Careers as a Surveyor

The Role of a Surveyor

Our Chartered Surveyors specialise in residential valuation. We have two teams with one covering London and the other, based in Oxford, covering the south of England. The London team deals with all property types, from studio flats and mansion blocks to town houses and large family homes. The Oxford team covers farms, equestrian estates, village and country houses.

Being professionally qualified as Members or Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is only part of the job description, as property is a people business. Our clients come from all walks of life and they deserve and expect the highest level of service. Consequently, we look for intelligent and well-presented individuals whom can think laterally to help and advise our clients.

From time to time we headhunt qualified surveyors who have the knowledge and expertise we require.

Our People

James Wyatt

140 Kensington Church Street,
London, W8 4BN

James has been involved in residential property since 1994 when he started as an estate agent. He had a successful agency career having run the sales offices of two prestigious firms. He joined John D Wood & Co. in 2003 and has been Head of Valuation since 2005.

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Diploma in Valuation
  • Member of the Expert Witness Institute
  • Member of the Society for Expert Witnesses
  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments
  • Investment Management Certificate

Areas of Expertise

  • High value valuations for loan security and litigation, including matrimonial
  • Tax valuations (Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax)
  • Lease Extension and Enfranchisement
  • Created the John D Wood & Co. indices
  • Has appeared as an Expert at both the High Court and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal
  • Writes the Residential Property Chapter for Lexis/Nexis and Tolleys
  • Author of the Working Papers on Deferment Rates


You gave us excellent advice throughout and handled the whole difficult process expertly and professionally

Very impressed by your cerebral approach


Interior Consultancy

Lease / Freeholds