Established in 1922, we are proud to have now been trading across Norfolk and Suffolk for 100 years!
O. A. Chapman & Son is a small, family-run business which has since been passed down through generations of dedicated Chartered Surveyors. To discuss your survey requirements and to arrange a quote please call our office on 01603 624298


Experienced surveyors and valuers
Commercial and residential buildings
Free quotations
Established in 1922
Friendly, family-run chartered surveying business


RICS Level 2 Home Buyer Surveys

RICS Level 2 home Buyer Survey with Reinstatement Valuation and Market Valuation

Level 3 Building Survey

Residential market valuations for purpose of:

For help to buy (HTB) and shared ownership
Taxation including probate and capital gains (CGT)
Matrimonial disputes
Mortgage Valuations on behalf of banks
Charities Act (2011)
Re-instatement Valuations

Commercial valuations:

Market value
Rent Reviews
Lease renewals
Advice and negotiations for Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Capital Gains Tax

Building Services:

Party Wall Awards
Schedules of Condition
Schedules of Dilapidations
Property Consultant Certificates (PCC)
Specific building defect analysis
Insurance reinstatement valuations
Commercial Building Surveys

Other Services:

Expert Witness Services
Lease Extensions

Kate Gill

Extremely helpful, supportive and efficient! It is such a pleasure to speak to professionals who seem to be genuinely excited by their work and delivering a outstanding service. Even after the survey was completed, the team were very happy to discuss their findings at length and explain technical terms clearly to me so I could understand the findings! They were also very helpful in giving lots of advice on living in historical houses. I really appreciate the time and effort they put into the report. Thanks very much!!

Dianne Shebioba

Fred and his team have always been incredibly helpful and provided me with an excellent service from start to finish. I have had two properties surveyed by Fred and on both occasions he really went above and beyond to provide an in-depth survey. OA Chapman and son are a very professional and approachable company that provide great quality service at very good value in my view. Fred was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had even if it did not always relate to the survey. I would be very happy to recommend him and his team as it was a real pleasure doing business with them.


First time selling our home, I was very unsure what to expect and who to use . I did some google research and also some phoning around and OA Chapman came out on top!
I gave them a call and spoke to a lovely lady in reception, who confirmed a rough price and explained someone would come back to me with a date and time .
Fred called me back and we had a lengthy chat on the phone and agreed on a date and time .
On the day Fred arrived precisely and we had a very good chat before any surveying commenced.
I would like to say from the reception staff to Fred my experience was excellent and very easy as a first time seller.
I would hands down use OA Chapman and would recommend them to anyone, I had previously spoke to other companies and didn’t feel anywhere as comfortable as I did with Fred and his team.
Thank you very much 5 star service


I received friendly and very helpful service from Fred and his team. He talked me through the survey options and was more than happy to look out for things I had flagged when he visited the property.
I was very happy to support a local business rather than one of the generic national surveyors.

Eileen Brown

The company and staff I dealt with were efficient, helpful,explained clearly the service they provide together with costs. The survey was clear, easy to understand and comprehensive. I would not hesitate to recommend them and would use them again if the need arises

Chas Levin

Excellent experience after asking O A Chapmen to do a survey: they carried it out professionally and thoroughly and within a few days, even though they were very busy at the time, as we had asked if it could be done asap. They also sent on to us afterwards a lot of extra photos, as we’d asked about a couple of points we didn’t understand, along with very clear and thorough explanations. We then had a query to do with a nearby environmental question and we asked Chapman if they could advise, even though it was totally outside their original survey remit and not directly related to the work they’d done: once again, they were hugely obliging, with very sensible and helpful advice (and time) provided gratis. We also later asked if they could recommend anyone to carry out some work for us and again, they were very helpful: highly recommended company, would/will definitely use again!

James Thompson

Really went above and beyond to provide a in-depth survey for me. Responsive and quick to provide the work too. So nice to have great people like this during a stressful house move.