Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 

You will be making a wise choice if you instruct Marcel Blum as your Building Surveyor because:

  • Marcel himself will be working for you

  • You will have access to the knowledge and judgement of one of the UK's most experienced property professionals

  • Your Building Survey report will include valuable remedial cost information - in addition to full structural survey results

  • Marcel will provide specialist architectural advice regarding any desired alterations and related planning issues

Note that most other surveyors do not have the qualifications, experience and professional indemnity insurance to include architectural advice in their survey reports.

If you instruct Marcel to act as your Building Surveyor, his experience, professional expertise and personal attention will be available at short notice to facilitate your decision-making and financial negotations with the vendor.

Before instructing any other organisation or individual to perform your Greater London area Building Survey, please use the information on this site and read Marcel's customer reviews to understand why instructing Marcel is the wise choice.

Marcel is always easy to contact via mobile on 07973 630 675, via land line on (020) 8951 3535 and via email at marcel@marcelblum.com.

 
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 
 
I have been in professional practice as a Building Surveyor for over 30 years.
 
Over this time I have inspected and reported on thousands of properties throughout Greater London and surrounding counties around the M25 orbital, particularly in Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Surrey but also in parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Kent.
 
My breadth and depth of experience enables me to deliver a clear, well-informed and expert professional appraisal of each new property I am instructed to inspect.
 
As you will see from my customer reviews, my many years of professional experience as a Building Surveyor have been available directly to online customers since 2008. My customer reviews also attest to my familiarity with current Building Regulations and the relevance of my many years of surveying experience to customers buying properties in the current South-East England property market.
 
I carry substantial professional indemnity insurance on an each and every claim basis to carry on practice as a Building Surveyor and Chartered Architect. Verification is available upon request.
 
My professional status can be verified via the RIBA website's searchable database of Chartered Architect members.
 
My independent building surveying practice is listed with LocalSurveyorsDirect.co.uk

 
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 

Wise clients recognise the value of having an expert guiding and supporting them and appreciate that I am customer focused, contactable and responsive at all times before, during and after their property purchase.

My responsiveness is particularly appreciated by clients in a "contract race" situations: when time is of the essence I am often acting on instructions within minutes.

My long experience as an architect, specialising in works to existing buildings, enables me to bring a more rounded approach to inspecting buildings, diagnosing faults and recommending solutions to problems. During my initial engagement with customers, I gather a 'shopping list' of their requirements which I bring with me to site and carefully consider during my inspection.

Immediately after completing an inspection, I contact my client over the telephone with the result and a recommendation as to whether to proceed further with the purchase or to withdraw.

My post-survey service includes providing specialist advice regarding any planning issues and technical aspects to be taken into account with special reference to district surveyor's requirements under the building and fire regulations.

As part of my exceptional customer service, as well as being available during normal working hours, I am also contactable on evenings and weekends on my mobile number which is 07973-630675.

 
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 
 

All my reports on residential and commercial properties are delivered using a comprehensive building survey report format which has been designed to highlight clearly the financial implications of replacements and repairs.

Approximations of costs of remedying defects are provided, breaking down the figures to key items and indicating the priorities of corrective works. Clients find this information valuable both for price negotiations with vendors and for their own budgeting and planning purposes.

Note that these remedial cost details are not typically provided by other surveyors in their reports, since the ability to provide this information requires the knowledge and experience of an architect specialising in works to existing buildings.

The full building survey report includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of the inspection:

  1. Subsidence and settlement of the building, outlining environmental factors influencing structural movement e.g. tree root encroachment & ground slopes;
  2. The condition of all structural and non-structural components;
  3. Investigation for rising and penetrating damp and timber infestation;
  4. Services in the property i.e. gas and electrical installations, hot and cold water services, central heating and underground drainage - visual inspections only;
  5. External parts demised to the property e.g. garaging, boundary walls, fences and terraces.

Many of my clients intend to carry out alterations and extensions to the property they are proposing to purchase. Prior to each inspection I invite my client(s) to email me a wish-list detailing their intentions which I address within the scope of my on-site work and the verbal and written reports I subsequently deliver to them.

 
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 
I am happy to receive instructions to survey properties in the following Greater London and surrounding areas:

West London:
  • W1 - Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho
  • W2 - Bayswater, Paddington
  • W3 - Acton
  • W4 - Chiswick
  • W5 - Ealing
  • W6 - Hammersmith
  • W7 - Hanwell
  • W8 - Kensington
  • W9 - Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue
  • W10 - Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington
  • W11 - Holland Park, Notting Hill
  • W12 - Shepherd's Bush
  • W13 - West Ealing
  • W14 - West Kensington
West Outer London:
  • SL2 - Britwell, Egypt, Farnham Common, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges
  • SL3 - Langley, Datchet, Colnbrook, Poyle, Horton, Fulmer, George Green, Wexham
  • SL9 - Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Common, Gerrards Cross, Horn Hill
North West London:
  • NW1 - Camden Town, Regent's Park
  • NW2 - Cricklewood, Neasden
  • NW3 - Hampstead, Swiss Cottage
  • NW4 - Brent Cross, Hendon
  • NW5 - Kentish Town
  • NW6 - Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead
  • NW7 - Mill Hill
  • NW8 - St John's Wood
  • NW9 - Colindale, Kingsbury
  • NW10 - Harlesden, Kensal Green, Willesden
  • NW11 - Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb
North West Outer London:
  • HA0 - Alperton, Sudbury, Sudbury Hill, Wembley Central and North Wembley
  • HA1 - Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, North Harrow, Northwick Park, Sudbury, Sudbury Hill
  • HA2 - North Harrow, South Harrow, West Harrow, part of Rayners Lane
  • HA3 - Harrow Weald, Kenton, Wealdstone, Queensbury, part of Belmont
  • HA4 - Ruislip, part of Eastcote, South Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip Gardens
  • HA5 - Pinner, part of Eastcote, Hatch End, part of Rayners Lane, part of Carpenders Park
  • HA6 - Northwood, Northwood Hills, Moor Park
  • HA7 - Stanmore, Queensbury, part of Belmont
  • HA8 - Edgware, Burnt Oak, Canons Park, Queensbury
  • HA9 - Wembley, Wembley Park, Wembley Central (East), Preston, Tokyngton
  • HP5 - Ashley Green, Bellingdon, Botley, Chartridge, Chesham, Hawridge, Latimer, Lye Green, Newtown, Waterside, Whelpley Hill
  • HP6 - Amersham, Chesham Bois, Hyde Heath, Little Chalfont
  • HP7 - Coleshill, Little Chalfont, Little Missenden, Penn Street, Winchmore Hill
  • HP8 - Chalfont St Giles
  • HP9 - Beaconsfield, Forty Green, Holtspur, Jordans, Knotty Green, Seer Green
  • HP10 - Flackwell Heath, Handy Cross, Hedsor, Loudwater, Penn, Tylers Green, Wooburn, Wooburn Green, Wooburn Moor
  • UB1 - Southall (north)
  • UB2 - Southall (south), Norwood Green
  • UB3 - Southall, Hayes (south), Harlington
  • UB4 - Hayes (north), Yeading
  • UB5 - Greenford, Northolt
  • UB6 - Greenford, Perivale
  • UB7 - West Drayton, Harmondsworth, Sipson, Yiewsley, Longford
  • UB8 - West Drayton, Uxbridge, Cowley, part of Hillingdon
  • UB9 - Denham, Harefield
  • UB10 - Hillingdon, Ickenham
  • UB11 - Stockley Park
  • WD3 - Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Loudwater, Mill End, Maple Cross, Sarratt, Batchworth, Chenies, part of Harefield, West Hyde, Heronsgate, Chandler's Cross
  • WD4 - Kings Langley, Chipperfield, Hunton Bridge, Rucklers Lane, Bucks Hill
  • WD5 - Abbots Langley, Bedmond
  • WD6 - Borehamwood, Elstree, Well End
  • WD7 - Radlett, Shenley
  • WD17 - Watford town centre, Cassiobury, Nascot Wood
  • WD18 - West Watford, Holywell
  • WD19 - Oxhey, South Oxhey, Carpenders Park
  • WD23 - Bushey, Bushey Heath
  • WD24 - North Watford
  • WD25 - Garston, Leavesden, Aldenham, Letchmore Heath
North London:
  • N1 - Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington
  • N2 - East Finchley
  • N3 - Finchley Central
  • N4 - Finsbury Park, Manor House
  • N5 - Highbury
  • N6 - Highgate
  • N7 - Holloway
  • N8 - Crouch End, Hornsey
  • N9 - Lower Edmonton
  • N10 - Muswell Hill
  • N11 - Friern Barnet, New Southgate
  • N12 - North Finchley, Woodside Park
  • N13 - Palmers Green
  • N14 - Southgate
  • N15 - Seven Sisters
  • N16 - Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington
  • N17 - Tottenham
  • N18 - Upper Edmonton
  • N19 - Archway, Tufnell Park
  • N20 - Totteridge, Whetstone
  • N21 - Winchmore Hill
  • N22 - Alexandra Palace, Wood Green
North Outer London:
  • All Hertfordshire e.g St Albans (AL postcodes), Enfield (EN postcodes)
East London:
  • E1 - Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel
  • E2 - Bethnal Green, Shoreditch
  • E3 - Bow, Bromley-by-Bow
  • E4 - Chingford, Highams Park
  • E5 - Clapton
  • E6 - East Ham, Beckton
  • E7 - Forest Gate, Upton Park
  • E8 - Hackney, Dalston
  • E9 - Hackney, Homerton
  • E10 - Leyton
  • E11 - Leytonstone
  • E12 - Manor Park
  • E13 - Plaistow
  • E15 - Stratford, West Ham
  • E17 - Walthamstow
  • E18 - South Woodford
  • E20 - Olympic Park, Stratford
South East London:
  • SE1 - Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Waterloo
  • SE2 - Abbey Wood
  • SE3 - Blackheath, Westcombe Park
  • SE4 - Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park
  • SE5 - Camberwell
  • SE6 - Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green
  • SE7 - Charlton
  • SE8 - Deptford
  • SE9 - Eltham, Mottingham
  • SE10 - Greenwich
  • SE11 - Lambeth
  • SE12 - Grove Park, Lee
  • SE13 - Hither Green, Lewisham
  • SE14 - New Cross, New Cross Gate
  • SE15 - Nunhead, Peckham
  • SE17 - Elephant & Castle, Walworth
  • SE18 - Plumstead, Woolwich
  • SE19 - Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood
  • SE20 - Anerley, Penge
  • SE21 - Dulwich
  • SE22 - East Dulwich
  • SE23 - Forest Hill
  • SE24 - Herne Hill
  • SE25 - South Norwood
  • SE26 - Sydenham
  • SE27 - Tulse Hill, West Norwood
  • SE28 - Thamesmead
South West London:
  • SW1 - Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster
  • SW2 - Brixton, Streatham Hill
  • SW3 - Brompton, Chelsea
  • SW4 - Clapham
  • SW5 - Earl's Court, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • SW6 - Fulham, Parson's Green
  • SW7 - South Kensington
  • SW8 - Nine Elms, South Lambeth
  • SW9 - Brixton, Stockwell
  • SW10 - West Brompton, World's End
  • SW11 - Battersea, Clapham Junction
  • SW12 - Balham
  • SW13 - Barnes, Castelnau
  • SW14 - East Sheen, Mortlake
  • SW15 - Putney, Roehampton
  • SW16 - Norbury, Streatham
  • SW17 - Tooting
  • SW18 - Earlsfield, Wandsworth
  • SW19 - Merton, Wimbledon
  • SW20 - Raynes Park, South Wimbledon
South West Outer London:
  • CR0 - Croydon, Addiscombe, Selhurst, Broad Green, Spring Park, Shirley, Addington, New Addington, Coombe, Forestdale, Waddon, Beddington, part of Thornton Heath
  • KT1 - Kingston upon Thames, Hampton Wick, Norbiton
  • KT2 - Kingston upon Thames, Canbury, Coombe
  • KT3 - New Malden
  • KT4 - Worcester Park, Cuddington
  • KT5 - Surbiton, Berrylands, Tolworth
  • KT6 - Surbiton, Tolworth, Long Ditton
  • KT7 - Thames Ditton, Weston Green
  • KT8 - East Molesey, West Molesey, Hampton Court, Hampton, Thames islands
  • KT9 - Chessington including Malden Rushett and Hook
  • KT10 - Esher, Claygate, Hinchley Wood
  • TW1 - Twickenham, St. Margarets, Strawberry Hill (east)
  • TW2 - Twickenham (north), Whitton, Strawberry Hill (west), Fulwell (north)
  • TW3 - Hounslow, Lampton, Whitton (north)
  • TW4 - Hounslow West, Hounslow Heath, Whitton (west), Cranford (south)
  • TW5 - Heston, Cranford (north), Osterley (west)
  • TW6 - Heathrow Airport
  • TW7 - Isleworth, Osterley (east and centre)
  • TW8 - Brentford, Kew Bridge, Syon Park
  • TW9 - Richmond, Kew, North Sheen (north)
  • TW10 - Ham, Petersham, Richmond Hill, North Sheen (south), Richmond Park
  • TW11 - Teddington, Fulwell (east), Bushy Park
  • TW12 - Hampton, Hampton Hill, Fulwell (west)
  • TW13 - Feltham, Hanworth
  • TW14 - Feltham (part of the station area), North Feltham, East Bedfont, Hatton
  • TW15 - Ashford
  • TW16 - Sunbury-on-Thames
  • TW17 - Shepperton, Upper Halliford, Charlton, Littleton
  • TW18 - Staines-upon-Thames, Egham Hythe, Laleham
  • TW19 - Stanwell, Stanwell Moor, Wraysbury, Sunnymeads, Hythe End
  • TW20 - Egham, Englefield Green, Thorpe
 
 





 
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP

Building Surveyor in Greater London and surrounding areas

Trusted Adviser to Wise Property Buyers
 
 

Please find below 170 genuine customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.9 based on over 160 freely-given 5 star ratings:


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Ed M.22/05/2017 18:27

Marcel was proactive and detailed in his approach and I would have no hesitation in recommending Marcel to other house buyers.

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Catherine & Pietro C.18/05/2017 10:16

We are extremely satisfied with the professional level of service provided by Marcel and would recommend him to friends and family. 5 star service all round.

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Jan L.07/03/2017 10:07

Marcel immediately contacted me for further information regarding my current situation after my initial request for a quote, which given it was a Sunday was a pleasant suprise. From the get go Marcel has gone above and beyond and has not only provided me with valuable insight, recommendations, and solutions that other surveyors, architects, and solicitors have not been able or willing to. Marcel's advice, hands on approach and expertise has allowed me to cut through a lot of the red tape and ambiguity which I have not been able to do myself. I believe that Marcel's expertise is unique, and would recommend his services. Thanks again Marcel!

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Edward P.06/03/2017 23:01

I instructed Marcel to conduct a full buildings survey on a very old freehold property in North London. It was very important that a competent professional conduct this type of survey. I found Marcel straight forward and a pleasure to deal with. The survey was detailed and very informative, I would certainly use him again.

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Cassie E.28/02/2017 18:33

Many thanks for your detailed report - the immediate discussion and opinion on the day was very enlightening and most useful – all in all, a 5 star service.

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Lewis J.26/02/2017 22:20

With Marcel you get more than just a survey and we simply would not use anybody else. His extensive knowledge and great advice enabled us to feel confident in our property purchases and understand better the scope for developing the properties.

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Kate G.-J.10/02/2017 13:32

Marcel came highly recommended, and he provided a fantastic service. He was extremely communicative and efficient, and was very quick to respond to emails and calls. I really liked how Marcel called me once finishing the Survey so that I knew the top line results. He then proceeded to send me a thorough report in the days following. I would recommend his services.

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Harriet and David16/01/2017 10:52

We have used Marcel on three separate occasions for Building Surveys. We have been extremely satisfied with the quality and detailed advice. He has always been prompt to provide us with an update call immediately after viewing the property and we have received the hard & soft copy of the reports quickly after that. We would highly recommend his services.

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Giles and Marta15/01/2017 15:01

Marcel carried out a very detailed and thorough survey of the property we wish to purchase.
He phoned on the day of the survey to give verbal feedback. The full and detailed report was with us digitally in a few days and a hard copy received within the week.
He is very professional and the after service care is excellent. We highly recommend Marcel.

Giles and Marta

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Ar B.12/01/2017 10:25

I appointed Marcel to conduct a building survey on a residential property in December 2016. I was extremely satisfied with the quality and detail of the advice that I received both verbally and through the survey report. I was also happy with the turn around time of the report, which was 4-5 working days. I would definitely recommend Marcel.

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Ben C.23/12/2016 09:51

We have used Marcel for three separate occasions and always found him very thorough and analytical. He advised us well on each house purchase and we'd be glad to use him again.

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Judith & Christian22/12/2016 09:39

We engaged Marcel Blum to perform a full building survey on a property we were in the process of purchasing during December 2016.

We found Marcel both professional and very personal, keeping engaged with us throughout the process and making sure we understood and were happy with both the report and the items it raised.

Marcel offered us a number of solutions to some of the areas of concern we had and given his architectural background was in a good position to lay out our options and the costs involved.

Marcel felt more like a member of our family than a third party vendor and we would happily use him again or recommend him to others.

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Will H.22/12/2016 06:44

Marcel has been professional, thorough and always available to explain his findings throughout the process.

As first time buyers we asked a lot of basic questions that he was happy to look into, and he certainly didn't pull any punches when it came to his recommendations for the property in question.

If you want honesty, a keen eye for detail, and fast, professional work, then Marcel is a fantastic choice.

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Stephanie & Conrad21/12/2016 17:19

Marcel provided us with a fantastic service. As first time buyers we weren't sure what to expect and how the surveying process worked. Marcel put our minds at ease from the get go and patiently guided us through each stage of process. He was extremely efficient and was able to complete the home survey including the release of the report within a matter of days. Although in this instance we didn't go ahead with the purchase of the property we will be sure to use Marcel again when the time comes.

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Rob D.-H.15/12/2016 15:29

Hello Marcel

I would just like to say what a through professional service you carried out for me, it was a detailed and precise survey, definitely a 5 star rating for service and quality.

Kind regards
Rob

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Kully C.06/12/2016 10:31
Marcel's knowledge and professionalism are second to none. He was not only prompt and thorough prior to, and during the survey; he has additionally addressed all queries post the survey with great efficiency. I would highly recommend Marcel for both quality and value.

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Marc T.22/11/2016 18:53
I used Marcel twice this year and wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use him again. On the first survey Marcel pointed out some very useful impracticalities of the potential purchase. When given some thought I decided not to buy as the house characteristics in question really would have hindered my enjoyment.

I'm happy to say I bought the second place which was a much better decision. However upon moving in and getting work done we thought we discovered asbestos in the loft. I called Marcel who gave the issue his immediate attention. Two days later Marcel had an expert at the property to examine the sample and give me comfort no asbestos existed. Panic over!

Nice man, very professional and lovely to deal with.

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Pauline F.14/11/2016 11:19
As a first time buyer I found Marcel Blum to be helpful and professional with his survey.. I give him 5 stars for being so knowledgeable and being thorough in his job as a surveyor.

All best wishes

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Graham, Ham, MiddlesexOctober 2016
(Review received via LocalSurveyorsDirect.co.uk)

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Paul O.9/10/2016 20:57
We would like to recommend Marcel Blum for any Survey report on a home. He is professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. He is absolutely trustworthy and always follows up and contacts us when he said he would.

His work is excellent and thorough. You won't find a better surveyor!

many thanks

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Mark-Anthony A.16/09/2016 13:25
This was the third time we've used Marcel over the years for a pre-purchase buildings survey. As previously, he was extremely helpful in our decision over whether to go ahead. He is a voice of reason at a highly pressurised time. For this particular venture, he counselled against the purchase, due to the myriad risks and delays involved in securing the green belt planning permission needed to build as we wanted. We would have never been happy to live in the property if it couldn't be changed as we were hoping for. The house itself turned out to be solid enough, but Marcel's advice went beyond that and was rather holistic, touching on legal, comfort, community and risk vs reward issues. Money well spent and mistake averted! Thank you Marcel.

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Sachin G.16/09/2016 10:33
Thank you Marcel for the Building Survey for my potential house. You did a fantastic professional and timely job.

Your findings helped me make my decision and got to shed a few 1000 pounds off the agreed sale price.

Thank you again and I will surely recommend your services to all my friends and anyone who needs a survey to buy a house.

Well done Marcel.

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John G.15/09/2016 10:14
Your service is extremely professional and accurate to my best knowledge and belief. You have an excellent communication skills which we are satisfied with.

There is no doubt that we are going to recommend your service to family members and friends.

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Pietro C.09/09/2016 16:01
As discussed Catherine and I are happy with the expediency at which you were able to deal with our inquiry and organise the logistics without us having to intervene. Despite the property not having any structural concerns to write about the report is concise and provides in depth information on all aspects of the house, even things that we had not considered i.e. Orientation of the property. Additionally your architectural background came to the fore in advising us not to consider extending the property above the garage; which would not have added any value to the property.

To conclude the quality of the service provided was five star and would not hesitate to recommend Marcel Blum to friends and family.

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Joseph B.05/09/2016 12:01
Marcel Blum provided excellent service in surveying two houses for us. His wise and practiced eye allowed us to back out of one purchase and to see the real issues of the house we are purchasing. He is ready to talk over the survey and give his candid opinion. I would rate him as five star for quality and five star for efficiency.

Joseph B. Wickham,Hampshire

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Marika C.04/09/2016 11:33
As first time buyer and finding myself dealing with a difficult vendor, I found the service provided by Marcel Blum extremely helpful and reassuring. He phoned me on the day of the survey to discuss the findings, and this allowed me to proceed with confidence while waiting for the written report. He was always available during the process to discuss any questions from my side such as architectural advice and concerns regarding the result of the searches. I will certainly recommend him to my friends in the future. Thank you Marcel! Marika

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Susan W.01/09/2016 07:41
If there were 10 stars, you would get them. Top marks!

I am so pleased and grateful for the extremely prompt, efficient, obliging, creative and practical response to my enquiry. It was so helpful that, in the unusual circumstances, you were actually able to visit the property and make your assessment and give your advice on the same day on which I contacted you. Your advice was extremely helpful, creative and practical, so that, thanks to you, we can make alterations which are not only structurally secure, but also with a more attractive layout than we had planned. It was very reassuring to have professional advice given in a pleasant, co-operative and easily-understood way. It was also extremely obliging and generous of you to stay later than planned to look at a further issue, and, again, to give very helpful recommendations. Many thanks. Susan.

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K. Shah10/08/2016 22:58
Service provided by Marcel Blum was nothing short of exceptional. Luckily for me he managed to conduct the survey on the same day as instructing him. Once the survey was carried out Marcel provided a comprehensive telephone report. The following day I received the full written report by email. Marcel is a refreshing breath of fresh air when one considers surveyors taking as long as two weeks to present a report and to whom you are just a number.

I have no hesitation in recommending Marcel Blum to act as your surveyor

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Claire A.10/08/2016 16:43
while I am waiting to hear back from the estate agents, I've dug out an old negotiation email that we were able to put together thanks to you. This resulted in us achieving £92,500 off the asking price of the home we live in now. Your name has always been honoured in our home.

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Mike E.10/06/2016 09:31
We used Marcel to survey a house we'd fallen in love with but which required a lot of work. As first time buyers, we thought it was prudent to get a full structural survey, especially as we were planning on knocking walls through and renovating the entire property. After considering various options, we chose Marcel because his services seemed more comprehensive than any of the others we looked at, and weren't disappointed. We were on a tight time scale and he pushed the report through in record time, and it was both very thorough and included considered estimates of the essential works that were required to make the property habitable. He also called us up to talk everything through, and offered solid advice and support to us as first time buyers. In our case, we hadn't quite imagined the scale of the renovations, so, regrettably, we decided to let it go. We are however in the process of buying another property, and will definitely be using Marcel's services again.

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Tom B.03/06/2016 15:57
We are very glad we instructed Marcel to undertake a building survey on the property we plan to purchase. He was diligent in identifying issues requiring attention and assessment, and persistent in investigating them until he was satisfied he could demonstrate whether they should be of concern or not. He showed great consideration for our needs, and genuine care for the safety of our family as he investigated a fire safety issue until resolution, including through seeking and eventually securing a telephone meeting with the Building Control Inspector who had assessed the property previously. Marcel showed flexibility in agreeing to carry out a survey at short notice and at an unusual time to accommodate my wife's wish to receive a verbal briefing from him at the property before she went away on a business trip. We will recommend him to friends and family.

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Dr Christian R.17/05/2016 14:08
Mr Blum's services were very valuable and helpful in assessing our recent property purchase. Mr Blum has got a no-nonsense and "complete" approach to his profession, which includes everything from the preliminary conversation, establishing the client's needs and wants, to parking arrangements at the property, which tools to bring, carrying out the survey itself in a non-hurried, detailed manner, detailed, unambiguous payment instructions and a very detailed follow-up 1:1 conversation in which the findings are discussed. The survey itself was very thorough and detailed: we received an in-depth write-up of the very thorough investigation he carried on everything that can be investigated - it took a whole evening to take it all in - as well as an accompanying photo booklet supporting his findings. Mr Blum is also quite frank and honest about areas and aspects that cannot be investigated and need more specialist services (e.g. sub-terrain drains, non-accessible areas of a property, etc.).
On top of this, he is also very explicit in his customer orientation, which means that he is approachable at pretty much any time and at short notice - even after the actual work on the survey is completed. We have come to value this aspect of his services very much as our property turned out to be quite complex and needed Mr Blum to carry out surveys on more than one property. If you need an honest, thorough and efficient surveyor that works for you and takes your needs seriously, Mr Blum is your man.

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Christoph B.13/05/2016 07:20
Marcel delivered an efficient and thorough service, and the report was in the post a few days after the appointment.
I received a very helpful phone call on the day the survey was done as well, which enabled me to get the the found issues across to the involved parties much quicker.
I would be very happy to recommend Marcel as a surveyor.

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Reena P.02/05/2016 18:46
I found Marcel to be extremely helpful, reliable and thorough when we had him survey a property we were keen to buy. He was prompt with the survey report and best of all, called us on the day of the survey to go through his findings. He provided a personalised service and we were very grateful for this. He was excellent in communicating with us. I also called him back with regards to some concerns we had and he went out of his way to help. I would recommend him 100%.

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Tariq Z.02/04/2016 13:24
I asked Marcel to do an urgent survey - he amazing made the time to get it all done just within a few days to allow me to make a judgement on the flat I was looking to buy.

Marcel is precise, thorough, detailed and worked with me and the estate agent to provide a very useful report.

Highly recommended and at a reasonable and fair price.

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LushaiMarch 2016
Promptness of response : Was efficient in his follow through, and I did discuss with him.
Quality of service : An excellent service was indicated by past reports.
Value for money : I did suggest to him that they were over priced, and he was willing to reduce his rates.
Professionalism : Very professional in all his dealing, apart from contacting me out of hours, which was a little anti-social, but indicated his eagerness to support.
(Review received via LocalSurveyorsDirect.co.uk)

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Ted C.30/03/2016 19:43
We first came across Marcel Blum when we were selling our 5 Bedroom Detached property in St.Margarets, Twickenham. He was retained by our purchaser and we found him pleasant, discreet and direct. Fortunately for us, after almost 4 hours of putting our house through a fine tooth combe and also giving architectural advice to our buyer, our buyer was given the go ahead, subject to their mortgage approval. We bought a nearly new luxury apartment, but although it boasted every amenity and was very high spec., it had balconies with slatted wood decking with spacing too wide between the slats. Even though it was clear there was a problem, and the developers had the obligation to correct this, they wouldn't budge. Unfortunately, we had no option, but to appoint a surveyor. As we needed a professional to see it very quickly, we decided to call on Marcel Blum who impressed us as a man with massive experience and who would be fair. The developers, who were adament that the slats and type of wood was fit for purpose, had no argument when he made it clear that on the grounds of health and safety alone,apart from the type of design that the developers must ensure that the spacing is correct. He has been our true Knight in Shining Armour as now this very high level promoters, who would not budge with the previous owners (they had just taken possession and selling within a year) will RE-LAY ALL THE DECKING FOR ALL FOUR FLOORS in our section of the development. It is the best money we spent and we would not hesitate to recommend MARCEL BLUM to anyone. Especially if dealing with high end developers.
(Review received via cylex-uk.co.uk)

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Tacson24/03/2016 11:18
Experience speaks for itself.
Marcel was introduced to us by a friend who was well impressed by Marcel's skill and experience. We did not hesitate to request Marcel to survey the property we were intending to purchase.

We were pleasantly impressed from the outset. A pre-inspection check list ensured the survey was customised. An eagle eye approach with meticulous attention to detail allows little to slip. It did not just end with a follow up call to ensure all was covered. Marcel spent a considerable amount of time detailing areas of concern that needed further specialist input, recommending the best in their field, even going to the extent of appraising the structural engineers of his concerns and liaising to ensure the outcomes were thorough. There were emails and calls between all parties, communicating effectively, with Marcel being accessible whenever required.

The results were beyond expectation. A well executed survey that was comprehensive without doubt and delivered with utmost care, professionalism and a genuinely helpful approach. We would highly recommend Marcel as we feel he is thorough, knowledgeable and one of the best in his field.

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Hitesh & Pooja27/02/2016 16:55
We have been very delighted with the speed and quality of your service. The survey was done within 48 hours of providing the instructions to you and i got a first feedback over the phone on the same day. Your detailed report is clear and comprehensive. I did not imagine that the process of getting a building survey done and understanding the outcome of the same would be so simple!

Thank once very much once again for your quality service.

I would give a double five star to you for both the price (i.e. value for money) and quality of service.

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Simone26/02/2016 12:54
Marcel provided a thorough and personalised service - it was much appreciated and the report was excellent. I would not have received the detailed information and architectural advice if I had gone with a large surveying firm so highly recommend Marcel's personalised and expert service, excellent value for money and Marcel kept me up to date and everything was done on time as promised.

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Rory23/02/2016 21:39
Marcel was quick to respond, was responsive on calls and completed the work in a timely manner.
(Review received via LocalSurveyorsDirect.co.uk)

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Louisa22/02/2016 06:17
Would like to award 5 stars each for service quality and service value for recent comprehensive report carried out on property a week ago.
Thank you,
Louisa

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Mario12/02/2016 09:06
Marcel did outstanding work for us and the outcome of the survey was truly eye opening. In a very detailed manner and using his vast experience, he flagged issues that had both an impact on the valuation of the house as well as our own safety. For instance he identified a room that does not meet fire safety requirements and suggested it would not be fit for purpose as a bedroom. The detailed report he provided is greatly helpful for our negotiations with the seller.
Thank you Marcel!

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Isabelle18/01/2016 20:28
Marcel was a pleasure to work with. We instructed Marcel in the morning and he was able to visit the property that very afternoon.

We subsequently spoke in the evening for key headlines from his survey, which were then followed up within two days with a comprehensive written report.

Thoroughly recommended.

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David and Nadia13/01/2016 09:38

Dear Marcel.

Thank you for providing our survey for the purchase of our new home. We were delighted with the excellent service you provided, which was both efficient and thorough. This is very reassuring when purchasing a property, and we will certainly recommend you to our friends and family in the future.

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Amy S.-A.04/01/2016 23:10
Marcel has been fantastic from the moment I emailed for a quote for a survey on a studio flat I was looking to buy in London. Marcel called me within minutes to talk through the process and also suggested that I send him a list if any particular items I wanted looking at.

Marcel then arranged the survey as soon as possible and then called me the same day he had carried it out to talk over full details with me. The follow up report was equally detailed and well laid out, with photographs.

The survey did bring up issues with the property in question and I ended up not going ahead with the purchase but I would absolutely enlist Marcel again in the future. Marcel is clearly someone who takes pride in his work and is honest and professional at all times.

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Louis B.23/12/2015 14:34
I've used Marcel for a survey very recently. I'm very pleased with the report which is clearly written and accompanied by photographs. Marcel was kind enough to clearly explain the most important points immediately after the survey, and the full report has given me a concise list of points needing rectification.
Marcel is an expert in his field and his many years of experience show in his reports. I would definitely recommend him.

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Oleksiy O.14/12/2015 14:34
Used Marcel on three different surveys and was absolutely delighted with the service. His reports have been extremely detailed but at the same time very easy to understand. Marcel has been able to provide his opinion on the feasibility of proposed extensions / alterations, gave a rough estimate of the costs and pinpointed the key factors to pay attention to. He has delivered all reports within the time frame agreed but more importantly went through all his findings over the phone within a day of the survey, so that there was no need to wait for a written report as the purchase progressed. Highly recommended overall!

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Andrew J.11/12/2015 13:11
Marcel Blum provided me with an excellent service throughout. I utilised him for two building surveys in late 2015. Both these surveys were full surveys.

He was extremely professional and courteous in all our conversations.

Prior to both surveys he asked for specific areas of interest that I would like him to investigate in particular detail or to focus on because of any concerns I had.

He was punctual to both surveys and as I understand well received by those being surveyed. The same day of the survey, after he carried out his assessment, he called and gave a summary of his findings with particular focus on those areas of concern. Hard copy reports produced were timely and of a very high standard both in quality of information and production values.

Marcel's work represents very good value for money and he stands out in a crowded market as a professional surveyor with superior knowledge and provides results that exceed expectations.

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Prawpun09/12/2015 15:13
Marcel carried out a full structural survey for the house that we wanted to purchase. The report was detailed and thorough. Even the agent mentioned he has never seen any surveyor as particular about as many various issues around the house as Marcel. I'm very glad someone is looking out for us because we all know the agent isn't and will try to get us to gloss over issues as much as possible. Without your advice we would not have been aware of half the issues with the house and would not have asked for an appropriate price renegotiation. Cheers again.

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Ronan O.07/12/2015 12:42
Marcel Blum has carried out surveys for myself and other member of my family over the last 10 years. His attention to detail and professional approach is what has led us to continue using his services time and time again.

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Robyn28/10/2015 17:13
We couldn't have been happier with the service Marcel provided. He was so accommodating and helpful throughout the process, and was really patient with all our first-time-buyer questions! He was on hand whenever we needed to speak to him which was really appreciated. I'd expected to have to wait a couple of weeks for any feedback from the survey so was really surprised and pleased when got a call from Marcel the evening of the survey, when he gave us loads of information and advised on costs of work that needed doing. Marcel advised us of how much we should negotiate off our sale price which meant we were able to settle that matter really quickly. Report was received really quickly, really detailed and well presented. Would recommend Marcel's service in a heartbeat!! A pleasure to do business with.

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Private28/10/2015 08:17
Marcel was quick to reply calls, very detailed with the report.
It was very helpful that Marcel was able to advise on the possibility of extensions and conversions within the property and provided some good advice on the back of that.

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Amar18/10/2015 18:42
Mr Blum was very helpful in the survey he carried out on our prospective purchase highlighting any issues and most importantly for us was potential for extension to the property. With his expert knowledge on architecture, he informed us the result on the day of the survey giving us details we needed to decide on the property. Would highly recommend his services.

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Katie and Phil07/10/2015 15:06
Marcel was engaged with us and answered all our questions. He cared about our concerns and obviously had so much experience. We were very happy with the survey he provided and we would highly recommend him to other home buyers.

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Edward19/09/2015 08:56
Marcel is a true professional. We were on a tight timeframe and he went out of his way to make sure the survey was arranged and the report produced in record time. He knows his profession intimately and ensured I was fully aware of the process and costs prior to my instruction, and stayed in frequent contact throughout the process. Marcel arrived on time (a rarity in modern day London!), conducted the survey in meticulous detail and called immediately after finishing to relay his points of concern. The excellently worded and easily understood Schedule of Condition followed a few days later, as promised. Marcel called thereafter to confirm the report was received and that I was happy with it.

I would highly recommend Marcel's services. He is a true professional and genuinely cares about his clients.

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Caroline & Michael02/09/2015 12:23
Marcel is highly experienced and has a keen eye. He is able to spot defects that most would miss. His after sales service is great. The report is thorough and he provides lovely photos for the property. He calls to follow up repeatedly and is always happy and available to answer any questions or concerns.

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Roger B25/08/2015 10:18
Unparalleled in his thoroughness. Marcel has obviously been doing this for years and points out absolutely everything relevant to the survey. His knowledge in regards to extensions and conversions etc. is vast and I'll definitely recommend his services to colleagues and friends alike.

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Private22/07/2015 15:46
Mr Blum provided a very personal service, from calling to discuss what he offered, any particular items I wished him to inspect or investigate, to the call summarising his report and then a further courtesy call after the full report was issued to give me the opportunity to discuss any of the report in more detail.

I can't speak for what other surveyors may offer, but I didn't expect this degree of contact and individualised reporting from a survey, and I am more than pleased with what Mr Blum has provided.

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AJH27/06/2015 10:54
Marcel was very professional and thorough. Would recommend to others.

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Private25/06/2015 19:23
Mr Blum was most attentive, available and helpful. He helped with all my queries at once and provided a thorough, reliable service. Although he is more expensive than some, I think the attention and detail he provides is worth the bit extra. Highly recommended.

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Bruce01/06/2015 16:04
Marcel was thorough, professional and very helpful.

I would highly recommend him to anyone - a high quality service, tailored to your needs.

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A & L02/04/2015 11:35
A very thorough and reliable service throughout, from the initial phone enquiry to receiving the report. Marcel Blum's architectural background is a huge bonus, particularly if you are thinking about extending or renovating your property in any way. For us his advice was extremely helpful and helped to settle our minds about what we wanted to do with the property. His report was detailed and explained everything clearly and the colour photos were a nice touch.

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Private24/03/2015 11:26
Mr Blum called me to explain his service and how it differs from the more usual survey.

Once I accepted his quote and identified a few things I'd particularly like his opinion on, he then managed to arrange a survey for me at quite short notice.

The vendor tells me Mr Blum was prompt, courteous (rather charming in fact) and diligent in his work.

I received a phone call from Mr Blum the following day detailing the "executive summary" of his survey and the extra questions I'd asked, an electronic copy of the full report arrived about a week later (as he'd explained) and a printed copy with nicely presented photographs a couple of days after that.

All in all a very useful service, and I'd recommend Mr Blum to anyone needing a survey, particularly where his personalised service combined with architect's eye can add value.

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Sak03/03/2015 10:20
Marcel's survey report was very detailed and thorough.

On top of the report he gave us honest and straight up advice which was very useful.

I would highly recommend Marcel!

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Tom09/02/2015 14:34
Detailed report, delivered quickly.

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PaulK20/01/2015 21:03
A comprehensive Building/Structural Survey was undertaken. This was provided in good time, and we were very happy with the result, which was thorough and contained explanations in clear language. Before the site visit Mr Blum made sure we advised him of any concerns and areas we would like him to particularly look for and consider; which he then followed-up on, and provided invaluable advice. He phoned us once he had visited the site, and then again once we had received the survey, addressing any questions and issues. We would have no hesitation in recommending a survey from Marcel Blum.

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MB15/01/2015 16:06
The service offered was simply fantastic, and well worth the money spent especially due to his expertise in the field. Report presentation was very detailed and time spent was very generous, including the after survey service and a thorough feedback. I would highly recommend Mr Marcel Blum for any survey work.

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Tom03/12/2014 17:27
Mr. Blum gave me quite useful opinions. I got a reduction of the price from the vendor because of the problems shown in the survey report.

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Eli25/11/2014 17:58
Very pleased with the service provided. Report was delivered within the agreed time frame, and Marcel was happy to explain any items that were unclear to me in the report. The report was at the right level of detail for us, and clearly indicated approximate costs to resolve the issues.

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Ed 18/11/2014 15:39
Marcel went above and beyond a standard home buyers survey, offering advice and direction on alterations we were keen to make. The report itself was also very thorough and detailed and had a constructive, advisory tone rather than simply going through the motions.

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Nitesh P18/11/2014 09:57
We appreciated Marcel's honesty and integrity to talk us through his thoughts and reservations on the property. It is seldom in this world that people give an honest personal opinion as professionals have increasingly tended to hide behind caveats. Marcel certainly does not hold back on providing both his professional and personal view and I think that is where I have extracted the greatest value for money. This is the largest purchase of my life and I have thankfully chosen someone who has provided an impeccable service.

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Matt J10/11/2014 16:50
Marcel was very thorough and uncovered quite a sizeable damp problem which would have cost upwards of £12k to fix.

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SimonR03/11/2014 10:01
Went with Marcel due to the service provided around potential improvement works that could done. The survey was carried out within days and the report produced on time and provided the right level of detail for us to continue with purchase of property. Highly recommended!

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Nelson S24/10/2014 13:49
My overall experience of the company was positive and I was impressed by the professionalism and the service provided. From the outset Mr Marcel Blum provided very valuable advice due to his extensive experience in the field and was in constant communication updating on the progress of the survey and report. I have no hesitation on recommending Mr Marcel Blum and his services. Thanking you Marcel for providing a first class service.

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Jonathan22/10/2014 20:40
Marcel Blum did an excellent, thorough job. He made himself available on short order for the survey and was very responsive. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, his survey was very detailed and he made a thorough assessment of the various issues with the house. He provided a detailed costing of the works to be done, and left no stones unturned. I would strongly recommend his services to friends and family looking for a good building surveyor.

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Ko 06/10/2014 10:43
I am very pleased with the service received from Marcel, we managed to negotiate the asking price lowered based on his initial finding and the Vendor even agreed to fix most of the snagging list he provided. I feel it was money well spent and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

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ms27927/08/2014 10:22
Marcel Blum did a full structural survey on a property I was about to purchase. He raised several questions regarding the party walls and planning permissions for the roof terrace and loft conversion. He also provided answers to my questions regarding the planned building work on the property. Would recommend his service if you are buying period property as he is very experienced and knows these old buildings inside out.

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Marco14/08/2014 18:24
Marcel did a top class job for us. I spoke to him on a Saturday and he carried out the survey the following Thursday. The report arrived well before schedule, four working days after the survey was completed. The report was very comprehensive, well presented and easy to understand. It gave us a lot more confidence in our purchase and was extremely helpful in identifying key issues to be addressed by the vendor and things for us to bear in mind for the future. Marcel was always available to discuss any concerns or answer any questions over the phone both before and after the survey. I would recommend him very highly and would certainly use his services again. A heartfelt thank you for a fantastic service.

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Ashp04/08/2014 12:24
Mr Blum provided an excellent service and conducted our survey at a very short notice and in a professional manner. He rang us immediately after the survey to discuss his findings in detail. Even after we got the report, he was available to discuss with us on the phone on issues we were not clear on. A very good service, I would highly recommend.

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Mandy04/07/2014 13:18
This is the second time we have used Marcel to provide a full survey for a property we purchased. We like that he is straight talking and that his assessment are specific to the property and refreshingly absent of 'waffle' like some other reports from other surveyors we used in the past.

He does spend a long time at the property and does cover all areas.

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Steph01/07/2014 22:09
Great to speak to the person who does the survey and cares about his clients. Excellent survey and customer service, would highly recommend and would use again.

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Kishan03/06/2014 21:39
Marcel recently conducted a full survey at very short notice on a property I am purchasing in North London. He agreed to send me the report sooner than his normal SLA and indeed the report was emailed within a week, the hard copy posted and received very soon after. He has been very helpful with advice about planned building works - loft conversion and extensions - and has also recommended local builders who can help me with this work. Marcel is happy for me to call him anytime for further advice. Pleasure to have him on my side.

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Bill14/04/2014 19:35
Mr Blum provided an excellent service. We were looking for a thorough and highly experienced surveyor to conduct a full building survey of a property. We chose Mr Blum as we had specific queries regarding potential alterations to the building and his extensive experience as an architect was invaluable. Advice and even rough budgets were given for ideas we had, all included in the cost.

The report was conducted on time, as scheduled and a verbal report was given the same evening to cover any major issues. A full written report including photos was received 13 working days later as promised. I would highly recommend Mr Blum's services.

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Hopefully exchanging soon!20/03/2014 18:02
Marcel Blum provided a thorough service - he was very busy but managed to find time to carry out a structural survey for us quite quickly. He called twice on the day of the survey to update me. His verbal summary of the survey was really detailed, useful and allowed us to make quick decisions about how to progress our purchase. The written report unfortunately took longer to arrive than we were expecting - we thought it would arrive around 10 working days later but it took 15 working days (3 weeks in total) to arrive by email - however, as Marcel had mentioned he was very busy and had called us with the summary, this was not a major issue for us, really just that our solicitor was waiting for the report. The report itself was clearly set out and detailed, albeit a little heavy-going to read - could have benefitted from a plainer English approach in places! Our specific concerns were concisely addressed in a covering letter. We received a hard copy of both letter and report by post a few days later also enclosing photographs. Marcel suggested costs for remedying areas highlighted as being of concern which were useful to know. Overall, we were satisfied with the service and would absolutely use Marcel Blum's services again and recommend him to others.

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Kate and Justin06/03/2014 12:24
Marcel was excellent from initial contact through to the receipt of our final report. He gave us a call from his car immediately after the inspection and answered all our concerns and ideas about potential changes we could make to the property. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marcel, he is thorough and knowledgeable.

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candd02/03/2014 11:19
Selected Marcel based on the 5 star reviews posted on really moving and because he was an architect and we were reconfiguring the house we were buying. The architect advice was more a yes or no that is or is not possible - nothing more that you can't find out yourself online. The roof was not checked because it was too dangerous to enter the loft. Whilst I understand this, we had hoped that would be more thoroughly investigated, with it being a period building and that's a major reason for the survey. Received the report 9 days later after some chasing, no photos attached on the digital version, instead a strange photo album arrived with the hard copy in the post. Disappointed that there were no annotations with the photographs, unsure to the point of them - had no context. Would have made more sense to be within the report and annotated. Had a phone call after receiving the report asking me to write a review and put 5 stars not 4.

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Jeremy20/01/2014 13:25
Marcel undertook a survey in the week before Xmas. He was very prompt and was happy to speak over the Xmas holiday period. His survey was thorough - best of all he has continued to provide input on a follow up issue without imposing any further charges. He has been very helpful in guiding me through the process.

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Private14/01/2014 20:01
Quite simply good old fashioned customer service of the highest order. A fantastic personal service with Marcel always at the end of the phone and provides a detailed and comprehensive report

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Jenny 10/01/2014 12:19
I was very pleased to have chosen Marcel to undertake my survey. Marcel was able to schedule in a survey within a few days of contact and, upon surveying the property, immediately rang and gave me detailed feedback on his findings. Marcel was very thorough, giving me full confidence that no key issues lay undiscovered. Marcel's report was also very professional and he was always available to speak on the phone and answer questions in a way that is understandable to the layperson.

I have no hesitation in recommending Marcel to others looking for a surveyor.

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KS02/01/2014 16:14
My partner and I were very happy with the service provided by Marcel. His experience and expertise as an architect helped him identify a significant issue with the property that we were purchasing, which the bank appointed surveyor failed to spot. Marcel was also extremely helpful in helping us investigate the issue and even spoke to the council on our behalf. I wholeheartedly recommend Marcel's services.

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Patrick F02/01/2014 10:17
I choose Marcel on the amazing feedback he has received on this website. He was incredibly fast and flexible in accommodating my needs and ever so kindly managed to produce the final report within 5 days by putting in the time over the weekend! I also very much appreciated his feedback by phone post his on-site visit which allowed me to get back the seller immediately. We are currently in discussions to lower the price based on Marcel's findings so fingers crossed. I would like to point out that his fees were higher than of the other surveyors that quoted for the job but his speed and willingness fully justified the uplift. Would highly recommend.

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Kittura19/12/2013 14:05
Mr Blum provided a service which was brilliant, he took time and surveyed the property and gave accurate findings. Mr Blum also suggested I should also get a second opinion from a structural engineer which I did, The engineer also confirmed what Mr Blum had reported, that there was movement in the property. I then found out that the vendor did not have insurance which could of covered the movement, therefore I declined from purchasing the property. Mr Blum saved me a lot of money and I can't thank him enough. With all the facts regarding the structural moment, if I had purchased the property I would of been stuck with a property that I could not insure and major building works would of had to take place.

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SW1718/12/2013 11:38
I was very impressed with the professionalism and responsiveness of Marcel Blum and indeed the personal commitment and investment that he put into our attempted property purchase.

As promised, Marcel called us after he finished the survey to talk through the major issues identified and was available on a number of occasions (including late in the evening) after this to discuss in more detail some of these issues once we received responses from the vendor and their estate agent.

The report provided was thorough (including photographs) and I was confident that Marcel had identified all the major issues. It also included a breakdown of the items needing addressed with estimated costs and Marcel was very helpful in providing recommendations of people we could contact to get quotes for some of the more significant issues or areas needing further investigation.

One of the major advantages with Marcel is that you are dealing with him directly as opposed to larger companies that potentially use more junior staff or are less responsive once they've finished the survey and received their fee and it was clear to me throughout the process that Marcel values his reputation highly and therefore from a service perspective goes over and beyond the level of service you might typically expect (e.g. always returns your calls promptly, keeps his promises and stays engaged after the survey to see how things are going).

We were unfortunately unsuccessful in our purchase as when we highlighted some of the issues identified to the estate agent following our call with Marcel, the estate agent decided to put the property back on the market before we had even received the full written survey which led to us being gazumped in the week we were due to exchange.

Despite our personally disappointing outcome, I would have no hesitation in recommending Marcel Blum and whilst we had some initial concerns because he was a Chartered Architect as opposed to a Chartered Surveyor (and not RICS certified), we were very happy with the report and service that we received and we really had no need to be concerned about this at all as he was clearly more than qualified and did a very competent survey for us as evidenced by the quality of the report that we received.

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Sam14/12/2013 15:29
Marcel was a pleasure to deal with. Responded very quickly and undertook the survey on short notice. He is very experienced, thorough and provided practical advice to my many questions. I appointed him on the strength of his reviews on this website and they are accurate. Also provided me with some layout options which were very helpful. Finally, expedited the delivery of the report as he knew the vendor was in a rush to exchange. First class.

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Rob13/12/2013 15:48
We chose Marcel on the basis of his stellar ratings, and can now attest to those ratings being well-deserved.

Marcel was extremely professional and diligent, taking the time to look deeper into issues we'd noticed during our viewing of the property. The depth and quality of his report exceeded our expectations and has given us a much better picture as to what we're actually buying. The inclusion of cost estimates is also extremely useful to help us now budget for the future.

In addition to the actual survey, one of the nicest things for us was how responsive Marcel was throughout the process, picking up the phone early in the morning and late at night.

We are very nervous first-time buyers, but can say with all honesty that dealing with Marcel has been one of the most reassuring parts of the overall process. We'd recommend him without hesitation!

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Terry28/11/2013 10:43
Thanks a lot for giving me a lot of useful advice. I will definitely recommend Marcel Blum.

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Chris R19/10/2013 16:32
Marcel was extremely knowledgeable, and throughout the process was happy to answer the multitude of questions we asked him, making some useful comments about the changes we are contemplating to the interior. The building survey he produced was comprehensive and of the highest quality.

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Anthony27/09/2013 18:48
We asked Marcel to carry out a full structural survey based on the excellent reviews on reallymoving.com, and we have not been disappointed.

Before his survey visit we emailed him a short list of questions relating to the property, and he contacted us to discuss them. He travelled across London to carry out the work, and provided us with a detailed verbal report over the phone later that evening. Receiving the verbal report so rapidly was invaluable, as it enabled us to start discussing his findings with the vendors immediately. He even called back the following morning to mention one issue that he'd forgotten to raise the previous evening, and then dealt with follow up questions that we had about his verbal report. Not only did Marcel provide us with a detailed list of all the issues affecting the property, but he also estimated the costs of addressing those issues, and outlined the practical issues that we would face in getting the work done. Finally he sent over a detailed and well-written report which covered all aspects of the property and broader issues that could affect it, as well as photos of parts of the exterior. He was also able to amend one section of the report which we felt needed clarification, and issue us with a final draft.

Throughout the process, Marcel has been efficient, responsive and thoroughly professional. Each time we contacted Marcel, he responded quickly and helpfully. We completely trust his professional judgement on the property, and have referred to his survey throughout the process of renegotiating the sale price. The vendors have not questioned any of the issues that he has raised. We would not hesitate to use Marcel again for a future survey.

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Aidan20/08/2013 17:36
Great survey report. Very detailed and comments have proved to be accurate and well informed. Alerted us to important issues which have now been resolved through a price reduction. Professional and courteous service. Highly recommended.

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Surajit27/06/2013 08:18
I chose Marcel Blum due to the largely homogenous perfect ratings he has and it turned out to be a wise decision. Marcel's architecture background enables him to spot things that would certainly be missed by regular surveyors such as fire regulations and he also gives free advice on design ideas for the house I was looking at. In my case he identified potential blight on the property that no one else even mentioned to us and this enabled us to take protective action. He also gives a set of costings which gives us an idea of how much we'd have to spend over and above the price of the house. I generally believe in buying the best you can afford because it generally works. I think Marcel Blum fits that bill for me.

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PS24/06/2013 15:33
Marcel was very responsive, diligent and thorough. We almost got instant feedback on the survey regarding the key points followed promptly by a detailed report. We were very happy with the quality of work.

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David22/05/2013 11:28
Quick response, focussed on faults that might be matters for price negotiation, flexible to examine issues that deal with future work on the property, prepared to offer opinions on aesthetics.

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markg22/03/2013 15:11
Immediate response, was very accommodating when my survey had to be cancelled and then re-arranged at short notice, received excellent follow-up and a call immediately with the salient facts. Report was professional with photos. Highly recommend.

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DR SN & DR BB02/02/2013 11:14
We were absolutely impressed with Mr Marcel Blum's professional etiquette, no nonsense clear cut advise and his architectural background provided very good remedial measures along with cost guestimates which we found highly valuable. Though we did go ahead with the house buy in view of location, his report and follow on telephone detailed advice gave us a very clear picture of what we were taking on and what the estimate costs and nature of the remedial works required. Also very importantly, he asks you whether you have any particular questions prior to his survey rather than a bog standard building survey, it is more tailor-made for individual requirements. The advice he gave us made us rethink an original modification we had intended to do, so was again very useful. We will definitely be utilising Mr Blum's services if required in any of our future purchases and wholeheartedly recommend his services.

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Matt28/01/2013 12:06
I would highly recommend Marcel's services. He was efficient and thorough in his inspection of the house I was intending to purchase and found things I hadn't even considered when viewing the property. His background as an Architect was also invaluable as he was able to evaluate the improvements I had in mind when visiting the property.

The service Marcel provides feels more personal than the standard box ticking approach that most surveyors operate and I realise now that the survey I had when I purchased my current flat (arranged through the mortgage provider) was both more expensive and substandard in comparison.

He called me immediately after viewing the property with a summary of his opinions and based on this call I decided to withdraw my offer. I feel it was money well spent and I intend to use his services when I find the next property I wish to buy.

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Unai09/01/2013 14:01
Marcel is a great professional, he has done an excellent job for us and I'd strongly recommend him.

We would definitely use his services again in the future.

He was very thorough and communicated excellently all the time. His detailed report has allowed us to understand all the issues of the property, giving us the confidence we needed to proceed the purchase. His advice has been invaluable.

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K.W.11/09/2012 16:21
I can certainly identify with the many positive comments that have been made about Marcel Blum. He has been incredibly thorough with a survey of a property I had recently made an offer for, and did this at very short notice. He phoned me with the results and explained in detail, what expenses and work the property would incur and what factors might affect the property's ability to increase in value. Unfortunately I had to withdraw my offer but am so glad I had the survey done before finalising it as I feel I have actually saved money. The estate agents put me into a situation where I would have had to make a 'blind bid' against another buyer in order to secure the property. If it hadn't been for Marcel's valuable feedback, I may have offered an overinflated value to later find I would have to spend a lot of extra money, due to all the work the flat required.

Marcel is a very straight, personable and meticulous surveyor, who has your best interests at heart and he delivers the essential information required when wishing to buy a property. He also gives you advice on any personal projects you are considering that may affect your decision, (for example in my case, whether I could develop a roof terrace or not).

Although his prices are more costly they are definitely worth going the extra mile for. I would rather get what I pay for and do not believe in 'quick fix' solutions. Focussing on the long term benefit of my spending has been key and it has been worth paying that little extra to save money and make the correct investment choices for the future. I shall definitely use his service again.

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Ellie&Jon05/09/2012 11:57
Marcel did a wonderful job, his detailed report after the survey was really helpful in understanding the areas of the property with issues. I have to say that thanks to the report we managed to get something off the final price which is really good. Marcel is extremely helpful and always available to provide support and answer our questions even those outside the scope of work. If we are to move again we would definitely ask for his service again.

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BH14/08/2012 09:10
Marcel was very thorough and communicated excellently. He identified potential issues which we should attend to. He also drew inferences about things we should explore from the presentation of the property. For example the balcony had a reed screen around the rail (as do the others in the block) and this caused him to ask us to check the lease to ensure that there wasn't something in there about not being overlooked. Overall he was excellent.

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Amy16/07/2012 18:00
Marcel was very through and prepared his report very promptly. He was also very helpful at answering the many questions we had.

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Susannah23/06/2012 11:09
Marcel is charming and stepped into help me at short notice when the bank's surveyors let me down. He does exactly as he promises - and phones you with feedback the moment he has been to the property. Sadly for me he uncovered so many major issues with the property that the sale is unlikely to go through, but I have been saved from overpaying for a flat with serious problems. He does go to a lot of effort, and even calls on a Saturday morning which I am impressed with as I find it hard to fit house buying into a Monday to Friday - 9-5 timescale.

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M Fitz06/06/2012 16:59
I have been very impressed with Marcel's professionalism, thoroughness and his responsiveness to both emails and phone calls. I would not hesitate to use his services again and I would feel very confident in using his report as a basis for future negotiations involving the property, e.g. further borrowing or to show prospective buyers when the time comes to sell.

Marcel's services will not be the cheapest you will find quoted on the internet, but I believe that you get what you pay for. As a comparison, the valuation report that I was forced into by my lender cost well over half of what Marcel's did; it returned two and a half pages of widely spaced type and told me mostly what I could see for myself, whereas Marcel delivered a little over seven tightly spaced pages of good solid information on all aspects of the property. In addition he also provided specific opinions on development plans that I have for the property, giving me confidence that my investment has some potential for the future.

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macbone26/04/2012 18:05
Marcel Blum's unique service could hardly be more different from the common box-ticking approach of many surveyors. Marcel's background as an architect was particularly useful to us as we intended to reshape the property we asked him to survey, and his comments on our ideas were very useful. From the start, when Marcel called me before I'd finished reading the competing quotes on the reallymoving web-site, through to the provision of a comprehensive, clearly-expressed survey report, with supporting pictures, the service provided was highly pro-active, tailored and professional. Highly recommended for those who want a personalised service.

We used Marcel to conduct a full buildings survey on a property we had made an offer on.

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NN03/03/2012 12:47
Not only did Marcel produce an extremely detailed and helpful survey (summarized on phone immediately, and sent on beautiful paper, with photographs, soon after), he also advised me in what turned out to be excellent ways on other aspects of my purchase. Overall he struck me as extremely capable and proactive - he tended to call me before I got round to calling him, and at one point he even got in touch with the seller directly. He is a lovely person, down-to-earth, gets to the point, with attention to detail, and clever. There were numerous times during the purchase process when I thanked my lucky stars that I had employed him as my surveyor. I cannot recommend Marcel highly enough.

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SDM03/02/2012 13:19
We used Marcel to conduct a full buildings survey on a property we had made an offer on.

I'm v glad we used him as his report was both extremely thorough but also easy to understand. He included a covering letter, in clear language, that was a synopsis of all the elements that required our attention and that enabled us to come to a view on the state of the property relatively easily. In the body of the report there was enough detail for our solicitor's requirements (she herself praised the report's thoroughness) and finally I spoke with Marcel on the phone numerous times between him performing the survey and my receiving the report so I felt kept abreast of the relevant issues from the beginning and was able to sense check my thinking with him when I needed to. I'd strongly recommend him.

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h31/01/2012 08:45
Very slight disappointment that I was offered the survey within 2 days- but on contacting the surveyor this changed to 3 days.

Surveyor was polite, professional and thorough.

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SS25/01/2012 13:05
Marcel is a very helpful surveyor who was thorough and informative. He called straight after completing the survey to discuss the results and was still happy to answer my queries after receiving the report. He raised a number of issues which eventually led us to withdraw our offer but we would be willing to use him again on our next survey.

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Martin J10/01/2012 21:09
Marcel provided a very comprehensive service, including taking time to explain matters in full to me verbally following the survey being carried out prior to a written report being prepared. He also referred me to excellent specialists - structural engineer and damp proof contractors - to carry out further investigations whose high standards were in line with his. We also had several follow up phone calls, his commitment not waning in any way after the final written report had been provided. I was initially concerned about the price of the full building survey, at £1,500, but the overall quality of service from initial contact with Marcel to follow-up phone calls has been excellent. Would not hesitate to use his services again.

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Simon27/12/2011 11:06
We found Marcel on the reallymoving website. He is so efficient and professional with our survey. He did help us with one property especially the potential transformation of the loft. He pointed out several issues related to the loft and gave us his honest and true opinions of this property. At last we decided not to take that property and it did save us a large amount of money. We will 100% percent recommend Marcel to other people who definitely need professional advice on buying properties because he did a great job for us. 5 stars recommendation!!!

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Linda10/12/2011 12:30
Excellent and personal service. Mr Blum has related to me and my needs very well and given me a lot of additional advice and information from an architectural as well as a structural point of view. This survey report was excellent, in addition to highlighting structural problems also giving estimated prices for work to be done.

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A.D.08/12/2011 23:16
The website was really useful for getting a list of local quotes quickly and with feedback - great service. It's still a punt, but at least not quite such an arbitrary decision as just looking in the local Yellow Pages!

Marcel was in contact straight away, and since we were erring on the side of a full buildings survey, made the decision to spend that much money a bit easier as he was able to articulate the detail in his survey and reports and send samples.

The report was professional and very detailed and Marcel made himself available to talk through various issues. Not getting much done immediately out of the items reported, but would certainly not like to have not known about them at all and had any of them surprise me in years to come!

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Jason22/11/2011 12:21
I've found Marcel to be professional, meticulous and a pleasure to work with. He found so many problems with the first property that I eventually pulled out of the purchase. I've used him again on my second survey and found his work to be consistent and of a high quality.

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Jane19/11/2011 11:50
Marcel is very professional, diligent and meticulous and is thoroughly committed to what he does best. He keeps you fully informed at every stage and is interested in the outcome when things don't always go to plan. Indeed Marcel is willing to work with you to ensure your desired outcome is achieved.

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Shirzag15/11/2011 18:29
Marcel was wonderful from the start, very attentive and attention to detail was great. I was upset at the time when he told me not to purchase the studio flat, but I have since realised that it was taken off the market as it couldn't be sold in the state that it was in due to fire safety regulations. If I had purchased it I would have lost all my money. Thank you Marcel I will be contacting you again when I find the right place.

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Mirjam R06/11/2011 21:24
I have used Marcel Blum for 4 surveys now for different houses. He gets the job done straight away and is amazingly efficient and thorough.

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Lester30/10/2011 18:31
This man is very helpful, professional, comprehensive, reliable, and is great value for money! Could not be improved upon!!!

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Andrew19/10/2011 19:18
Marcel Blum saved us a great deal of money and a very great deal of anxiety. The property needed remedial work - we were prepared for that. Marcel showed us that the problems ran much deeper. He gave us chapter and verse and we abandoned the purchase. It wasn't only a matter of money. It was the consequences (how insurable was the property going to be, for example) that Marcel fielded up.

He was the most expensive option of the four recommendations, but he earned his fee many many times over and saved us from probably a year or two of grief. Well done indeed.

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nedski11/10/2011 19:07
Very helpful and professional surveyor, proactive and willing to consult further once survey complete.

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Mac04/10/2011 10:27
Marcel acted very professionally and I got some extra bits of advice which I really appreciate. The survey was carried in great detail and is proving to be of immense value. I have no hesitation in saying I would use his services again if an opportunity arises again to purchase a property in my lifetime. I am seriously contemplating of assigning the architectural aspect of the improvements that I plan to do. The response to all queries was promptly explained with suggestions forthcoming to resolve the problem. Good man.

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Leo26/09/2011 10:30
Marcel was very thorough in his work and prompt with documentation and feedback. Most importantly, we felt that where he highlighted issues with the property, he made a huge effort to help us to get to the bottom of the problem, so that we could make a decision as to whether we wanted to continue with the purchase or not. I would recommend his services highly.

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Nic Z06/09/2011 10:15
Marcel Blum went out of his way to accommodate my need to get the survey done as soon as possible, including phoning me with the results straight after completing the survey. As Marcel is an architect too, he is also able to give good advice on the potential to make changes to the property, both in terms of what is technically feasible and what would be aesthetically pleasing. Overall I would have to say he gave 6 star service!

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Sandy23/08/2011 14:01
Marcel, was thorough, informative, efficient and quick. He very promptly phoned me to discuss my requirements for the survey, including any matters I wished to draw to his attention. Marcel, conducted the survey promptly and produced the report in a very short time. I believe he is highly competent and have already recommended him to friends. In addition to the building survey I asked Marcel to have regard to my disability regarding alterations I wished to make to the property. Marcel very helpfully came up with ideas which provided me with solutions which are not only practical but would enhance my daily living and add value to the property if the sale proceeds.

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Christophe14/08/2011 21:38
Marcel is a solid professional that provides sound advice to support critical decision making. The fact that he is an architect gives very useful additional perspective to the survey.

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Claudia12/08/2011 10:37
Marcel was incredibly efficient at getting back to me after I requested quote from Reallymoving.com. He sent us a number of example reports before I agreed to use him, which I found very useful and his report was thorough, detailed and professional and gave us much more confidence in continuing with the purchase. While Marcel is not the cheapest provider available he does a very good job and I would recommend him to others.

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JG15/07/2011 11:49
Marcel was very informative and contacted us during the survey, immediately after the survey and followed up again after the report.

His architecture experience was very valuable as we were able to tell him about the changes we wanted to make (convert cellar and loft) and we were given specific advice relating to these points.

Having decided not to go ahead with the initial purchase, I am asking him to do a structural survey on our new intended purchase.

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Alex N07/07/2011 00:02
Marcel provided an excellent service and he did work very hard to ensure I got the report before exchange date. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends

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Pjdklm26/06/2011 11:38
Marcel does an extremely thorough job, reporting on and finding things you never would have even thought about. We hired him twice- the first time his report saved us from making a very expensive mistake on a house "we loved"; the 2nd time he confirmed a house was in very good condition as we suspected, but he still found some minor but potentially extremely important things for us to rectify. He even persuaded the vendor to do a CCTV investigation of the drains at her own cost. As I am used to the American system of doing the inspection immediately after offer, we hired him both times before we even instructed our solicitor. He was worth every penny.

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Celine15/06/2011 11:41
The report produced by Marcel Blum was very detailed and raised a few important issues that we were able to clear with the vendors before exchange. Marcel Blum's fees was at the high end of the various quotes I got but given the quick turnaround of the report (negotiated in advance) and the quality of the report, we feel it was money well-spent.

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MarkC29/05/2011 22:12
I found Marcel Blum very knowledgeable about house surveying and very pleasant to talk with.

We did not end up using his services due to extraneous circumstances but would recommend him from the dealings we had with him.

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soleritmo27/04/2011 12:16
Marcel provided essential advice that led me to important considerations about a purchase of a property. I would definitely recommend to address you to his experience and I am definitely going to use his services again.

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Daniel20/04/2011 07:42
Marcel provided an excellent level of service, keeping me very well informed throughout the process. The survey itself was very thorough and in terms of detail makes the mortgage provider valuation survey look almost negligent since Marcel found several significant items which really should affect the valuation yet barely rated a mention in the valuation survey. Marcel took care to go over the major points with me before dispatch of the written report so that I could discuss these major issues with the estate agent. The money I've saved thus would pay for the survey many times over.

Highly recommended service.
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Damian K13/04/2011 19:04
Very good, delivered what was agreed in terms of a survey and report, and did so on the timescale agreed upon. Professional service, easy to contact and even called us to let us know progress.

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BarryW08/04/2011 00:11
I would highly recommend Marcel Blum. He provided a very prompt and proactive service. We greatly appreciated his thorough and comprehensive advice on the property and he also provided valuable feedback and perspective on potential renovations that we were considering. I would not hesitate to use his services again and I thoroughly recommend Marcel.

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Marcel31/03/2011 10:36
Marcel recently completed a survey on a house I am still quite interested in. I contacted Marcel on a Sunday and he was very prompt in returning my calls and arranging an inspection that Tuesday afternoon. After the inspection, Marcel called me and provided me with detailed feedback and his views on the house. Marcel identified a number of issues with the house and possible solutions. I received the detailed report via email and then through the post with pictures. The report was quite easy to follow however I was able to contact Marcel for further clarification on points I did not understand. I am still in two minds about the property and I am in the process of negotiating the works with the vendor. I would highly recommend Marcel if you require an honest view on your potential purchase. He is very helpful, prompt and will advise you on the best solutions. I will still be in contact with Marcel until I have made a final decision. Thanks Marcel - your views/report have been very valuable and as a result I have been able to negotiate works required.

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TDB30/03/2011 12:29
Mr Blum produced a thorough report. He gave me advice on one particular issue (a roof garden built without permit) and took it upon himself to call a Local Council to get feed-back on whether such a permit would be issued under the circumstances.

Mr Blum was worth every penny. I would definitely use his services again.

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JB28/02/2011 09:38
Marcel is very honest and a good surveyor. Based on his advice we have pulled out of the purchase and saved our self a year of pain and possibly losing a shed load of money.

Use him if you want the real picture, no holds barred - the honest truth about your potential property.

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fciampoli07/02/2011 20:05
Marcel is a very nice person and extremely helpful. He has a lot of experience and does not hesitate to proactively put it at the client's service. He called me many times to keep me updated on his work and on that of the structural surveyor he recommended. His service certainly goes well beyond routinely filling a pre-defined template. I would instruct him again.

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ASDLondon28/12/2010 13:31
Marcel Blum is a very pleasant and plain speaking person. He visited the property on the day that we asked. Later that night he called to talk about the house and explained things in an easy to understand sort of way - that said it was difficult to remember all that he did say. We asked about 5 specific questions we wanted answers to. We chose him because we wanted to do structural changes to the house and so decided to take advantage of his knowledge as an architect. The price we paid was £825 + VAT for a full structural survey which was about the going rate of the other quotes. It did take about a week for the report to get emailed to me and another few days later for the hard copy with pictures to arrive. Throughout that time we managed to talk to him whenever we wanted. He agreed to us contacting him again if we needed further advice regarding any changes. I would have no problems in recommending him especially if you plan to change a lot of internal changes to walls, front, etc.

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Marina S13/08/2010 10:01
Marcel Blum not only provided us with a detailed and comprehensive building survey for the London property we had put an offer in he also continued to be involved with advising us about the ramifications of his report after it was delivered. This proved invaluable in deciding on whether to purchase the property. If you are looking for a professional Building Surveyor that is not only competent but helpful and thorough look no further!

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Hitesh p19/07/2010 12:19
Communication has been great with Marcel has kept me informed of the key stages. Has always been available on the phone and very prompt at returning messages both via phone and e-mail. Report received promptly. I would definitely recommend his services.

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Mr. C14/07/2010 08:34
Marcel Blum did a great job, a superb survey over and above what would be expected from a RICA building survey. Well recommended.

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sue m31/05/2010 01:03
not yet I have not as yet received the survey

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Rennie C17/05/2010 09:22

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David S14/04/2010 08:43
Good professional response. There was one issue which the surveyor raised which he appeared not to be up to date on as we had to clear an item with the District Surveyor. This related to fire doors but at least he raised it and we were able to clear it easily.

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Carmen F10/02/2010 11:56
He is excellent in his service and very knowledgeable in his work. Would highly recommend his service to anyone.

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paul B27/10/2009 14:05
An expensive survey but very comprehensive and thorough. The company were also able to advise me on possible improvements on the property that I had raised with them including possible costs.

It was certainly more than a tick box activity that you might get with a cheaper service.

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Anna S18/08/2009 19:04
You provide a great service. It was just what we needed and we're very pleased with the results.

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Andy W27/05/2009 10:46
Very impressed with how quickly Marcel Blum contacted me after my on-line request, and with his professional style and insights on the property.

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Edward L02/05/2009 07:23
Only one firm (not Marcel Blum) gave an automatic estimate, which was apparently based on a price of £500k, rather than the actual price of £745k.

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Andrew H12/02/2009 20:28
Prompt, professional service.

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Keiko S27/07/2008 22:36
The firm was very efficient in arranging the survey and kept me informed. The feedback was very helpful and I am very satisfied with the service.

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Nicolas B23/07/2008 18:01
Mr Blum telephoned very promptly to advise that a full survey would be far preferable to a home buyer's report. His justification was entirely convincing, and I think it very likely that none of the constructive comments revealed in his report would have been noticed in a more superficial home buyer's report. I am therefore very pleased with the report and would be certainly recommend him to others.

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Wendy L10/07/2008 08:10
Very efficient and professional service

 
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Email: marcel@marcelblum.com
Office contact details:
Marcel Blum ARIBA AADIP
Building Surveyor and Chartered Architect
32 Canons Drive
Edgware, Middlesex
HA8 7QT  England.

Tel: (020) 8951 3535
Fax: (020) 8951 3773