Paul Dignan

Role involves:                                                  

Establishing and now heading up the Building Surveying team, along with Michael, Paul is a dedicated and very busy member of the Lea Hough team.

Day to day he is predominantly focused on professional consultancy services and project management, as well as managing a team of building surveyors.

Paul has a broad range of surveying skills and detailed knowledge of property and construction. He is experienced in delivering large surveying commissions and leading complex projects.

In his role as partner, Paul is also responsible for developing the firm as a whole and takes an active role in business development and growing the profile of the practice.


Services covered:


Area of expertise:

Paul has extensive experience of dilapidations cases relating to commercial property and is able to provide strategic advice for landlords and tenants, including assistance with exit strategies from leases, helping tenants to budget and plan for dilapidations, and offering advice in break clause situations.

Paul is also regularly instructed by solicitors to prepare expert witness reports addressed to the Court, relating to all kinds of building disputes and property litigation cases, including contractual disputes, standard of work, disrepair, dilapidations and boundaries.

Additionally, he is highly experienced in project management of all types of construction and refurbishment projects for commercial clients.


Career overview:

Paul has over twenty years’ experience in professional practice and he joined Lea Hough in 2005, becoming responsible for managing and developing the Building Surveying department.

Prior to joining Lea Hough, he held similar roles at Manchester based consultancies and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor with the RICS in 1999.


When not in work:                                         

Paul spends a lot of time with his family and is passionate about sport – he is a player and junior coach at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel Cricket Club, a junior coach at Whalley Juniors FC and a season ticket holder at Burnley 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.