Firstly, you want to make sure you are appointing the right surveyor. A professional and reputable surveyor should be able to advise you if they do not believe they have enough experience or expertise to help you on a particular matter. The key things to look out for are a successful track record and a firm grasp of exactly what you want out of the investment.
Denzity provides a great database for finding a surveyors in a particular market and you can also use the RICS Find A Surveyor webpage. In my mind though, the best thing you can do is have a chat with a couple of surveyors to find out who you find the best connection with. A true professional shouldn’t be too pushy and should be able to answer all your questions knowledgeably and honestly.
For more insights on surveying check out the episode I did with Denzity! https://youtu.be/lRp0f978Xvk