Bend Over !
[QUOTE=Ruari 29;463496]Hello guys need to ask as just had my first survey.
I went for a 5yr full survey instead of change of ownership, Was charged £850 + £200 for travel.
The surveyor had to travel 2hrs each way so £200 fair enough.
But what about the cost £850 from certifying auth, seems a bit steep?
I would like to know which certifying body this was, I think you will find that YBDSA (for example) will only be charging £120 for their part of the process, assuming this was a straight forward survey, i.e. no added stability survey etc.
£200 for travel, I see that you are in Stonehaven so the surveyor won't have been using motorways, so lets assume he was travelling at a constant 50mph that's a generous 100 miles each way, £1 a mile good going really, going rate is about 50p per mile.
By my reckoning, that's £830 per day for the surveyor, nice work if you can get it!!!
ps my last 5 year (Mar 2012) cost me under £500 all in, including roughly 2 hours each way travelling.