Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer has been a distinguished Chartered Surveyor for 18 years, boasting expertise in party wall matters under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. His proficiency extends to building surveys, stock condition surveys, schedules of condition, and specific condition reports. He is a RICS registered valuer and holds esteemed memberships with the Expert Witness Institute and the Institute of Party Wall Surveyors.

His services now encompass valuations for secured lending, help to buy schemes, matrimonial and taxation purposes, RICS Homebuyer reports, building surveys, and specialist reports targeting social housing defects claims.


  • Conducting RICS Homebuyer and building surveys, as well as specific condition reports.
  • Performing valuations of residential properties for secured lending, matrimonial, and taxation purposes.
  • Providing party wall advice to local authorities, housing associations, and private clients, including projects like the former Tesco site in Dartford.
  • Serving as an expert witness for public sector tenants concerning defective housing claims under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
  • Diagnosing defects, such as a flat roof issue on a mixed-use property, determining the cause of leaks, appointing contractors, and advising on remedial works.
  • Executing stock condition and maintenance surveys for entities like the W. Midlands Housing Association, and London Boroughs of Croydon and Lambeth.
  • Undertaking surveys for London South East and South Wales NHS Trusts to determine the condition and value of their estates.
Gary Palmer, Harding Chartered Surveyors

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