About Us


Harding Chartered Surveyors is an independent firm of RICS chartered surveyors. We understand that purchasing a home is one of the most important things you will ever do and, as such, take pride in guiding you through the process by offering a range of services.

Established in 1997, Harding Chartered Surveyors have helped thousands of families, individuals and businesses with their property needs for over two decades.

Harding’s is proudly independent and has no links or ties with any banks or building societies, allowing us to focus directly upon the client and their requirements.

We take pride in offering a personal, bespoke service and will always be on hand to assist you. When you contact Harding Chartered Surveyors, you’ll speak to a RICS chartered surveyor directly.

The Harding’s team consists of RICS chartered surveyors and registered valuers with expertise in building surveys, valuation, Leasehold Reform, Party Wall matters, taxation valuation, and expert witness.

Our Values


We endeavour to be direct, open and honest. As members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), we must abide by strict ethical standards. We believe it’s important to be transparent and share all the information we have relating to your project.


We take pride in the quality of work we produce and benchmark ourselves against the great client feedback we receive. We always seek to find new ways to improve the service we offer to clients, be that through training or technology innovations.

Common Sense

We deal with complex matters but understand you require someone to interpret all the jargon and give you a common-sense opinion. We put ourselves in your shoes and always ask: ‘what would I do if I were
buying this property?’


Our surveyors are always more than happy to spend time discussing matters with you. We understand that buying a house, extending your lease or dealing with a divorce or probate matters are more than just transactions to you, and we feel immensely honoured to be entrusted to deal with these matters on your behalf.

Staff Profiles

David-Harding About

David Toogood qualified in 1977 and has been actively engaged in producing inspection reports on both residential and commercial buildings for purposes including:

  • Pre-purchase surveys
  • Dilapidations
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Expert Witness reports

He is a RICS registered valuer and has conducted many valuations for capital taxes, pre purchase,  divorce, accounting, as well as Lease extensions and Freehold Enfranchisements. He has experience in both residential and commercial properties.

He is also active in dealing with party wall matters on a variety of projects both large and small.

Jack-Harding About

Jack Pye is a RICS chartered surveyor and registered valuer specialising in valuation and party wall work.

His interests and expertise involve undertaking Redbook valuation for taxation purposes, leasehold reform valuations (lease extensions and collective enfranchisements) and valuations for landlord and tenant functions.

Jack graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011 with a 2.1 RICS accredited degree in Building Surveying. He subsequently worked for a small firm of surveyors in the Guildford area as a graduate surveyor assisting with the carrying out of residential surveys and valuations. Jack joined Harding Chartered Surveyors in February 2016 as an assistant surveyor before becoming chartered in 2017.

Mike-Harding About

Mike Roberts studied for and obtained a degree in Valuation and Estate Management from Bristol Polytechnic (now University of the West of England) in 1977, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1979 and became a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1992. He is also a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners and of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association.

He has in excess of 40 years’ experience in the business and specialises in undertaking surveys of various types for purchasers of residential property and party wall issues as well as valuations for various purposes including purchase, lease extensions, freehold enfranchisement and taxation in the London area.

Mike is an inveterate traveller and has visited 104 of the 193 UN recognised countries.

Guy-Harding About

Guy started his own practice as a chartered surveyor in March 1982 following graduation in 1976. He has experience in both private and public sectors having previously worked with Hillier Parker and the London Borough of Southwark.

He carries out building surveys on town and country properties within a wide radius of London and the Home Counties. Guy is also an experienced party wall surveyor.

Ben-Harding About

Ben is an assistant surveyor who facilitates in building surveys, party wall matters, valuations and leasehold enfranchisement.

His interests and expertise involve undertaking building surveys including the RICS HomeBuyer Report, lease extension valuations and party wall matters.

Ben graduated from the University of Surrey with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and has since completed a part time Post Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying while he has worked with us. He is currently enrolled on the RICS APC Valuation pathway with hopes of becoming chartered in 2018.

Philip-Harding About

Philip has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE). Having worked for major building contractors as well as multi-disciplinary firms of architects, engineers and surveyors, he brings a broad base of knowledge and experience to any project.

Since 1984, Philip has been working throughout London and the South-East of England in all aspects of the project management of residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects. In 2008, Philip set up his own company to provide construction management services, including acting as party wall surveyor. He is a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club.

In 2015, Philip merged his firm with Harding Chartered Surveyors and works as a consultant specialising in party wall matters.

James-Harding About

James Brook is a chartered surveyor specialising in the survey and valuation of residential property.

His interests and expertise involve undertaking building surveys, taxation valuations, damp investigation, shared ownership and lease extensions.

James graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Master’s degree in Building Surveying. He then worked for Countrywide Surveyors providing mortgage valuations and surveys for some of the country’s largest banks and building societies. In March 2017, he joined Harding Chartered Surveyors.

Sarah-1 About

Sarah qualified as a chartered building surveyor in 2007 while working at Watts International where she joined as a graduate surveyor. She then went on to set up her own practice, Alexandra Estates, in 2008 to offer residential surveying services to discerning clients throughout London, building up a network of high profile clients and firms.

Sarah is a registered valuer with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and has extensive experience working within central London on a wide variety of properties.

Over the past eight years, Sarah grew Alexandra Estates into a well-known and respected firm, offering a personal, professional and practical approach to the surveying services offered.

Sarah has now decided to further expand and is delighted to have joined forces with Harding Chartered Surveyors to offer clients additional and more extensive services.

Jeremy-Harding About

Jeremy Goldney studied Law at the University of East Anglia and graduated with an Honours degree in 1981. He then moved to London and joined Touche Ross as a trainee Chartered Accountant. In 1985, he joined a contract services company owned by Grand Metropolitan and, while working with them, studied for and obtained a diploma from the Institute of Sales and Marketing .

In 1986, he started a property development company specialising in Mews Houses. In 1991, he started working for clients, as well as on his own projects, as a construction project manager and party wall surveyor specialising in high-end residential properties in Central London.

In 2017, he ceased the project management work to concentrate on party wall works, combining his legal background and 30-year extensive experience of construction management and party wall works. He joined Harding Surveyors as an associate in February 2017.

He intends to complete his RICS Assessment of Professional Competence in the Autumn of 2018 to become a MRICS.

In addition to providing accurate property valuations and performing comprehensive building surveys, we can prepare and review documents such as Schedules of Conditions and Licences to Alter. If required, we can also provide an expert witness to support you on legal matters.
Learn more about our extensive selection of property services by browsing our website or calling us on 020 3598 6730.