James Leech

Role involves:

James is a key member of our Survey & Valuation team. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and Associate member of the RICS.

Working across residential and commercial markets, he undertakes Valuation Reports, RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Survey Reports for a variety of clients.


Services covered:


Area of expertise:

James has experience in valuing a wide variety of property across residential, retail, office, industrial, investment and development sectors, and has a particularly strong knowledge of the North Lancashire property market, having worked in Lancaster for a number of years.

When advising prospective purchasers upon the valuation of a property, James adopts a methodical approach, using data gathered from the local markets to identify trends and he considers all factors including building’s condition, to determine true market value for a property.

James is also well-versed in sales, lettings and lease negotiations and he undertakes Property Management services for a variety of property types.


Career overview:

James joined Lea Hough in 2017, having previously worked for a Lancaster based practice of commercial agents and surveyors where he focussed primarily on sales, lettings and valuations of commercial property.

James is an RICS Registered Valuer and Associate member of the RICS. He holds a HNC in Construction from Blackburn College and a Certificate in Professional Development from the University College of Estate Management.

He is working towards qualification as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and is following Lea Hough’s structured training programme that is approved by the RICS.


When not in work:

Outside of work, James enjoys dog walking, running and is a season ticket holder at Morecambe FC.

"I have read your report again and I appreciate the level of detail and the effort you have gone to in surveying the property - thank you. You’re looking at properties every day and you know what you’re looking for – so you’ve seen things that I would never have spotted. You have opened my eyes on numerous defects on this property and am seriously thinking about leaving the idea of buying. The report was money wells spent!"

Guido Staffa, GS Tiling Contractors Ltd.