From Building Surveys to specialist Party Wall advice and Valuation services, working on behalf of new and established clients, solicitors and lending institutions, we have the experience and expertise to carry out a range of services throughout South and East Essex.



We carry out detailed surveys of your residential or commercial property, that help you act in your best interests.


A Building Survey is a detailed inspection of the property that will provide a full report on defects and the suggested repairs. We are commissioned to carry out Building Surveys on both residential and commercial properties, usually for pre-purchase or pre-letting situations. Unlike other surveying services, we do not carry out Home Buyers Reports. A typical Home Buyers Report will provide you with an overview of things you need to know, and will not drill down into the level of detail or personalisation that we believe is needed for our clients to make an informed decision.


For commercial clients, we can also be commissioned to carry out a Schedule of Condition prior to your Lease starting. This is usually recommended by solicitors and will examine and assess the condition of the property, and record relevant existing damage or defects. The resulting document can be used by solicitors to restrict responsibilities for repairs to a tenant under a tenancy or Lease agreement.

Our Team

200 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1PJ

T 01702 43 22 55

10 High Street, Wickford, Essex, SS12 9AZ

T 01268 76 46 76

6 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EG

T 01702 47 00 55



Our professional team have over 100 years of experience in carrying out professional surveying services, including residential and commercial valuations in Essex and East London


We provide independent valuation services to a wide range of business and for all types of commercial property. Whether your reasons are financial or otherwise, our FRICS-accredited valuer can provide a comprehensive service for your business.


Valuations of residential dwellings can be required for a number of circumstances, including probate, matrimonial issues, remortgaging or other financial purposes. Whatever your reason, our team have a wealth of experience acting for residential clients throughout South and East Essex.


If you’re looking to extend the Lease on your property, our team are qualified to carry out Lease extension premium valuations to assist in the negotiations.

"We are grateful to Mr David Plaskow of Hair & Son, who negotiated the premium for our leasehold extension down to about half the original offer. We are very happy with the highly professional valuation and leasehold negotiation service we received from Hair & Son, and recommend them to anyone in a similar situation"

- Simon Mayers and Fiona Hayes



Acting for freeholders and leaseholders, as well as residents looking to achieve enfranchisement, we understand both sides of the argument and have the insight needed to act in the very best interests of our clients.


Once the leasehold of a property falls below 80 years, it becomes less valuable and increasingly difficult to sell. If you’re concerned about the marketability of your leasehold interest, we can provide the valuation to assist in you exercising your right to a 90-year Lease Extension.


We can work with freeholders to ensure an appropriate sum is received when the leasehold is extended. We provide valuations to assist in the negotiated purchase price and can appear at tribunal to give evidence to support the final purchase price when the situation dictates.


Flat owners have the right to group together to buy the freehold of their properties. If you’re a leaseholder considering this, or a freeholder looking to obtain maximum value from your freehold, our professional services department can provide valuations and evidence at tribunals for either party, and are regularly recommended by local solicitors and other estate agents.