Independent Chartered Surveyors

Providing a comprehensive range of services, accommodating your property needs

Independent Chartered Surveyors

Providing a comprehensive range of services, accommodating your property needs

Independent Chartered Surveyors

Providing a comprehensive range of services, accommodating your property needs

Independent Chartered Surveyors

Providing a comprehensive range of services, accommodating your property needs

Housemartins Independent Chartered Surveyors was established in 2004 and the company has expanded steadily since. We offer a wide range of services and have built our reputation on trust and honesty. We are fully equipped to provide an all round service to both private and professional clients.

Proud to be members of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and adhere to the RICS Customer Charter and professional standards.

Housemartins also has a second division offering Property Management services.

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Housemartins Chartered Surveyors

Friendly help and professional advice.

Extensive experience of residential and commercial property.

A wide knowledge of historic and modern construction.

Awareness of the special challenges facing seafront property.

Expert Knowledge of Historic and Listed Buildings

Our surveying team has gained over 80 years surveying experience in old and modern construction. With our team’s specialist knowledge, we always ensure the best suited surveyor to attend to your instructions given.

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New Build Supervision

We provide supervision for major works to our portfolio of properties together with overseeing works to professional clients.

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Experience of New Properties

Whatever the property type and age, be assured that Housemartins has the skills and experience to fulfill your requirements.

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Limited Inspection for Defect Investigations

We are able to tailor our inspections and services to meet the specific needs of our clients. We offer a limited inspection service for which we charge from £300 plus VAT.

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Property Management services

The second division of Housemartins, is our Property Management division that offers block management services to long leasehold properties.

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Commercial Surveys

We offer commercial surveying services for schedule of conditions (SOC) and dilapidation surveys.

This is an essential service if you are taking a new lease on a commercial premises or leaving one.

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Contact Us

Head office:

11 High Street
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 1PE

Telephone: 01323 896418

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Weekends – Closed

Out-of-hours emergency contact: 07872 335820

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Meet The Team

Lee Potterton BSc (Hons) MRICS DEA Registered Valuer
Chartered Surveyor & Managing Director

Lee started a construction technology course at Hastings College and then went on to complete an Honours degree in Estates Management at Greenwich University before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2000.  He is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer.  Lee began his career in the property industry working in commercial/residential agency and now is the Managing Director of Housemartins.

Lucy Potterton
Company Secretary

Lucy is the Company Secretary and co-owner of the business, assisting and involved in the marketing of the Company together with administration of the property portfolio along with business development and growth.

Melissa Kirby
Office Manager

Melissa has over 17 year’s administration experience with a background in property and finance administration.  Melissa is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the office, organising office operations and administrative procedures and supervision of the administrative staff to ensure efficiency and customer service of the highest standards.

John Gray BSc (Surv) MRICS DHM
Consultant Chartered Building Surveyor

John qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1984 and was Head of Department at a large Brighton firm before setting up Housemartins in 2004. He has extensive experience of seafront property, Listed Buildings, and Landlord & Tenant matters. John is a member of Pyramus & Thisbe Club for Party Wall surveyors and holds a Diploma in Housing Management.

Eric Greber MRICS
Consultant Chartered Building Surveyor

Eric has worked with both modern and traditional methods of construction, from resolving issues in a 1970’s concrete frame block of flats, to dealing with the challenges of a proposed extension to a 17th century timber framed cottage from the planning stage, Building Regulations approval and finally work on site.  Eric was also the appointed Contract Administrator for the moving of the “Belle Tout” lighthouse back in 1999/2000.

Jennie Bush AAT Level 3
Financial Controller

Jennie is an AAT Level 3 qualified book-keeper with over 16 years accounting experience. Jennie is responsible for the smooth running of accounts for both Housemartins and our clients, the production of accounting procedures and supervision of accounts staff.

Jacci Harris
Accounts Administrator

Jacci has an extensive background ranging from sales to admin and accounts.  Jacci works alongside Jennie Bush, administering accounts on behalf of our surveying and block management clients.

Cheree Rounce
Property Administrator

Cheree has over 10 years administration and sales experience, is familiar with a wide range of software and operating systems.  Cheree assists with the day to day administration for both our Surveying clients and Property Management portfolio.

Lucie Anne Fuller
Property Administrator

Lucie has worked in property management and administration for over 10 years where she has gained considerable knowledge within the industry.  Lucie assists with the day to day administration for both our Surveying clients and Property Management portfolio.

Our Office Locations

Head Office

11 High Street
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 1PE

(01323) 896418

49 Marina
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN40 1BQ

(01424) 212700

6 High Street
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0AE

(01424) 777860

Ruskin House
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 9AY

(01323) 470131

Barcombe Cross House
School Hill Barcombe
East Sussex
BN8 5DU

(01273) 401101

Areas we cover

East Sussex: Hove, Brighton, Newhaven Seaford, Eastbourne, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Winchelsea, Rye, Lewes and Uckfield.

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our clients are saying...

Thank you for the very thorough way you have conducted my homebuyers survey and for the helpful notes accompanying the report. This has brought about a satisfactory purchase arrangement, agreeable to both parties.

Mrs C

We made real headway with our dispute within a couple of days of Housemartins becoming involved.

Bill, East Sussex Flat Owner

Many thanks for your help and advice which I have found very helpful. I look forward in due course to working with you again.

Ms R, Bexhill

Thanks very much for your help and advice. We particularly appreciate the speed and efficiency of your service.

Kate

Thank you for your support yesterday, for all the work you have done, you were great!

Daphne, Company Director

Housemartins helped find the best solution and gave us honest and invaluable advice.

Rebecca, Leaseholder

Just wanted to thank you both for the efficient process and great quality report – I will recommend you to my various friends who are currently house hunting too!

Angelika

I just wanted to thank you for a great service you have provided. Highly recommended and wouldn’t hesitate to use you again.

Sasha

We would like to thank you and the team for the great and very efficient service. We needed our house valuation completed urgently and you did just that. Definitely exceeded our expectations. Thanks for all the hard work.

Aleksandra

I just wanted to thank you and your company for acting so quickly for us and we are very impressed with the way in which we have been communicated with and kept informed of what is going on and the professional and friendly way you do business. Thanks again and we will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.

Trudy and Simon

A note to say many thanks to you for your excellent service and report.

Gary

I have written personally to Mr Gray to thank him for the speed and thoroughness of his report, and have been singing your firm’s praises ever since.

David

Thank you for being so reliable and helpful with my matters that you have been dealing with.  Please also thank Melissa too, for her attention to detail and kind assistance.

Fiona

We were very pleased to read John’s report.  Please would you kindly pass on our thanks to him for all his help and the very informative and useful report.  Many thanks to Housemartins for the firm’s kind attention.

Caroline

Thank you for doing such a thorough job and taking the time out to discuss your findings with me.

Andrew

Many thanks and appreciate all your efforts and time with this matter.  I would have no issues with recommending both Lee and Housemartins to friends, work colleagues and family who may ever require a survey.

Robbie