J Plater Chartered Building Surveyor


J Plater is a Chartered Building Surveying and Residential Surveying firm which is run by John Plater, and which is regulated by RICS. The practice is based in Hornchurch, Essex, where it is ideally located to cover East London and Essex. 

A wide range of services are offered by the practice, including:

  1. +Home Buyer’s Surveys;

  2. +Inspections and reports on specific defects such as dampness and cracking, etc;

  3. +Advice and expert reports on boundary disputes, contractor disputes, etc;

  4. +Preparation of party wall notices and awards;

  5. +Building condition surveys for schools, community buildings, commercial properties, social housing, etc;

  6. +Preparation and/ or negotiation of Schedules of Dilapidations.

When you use the services of J Plater you know that everything will be dealt with by a Surveyor having 44 years professional surveying experience.

Being a sole practitioner with low overheads I am able to provide professional services to home buyers, home owners, small businesses and non-profit organisations at very reasonable rates.  Furthermore, the practice is not currently registered for VAT purposes (as this is not required for businesses with a low turnover), therefore no VAT is added to the fees charged. This is advantageous to individuals and to very small businesses which are not VAT-registered.

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Regulated by RICS

Building Surveyor, Expert Witness,

Party Wall Surveyor


SPECIALIZING IN  building and condition surveys, defects advice, party wall matters, and expert reports in relation to property disputes.

COVERING  London and Essex

TELEPHONE  01708 459 476