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

Structural Surveys & Building Pathology

Reports can be made verbally, in English or French, in summary format or as a full written treatise.
In order that the report can provide as much help and advice as possible, clients are asked to detail:

  • Their particular concerns so reassurance can be provided if they are not considered to be
  • Their budget for essential repairs, improvements and/or alterations so that instead of simply
  • Their plans for improvements and/or alterations so comment can be given on their viability and

Surveys will be undertaken by either John Marshall or Eric Merlier, who is a French qualified Technicien Supérieur du Bâtiment specialist in EcoConstruction and Cost Estimation, member of the CNEI, APC Candidate RICS and a licensed drone pilot.

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.