Antony Major BSc (Hons), MFPWS, ICIOB, MRICS


Chartered Surveyor

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MRICS – Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Member of Faculty of Party Wall Surveyor
Incorporate Member of Chartered Institute of Building
SPAB Member
BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying
BTEC National Diploma in Construction
BTEC First in Construction
Carpenter and Joiner

Expert In:

  • Party Wall
  • Residential Valuations
  • Commercial Valuations
  • Dilapidations
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Rights to light
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Contract issues between contractors and sub-contractors
  • Project Management
  • Construction defects
  • Building Survey
  • Listed and Historic Buildings

Overview & Summary:

Antony Major has over twenty years’ experience in the property industry. His exposure to the building industry came at an early age, his father being a carpenter, joiner and general builder. Antony worked with him from the age of 14 in the family joinery workshop as well as on site carrying out first and second fix works and labouring for various trades. This enabled Antony a valuable insight into the practicalities of building site operations and building techniques. Antony proceeded to choose a direct path into construction by obtaining a BTEC First in Construction followed by a BTEC National Diploma in Construction.

A Building Surveying sandwich degree followed, between 1995 and 1999, including one year working as a surveyor for the Family First Housing Association. On graduation, Antony joined Anderson Wilde & Harris Chartered Surveyors’ where my formal training started. Between 2008 – 2017 Antony specialised in historic buildings and conservation where he obtained Chartered status.

Services to The Legal Profession

Antony has experience in:

  • Economic and quantitative analysis relating to construction works
  • Rights of Light.
  • Service charge disputes.
  • Claims for professional negligence and breach of contract by professional advisors

Expert witness reports prepared regarding:

  • Disputes between building contractors and their customers
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Housing Disrepair claims.
  • Claims for breach of contract by contractors and sub-contractors
  • Preparation and negotiation of dilapidations
  • Construction defects analysis and resolution
  • Claims for damages and losses caused by adjoining owners.
  • Claims for breach of contract by contractors and sub-contractors
  • Claims for loss and expense arising from negligence
  • Personal Skills

    An accomplished manager with extensive knowledge of building techniques and materials, coupled with a good understanding
    of site practice. Fully computer literate and able to use an extensive range of general and specialised software including CAD
    and Project Management tools. Antony has good organisation and communication skills and is able to work or liaise with others
    as part of a team, whether other construction/property professionals or lawyers.

    Employment History
    2017 to present
    2008 to 2017
    2007 to 2008
    1999 to 2007
    Chartered Building Surveyor
    Chartered Building Surveyor
    Building Surveyor
    Building Surveyor
    Anderson Wilde & Harris Chartered Surveyors
    Snow Lawfield & Co Chartered Surveyors
    Anderson Wilde & Harris Chartered Surveyors
    Nottingham Trent University
    Barnfield College, Luton
    Barnfield College, Luton
    1995 – 1999
    1993 – 1995
    1992 – 1993
    BSc (Hons) – Building Surveying
    (Second Class, First Division)
    BTEC National Diploma in Construction (Distinction)
    BTEC First National Diploma in Construction (Distinction)