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Mr Richard H Birchall

Chartered surveyor

Specialist areas of work

  • Surveying / Valuation

surveyor negligence

building surveys

structural surveying

party walls

boundary disputes

valuation: residential

mortgage valuation

  • Property Management


schedules of condition

building repair / refurbishment

housing defects / repairs

  • Architectural Design

Design defects (faults)

Experience of

Professional negligence

Giving evidence in court

  • Average number of new instruction annually: 8
  • Number of reports written with last three years 20
  • Number of appearances as an expert in court: 3


In the legal aspects of report writing

Geographical areas of work

Central and West London, principally the Royal Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and City of Westminster.

Professional qualifications

Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1980)

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1988)

Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (2000)

Membership of other professional bodies

Pyramus & Thisbe Club (party walls and boundary disputes)

Updated 13 October 2001 15:30
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