About Surveyor Tips

Surveyor tips was founded by Simon Hichens, a independent, RICS qualified expert witness and damp and timber surveyor.

  • There is a dearth of evidence based advice for surveyors and almost no sharing of tips between each other, property experts and homeowners.
  • We hope to start the conversation.
  • Our initial focus is residential damp surveying and remedies.
    • Damp is the single greatest concern to property buyers, yet very few surveyors are experts at tracing damp to its root cause.
  • We welcome expert opinion on damp and other areas of concern to surveyors and homeowners.

Top tips

Read through our advice, given freely and please add to it.

  1. Consider adding to the knowledge base – you are welcome to disagree.
  2. Consider sharing your tips.
  3. Consider joining the panel of experts in different fields. We are keen to have on our panel:
    • structural engineer,
    • property developer,
    • expert landlord,
    • serial buyer,
    • builder,