Matthew Parkinson

Role involves:

Matthew leads the Valuation and Survey side of the business following the recent amalgamation of his practice with Lea Hough.

Whilst actively carrying out valuation and survey work Matthew also manages a team of RICS Registered Valuers and oversees contracts with a number of corporate and private clients dealing with a wide range of residential property issues, both pre and post-acquisition.


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Area of expertise:

A Chartered Building Surveyor by training, Matthew has since specialised in undertaking valuation services for a wide variety of clients including legal professionals, charities, local authorities, lending institutions, private individuals and large multinational corporations. Matthew has undertaken valuations on properties up to 1.5 million pounds for both lending and non-lending purposes over the past 13 years.

Matthew has experience of joint and single party appointments as Expert Witness in a wide range of property related disputes.


Career overview:

Matthew is a Chartered Building Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer who worked in private practice as a commercial building surveyor prior to being elected a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2005.

After becoming Chartered Matthew worked for private and corporate valuers for several years, before forming and building his own successful practice (Matthew Parkinson Surveying Limited) in North Lancashire in 2016, carrying out a range of Valuation and Building Surveying services and establishing a good local client base. In 2018, Matthew amalgamated his firm with Lea Hough and became a Partner, heading up the Survey and Valuation side of the business.


When not in work:

Matthew is born and bred in Lancaster. Of a weekend, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is a keen sports fan who follows a wide range of sport but predominantly football, rugby and cricket. He also enjoys walking his dog and assisting at his local primary school where he was formerly a Governor.

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