asked questions later, especially with a planning problem you were brilliant. I could not have moved forward without this. I have recommended you to my daughter who is buying in the area.



We would like to thank you for the survey you carried out for us. We found your survey easy to understand, also very informative. If we ever need a survey in the future we would not hesitate to contact you, or recommend your name to our friends and family.

Angela & Michael


I have been very happy with the service you provided. Not only did you give me essential information, but you also gave me some reassurance and I always felt that you were there to help. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.



Thanks for your well-documented report which I received yesterday.

If we or friends/family require your services again, we will pass your full style onto them.


South Woodham Ferrers

Hi James,

Just wanted to say thank you for being so helpful on the phone just now. I know you receive a fee for this but you provided genuine guidance that we shall follow.

Many thanks again.

Paul and Ann

My wife and myself used James Harrison Surveying back in September 2022. We were recommended to them by a good friend who is a director of an Estate Agency in Essex and if she says somebody was good, we know from experience how select she is in the people that she uses and most importantly, who she recommends.

We were buying a virtually dilapidated property about 60 miles from James’ office but James kindly agreed to make the long round journey for us I suppose as we had been recommended. Even before James did the survey, he kept us fully informed of what he was planning to undertake, a full breakdown of the costs and what we were to expect and even said that he would phone us on the day of the survey to update us.

Dear reader, James did phone us on the day (even after what must have been a tiring journey and put our minds at ease. The next day, we received a complete breakdown on everything that was wrong with the house but, most importantly all of the points that went in its favour. Although we loved the house, as we had decided to rely on James’ report as to whether to go ahead, and because it was so honest and all embracing, we did. 

During the searches and for a few weeks afterwards we phoned James up and invariably, he returned our calls immediately even though he had done the work as agreed. I have always found James very courteous, knowledgeable and polite. Most importantly, many people talk the talk and walk the walk but to James’ eternal credit, he literally picked up everything that needed attention (we have now had the house for many months and even where he spotted damp and gave a suggested cause, he has been proven right as the builders who we got in all confirmed his professional opinion.

Just in case you are wondering, no I don’t know James personally but even when I phoned him up a few days ago to pick his brains on some cladding, he took my call and gave excellent advice even though our professional contact finished 6 months ago. I would heartily recommend him to anyone as a very reliable and likeable professional.


March 2023

AugustHi James, Thank you so much for your help today, your survey was extremely detailed and helpful, especially with all the photos.

I really appreciated you running through it on the phone and answering all my questions, I feel confident in the house purchase knowing there is nothing serious to worry about and I have a plan of works to schedule now.

In addition, I would like to thank Lorraine and Jess who were very helpful on my initial enquiries to your office. As you know I was recommended to you by Colin at Peagrams Estate Agents who are selling the property. I left a review on google for you, under the name ‘Captain D’

Thank you so much for your excellent service and I’ll certainly be recommending you to anyone requiring a survey.

All the best


August 2023

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