Why Ian Morris ?

Experience counts

With more than 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 in 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, now part of Occitanie, in the south of France.

Ian Morris qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1978 and attained Fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), thus gaining the designation FRICS, in April 1982. He 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 he started writing articles on building topics for consumer magazines 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.


A personal service

When you employ Ian Morris, you get Ian Morris. Not an assistant. Your pre-purchase survey will be carried out by Ian personally, your survey report will be dictated by him personally, and the report will be checked and signed by him personally. Your property purchase is important, and Ian wants you to have the benefit of the survey experience he has accumulated over 40 years. When you employ Ian Morris, you get Ian Morris.

Helping the buyers of French property make the right decision - for more than 20 years

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