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.
Housemartins also has a second division offering Property Management services.
Housemartins Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We would like to reassure our clients, current and future, that we are still open for business and able to take on new instructions, subject to up to date Government advice.
For any inspection/survey on an empty property, all possible precautions will be taken. However, on an occupied property, instructions will be assessed on an individual basis, and inspection arrangements made at the discretion of the surveyor and occupier combined.
For property management, emergencies will still be dealt with but again, most major work has ceased.
In order to reduce the possible spread of the infection and adhering to the Government’s guidelines on social distancing, we have reduced the amount of staff in the office. Only essential visits to the office will be permitted and we request that you telephone the office prior to ensure that your visit is absolutely necessary and safe distancing can be adhered to.
Our current office hours are Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. For all enquiries, please contact 01323 896418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assuring our clients of our best intentions and endeavours at all times. Stay safe.
RICS Home Surveys
Block Management Services
Housing Association Valuations
Boundary Disputes and Land Registry Plans
Expert Witness Reports
Insurance Reinstatement Valuations
Lease extension valuations
Schedule of Condition (SOC)
Thermal Imaging Surveys
Area We Cover
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.
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.
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.
Meet The Team
Lee Potterton BSc (Hons) MRICS DEA Registered Valuer PFCO
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 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 has over 19 years administration experience with a background in property and finance administration. Melissa joined Housemartins in 2012 and is responsible for the day to day running of the office, organising office operations and administrative procedures as well as 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
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.
Lucie Anne Fuller
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.
Carly Rolf NVQ level 3 - Customer Service
Carly has over 17 years administration and sales experience and has achieved an NVQ level 3 in customer service. She is familiar with a wide range of software and operating systems. Carly assists with the day to day administration for both our Surveying clients and Property Management portfoli
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.
Our Office Locations
11 High Street
Bexhill on Sea
6 High Street
Barcombe Cross House
School Hill Barcombe
Areas we cover
East Sussex: Hove, Brighton, Newhaven Seaford, Eastbourne, Bexhill, St Leonards, Hastings, Winchelsea, Rye, Lewes and Uckfield.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I just wanted to thank you for a great service you have provided. Highly recommended and wouldn’t hesitate to use you again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for doing such a thorough job and taking the time out to discuss your findings with me.
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.
Paying you that £500 was the best £500 I have spent in a very very long time. I would not have recommended you and your company if I had thought any different. You are worth every single penny. Your level of professionalism was outstanding and has helped me with my freeholder struggles tremendously.