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The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” This is equally true in property, where building regulations and safety standards are consistently under review. As experts in property, our team of chartered surveyors and valuers are always on top of these changes, ensuring our clients get the very best service.

At Anderson Wilde & Harris we take the training of our staff very seriously. We love supporting those who are in the process of getting their MRICS qualification but we also know that it does not stop there. To help ensure our team stays at the forefront of the industry, we have developed an internal Continuing Professional Development training programme.

The CPD training sessions are run by our Directors who focus the session on a particular aspect of property, sharing insights and tips to ensure our team continues to be among the very best in the property market.

Training run by experts for experts

Headed up by Christopher Shawcross FRICS FCIArb, our CPD training sessions are designed to provide our team of chartered surveyors and valuers both with details of the latest changes within the field, as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions of more experienced members of the team. This collaborative environment ensures that everyone’s skills are honed to perfection, with acquired knowledge made available across the company.

The topics our training sessions cover are varied and include all aspects of property surveying and valuation, as well as regular courses on any updates to foundational guidance and regulations.

Among other topics, our Directors have recently held training sessions on the structure and challenges presented by the different kinds of roof and what to look for when carrying out an inspection of an internal roof space.

What causes movement in walls and what cracks in a building structure can signify is a topic that is often under discussion, as there are so many different factors to consider. Our experienced Directors have encountered many and varied properties issues over the years and therefore have an expert understanding of these causes, making them an incredible fountain of knowledge for the team to draw from.

Take advantage of our expertise

Issues identified during a building survey or valuation are extremely varied, as the combinations of type of property, location and environmental and economic factors that play a part are almost endless. That is why continually strive to enhance our skills across the company. Our CPD training is designed to equip our surveyors and valuers with a rounded and extensive knowledge of every aspect of the property market.

From historical, listed buildings through to the latest developments in both residential and commercial buildings, our team has experience carrying out surveys and valuations for all types and grades of property.

If you have any concerns about your property and would like some expert advice, call us on 0800 071 5517 or email Our team of qualified chartered surveyors and valuers are on-hand and would be delighted to hear from you.