Richard Prest

Role involves:

Richard is heavily involved with the valuations and surveys side of the business as well as heading up the property sales and management services from the Blackburn office.

Richard derives particular satisfaction in assisting clients, employing his deep knowledge and experience to achieve their goal, whether carrying out a survey and valuation appraisal of their first home purchase or achieving the best possible outcome in complex residential development scenarios involving appraisal, negotiation and project leadership skills.


Services covered:


Area of expertise:

A Rural Practitioner by training, Richard has maintained an active involvement in agricultural and rural property matters, particularly management and compensation.

In litigation support Richard has experience of Court, joint and single party appointments as Expert Witness in a wide range of property related disputes from valuations to boundary disputes.

A life-long interest in architecture, conservation and heritage issues has led to an involvement in a range of interesting and challenging projects and Charitable Committee appointments.


Career overview:

Richard has been with Lea Hough for 30 years joining as a partner in 1985.

Richard has developed the multi-discipline ethos of the practice whilst maintaining high professional standards.

With a Chartered Valuation Surveyor’s background he has a wide range of property experience including surveys, sales, lettings, management and compensation.


When not in work:

Richard is passionate about vintage motoring and regularly competes in rallies and trials. He also enjoys spending time with the family and grandchildren and visiting interesting heritage sites.

"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.