Leys Longden and Co is a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors carrying out a
broad range of residential and commercial work, principally in Oxfordshire.
to display snippets from testimonials, and nice thank you notes recieved.
"We recently had the pleasure of employing the services commercial property
surveyor Jonathan Longden of Leys Longden. If you need a firm of professionals
to help with your commercial property deal then I would thoroughly recommend
1st class service and fantastic attention to detail"
Fee was 900.00 plus vat....... and he got 40,000.00 off the asking price which
was originally 478,000.00 and in my view that was a good buy at that price.
Thank you so much for your help in this matter and I only wish I had found your
Investment of 1,320.00 on our fees (inc vat) and he got 10,000.00 off.
Thank you for the report, which I will look at today.
We remain grateful to Mark for the quick turnaround and professionalism. When
we arranged the survey, I said I would reciprocate Mark's help by paying the
...I might have the odd question after I have reviewed the report, but in the
interim please accept our sincere thanks for the support given to us by Mark
and Leys Longden.
Thank you so much for doing the impressive and helpful survey on **** so swiftly and for highlighting the upstairs room issue (amongst others).
I am truly grateful for your efforts and for the chat after, when I had received your executive summary.
with best wishes
Thank you for the latest drawings ! ....
Peter Richardson on his amazing draftsman ship, we have perused them long and
hard and they are an
absolute work of art
I can say that it is probably the best 1,000 we have spent.
... Everything was examined and explained thoroughly on the survey report in
. I understood everything, also the report was very interesting to read and I
learnt a lot.
Every email query sent to Mark has been replied to
good advice and guidance
as to the next step to take in the process of renovation.
Mark has suggested various tradesman who have all been
and answered any questions I have asked. ( haven't seen the actual work yet
but am confident that it will be well done ).
thank you for the report
comfort and perspective
. I'll go ahead
Would I still be able to use you for a
on any other property which I put an offer in for (hopefully very soon) I am
keen to give you as much business as possible as you have been
**** were so
for your time and kindness this afternoon, talking over the merits of ****
I think we've been househunting for so long that a project like this which
looked halfway hopeful really fired us up, so it was really good that you could
to us about the financial implications!
Hoping that we’ll find something viable in the near future and that we can come
back to you for your
With our thanks again
for your efforts on this...
... was very
complimentary about your service
I cannot describe the relief and closing of a chapter.
I am so very grateful to you for
your steady and steadfast advice
which I have
Party Wall Dispute in Oxford
...a friend of ours, has shown me your report on his dispute... (I am not
involved in the case except as a friend). I just can't resist telling you that
I find your report
and altogether a
most impressive piece of work
. I just wanted you to know.
has been much appreciated -
! Thank you for your help throughout.
for your e-mail. That is a fine piece of work and should be
to the tenant.
I am just writing to thank you for your
time and advice
on Monday and Wednesday, this week, which you gave
kindly and professionally
what a lot of areas you covered
! A very big thank you for persevering with us this past year to get to this
Fingers crossed the sale goes through ok from here.
I will let you know what the findings are next week on the gas pipe.
Yes thanks and I have acted on many of your
eg replacing skylight, tearing ivy off walls, replacing fences and putting in
a new driveway and soakaway, fixing chimney etc. Next spring the moss on the
roof has to go too.
Worth having a Building survey
As I mentioned, the vendor refused to agree to a retention. I thought long and
hard, but decided to go ahead with the purchase anyway and hope for the best.
Say a little prayer! I think this
house and location
are a bit different, which is why I am going ahead. With some luck, I will
find someone who is as
a builder as you are a
, and he or she can work their way through big and small issues with the
With best regards and
Thanks for the report and please thank Mark for all his efforts, we very much
full and informative report
... ...Best wishes to you all for the future and I 'm sure we use you again in
future and will
recommend your company
at every opportunity...
Thank you so much for doing all of this. It has really
put our minds at rest
and as you say we now need to push it back to them
Many thanks for the time and
you have put to ****, the survey and more specifically our aspirations and
thoughts regarding the works, order of works and likely format of planning for
. Its all hugely
on such matters so close to the property...
Thank you so much for your visit last Thursday to survey the roof, speak to the
negotiate the outcome
- I really wasn't expecting that last bit! It was, I think, the best outcome I
could have reasonably expected. Whilst I would, of course, have liked a little
more it was really good to have you put things into
and provide the
- it is (hopefully) now done with and preserving what remains of my sanity is
worth something in itself. I have already had one roofer view it to submit a
quotation so it should be all forwards from here. ... ...
again, and also for the kind words you said about the little house - with all
time and effort
that went into it they are always welcome. And you are only the second person
my English bonding - no second rate Flemish stuff for me!
Many thanks for this - the
buyer accepted the report
(unsurprisingly!) and we are completing today, so thank you very much. I don't
know if you ever need referrals, but if you do I am
for you to use this:
on a complicated query,
throughout and tailored the report to our
meaning that the sale could proceed - thank you very much!'...
...Thanks for all your help.
Many thanks for your email. We are
really pleased with the drawings
but just want to run them past our neighbours.
Other than that, is the next step to
submit them to planning
Just a quick note to say a huge "Thank you" for the survey. I have read the
through and have found it
Should we decided to do a loft conversion will certainly be back on the phone
to employ the services of Leys Longden again if that's ok.
no hesitation in recommending
the company also.
Many thanks for the second quotation for asbestos removal and the full copy of
both of which we have received.
We have settled your account on line but we shall certainly need to be in touch
with you again particularly in relation to any
about infestation and
of any work required for the roof.(we have been in touch with both firms and
asked them to be in touch with both you and us and we have arranged with *****
that access to the house is permitted).
Thank you for your
so far and we look forward to speaking to you again in the near future.
A note of
for your time during the week honestly,
you providing the comfort of my TRIANGULAR beam at *********. You're a GEM.
I just wanted to say many thanks for the
very comprehensive Survey
. The net result was that I managed to
negotiate 2,000 off the asking price
to help towards the cost of the new flat roof, which I'm happy with.
Thanks again for this afternoon - the staff are
enthused by the project
From our telecom today, I felt you were someone
I could have confidence in
, so thank you for accepting the job.
Glad I found and used this site, we chose to use Mark at Leys Longden and are
with the service provided.
... for the record we are extremely grateful for the
of your work - you are instrument in helping to avoid a complete disaster. 3rd
time lucky, we hope !
Many thanks for Mark Stewart Lee's
visit yesterday in connection with reinstatement valuation on my property...
...thank you for your kind attention... ...thanks for an
Please pass on our thanks to Mark for the
that he has given us. We are very grateful.
Many thanks for forwarding these documents and also for talking to me on
Friday. I found it extremely
and you were
Having spoken to friends who have done extensive
over the weekend, it is clear that your rough guide as to how much the whole
project would cost was
than my initial estimation/guess!
I put an offer in yesterday and if my offer is accepted and provided that *****
does not think that there is a conflict of interest, I will certainly
come back to you
so much for the Executive Summary and your
comments... ...Thank you very much for your
... ...would like to utilise your skills for a survey should we be lucky enough
to find something...
Thanks SO much for today, specially at such
. I felt very rude to just say goodbye like that. I wanted to see K* on her own
to put in an offer - it was a bit
since there is another offer on the table as of today.
...Jonathan, Thank you again, so much! I can't tell you what a relief it was
having you come in like Dr Who and save the day! I have
you to one of my bosses who is chair of governors... ...If you have second
thoughts about the low fee you charged us please let us know, as this kind of
peace of mind you have given us is invaluable...
I have just spent a long time looking at your
and they are an
to a prayer!
Thank you for your email.
We have indeed also received the hard copy of the survey and were
Thank you very much for your work helping
us find our way towards a sale. Your
advice and clear thoughts
were most helpful and
all the contractors you referred us to were very good, as well as pleasant and
easy to deal with.
Thank you again for your help and I hope if we find we need your services in
the future we may contact you again.
Thank you for your survey, it has been most helpful. Without it I would not
have known the
that needed attention... ...with grateful thanks.
We thank you for the
manner in which you have carried out the survey and your help over the phone.
The survey will be of great
in the coming months when we arrange for appropriate remedial work to be
... as always the report was very
with a number of photos to show any relevant issues. It has enabled **** to go
forward with the purchase knowing that there are some minor issues but these
will be sorted by the Sinking Fund that is in place. Thank you again, and I
look forward to
your work to all my clients needing your services...
Please pass on my thanks to Mark Stewart-Lee for his
...We plan to continue with our purchase but are now
that armed with the
you have provided we can
the house. Thank you for your
Just wanted to thank you for your time yesterday evening. I
hearing your thoughts especially re the coffee option.
We have agreed to rent the shop this morning so will be in touch re the
Thank you for your survey of the above property. I am very pleased that you
the items that were causing me concern and also for pointing out the really
good points about my future home. Your secretary has kindly said she will send
me a "basic" copy of your findings so that my solicitor can query anything that
, the photographs will be particularly helpful... ...many thanks.
Thanks again for such an
; we have shared the relevant parts with our solicitor for further
investigation and will be addressing the other recommendations once we're
...Thank you for the summary and photos, it has highlighted a couple of issues
that we'd like to go back to the agent about (particularly the conservatory
roof) so it's been
. We look forward to seeing the full report in due course and will be in touch
to chat through it...
...Many thanks for your most
...I wanted to thank you for you open and candid comments, it really helped me
decide my appetite to do the work and the
to reflect the work and inconvenience was not accepted...
...I have however found another property that I hope to put an offer on this
week and would be thrilled if you would
complete the survey
...Thanks again for all your advice and help and rest assured you will be our
first point of call and
for any further business...
...Thank you very much for looking into the quotations for us. You've been a
to us. In future, if we need any further advice on extensions, we'll
definitely think of you as our top choice...
...Very many thanks for this - it is
...Many thanks for conducting the survey and producing the report so quickly.
We're very pleased with the
level of detail
and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others in the future. The
report is very clear and we discussed most of the contents on site...
...thank you for the valuation report on the above property and for undertaking
...he said he spoke to a
and a happy smile...
(refers to the company PA..)
...and I were both hugely
with your work on this project...
"We have hired Jonathan Longden, and our case is proceeding. He has been
, and we'd be
happy to recommend
...It was a pleasure working with you.
You cannot be fairer in your approach; thank you for your
and for putting my mind at rest.
I will now recommend that we proceed without further delay.
We will take
in regard to the work that needs doing, what to keep an eye on and we will
certainly make the next door neighbour aware of the indirect damage their
garage wall is causing.
You have been
; thank you
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your
continued support and service
you gave me within a very
. I will not hesitate to
your services in the future.
to know that we have your
to call on should we need it.
With many thanks again
I have been really
with your work and am
very grateful for the advice
you have given.
Thank you so much.
...Thanks for all your
... Thank you so much for all your help and
the whole process, we could not have done it without you...
...thank you for providiing the
survey and summary
Thank you very much for this very
. It will be extremely helpful to prioritise/organise renovations on the house
once we move in (fingers crossed).
...many thanks for your
thorough and accurate
...Finally, I shared your reports with my father, who has been a construction
director for a number of large building firms. He was very impressed with your
report, commenting that it was one of the best he's seen in a number of years.
So very well done, you are a
credit to the industry
. Once again many thanks for your support in these matters...
Please pass on my thanks to Mark, we are
with the survey and dealing with your company overall.
I had questions around the difference between a home buyers report and a proper
survey and this was
on my first call. You came to view the property
and I was
throughout the entire process with dates and
initial high level report
and a follow up call.
Buying a house is stressful enough but this has been very easy, We would
certainly look to use you in the future and would
recommend your services
... Jonathan. Thanks for your help on this
Thanks ever so much for that Jonathan, much pragmatic
Thank you so much for the
, I will make payment asap.
Please pass onto Mark my thanks for doing the valuation so
Thank you very much for sending the
Survey & Costed Schedule
Many thanks for all your
help and advice
you to friends and colleagues.
and from this site :-
Feedback on Leys Longden & Co
Promptness of response :
Value for money
: Not the cheapest but well worth the little bit extra as
good explanation of process and findings
- September 2015
The web site worked well and gave a
. We have hired Jonathan Longden, and our case is proceeding.
He has been
, and we'd be
happy to recommend
Quick response giving two addresses, one of whom e-mailed me within a day. We
were able to fix up an appointment soon.
The other supplier was more passive. I used
Leys Longden & Co
, all satisfactory.
Website worked well,
very useful and helpful
. I used LeysLongden and Co.
Very good service
, completely happy with them.
Glad I found and used this site, we chose to use Mark at Leys Longden and are
very happy with the service provided
The website worked very well. I spoke to a couple of the firms that
subsequently emailed me that I liked the sound of.
I asked Jonathan Longden of Leys Longden to do the work and was
pleased with the result