About Rainfords Chartered Surveyors

The ‘Rainford’ family name has existed on The Wirral for 250 years.

Home Purchase SurveyBuilding Survey


Stephen Dodgson BSc, FRICS, Dip(DEA), FlinstCPD, a Rainford family member and the proprietor of Rainfords Surveyors (Chartered Surveyors & Valuers) has over 45 years experience at property and house Surveying. All reports are undertaken personally by him ensuring a personalised service to all our clients. Additionally, he is an Independent External Valuer who conforms to the requirements of the RICS Valuation Global Standards 2020 Incorporating the IVSC International Valuation Standards.

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Stephen Dodgson’s Expertise

His expertise is recognised by the fact that he is a past Chairman of both the Chester Association of Property Professionals and The Liverpool Districts & North Wales Branch of The Incorporated Society of Valuers & Auctioneers as well as being a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Institute of Continuing Professional Development. In addition to being a Chartered Surveyor, Steve is fully qualified and recognised by the RICS as a Registered Valuer. In addition to this, the company is also Regulated by the RICS ensuring the highest professional standards at all times.

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About Rainfords Chartered Surveyors

Established 2008, our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Anyone can quote the cheapest prices all the time, that’s easy. We prefer not to work like that. We’ve built our reputation on providing a quality service and offering outstanding customer experience. When we quote you a price to undertake a survey we look at the best way to do the job to suit your requirements, not the cheapest way. Of course we realise that different people have different budgets and requirements, that’s why we offer a range of surveys to suit your needs.

Our aim is to be the best………. not the cheapest


We are a practice of Chartered Valuation Surveyors specialising in residential surveys.

Level 2 Home Purchase Survey

A survey that will check whether your new home is in good condition.

Rainfords Level 2 Plus Survey

Level 2 Home Purchase Survey with Valuation

Level 3 Building Survey

This level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion based on a detailed assessment of the property.

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Freephone (both offices) 0800 612 7957 (from UK land line)

Direct line: 07403 057975

Email: steve.dodgson@live.co.uk