Tel: +33 4 68 20 26 48
Fax: +33 4 68 20 39 72
Email: info@southernfrancesurveys.com
Al Vignon, 11500 Saint Ferriol, France

Helping you buy your dream home in France

WELCOME and well done for finding us, especially if you had been told by French estate agents that you can’t get a STRUCTURAL SURVEY or that buyers don’t bother with PROPERTY SURVEYS in France. We have been practising as CHARTERED SURVEYORS throughout the South of France since 2002 and have provided hundreds of reports to purchasers of all types of property. Whether you are going to buy a cottage, villa, town house or château; be it ancient or modern (guarantees have many exclusion clauses) you need to know the answer to some important questions.

Are there any significant defects?
What needs to be done to remedy them?
How much will the remedial works cost?

Only then can you make an informed decision on whether or not to buy and how much to offer.

Not only do we have over thirty years experience in BUILDING PATHOLOGY as Chartered Surveyors, we are also qualified and registered in France as Experts Immobiliers and carry full Professional Indemnity Insurance (RC Professionnel in French) for BUILDING SURVEYS and VALUATIONS.


Please contact us to discuss how we may help you and to get a fixed price quotation.


John Marshall

CEnv FRICS CNEI MEWI is the principal of SOUTHERN FRANCE SURVEYS, he is professionally qualified and registered globally as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor § Building Pathologist and within France as an Expert Immobilier. He has worked in France since 2002 for private clients and international banks. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and has acted as an expert witness and single joint expert for the Court of England & Wales since 1984.


Eric Merlier

has been an associate since 2004, he is a qualified Technicien Supérieur du Bâtiment, and a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts Immobiliers. He holds a pilot’s licence to fly a camera drone for commercial purposes.

The firm holds Professional Indemnity Insurance to comply with RICS, CNEI and French Government rules and is Regulated by RICS.