Why Ian Morris ?

Experience counts

Ian Morris is a fully-qualified Chartered Building Surveyor and Corporate Building Engineer (a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of The Association of Building Engineers).  With over 40 years professional survey experience Ian has been appraising buildings in southern France for over 25 years.  He understands French building construction, both old and new, and has undertaken a huge number of pre-purchase surveys across the southern half of France - from village houses to chateaux, from farmhouses to hotels, and most kinds of buildings in-between:  He has surveyed millions of euros worth of property in France over the years.  Ian is bilingual (English/French) and is based permanently in Languedoc-Roussillon.

Ian Morris is a former Chairman of Surrey Branch of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1990-91) and a former Chairman of Surrey Branch of the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors.  He first developed a flair for putting technical jargon into plain English when writing articles on building topics for consumer magazines over 35 years ago.  Ian has written articles on a variety of building topics for magazines such as House Beautiful and French Property News.  His first paperback "Extending your House" was published by Consumers Association in 1970.

Ian gained the title "Property Doctor" when he appeared in that role in a number of programmes on BBC TV’s daytime series Bazaar (1987-89) and the "Property Doctor Book", his third paperback, was published by BBC books in January 1989.  He has been interviewed about building problems on Thames TV News and in consumer programmes on BBC, Channel 4, London Weekend, and Meridian Television, as well as on numerous BBC and independent local radio stations.

Ian Morris is a member of Surveyors-en-France.com – an alliance of British Surveyors, Architects and Project Managers registered and based in France – helping British buyers to make informed decisions about all aspects of their chosen French property, right from the start.

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