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Property Valuations in Madrid 

Stan Dickens, of Villa Surveyors, has been undertaking investment and residential property valuations in Greater Madrid and central Spain for over 30 years. Stan first came to Spain to work as a Chartered Surveyor in the late 1980´s and was employed as a valuation surveyor in an international property consultancy company based in Madrid. Although many of the valuation instructions were of properties in the Madrid area, a significant percentage were located around Spain. Since those days, Stan has also been undertaking building surveys of residential properties in the capital and central Spain.


Whether you require a property valuation or a building survey we can help you. Please call us or send an email and we will get in touch.

Property Valuers working in Madrid and Central Spain

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Our surveyors are RICS qualified, fluent in Spanish and possess a thorough knowledge of the Spanish property market. We fully understand Spanish residential construction techniques and materials and provide advise on small works and repairs.  We also advise on planning matters and can navigate the Spanish bureaucracy without problems. Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking about buying a property in Madrid or central Spain.

A brief guide to Madrid

Below we include a brief guide to Madrid and its attractions for those who are thinking about living in the capital but who have not decided whether to live in Madrid or elsewhere in Spain. However, there is no substitute to coming to visit the place you are thinking about buying a property in. Its better to come various times for a short holiday, maybe staying with friends if possible, rather than taking the plunge and realising later that you have made a mistake.

Below we include a brief guide to some of the attractions of living in Madrid which we hope will help you decide if this might be the place for you.

Living in Madrid

Madrid is a vibrant and diverse place to live. It is Europe's fourth largest city with 6.5 million people registered in the metropolitan area. The city is home to many foreign residents and also attracts huge numbers of tourists and is a major financial centre and the location of the Spanish government. Madrid is also a centre of fashion, art, music, culture, cuisine, night life and more.

Art Galleries

Few cities can claim to have such a world class art collection as Madrid. Art lovers return to Madrid over and again.  In Madrid you can find many works by Spanish masters such as Goya and Velázquez as well as the Flemish and Italian greats. The work of other more modern Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró also hang from the walls of the city’s galleries. The Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in particular are worth visiting. However, there are many more places to visit.


Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals in Europe. The city has borrowed from and innovated upon the cuisines of many of Spain’s regions, as well as international cuisine, and the result has been a gastronomic revolution. Alongside the new however, there is still a passion for traditional Spanish cooking, and in Madrid you can find a rich variety of food from every Spanish region. The choice available does not only extend to the food itself. You can find  restaurants dating back centuries around the Plaza Mayor and city centre and sleek modern establishments in the wealthier neighbourhoods and business districts.


Madrid nightlife is legendary.  The city might well have more bars than any other city in the world. When you think about bars in Madrid you may conjure up an image of old-fashioned tapas bars or bodegas with great wine and ham croquettes and tortilla.  However, Madrid also has a vast collection of modern cocktail bars and nightclubs which are not only located in the city centre. Visit the night-time streets of many residential neighbourhoods and you’ll find throngs of happy people, many intent on dancing until dawn.


Madrid isn't especially known for it's monumental architecture but neither is it lacking in architectural history. In the city you can find royal palaces,  medieval mansions, triumphal arches, and some great contemporary architecture. Magnificent examples of brickwork can be found such as the Las Ventas bullring and many baroque and belle époque buildings are present in the centre.