Hari Hirani

Hari Hirani B. Sc [Hons], FRICS, IRRV, MPVAI


Director, Chartered surveyor

E-mail: hari.hirani@awh.co.uk
Website: www.awh.co.uk
No:    +44 (0) 8000 715 507
Mob: +44 (0) 7956 158 258

Honours Degree in Urban Land Economics. [ 1976 ]
Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [ 1977 ]
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [ 1989 ]
Fellow of The Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers ( which merged with the RICS in 2001 )
Corporate Member of The Institute of Rating Revenues and Valuers [ 2000 ]
Member of The Society of Expert Witnesses [ 2000 ]
Member of the Practising Valuers Association (India)
High Court of London Appointed Receiver [ 2001 ]


  • Residential Valuations
  • Commercial Valuations
  • Industrial Valuations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Building Surveys
  • Home Buyers
  • Operating Business Goodwill Valuations
  • Property Investment
  • Real Estate Investment

Harilal Hirani, B.Sc (Hons) FRICS IRRV MPVAI, leads a multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Valuers & Building Surveyors. He doesn’t believe in the theory that “Only 3 things happen without leadership – friction, confusion and under-performance. Everything else requires leadership”. He provides understanding and visionary direction to enable ALL staff to positively broaden their experience, add to their expertise & achieve their goals; in the process inheriting the philosophy of giving only “ reliable, researched, reasoned & responsible advice “.

He has been a practicing surveyor since 1976 [ 38 years ] having a wide range of experience in Capital & Rental Valuations of residential, commercial, industrial, hotel, nursing & care homes, public houses, leisure properties (including operating/going concern Business Goodwill Assessment), development projects, home buyer & building surveys, rent reviews, lease renewals, landlord & tenant litigation and most other disciplines of professional work.

He regularly gives evidence in various Courts, Statutory Tribunals, Public & Government Committees & Panels / Enquiries on behalf of various clients, financial and corporate institutions and public ( & semi-public ) bodies, as well as Charity & Social Organisations.

He also acts as an Arbitrator / Expert, [jointly appointed on numerous occasions – recently on a £55million dispute and a £100 million proposed Hotel development]. He has an analytical / inquisitive mind & a patient positive reasoned approach, which has resulted immensely in assisting numerous litigating / aggrieved parties to conclude beneficially, financially and satisfactorily.

His most recent advice has related to Commercial & Residential Valuations spanning – Surveyors & Solicitors negligence, matrimonial disputes, retrospective values, probate, loss due to encroachment, compensation for breaches of and release from restrictive / binding land covenants, failure to comply with planning permission / conditions, noise compensation, leasehold enfranchisement, capital gains tax, partnership disputes and assessing operating portfolio assets / business & loss of goodwill.

Professional Experience

Director, Valuation, Surveys & Professional Services

January 2004 – Present (12 years )
12 Dorrington Street, London, EC1N 7TB

Leading a multi-disciplinary 6 office practice of 55 Chartered Valuation & Building Surveyors and Architectural Consultants based in [Holborn] London, with representation across the UK and overseas. Our clients are Bankers, Mortgage Lenders, Government Departments, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, National Companies, Charities, purchasers, investors, owners and occupiers; indeed spanning the full breadth of property players – from international institutions to private individuals. We deal with Valuations of residential, commercial, industrial properties, development sites, hotel, Nursing/Care Home, Petrol Station, Medical, Educational and Leisure properties on a daily basis. Our Building Surveyors provide project management, party wall, rights to light, drawing & planning advice, defect analysis & Insurance Claims advice.


August 1987 – December 2003 (16 years 5 months)
382 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 8DP

A niche multi office-practice undertaking Private & Building Society / Bank valuations of residential, commercial, industrial and office premises, and building surveys, Home Buyers Reports, Landlord and Tenant matters (rent reviews, schedules of dilapidations / conditions).

Property Director – WEST TECH PLC GROUP
August 1986 – December 1988 (2 years 5 months)
3 Woodstock Street, London W1

Purchase, Management, Development & Sale of commercial, office, hotel, residential and leisure properties within London and the South East of England.

Team Leader – Greater London Council
August 1976 – July 1986 (10 years)

Appointed a Team Leader in 1983 ( the youngest ever appointed ) to lead a multi-disciplinary team responsible for 18 of the 32 London Boroughs. Undertaking purchases, sales and management of land and commercial, residential & industrial properties [required or owned for various Council Schemes].

LANGUAGES – Fluent Hindi & Gujarati. Working knowledge of Urdu, Punjabi & Swahili.

LIFES OUTLOOK  – He has so far visited 42 countries and believes that “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” [ Robert Louis Stevenson ]. Travel broadens the mind and educates the body; making one humble and appreciative of the “good life” one leads. “Not all those who wander are lost.” [ J.R.Tolkien ]. Travel gives him time to ‘take stock and recharge his batteries’. In the poetic words of William Davies, “A poor life this is if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”.