Chartered Building Surveyor in London


Chartered Building Surveyor




Our client is seeking a Senior or Associate Chartered Dilapidations Specialist/Building Surveyor to join their team of over 200 professionals, delivering expertise across a wide range of sectors.

This position will report to a Senior Associate Building Surveyor / Partner.

The role will be based in the London or Epping office but will require travel to meet the demands of projects.

You will be capable of working in all areas of Building Surveying, but with a Dilapidations Specialism. Candidates are to be motivate and driven to develop this as a Core Service.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:



As part of the firms DNA you will  develop and grow organically, and the company is immensely proud that colleagues in senior positions within the business joined in Graduate and Trainee roles. If you are seeking an opportunity within a supportive and progressive environment, then please do get in touch today.


To join this rapidly expanding team of professionals, please contact or call on 01923 750095


Professional Building Surveying Work – Dilapidations

  • Preparing Schedules of Dilapidations, including costing
  • Preparing Schedules of Tenants Lease Liabilities
  • Advising on lease obligations and lease break options
  • Strategic advice on negotiating options including advising clients of timings and tactical options
  • Advising the client on whether to undertake the works or negotiate a financial settlement
  • Negotiating settlement claims with landlords and tenants
  • Procurement, and as required, managing the works
  • Advising Section 18 Valuations, in accordance with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927
  • Desirable but not essential:
  • Commercial building surveys, vendor surveys and due diligence reports
  • Defects Analysis of existing buildings and associated report writing
  • PPM Surveys and CAPEX Schedules



Ideally you will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Appropriate educational background demonstrating good levels of numeracy and literacy
  • Degree qualified (ideally RICS accredited)
  • MRICS qualified
  • Good IT literacy; Proficient in using software including; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Capable of communicating effectively and efficiently with design teams, colleagues and other professionals in the industry including clients
  • Capable of motivating/mentoring/developing others as part of their career progression
  • Excellent client facing skills
  • Excellent standards of numeracy and literacy
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Capable of working to strict targets and timescales


  • £60K salary dependent on experience.
  • Company Pension,
  • private healthcare,
  • professional subscriptions
  • 25 Days holiday


About this Recruiter

David Priestman

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David has an extensive career in recruitment and sales and brings enthusiasm and passion to his lead role in sourcing opportunities in the Building Surveying area. Beyond the office, Dave remains hopeful about his aspirations of becoming a global rock star. He writes his own music and has previously seen his work recorded and published
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Are you looking for new construction job? If you are a skilled construction professional, we will have an opportunity for you. We are an experienced construction recruitment agency and have an impressive track record of sourcing the best opportunities for the professionals we work for.

Providing you with an in-depth insight of industry knowledge, we can help you make the most informed decisions about your next move, now and for the entirety of your career.

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About Cityscape Recruitment

Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


Clients we work for

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

Commercial Director,
Main Contractor

I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

Operations Director,
Platt and Reilly Ltd

The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

To view all our live roles, click here

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

To view all of our live roles, click here

When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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