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Courtyard Business Centre, 41a Southwold Drive, Nottingham NG8 1PA
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Curriculum Vitae


Butler (Steven John MacGregor).


BSc (Hon’s) Estate Management.

HND Estate Management – Prize for Highest Marks

ABBE Diploma in Home Inspection. Accreditation. No RICS100002

ABBE Level 4 Non-Domestic Energy Assessor. No 104160

SAVA Certificate of Accreditation No 001434 in Residential Surveys and Valuation

RICS Regulated Valuer

CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice

CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Civil Procedure

Professional Bodies:

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Diploma 088538

Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives. Diploma 008399

Further Training:       

RICS Expert Witness, Party Wall and Ethics Courses.

Warwick University Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Practitioners and Enforcement Courses.

Survey Association Total Station Laser Measurement Course.

Auto Cad


Principal/ director of Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors since 1992 primarily dealing with:

RICS Homebuyers Surveys and Building Surveys of various types of Residential Property.

Pre-purchase or pre-lease surveys of various types of commercial property.

Investigation of structural movement for prospective insurance claims, and following adverse mortgage valuations including for HBOS and HSBC.

Investigating building failures including dampness, timber decay, cracking and distortion, leaning gables, suspected sulphate attack, shrink swell clay failure, three serious failures of retaining walls.

Commercial and residential property management.

Party Wall Act awards including an extension and the removal of chimney breast.

Assessment and costing of insurance claims for HBOS including escapes of water, vehicle collisions with buildings, and small fires.

Housing Defects Claims

CPR 35 Expert Reports:     

Boundary and right of way disputes (Numerous).

Valuations for matrimonial and other purposes. (Numerous).

Neglect by surveyors in respect of RICS Homebuyers Reports and Building Surveys, and a claim against a structural engineer in respect of a ‘Structural Survey’.

Cause and responsibility for failures of retaining walls.

Poor workmanship including newly built houses, extensions, roofs, a chimney, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, doors and windows, staircases, paving, driveways, a greenhouse, damage by trees, and water penetration.

Party wall matters including development within 3.0m, roof conversions and work to existing walls.

A number of Housing Act Claims for North West Leicestershire District Council.

Claims for breach of the Party Wall Act

Expert Witness:                   

Birmingham Crown Court. R v Ronald Reeves and Others 2015.  Fraud in respect of building works not performed.

Birmingham County Court. Harrison and Khan 2020. Boundary dispute.

First Tier Property Tribunal. (Land Registration) Lichfield v MacGregor 2022. Application for a determined boundary.

Expert Determination:         

Flynn and Bennett 2019. Boundary dispute.


The First Tier Property Tribunal (Land Registration). Dawson v Smith 2014. Right of way dispute.


Property Refurbishments:   

Victorian terrace house, 1930’s semi-detached house,

Victorian barn for commercial use, 1960’s detached house, 16th/ 17th century farmhouse.

Personal Attributes:            

Dedicated and reliable.

Excellent self-motivation.

Thorough in research with an ability to grasp detail and technicalities enabling good evaluation and evidence-based judgements.

Able to make grounded decisions based on 25 years of self-employment and dispute resolution.

Ability to liaise and negotiate with all types of clients in wide range of circumstances.   


£   250,000 professional indemnity insurance.

£1,000,000 public liability insurance

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