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Richard Douglas

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS

Associate Director

Building Surveying

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About

Professional Summary

Richard obtained a degree from Reading University and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor whilst working with Jones Lang Wootton in London. Since then, Richard has  circa 25 years of experience having worked with CBRE and King Sturge specialising in dilpaidations, due diligence survey work, refurbishment contract work and building consultancy work.

Accomplishments

Professional highlights have included carrying out due diligence survey work for a purchaser of the Willis Insurance building in the City of London and undertaking condition assessments of Kings Cross Rail Station as part of the British Rail / Railtrack split. Have also undertaken survey acquisition work abroad, inlcuding reviewing an Intercontinental Hotel in Austria.

Dilpaidations work has seen Expert Witness roles provided on several large claims with attendance at Court / Mediations.

Education

Attended Sevenoaks School in Kent.

Obtained a degree in building surveying at Reading University.

Memberships & Involvements

Member of the RICS Dilapidations Forum

Services

Service Lines

Project & Building Consultancy

Property Type

Hotels, Office, Retail

Featured News

12 Feb 2021

Dilapidations must be handled with care

A common issue in the murky world of dilapidations are lease breaks, which are currently more frequent as tenants look to cut costs. However, a recent legal case has shown this needs careful consideration, as the High Court has interpreted ‘vacant possession’ as being more onerous than previously thought.
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