McDowalls are a firm with a proud history of serving Londoners with a true general practice firm of surveyors. Established back in 1880 to serve the needs of East Londoners over time the firm grew to cover an ever increasing area.
Today, led by Chris Baker the firms owner since 2011, the firm has expanded and now provides services throughout London and the South East. These included residential agency, property management and valuation services.
Our clients range from private individuals with a single unit to huge organisations responsible for the homes of tens of thousands of people.
McDowalls Surveyors is now a multi-disciplined company specialising in a range of services including:
• Residential and commercial property sales and lettings
• Residential & block management
• Lettings & tenancy management
• Rent reviews/appraisals
• Lease renewals
• Lease extensions
• Freehold enfranchisement
• Housing association valuation services (including staircasing, re-sales, RTB/RTA/VRTB)
• Valuations and surveying
• Property licencing specialist
• Professional consultancy
• Planned/major works (Section 20)
The way we tailor our services to meet the particular needs of any client make us different for many of our competitors.
Our aim is to provide a high quality, professional service for competitive and affordable fees.
We are a RICS regulated company which means that as well as providing the service you need, we are also regulated by a world renowned and respected professional body governed by Royal Charter.
I just wanted to get in touch as you kindly valued our property and we have received the report from L &Q today. We are really happy with the valuation but more importantly your help and knowledge. I just wanted to pass on our positive feedback as we both mentioned to each other it was a delight to meet you and we found you incredibly helpful and your knowledge second to none. Fingers crossed for a quick sale, but people are all too quick to forget to say thank you these days so we just wanted to take the time to feedback! We will be in touch if we need any further help and will definitely recommend you to friends and family.
Chris Baker was extremely thorough, conscientious and responsive, surveying one period property for us as buyers, and doing the probate valuation of another prior to sale. His work is clear and well-presented. He tailored his observations to our exact needs. First class service for a very modest price.
Best surveyors in London - 100% recommended. Prompt, professional, best value - always willing to go further, and make the complications of the legal and property system easy to manage, destroying stress, and making the entire process transparent with straight-forward advice, facts, and cutting-edge awareness. Brilliant!
I have had 3 very difficult lease extensions over the last couple of years. What I needed was prompt service from a reputable company. I cannot thank Chris Baker enough for the excellent advice and lightning email responses. He and his company go the extra mile for their clients.
Barbara M - Private Client
McDowalls have been carrying out valuations on behalf of East Thames and prior to that Boleyn & Forest H A Ltd for over 15 years. Since McDowalls have been working with us we have found the company to display a great degree of importance on promptness, efficiency, quality service and customer satisfaction. Regardless of who we deal with at McDowalls, we find all staff to be professional, polite, cheerful and easy to deal with. McDowalls are required to communicate with various third parties including our solicitors, our customers and/or their representatives and in all cases we have found the company to be professional, prompt and courteous. The communication from McDowalls is excellent and very prompt. Upon issuing instructions to McDowalls we receive an immediate acknowledgement and we are regularly informed and up-to-date on times on progress. In exceptional cases when there is the need for further negotiation with customers or third party valuers, McDowalls successfully conclude negotiations on our behalf without the need for arbitration and at no additional cost to us. We would welcome the opportunity to continue to work with McDowalls in the future and have no hesitation in recommending McDowalls for valuation services.
East Thames Housing Group