Advantage Building Surveys

Building Surveys and defects assessment for property buyers and existing owners throughout Valencia, Alicante & Murcia Spain.

10 years working as building surveyor in Spain and Southern Europe. Impartiality practiced at all times. A strong focus on ethics and safety.

Mark Paddon BSc Hons Building Surveying. MCIOB. CAAT.
British Building Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager and Spanish registered Arquitecto Tecnico. Mark carries out structural surveys for property buyers in Spain along with expert witness reporting for buildings defects and insurance claims in Southern Europe. Proven track record of court action wins in Spain.
Insured via Lloyd's of London.

Mark has consulted for UK Channel 4's 'Selling houses abroad), ITV's 'Homes From Hell' & Channel 5's 'Cowboy Builder's', he has contributed to Spanish property books including 'How to buy Spanish property and move to Spain safely' and writes columns in local newspapers on property matters.


Buyer's surveys.

Identification and diagnosis of buildings defects.

Remedial solutions including specialist recommendations for underpinning, piling, damp proofing, swimming pool and retaining wall repair.

Expert witness reporting for court actions including claims against Decenal insurers.

Structural assessment for buildings insurers and loss adjusters.

Forensic investigation for insurers and legal actions.

Group actions and reporting for residents associations.


Just a brief e-mail to thank you for carrying out such a prompt and thorough survey on the property we are purchasing. The report was very comprehensive, and provided us with some real assurance and peace of mind.
Mark & Jennie Smith (Buyer’s survey Moraira)


 Your thorough examination and advice are deeply appreciated. We are very impressed with your care and attention to even the smallest detail. Our sincere thanks for your well-presented report.

 Mrs B C Gambling (Buyer’s survey Javea)


We want you to know how pleased we are with the outstanding and invaluable service you have given us throughout these past nine months while you were assisting with our recent insurance claim. We have appreciated the friendly business relationship we have had with your company and you have always been professional, honest and impartial. We have always been able to rely on your flexibility and courteous service and would highly recommend your company.
We would like to convey our wholehearted thanks and appreciation.
Mick and Mary Pouncey (Insurance claim assistance Murcia)


We would like to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf, we really could not have achieved anything like this without you! Thank you for representing our case so forcefully and for looking after our interests so well.
C and M St Quintin (Successful court action Valencia)


Areas Covered

Javea - Xabia
Javea / Xabia