Inverness - Highlands & Moray. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Surveyor to join our North commercial Team, covering the Highlands & Moray region. With two established offices in Inverness and Elgin, we are seeking an ambitious surveyor to develop the existing commercial footprint in the region, with the ability to grow a team as workflows develop. The successful candidate would be based in the Highland capital, Inverness – considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and frequently placed in the top five [...]
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DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, has appointed Kerry Boyle as a Business Sales Agent. She will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. With a background both in finance at Bank of Scotland and in property management, Kerry comes highly experienced for her new role which includes securing business sales opportunities for DM Hall’s surveying team throughout Scotland. She said: “In my previous role at Countrywide estate agents’ Glasgow West End branch I was solely responsible for managing a complex portfolio of over 300 [...]
Beware of too-good-to-be-true Home Report scams on the internet top surveyor warns Scots’ house sellers
A warning to people selling their homes to beware of internet-based scams offering cut-price Home Reports has been sounded by Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors. Home Reports are required by law by anyone selling their home in Scotland. The price of a Home Report, which should be prepared by an established and reputable firm of chartered surveyors, starts at around £300 plus VAT. Its purpose is to provide potential purchasers with all the relevant information they need if they [...]
Investment in IT, premises and graduate surveyor talent sees turnover and profit up in 2017 as DM Hall plans for future growth
DM Hall saw an increase in both turnover and profits in the year to December 2017 which sets the scene for significant growth. Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, said: “In 2017 we saw significant investment in the future: in our IT capability, a series of office re-locations to modernised premises and, as ever, the recruitment of new, young graduate surveyor talent to our ranks. We are witnessing also satisfactory and highly encouraging returns from our investment in non-core activities including property searches.” The Annual Report records that “economic [...]
DM Hall hires highly-experienced Building Surveyor, Kevin Reid, to boost its client offering in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland
DM Hall has recruited seasoned Building Surveyor, Kevin Reid, who will join the firm’s Aberdeen office as an Associate in early September. Kevin established his own private practice in 2007 and has serviced a broad range of clients in both Commercial and Domestic or Residential sectors. He has worked on a variety of instructions / projects for client companies including, Halliburton, First ScotRail, Hammerson, ASCo, as well as a range of smaller local clients including shop owners, engineering works, HMO landlord and a large number of private clients. Head of [...]
DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has secured the presence of leading UK-wide building materials business, Keyline, an arm of the Travis Perkins group, at Cairnrobin Commercial Park, Aberdeen. Keyline have relocated from their Miller Street depot in Aberdeen to the purpose built 2 acre site which they have leased for an initial 10 year term. Keyline complements the existing tenant mix of trade occupiers including, Nationwide Platforms, HSS Hire, AT-PAC and West End Glazing. Cairnrobin Commercial Park is strategically located 5 miles south of [...]
Two promotions to director and one to associate at DM Hall for three East of Scotland residential surveyors
DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, has promoted Eric Andrew and Nick Hancock, two Edinburgh-based residential surveyors, currently associates in the firm, to director. Jonathan Hunter, a residential surveyor in DM Hall’s Musselburgh office has been promoted to Associate. Eric Andrew, who was elected a professional associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1996, and has been promoted from Associate, has worked in the Edinburgh Residential office since 1999. He has extensive experience in the local market and specialises in residential valuation [...]
Rural Partner Donald Yellowley and graduate surveyor Duncan Clow are teaming up with NFUM Stirling to take part in next week's RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2018. This is certainly a challenge - it involves a 46km mountain bike ride, 6km kayak, 18km walk and 17km run! Funds will be raised for RSABI - a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst those who have depended on the land for their livelihoods. Best of luck and we look forward to seeing the pics once you have [...]
DM Hall has recruited nine new graduate surveyors for nine of its offices throughout Scotland. The group, five women and four men, will focus mainly on residential property surveying with one dedicated to the commercial property sector. They are: Hannah Sime, who will operate from the firm’s Kirkcaldy office; William Humphries, Oban; Amelia Rogers, Aberdeen; Leanne Saunders, Dunfermline; Margaret McDowall, Hamilton; Graham Wilson, Musselburgh; Jack Chinery, Dundee; Vanessa Harris, Cumbernauld, and Oliver Lawson, Edinburgh Commercial. DM Hall’s Senior Partner, John Albiston, said: “We are a highly progressive professional firm seeking [...]
The news that house prices in Inverness have risen further that in any other part of Scotland over the past 20 years is gratifying, but hardly surprising. The city is, simply, a really lovely place to live. On the doorstep of some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable – countryside which is attracting tourists in their droves – the capital of the Highlands has been transformed over the last couple of decades. When we hear that the average cost of a property in this elegant northern city has, according to [...]