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HRT Expands Valuation Team

Date Posted: 12 December 2017

Herbert R Thomas are delighted to announce the expansion of their Commercial Valuation Department having recently adding the experience of Peter Davies (Consultant), Roisin McGrath (Senior Surveyor) and Jeanette Brown to its Professional valuation team from Burnett Davies Chartered Surveyors of Cardiff.

Founded in 1926, Herbert R Thomas are a multi-disciplined firm of Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Estate Agents with three strategically located offices in Cowbridge, Bridgend and Neath.

Headed by Associate Director, Jonathan Davies, the RICS Registered Valuation Department are based in the Bridgend office ideally located with good access to the major road network including the M4 Motorway providing access to the whole of South and West Wales, Gloucestershire and Bristol.

With over 75 years’ experience, the valuation department offer a wide range of professional valuation work for both public and private clients and are appointed to over 20 lending panels including Barclays Bank, Development Bank for Wales (previously Finance Wales) HSBC, Handelsbanken, Principality Building Society and Cambridge and Counties Bank and many more, and continually looking at expanding this.  We offer valuations for other professional services including Probate and Inheritance Tax purposes, Matrimonial and Expert Witness, Rating appeals and Landlord and Tenant advice. In addition, we are qualified to undertake specialist trade related valuations of properties including public houses, hotels, leisure properties and doctor and dental surgeries.

We are currently involved with a number of interesting and varied valuations for possible security lending, matrimonial, probate and inheritance tax purposes, including the valuation of a large portfolio in excess of 40 properties.

The qualified surveyors supported by experienced administrators, are able to provide a professional, personal and timely service to all existing and new clients.


The Valuation team at Herbert R Thomas offer the following professional services:- 

  • Valuations for Secured Lending Purposes
  • SIPP Valuations
  • Valuations for Probate / Inheritance Tax Purposes
  • Asset Valuations
  • Expert Witness and Matrimonial Valuations
  • Trade Related Valuations
  • Valuations of GP and Dental Surgeries
  • Rating Advice and Appeals
  • Providing Landlord and Tenant valuations and advice including rent reviews and renewals


What our clients are saying about us:


"The newsletters HRT provide are really informative and give excellent insight in to the local Real Estate market."
David Evans, Head of Business Bank Real Estate South West & Midlands Region


“I have been working with HRT since Jon set up the Valuation Team just over 3 years ago.  The valuation service they provide is always of the highest quality and I am delighted to see that this success has translated into a further expansion of the team.  I look forward to utilising this extra capacity in support of our property development deals and building on the strong relationships we have enjoyed with HRT to date.” 
Cenydd Rowlands, Property Fund Manager, Development Bank of Wales


“Since being appointed to work with us, the valuation team at HRT have continued to demonstrate an extremely high calibre of work which is always turned around quickly. Their experience and expertise has been invaluable to us and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.” 
Simon Baston, CEO DS Properties Limited


"The Valuation Team at HRT have continued to demonstrate an extremely high calibre of work, which they always turn around quickly to a high professional standard, being most polite, patient and helpful in the process. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future." 
Graham and Linda Sharkey, CEO Windsor Properties


“Over the past 3 years, we have instructed Jon and his colleagues to provide expert witness valuation advice and evidence on contentious property cases. Jon and his team are excellent in their work and approach; they act as an extension of the client’s advisory team. It is great news to see the team are expanding further, which I am sure will be of real benefit to us and our clients in the years to come.” 
Stephen Meade, Partner Commercial Property Disputes, Capital Law