About Us - Independent multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors
Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers was established in 2009 by Robin Jones BSc MRICS, Fraser Maldoom Dip.VEM FRICS & John Strong FRICS. John has stepped down as a Director but remains as a Consultant and is an invaluable font of knowledge. Our Directors and Consultants are all Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers each with over 25 years surveying experience in a wide range of surveying disciplines. Our "core team" have worked together since 2003 or earlier, throughout London & The Home Counties, from offices in Central and South West London.
We specialise in the Survey & Valuation of Residential Property and are an independent multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors not tied to any lender or estate agency.
Whilst much of our work is within and around the M25, we have also surveyed many substantial Listed Country Houses further afield and where appropriate we are able to put 2 surveyors on site, each equally experienced in such work.
We take pride in the work we do, providing a personal service meeting modern demands and maintaining traditional standards.
We recognise that contact and accessibility is of prime importance to our clients so we are always available to discuss the service we provide as well as specific matters arising from our surveys.
After studying at Bristol Polytechnic, Fraser started his London property career in West Hampstead, managing propety in St Johns Wood, Bayswater, Marylebone, Hampstead, Highgate, Golders Green and many points inbetween. He qualified in 1986 whilst working for Healey & Baker in the West End &. shortly thereafter moved to Barnard Marcus in Clapham before setting up and managing the Mayfair Professional Office. In 1991 Fraser joined the Inland Revenue's Valuation Office as a Senior Valuer covering the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond & Kingston where he gained 10 years experience in valuing anything from houseboats to flour mills (but mostly land, houses, flats, factories, offices and shops!) for Probate/Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax. In 2001 he re-entered the private sector, initially in Commercial Property as an Associate Director of Stiles Harold Williams then moved back into Residential Surveying and Valuation, most recently setting up Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers in partnership with his former colleagues John and Robin.
Robin studied at South Bank and Anglia Polytechnics, obtaining his degree in Building Surveying. He set out first into Project Management on Luxury Hotel refurbishment and then spent 10 years in the Public Sector with Islington. He returned to the Private Sector in 2001 joining Colleys as a valuer, leaving in 2003 for Ashdown Lyons where he had the good fortune to meet his current Partners. Robin subsequently headed up the Prime Team at Shepherd Surveyors before leaving to co-found Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers.
John started his professional life by training as a Chartered Surveyor in the District Valuers office then moved into private practice after qualification. He now has over 35 years experience in the Survey & Valuation of residential property throughout London and the Home Counties. John was one of the founding partners of Capital Chartered Surveyors in 2009 and continues to operate as part of the team on a consultancy basis.
Ian, based in North London, brings a wealth of experience to the Capital Chartered team. Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1989, his first post qualification position was alongside Fraser Maldoom at Barnard Marcus Professional, based in Battersea & Mayfair. Since then, he has developed the London region of GA Valuation and Survey (now Esurv), opened and headed the London office of Hockleys (the surveying division of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society) and subsequently dealt with prime properties in Central London as head of the Residential Valuation Department of Mann Smith Chartered Surveyors, based in Whitehall. Ian has more recently been at Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward Chartered Surveyors covering Central, North and North West London including Highgate, Hampstead and Islington, before leaving to join the team at Capital Chartered Surveyors as a Consultant Surveyor.
After studying Valuation & Estate Management at Bristol Polytechnic and a broad based training in both residential and commercial surveying with Prudential Portfolio Managers and the Estates Department of The London Borough of Croydon, Valerie specialised in residential surveying. She has worked both in-house with The Halifax and in private practice based in Wimbledon and has over 20 years experience in the preparation of Building Surveys, RICS Homebuyer Reports and Private Residential Valuations in the Central & Greater London Areas.
David, in addition to providing Valuation Consultancy to Capital Chartered Surveyors and Valuers is a Director of Capital Leasehold. A former Head of Lease Extensions & Enfranchisement at John D Wood and subsequently at Friend and Falcke in Kensington and Chelsea, David has over twenty years experience honed in the Prime Central London postcodes of W1, W2, W8, W11, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW7 and SW10. A tough negotiator, he has challenged The Cadogan, Grosvenor and Crown Estates at The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal on The Sportelli Decision, Hope Value and Leaseholders Improvements. David has an Expert Valuer’s knowledge and first hand experience of Leasehold Enfranchisement and Lease Extension legislation and case law. David offers our clients, across London and beyond, the benefit of his experience and expertise which complements our established core business of Building Surveys, HomeBuyer Reports and Valuations in Central, North, West, South, South East and South West London and The Home Counties.
Damian worked in the digital industry for over 16 years since graduating with a first class honours degree in Computer Science. He started his career in Germany working as a software engineer and has moved through the ranks to be become a Web Development Manager. He now is now in charge of business development at Capital Chartered.