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The Surveyor Hub Podcast


Nov 19, 2020

Robert Desbruslais is a Chartered Building Surveyor and member of the RICS with 30 years post qualification experience. He is the owner of Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors, specialising in pre purchase surveys throughout the UK, focusing predominantly in London and the southern counties, with an emphasis on listed and period property. 

With a deep knowledge of period construction and defects, he gives regular talks on construction and listed building matters, and is well placed to understand and explain the implications of purchasing a structurally complex building.  

What Is Covered:

  • How Robert set up his own business amidst the financial crisis
  • Why writing a good report is such a key skill in surveying
  • Robert’s process from quoting to producing a report
  • The benefits and potential problems with the new RICS Home Survey Standards
  • How LinkedIn helps with the surveying business
  • The cycle of scaling and the key step of hiring your first employee
  • Why it is difficult to train students to work on listed and period properties


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