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Podcast Summary: 013 Business Stories with Tim Jones

We’ve caught up with Tim Jones, a Chartered Building Surveyor, BlueBox Trainer, RICS APC Trainer, Chair, Assessor and SAVA Assessor. Tim specialises in residential building surveys and valuation advice, and he also provides training in project management, construction contracts, building surveying, management and leadership. He owns Atherstone St. James consultancy firm. With such diverse types […]

Podcast Summary 012: Business Stories with Nick Brown

In this edition of the Surveyor Business Stories, Marion talked to Nick Brown FRICS, the founder of Ashridge Surveyors. As a Residential Building Surveyor, APC Mentor and Assessor, he claims to help anyone who asks nicely, so we asked him to share his journey as a small business surveyor with the Surveyor Hub members. What […]

Podcast Summary: 011 Inspecting Residential Properties during Covid-19

Marion Ellis gathered four surveying experts on a panel to discuss inspecting residential properties during Covid-19, and how to approach it from a SME’s point of view. About Participants Phil Parnham is a Chartered Building Surveyor with an expertise in the diagnosis of defects and dampness in residential properties. He has many years of experience […]

Podcast Summary: 010 Mediation with Claire-Elaine Arthurs

Marion Ellis talked to Claire-Elaine Arthurs, a Solicitor and CEDR Accredited Mediator, who specialises in property related dispute resolution and risk management. As a Partner at Gunnercooke LLP, she is particularly well known for her proactive approach to portfolio and site management. Claire and Marion discussed how surveyors can ensure mediation is successful and reduce […]

Podcast Summary: 009 Business Stories with Mark O’Halloran

Marion caught up with Mark O’Halloran, the owner of Nuven Surveyors, an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors founded in 2016, which is operating in Horsham, West Sussex and surrounding areas. They are a small team of five, all working from home. He shares his story of becoming a surveyor, how he manages to keep the […]

Podcast Summary 008: PII for Residential Surveyors in an Uncertain Market

Marion Ellis talked with Greg Harrison, Associate Director in the Professional Indemnity team at Howden Insurance Brokers. Howden have been the RICS preferred professional indemnity broker for approaching 10 years and more recently, preferred broker for Cyber Liability. Greg manages the PII insurance programmes for some of Howden’s medium to larger size property and construction […]

Podcast Summary: 007 Careers and APC with Kate Taylor

Marion Ellis spoke to Kate Taylor, an experienced RICS APC Assessor, APC auditor, and RICS UK APC Appeal Panel and Chairperson. Kate is also lead Tutor for the RICS APC Faculty. She is the author of the Commercial and Residential Property Quick Start Revision Guides and the Estates Gazette ‘Pathway to Success’ APC series. Another […]

Initial Thoughts on Hart vs. Large by Carrie de Silva

With thanks to Chris Rispin BSc FRICS for review and comments. This article first appeared in Sava EDGE July 2020. Register here to read the full Bulletin.  In May 2020, an important judgment was handed down in a High Court case. In this article, Carrie de Silva provides an initial analysis of the case. What […]

The Ellis Expedition

Many of you will know Graham Ellis. As Associate Director (residential) at RICS for the last 12 years, Graham and his colleagues were responsible for a wide range of ground breaking initiatives including the Home Survey product range and the Surveying of Residential Property Guidance Note to name just two.

You may also know that Graham has been poorly for a while and has recently announced he will not be getting a long awaited liver transplant. This will bring new challenges for Graham and his family.