We offer a full range of surveys from Building Surveys (RICS level 3), Homebuyer Reports and Condition Surveys. We can offer bespoke reports prepared by our qualified Surveyors.


Maintaining your asset is essential to retain its value. We offer detailed assessments of your building to enable accurate budgeting. Our reports are clear, concise and informative. Our reports are very popular with Managing Agents.


We have extensive experience running major works projects. Including small buildings, heritage buildings and large developments. Our service is very popular with managing agents and asset managers.


Whether you are doing works or you have received a notice from your neighbour, we can ensure the process runs smoothly. We can resolve disputes that may arise and issue Party Wall Awards.


Hallas & Co. Chartered Surveyors

Hallas & Co. are an established firm of Independent Chartered Surveyors providing property surveying services to London, South of England, Yorkshire and Lancashire. We provide surveys, reports and professional services to the highest standard. Our advice and reports are clear, concise and easy to understand. Our surveyors are trained to the highest standard to enable us to meet our clients needs.

Projects/Major Works

We provide an expert service to ensure clear objectives are set to deliver a project on time and budget. We specialise in working with Managing agents, freeholders and Resident Managment Companies. Our services include Internal and external refurbishments, Specifications, tendering, Contract Administration and CDM (Health and Safety).

Building Surveys

Your home is likely to be the largest investment you make in your lifetime, so it is crucial to use a property surveyor that can provide informed, professional advice, gained from our extensive experience in all aspects of residential property. We provide a wide range of residential property surveying services tailored to suit your individual needs. Our Qualified and Experienced surveyors undertake Full Building Surveys and RICS Homebuyer Reports.


We are experts in providing Reinstatement Cost Assessments. We provide cost assessments on large mixed use developments, Small sites, heritage properties and single dwellings. We also provide reports on insurance reinstatement works, specifications, tendering and contract administration.

Planned Maintenance

Hallas & Co prepare detailed Planned Maintenance Plans for all types of properties, ranging from listed buildings, large developments to small modern buildings. Our plans assist clients in budgeting, scheduling maintenance and major works. Planned preventative maintenance will reduce the need for expensive reactive repairs.

Party Wall Surveying

Working under the Party Wall Act of 1996 we provide advice and surveys to property owners around this potentially contentious issue, ensuring any party wall works are carried out in accordance with the Act. We can serve notices on your neighbours and prepare and issue party wall awards, and we can also advise property owners when issued with a notice. Our team work with individual householders up to large developers.

Licence to Alter

Often leaseholders will require a license agreement with the landlord to undertake alterations within their property. Our team are experts in reviewing the lessees proposals on behalf of the landlord, freeholder or management company. We ensure the lessee obtains statutory permissions, does not undertake alterations which are detrimental to the building check the works are completed as per the license agreement.

Drone & Rope Access

Hallas & Co push the boundaries to provide our clients with cost effective solutions. We specialise in surveys using Drones (UAV’s) with a fully qualified pilot and surveyor. We also provide rope access (Abseil) surveys and inspections. Our expertise in providing specialist access saves our clients time and money.

Other Services

We provide a full range of residential & commercial property services. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with Surveys, Reports and Professional Services to the highest possible standard, and at competitive rates. Our reputation is built upon repeat business for providing an exceptional service to our customers in the residential, public and commercial sectors.


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Meet the team

Jon Hallas

Managing Director

Jon Hallas

Jon is the Founder and Managing Director at Hallas & Co. The company is a growing business with an appetite for setting new standards.

Jon’s passion for providing the highest possible service in surveying standards is evident throughout the company. His ethos is endorsed by all the surveyors at Hallas & Co.

Jon spent 6 years working as a surveyor in social housing which provided a fantastic base to develop his building and construction knowledge. Jon returned to University and achieved a Masters in Building Surveying in 2006. Jon became a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2007 and has been a consultant in the private sector since 2006.

Jon has developed Hallas & Co into a multi disciplinary practice specialising in providing independent services to the residential and commercial sectors.

Specialist Skills

Jon has in depth knowledge and expertise in building pathology and identifying defects. He has in excess of 15 years experience in project coordination, specification writing and contract administration. Jon specialises in providing Maintenance plans having developed his own bespoke capital expenditure plan, which is always well received by Hallas & Co’s clients. Jon has a wealth of experience providing pre acquisition building surveys, party wall surveying and he often undertakes witness expert reports.

Joe Victor

Associate Director

Joe Victor

Joe joined the company in 2012 and provides Building Surveying services for the company. He is an assessor for the RICS Associate (AssocRICS) qualification. Joe achieved an MSc in Building Surveying in 2006 at London Southbank University and qualified as a RICS full member in 2008. He is also a certified member of the Association of Project Safety.

Joe has over 20 years of experience in the surveying and construction industry managing large and medium sized contracts and projects.

Prior to working at Hallas & Co. Joe was coordinating large scale estate renovation projects and Mechanical/Electrical engineering projects for a large social housing landlord.

Specialist Skills

Joe undertakes Expert Witness reports and represents our clients in court/tribunals when required. He also has a wealth of experience providing quality pre-acquisition Building Surveys (RICS Level 3), RICS Homebuyer Reports (Level 2) and defect reports (RICS Level 1). Joe provides advice on Health and Safety Matters including CDM Principal Designer services, writing/assisting with policies and procedures. Joe also undertakes insurance rebuild assessments, Party Wall surveying and capital expenditure plans.

Andrew Hentschel

Senior Building Surveyor

Andrew Hentschel

Andy Joined the company in 2012 bringing with him a vast wealth of expertise in project coordination, specification writing and building pathology.

Hallas & Co benefits from Andy’s 35+ Years within the industry. Andy has spent much of his career working in large organisations maintaining their assets. Andy’s previous role at the award winning London & Quadrant as Asset Manager saw him in control of an annual budget of £20m. Andy coordinated major works projects on its 40,000 Housing units maintaining and improving their buildings to meet Decent Homes Standards by the deadline as set by the Housing Corporation and delivering an 18 million pound reinvestment programme on their Pimlico portfolio. Andy’s expertise in managing large contracts has proven to be invaluable for Hallas & Co.

Specialist Skills

Andy has meticulous knowledge on contract administration and coordinating projects. He specialises in writing specifications for Major Works projects for residential blocks and estate of flats. Andy has a wonderful ability to communicate with contractors and extract high standard of workmanship. He also regularly compiles maintenance plans, undertakes Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessments, Party Wall Surveys and Building Defect Reports.

Chris Zacharias

Building Surveyor

Chris Zacharias

Joined Hallas and Co in 2015. Christopher has an MSc in Commercial Construction Management which was obtained at Westminster University. Christopher has over 12 years of experience working in the construction and property sector.

Christopher has a wealth of knowledge in construction technology gained during his time spent specifying, managing and administering refurbishment projects. Christopher’s tenacious attitude towards Client satisfaction and high standards makes him an invaluable part of the team. Christopher achieved full membership of the RICS in 2018 through the APC training program at Hallas &. Co.

Specialist Skills

Christopher has extensive knowledge on contract administration and coordinating projects. He specialises in writing specifications for Major Works projects for residential blocks and estate of flats. He also compiles capital expenditure plans, undertakes Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessments, Party Wall Surveys. Christopher is committed to constant personal development in building pathology and specialises in defect reporting. Christopher is also a CAA approved drone pilot and rope access technician to assist with defect inspections at high level and difficult access areas.

Michael Ryan-Morrow

Building Surveyor/Architectural Services

Michael Ryan-Morrow

Mike Joined Hallas & Co in 2013. Mike has a BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying and achieved full membership of the RICS in 2018 through the APC training program at Hallas &. Co.

Mike has 10 years experience in architectural design. Mike has prepared CAD drawings, planning applications and Building Regulation drawings for a variety of building works and extensions. In the last 5 years Mike has developed his building surveying skills at Hallas & Co. Mike has been a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors since 2015.

Specialist Skills

Mike is exceptionally good at preparing 2D and 3D drawings. He has a keen eye for interior design and has a unique ability to understand the clients requirements. Mike regularly delivers top quality extensions and refurbishments from concept design through planning to Contract Administration. Mike also specialises in Party Wall Surveying, Maintenance Plans and Insurance Assessments.

Oliver Thompson

Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons)

Oliver Thompson

Oliver Joined Hallas and Co in 2018. Whilst working for the company Oliver has begun his studies at the University of Kingston on their RICS Accredited Building Surveying MSc Course.

Oliver has a good knowledge of building construction and development after working as an operative on various Building sites across London. Oliver has developed this prior knowledge and skill set considerably whilst working at the company and has adapted well to the demanding surveying environment. This has enabled him to assist the Surveyors at Hallas & Co with a diverse range of reports and projects.

Specialist Skills

Oliver has an impressive eye for detail and workmanship. During projects he always has the delivery of a high-quality service to clients at the forefront of his priorities. Oliver conveys his knowledge and recommendations to those around him concisely which is displayed in the efficiency of his work.

We are looking forward to his continued progression throughout this academic year.

Julie Kerr

Office Administrator

Himali Hallas

Company Secretary

Himali Hallas

Himali is a qualified secondary school teacher. She taught English for 12 years. Himali then joined Hallas & Co in 2011 to assist with the day to day running of the company.

Himali provides administration support and utilises her English qualification to proof read reports and publications. Himali has exceptional organisational skills which is a great benefit for the company. Himali enjoys developing the company website.

Specialist Skills

Himali has extensive knowledge of the English language. She assists the company to provide succinct and user friendly reports.

Bridie Davison

Accounts Manager

Bridie Davison

Bridie has worked with Hallas & Co since 2012 providing book keeping and accounting services. Bridie also assists with organising company insurance and other important administration tasks.

Specialist Skills

Bridie specialises in providing detailed accounting reports. She enables to company run efficiently which ensures we provide our clients the most professional service.

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