The Surveyor Hub Podcast

Marion Ellis

The podcast for surveyors who love what they do! You know you are a surveyor when you can't hold a conversation without thinking about property. From buildings and construction to the legal issues and of course what it's all worth. Join Marion Ellis a chartered surveyor as she explores what it means to be a surveyor with guests who share their career highs and lows and the geeky stuff that makes us tick. Vist www.lovesurveying.com or connect with Marion @love_surveying or on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub/

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Welcome Back to the Surveyor Hub Podcast!
Sep 20 2021
Welcome Back to the Surveyor Hub Podcast!
You know you're a surveyor when you've been waiting all summer for this podcast to return. We are back now, and it’s been a tricky ride since we’ve learned about the outcome of the independent RICS review by Alison Levitt. I’ve had to take time to process what I've read and what I've experienced, not just as a member surveyor of RICS, but also as a member of the Governing Council. Like many of you, I too felt shock, disappointment, anger, and I felt hurt that the trust and confidence I put into something that I really believed in had been violated. But I've reflected on the standards and regulations that surveyors follow, and they are still some of the best in the world. They make a difference every day to the lives of people and the clients we help them support. There are good people that work at RICS and they need our support. And if you can put yourself in a position to make a difference and to do good, then why wouldn't you? That's how I ended up on the Governing Council, and it’s how this podcast has come about, and how The Surveyor Hub Community has grown. Because surveying is not really about the construction and the buildings, it’s about people. In the new season of The Surveyor Hub Podcast, there will be weekly conversations on surveying and life, but there will also be regular Women in Surveying panel discussions where women's voices are being put forward, where women step into visibility in order to make a difference in our industry. Finally, there will be short weekly podcasts about the business of surveying. Join us in the new season, subscribe, rate, review and follow us because the more we feel connected and supported, the better we feel about what we do. Resources: - Sign up to hear the latest Surveyor Hub news by joining the mailing list at   - RICS Independent External Review by Alison Levitt QC   - RICS Press Conference - Publication of the Levitt Report   - Connect with Marion Ellis at marion@lovesurveying.com - Connect with Marion on LinkedIn:   - Instagram - Facebook
101 Self-Regulation in Surveying with Larry Russen
5d ago
101 Self-Regulation in Surveying with Larry Russen
Larry Russen is a well-known speaker, trainer, Chartered Building Surveyor and Spurs fan with more than 40 years’ experience in residential, commercial, and industrial property. Many of you may have heard him train through Sava, deliver CPD or used one of his many books to learn more about surveying or perhaps worked with him at Russen & Turner, Allied Surveyor or BlueBox Partners. When he is not travelling the world to visit his family, he can most likely be found playing 5-a-side football, running 5k or cycling to Caffe Nero to drink coffee.What is Covered: Larry’s journey into becoming a surveyorWhy good rules, regulations and guidance are absolutely essential for valuation workHow the surveying culture changed since 1980s to todayLarry’s experience with setting up and running his own businessHow he got involved in training and education for surveyorsSurveyors’ codes of ethicsWhy every professional needs to self-regulate first before adhering to regulatory bodiesWhen Larry’s next book is out Connect with Larry Russen:LinkedInRussen & TurnerConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn   Resources: Awaab Ishak: Councils Put on Notice Following Toddler’s Mould Death Air Pollution Death Ruling: What Comes Next? Grenfell Tower InquiryThe E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About it by Michael E. GerberHome Survey StandardRICS Rules of ConductSidney DekkerBlack Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success by Matthew SyedResidential Property Appraisal, Volumes 1 and 2, by Phil Parnham and Larry RussenThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook
099 Adventures in Surveying with Stephen Scott-Fawcett
Nov 10 2022
099 Adventures in Surveying with Stephen Scott-Fawcett
Stephen Scott-Fawcett recalls his many adventures not only in surveying, but also in exploring Himalayas and Antarctica. Stephen Scott-Fawcett is a Chartered Surveyor since 1978 having been trained by the Valuation Office. He next attended Cambridge University and, after graduating, joined Martin & Mortimer as a full equity partner in June 1987. Stephen developed the business over the next 24 years and became a senior consultant in January 2011. He specialises in detailed building survey and valuation work, in both residential and commercial sectors. He is also and experienced Himalayan traveller, and has academic interest in Polar history as an author, editor, lecturer and conference facilitator. What is Covered: How Stephen started and then came back to the surveying career after spending some time as a vicarWhere the surveying work and serving in a parish intersect How the surveying industry changed post Financial Service Act from 1986What Stephen’s experience running a business was likeThe building survey he designed to help the home vendors and purchasersStephen’s interests in Nepal and Antarctica How surveyors can help with mitigating climate change Connect with Stephen Scott-Fawcett:LinkedInFacebookInstagramConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn   Resources: Martin & MortimerFinancial Service Act 1986The Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comSign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news here
097 Building a Career in Surveying with Phill Sowden
Oct 27 2022
097 Building a Career in Surveying with Phill Sowden
Phill Sowden is an Associate Director at Charles Parker Bennett Surveyors. He has been a residential surveyor since 1988 in Preston & Lancashire and was elected as a member of the RICS in May 1994.He has an impressive track record, having worked throughout the changed ownership at Entwistle Green/Black Horse Surveying Services, BBG Surveyors, Securemove Property Services (as Deputy area Surveyor) and finally, Countrywide Surveyors between 1988 to 2006. From 2006 to 2020, Phil was with Farrell Heyworth Surveyors as a Director from 2007. Before joining CPB Phill was an area surveyor for SDL Surveyors.What is Covered: How to secure proper training for surveyors in the commercial world of todayWhy there is a huge need for new surveyors and what firms can do to offer a career path to surveyorsThe variety of a surveyor’s job and what made Phill change his job during the lockdown The benefits and challenges of hybrid work arrangement for surveyorsHow the qualification path for surveyors can be improved and why the available qualifications do not necessarily reflect someone’s level of experienceConnect with Phill Sowden:LinkedInEmailConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn   Resources: Charles Parker Bennett SurveyorsAssociation of Independent Surveyors and Valuers - ISVAThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comSign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news here
096 Leasehold Enfranchisement Explained with Alison Stone
Oct 20 2022
096 Leasehold Enfranchisement Explained with Alison Stone
Alison Stone MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement valuations, negotiations and tribunals. She has successfully negotiated against many of the large freeholders, getting the best agreements in place for her clients. With award-winning expertise, her company achieved Highly Commended in 2021 Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards.What is Covered: How Alison became a surveyor joining the profession later in her careerHow Alison got into this niche of valuation work and who her clients areWhat is leasehold enfranchisement?What are ground rents?Why ground rents escalated and how the new legislation deals with itHow Alison gets all the information and calculates the value of a leased propertyWhat qualifications you need to do this kind of valuationsHow to negotiate with freeholders and at what point courts can get involvedAlison’s challenges and lessons learned since she set up her own business Connect with Alison Stone: Alison Stone SurveyorsEmailLinkedInConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Resources: Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners RICSLeasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 Guidance for Leasholders, Landlords and Managing AgentsThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comSign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news here
095 To Retrofit or Not to Retrofit with Professor John Edwards
Oct 13 2022
095 To Retrofit or Not to Retrofit with Professor John Edwards
Professor John Edwards is a practitioner, researcher and educator working in property and construction with specialisms in building pathology, energy efficiency and dealing with older and historic buildings. John is the lead author of BS7913 the BS for historic buildings and a co-author of BSI standards on retrofit. He is a Director of Edwards Hart Consultants and Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St. David.What Is Covered: What is retrofit? The complexity of retrofitting The problems with current standards and documents on retrofit and energy efficiencyHow surveyors can apply knowledge on retrofits in their workHow to improve the process of producing standards and documents for built environmentHow John got into property and construction and which courses he provides Connect with John Edwards: LinkedInTwitterEdwards Hart ConsultantsConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Resources:John’s 2-day course in the Energy Efficiency & Retrofit of Traditional BuildingsReady for Net Zero Growth - Cranfield School of ManagementBEIS - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyBRE - Building Research EstablishmentCadwEnglish HeritageThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comSign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news here
094 Surveyors Making a Difference Through Sustainability
Aug 18 2022
094 Surveyors Making a Difference Through Sustainability
Why does sustainability need to be at the heart of your surveying business to keep it relevant?On this podcast, your host, chartered surveyor, industry coach, and mentor Marion Ellis chats with Tina Paillet, Co-Founder and CEO of Circotr@de – an innovative start-up creating value from trading second-hand building materials and their embodied carbon. Tina boasts over 25 years of experience including 12 years developing and managing one of the world’s largest real estate asset managers.She is also Senior Vice President of RICS.Marion and Tina discuss various topics including:Why sustainability needs to be at the heart of your surveying business to keep it relevantHow reverse mentoring can make a difference to your knowledge and businessTina's career working internationally and how she started as an architectStarting a business with a purposeWhy Tina stood to be the next President of the RICS and her thoughts post Levitt and Bichard.We hope you enjoy this conversation!And don't forget to rate, review and follow the podcast.Love Surveying:Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news hereJoin the Love Surveying Mastermind hereConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Connect with Tina:LinkedInCircotr@deThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comResources:RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
093. The One Where We Talk About Everything With Fiona Haggett
Aug 11 2022
093. The One Where We Talk About Everything With Fiona Haggett
Which female role model has inspired you most?On this podcast, your host, chartered surveyor, industry coach, and mentor Marion Ellis chats with Fiona Haggett, Head of Valuation for Barclays UK.Fiona has also previously been the UK Valuation Director at RICS and spent many years as a residential valuer, before taking head office roles and national, where she has been party to the development of company and industry guidance, development of the Red Book and worked with government and industry to help solve some of the wider issues that are impacting valuation.Today's podcast is quite a personal conversation where Fiona talks about her career journey amongst many other things including:Mentors and female role modelsMaternity leave - and how much it has changedCreating variety in your work/challengeSafety on site and creating standards for surveyorsWhy organisational culture mattersLearning to presentLoneliness, resilience and managing mental health by cycling ZwiftRecovering from long covidWe would love to hear your feedback if something resonates with you, so please get in touch.And don't forget to rate, review and follow the podcast.Love Surveying:Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news hereJoin the Love Surveying Mastermind hereConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Connect with Fiona:LinkedInThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comResources:RICSLionheart The Positives of Menopause Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the MenopauseLearning from Suzy Lamplugh
092. From Corporate Surveyor to Surveying Business Owner
Aug 4 2022
092. From Corporate Surveyor to Surveying Business Owner
How to transition from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business owner.This is what your host chartered surveyor, industry coach and mentor Marion Ellis and Paul Hawkins discuss at length in today's episode.Paul is the Co-Director of a general surveying practice - called North and Hawkins Building Consultancy - over in Norfolk and a member of the Love Surveying Business Club which they also discuss in the podcast. Marion and Paul cover various topics including:Quinquennial inspections on residential properties around Norwich Cathedral.The importance of local knowledge and how to balance your skills in a general surveying practiceMoving from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business ownerFinding freedom working for yourselfConfidence, networking and building your brandAnd also how to take a holiday - which we know some small business owners struggle with.We hope you enjoy this conversation!And if you want to learn more about how you can work with Marion, either through the Mastermind or the Business Club, please look at her website.Love Surveying:Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news hereJoin the Love Surveying Mastermind hereConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Connect with Paul:North and Hawkins Building ConsultancyTwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.com
091. How to apply for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award 2022
Jul 28 2022
091. How to apply for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award 2022
Are you interested in entering the RICS Surveyor of the Year Awards 2022?On this podcast, your host chartered surveyor, industry coach, and mentor Marion Ellis chats with Karen Rogers from RICS about the RICS Surveyor of the Year Awards 2022.Karen Rogers is part of the Member Engagement and Early Careers Team at RICS. Her passion for inspiring, supporting and developing the next generation and those early in their careers is second to none.Marion and Karen will be chatting about all things Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, which RICS hosts annually in the UK. This is especially important for you if:you are curious about the Young Surveyor of the Year Awards and who can be nominated,you are wondering how the application process works, you think you are not good enough or qualified yet,you know someone awesome and want to nominate on their behalf,you want to understand the background to the awards and how they came about.I hope you find them useful and, as ever, keep in touch and let me know.Love Surveying:Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news hereJoin the Love Surveying Mastermind hereConnect with Marion:TikTok Instagram LinkedIn Connect with Karen:LinkedInThe Surveyor Hub:Watch The Surveyor Hub WebinarsJoin the Facebook Community Watch the Women in Surveying Virtual SummitShow your support by buying me a coffeeFind out more at www.lovesurveying.comResources:RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year AwardsLionheart The RICS Bichard Review The RICS Levitt Review
Welcome to The Surveyor Hub Podcast
May 24 2022
Welcome to The Surveyor Hub Podcast
I’m your host Marion Ellis. One of the questions I often get asked is what is the Surveyor Hub? And on one level it’s just a Facebook group, it’s a podcast. I see it as a way to feel part of a world and industry that can often leave us feeling, well a little bit isolated.And I feel that too. As a woman of a certain age, a female surveyor with a background in residential defect and valuation claims I’ve often felt a little out on a limb. I run a small club for owners of surveying businesses and we get a lot from the power of connection - be it learning something new we can implement in our businesses or having a chat in one of our socials because we have not spoken to anyone all day. And I really believe that the power of human connection has led us to do the work we do as surveyors from inspecting properties to finance and spreadsheets - the work of a surveyor is wide and varied. At its heart though is whatever shape and form it is, we help offer security and a roof over someone's head, safe, warm and dry.And that is really what this podcast is about, I chat to surveyors and those working in the industry about why we do what we do, lessons learned along the way, highs and lows and the fun stuff too. I have a tendency to get things off my chest so you’ll also hear me talk about some of the things that matter to me and my own experiences such as being diagnosed with ADHD, being a visible female role model and all that comes with that and chasing that elusive work-life balance as a parent.My business is called Love Surveying which tells you how enthusiastic I am about the people and our work - and I did toy with the idea of changing the name of this podcast, but well, it felt like another thing to do, and we’ve been around for a little while now. You can keep in touch with me in several ways - we have The Surveyor Hub Facebook community group, you can sign up to join my email list, you can follow me on social media, you can rate, review and follow this podcast and tune in whenever and wherever you want. You can even Buy Me a Coffee. Please do drop me a note or voice mail anytime, I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you enjoy this podcast.xXUkFCXNXcqXSqf7kaGk