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Date posted: 08/04/2019

Five Hundred Residential Surveys

The team at Delaney Marling Partnership (DMP) is delighted to have reached a major milestone with five hundred residential property surveys.

DMP was established in 2007 and despite the construction industry experiencing some of its worst years throughout this period; we have continued to grow, by performing a vital role, advising people in the Humber region on all aspects property related.

We work on a variety of projects at any one time from managing demolitions to full project management, dilapidations reports, asset management plans and residential property surveys.

Simon Delaney, Director of DMP says:

“Five hundred properties seems like quite a lot! Especially when this only represents approximately fifteen percent of our business - on average forty-two each year since we started up.”

“We’ve had the privilege of surveying some of the most amazing homes. For us there is nothing better than being able to inspect a home, looking into all of the nooks and crannies, searching for signs of any problems that have occurred or may potentially cost the owner in the future.”

“Quite often we are able to put a client’s mind at rest if they’ve been concerned about cracks, smells and condensation, which sometimes appear much worse than they really are. We can confirm that no costly action is required. At the other end of the scale, it is also good to uncover an issue the untrained eye would not find - making a client aware of problems that could create expense in the future.”

DMP is owner managed by Simon Delaney and Kevin Marling, and employs Alex Lowsley who is working towards his professional qualification with RICS as a Chartered Building Surveyor.

With over 50 years’ combined experience, we attend school careers events talking to young people about the exciting career opportunities in the world of building surveying.

Kevin Marling adds:

“We knew that our five hundredth residential survey was approaching but with a recent flurry of enquiries, mostly word of mouth referrals, we have achieved this slightly ahead of schedule.”

“It does feel good to know how many people we have helped to make informed choices on what is arguably the most expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime.”

“We have surveyed a huge variety of homes including Victorian terraced properties, farm houses and large medieval properties in Beverley. All of the houses we enter tell a story about its history and the people that have lived there over the years. It’s a fascinating insight that most people won’t get to experience.”

“We are very grateful for all of the support we have received over the years from long-term and one-time clients alike and feel confident and excited about future growth.”

In addition to residential surveys and commercial property matters, Simon Delaney is the surveyor to the Beverley Minster Old Fund, leading a small maintenance team to manage the fabric of the building of Beverley Minster.