Our Team

Grant Barnes

Grant Barnes

BSc (Hons) MSc PGDipCHE MRICS APAEWE ICIOB FISVA

Director / Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Grant started his career as a chartered surveyor in London in the late 1990s. Before launching Barnes & Barnes, he worked with CBRE, Bradford & Bingley bank, Countrywide and Allsop, the national property auctions consultancy. Besides his surveying qualifications, and a degree in economics, Grant also has a postgraduate diploma in historic building conservation. Grant has undertaken legal experience training and been successful in achieving an Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (APAEWE).

Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes

BA (Hons) PGDipSURV MCIM AssocRICS

Director / Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Simon moved into the property sector following a number of years as an officer in the British Army. On leaving the army he qualified as a surveyor and has been assessing and valuing residential and commercial properties in London since 2010.

Tony Rees

Tony Rees

BSc MRICS

Senior Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Tony is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer with over 30 years of experience. Before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor he worked in property at the District Valuers Office in London and for Harlow District Council in their estates department. He qualified in 1992 in BSc General Practice Surveying and was Chartered in 1993, while working as an Estates Surveyor. He made the move into residential surveying in 1997 and since then has worked for a number of firms across London and the north and east home counties of Essex, Herts, Beds, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, carrying out Valuations, Homebuyers, and Building Surveys.

Alex Rowlands

Alex Rowlands

MRICS

Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Alex is a chartered surveyor who achieved MRICS qualification as a General Practice Surveyor in 2007. On qualifying he completed commercial deals and landlord and tenant work in Beaconsfield, Amersham, Gerrards Cross and Marlow and progressed to working on HSBC account at CBRE Estates department. Alex later transitioned to residential surveying in 2019. Since then, Alex has successfully conducted over 1100 homebuyer reports and building surveys across London. Additionally, Alex, a registered valuer, has represented prominent lending institutions and buyers, performing market valuations on their behalf.

Mike Royall

Mike Royall

ACGI BSc CEng MICE MFPWS

Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer

Mike has more than 40 years’ experience in the structural design of buildings, and the inspection, investigation and reporting of structural defects. He has completed thousands of building surveys and is a specialist in structural defects to domestic properties in particular. Mike is also party wall surveyor (Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors) and has given evidence as an expert witness in court. Mike has also developed a UK-wide network for chartered engineers and surveyors and organised a number of conferences to support and raise standards in the sector.

Laraine Martin

Laraine Martin

Customer Support

Laraine is one of our vital customer support team, who will help you decide which service is right for you and get your service booked quickly. She’ll liaise with you, the surveyor, and any third parties such as estate agents to ensure the survey is completed and your report is with you as quickly as possible.

Frances Disson

Frances Disson

Customer Support

Frances is one of our customer support team. With many years of experience in the surveying industry, she’ll help you to understand our different services and which is the best for you. She’s also well-placed to guide you through the process from booking to receiving your report, answering any questions you may have along the way.

Claire Best

Claire Best

Customer Communications

As well as managing our website, Claire looks after the survey process making sure it’s the best experience for our customers. She is also responsible for ongoing communications with our customers after they have received their surveys and reports.

Careers

Barnes & Barnes is always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team.

View our Careers page.

To speak to a member of our team please call:

0207 737 7243

Surveyors

Grant Barnes
Simon Barnes
Tony Rees
Alex Rowlands
Iftkhar Ahamed

Consultants

Mike Royall
Maurice Friel
Claire Best

Administration

Frances Disson
Laraine Martin

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