Renovations, facade, Brighton, East Sussex
Renovations, facade, Brighton, East Sussex
A Building Surveyor Who Cuts Through the Hassle Call 07967 254296 for your FREE 30-minute phone consultation
A Building Surveyor Who Cuts Through the Hassle Call 07967 254296 for your FREE 30-minute phone consultation  

Nick Hill, RICS Building Surveyor, Maidstone ME15 

Building Surveyor, RICS qualified, with 30 Years’ Surveying Experience (throughout Kent, Sussex, London & the South East) 

Ask Me Anything

Call 07967 254296


Claim your free phone consultation –with an experienced RICS Building Surveyor – to get answers to your most pressing questions about property and construction. Don’t put it off. Just pick up the phone and ask.


An informal conversation is a good place to start. If I don’t answer, I’m probably balancing on a roof or up a ladder, or nosing around a basement. Leave a message and I’ll reply as soon as I’m back on terra firma.

Get the Advice of a Building Surveyor You Can Trust


Need property and construction advice you can trust?


You’re probably aware that building work needs to comply with planning and safety guidelines. You may have also discovered that complex technical and legal points can arise during ANY construction project – both residential and commercial – even for modest adaptations and repairs. And during ANY property purchase or rental.


Perhaps that’s not exactly what you planned?


Yes, at times property can be a frustrating game. That’s where I come in. You could say I stumbled into surveying, but I certainly feel fortunate in my profession.


A Bit About Me


When I left school I knew I wanted to do something hands on, but I didn’t have a clear idea of what that might be. For a brief spell I worked on a farm, where I was most interested in the buildings (the animals and machinery came a close second and third). I talked incessantly about the farm buildings, with whoever would listen.


And since I didn’t fancy getting up before dawn every day to milk the cows, the logical step was to train as an RICS Building Surveyor. I’ve been hooked ever since.


Something about the materials, measurements and construction methods struck a chord. There’s something fascinating about seeing how buildings are put together. I never get tired of the skill used in a well-designed and built environment. 

I’m Still Getting My Hands Dirty ...


Now, more than 30 years later, I count myself lucky to still be practising as a Building Surveyor and surveying locally in Kent, in London and all over the South East. The rewards remain the same and I get real satisfaction helping clients cut through the clutter to achieve their goals for their property.


Building technology and regulations have changed a fair bit during that time, and keep on changing. I’m always keen to follow industry developments, so I never stop learning, and stay current with regular continued professional development. 


I’m still hands on; and I still talk about buildings at every opportunity ... 

Choosing the Right RICS Surveyor


It’s a good idea to get expert input, both before and during your building work or property transaction, from a surveyor with proven technical knowledge AND strong people skills. Someone who can prepare accurate, detailed building reports AND explain the options in language everyone can understand.


If problems come up, you need to be confident of the expertise and negotiating skills of your surveyor. You need someone who asks the right questions, who’s well informed, and who can fight your corner. 


You need the advice of someone you can trust to find the best way forward.

Check Your Surveyor’s Credentials, Experience & Specialisms


Naturally, you should check your surveyor’s credentials. Make sure they have completed an Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with RICS. Also, to make sure they’ll be a good fit for what you have in mind, ask about their specialisms. No two RICS Building Surveyors will have the same level of expertise and interest in every surveying technique.


See the pages on commercial surveyingresidential surveys and Party Wall Surveys for my specialist areas, then give me a call on 07967 254296 to see if I can help. 


If I’m not the best person to advise you (in which case, I won’t waste your time pretending I am), or if I can’t meet your schedule, I’ll connect you with another surveyor who can. 

A Fully-Accredited Chartered Building Surveyor Since 1990 


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) was formed way back in 1868 in response to the need for more careful control of the built environment.


I’m among only 10% of surveyors who have the specialist Chartered Building Surveyor designation. As such, I carry substantial professional indemnity insurance which covers you in the event of any claim arising from my work. 


As a professional member of RICS, I use the following guiding principles:

  1. My aim, always, is to help clients complete satisfactory property negotiations and construction projects they can be proud of.
  2. All parties to any transaction deserve to be treated with respect.
  3. I exercise good judgement, based on up-to-date knowledge of construction and three decades of surveying experience with all kinds of buildings and property. 

I get a good deal of satisfaction in helping construction projects come to completion and in bringing about successful property transactions. Seeing them all done well – and with such quality you know they’ll stand the test of time. 

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Become A RICS Building Surveyor


For anyone interested in joining the surveying profession, I can recommend training to become a professionally qualified Chartered Building Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 


The following video from the University College of Estate Management gives a good introduction to the variety of work involved in being a Building Surveyor and some of the avenues open to an RICS Building Surveyor in particular. 





Get in Touch

Nick Hill Consultancy

Wool House Cottage

Well Street, Loose

Maidstone, Kent 

ME15 0EH

Tel. 07967 254296

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RICS Membership No. 0085069 

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Are you a property developer, investor or homeowner based in London or the SE? Or a commercial landlord or tenant? Looking for information about: 

  • building project management

  • condition surveys

  • defects analysis

  • planning regulations  

  • building control 

  • structural surveys & property advice

  • Party Wall Notices & Awards

  • dilapidations

  • Planned Preventative Maintenance

  • Licence to Alter (LTAs)

  • Technical Due Diligence 

  • dispute resolution   

  • Expert Witness? 

Then I can probably save you some time and money. Get in touch and let’s see how I can help.

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