Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors, was founded in 1992 with the aim of providing a comprehensive service to clients on all property related matters. The business has developed over time while maintaining its focus on professional advice and client service. The firm became part of Eddisons in January 2022 and continues to be led by Chris Daniells and the wider management team.

Based in Fareham, Hampshire, we operate across the south coast of England. Our Chartered Building Surveyors and General Practice Surveyors have expert knowledge and an unrivalled reputation.

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Residential & commercial property consultants & surveyors providing surveying, design, project & property management services.

We operate along the south coast, including Dorset, Hampshire, East & West Sussex and Kent.

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Our property services

At Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors, we offer a very broad range of services covering all aspects of domestic and commercial property build, management, maintenance and selling. Please see below for more information.


Valuations & Professional Services

Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors offer a wide range of commercial and residential property related services to compliment our chartered surveying and architectural practice.

  • Commercial Valuation

Specialist commercial property valuers for a wide variety of property types. We act on behalf of individuals, companies, pension funds, local authorities and major lending institutions.

  • Leasehold Enfranchisement & Lease Extentions

We act on behalf of tenants and landlords to extend leases or to buy out the freehold.

  • Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

We advise clients in respect of rent reviews and lease renewals of most types of commercial properties.

  • LPA Receivership

We advise clients in respect of rent reviews and lease renewals of most types of commercial properties.

  • Expert Witness

We can act as expert witnesses in disputes over valuations and surveys and over the method or cost of construction.

  • Development Land

Acting for vendors and purchasers to assist the sale or purchase of residential and commercial development sites.

  • Charity Act Report

We provide qualified Charity Act Reports for disposal of charity owned land.

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Building Consultancy

Our team of Chartered Building Surveyors use their expertise to provide advice on a wide variety of property issues. We have key skills to guide you through acquisition, occupation, disposal, development, repair and refurbishment of all types of property.

Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors have one of the largest building surveying teams on the South Coast offering expertise for every aspect of your building project.

We provide the following services for commercial and residential property managers, owners and tenants.

  • Commercial Building Surveys & Technical Due Diligence

Providing you with a full picture of the property prior to purchase.

  • Condition Reports & Planned Maintenance

Providing you with a full picture of the property prior to purchase.

  • Building Pathology

A key skill of a Chartered Building Surveyor is understanding all types of construction and the ability to identify defects within a structure.

  • Building Reinstatement Valuations (BRV’s)

An assessment of the building reinstatement cost for insurance purposes.

  • Dilapidations

Acting for the landlord or the tenant, either during or at the end of a lease term.

  • Party Wall Surveyors

A statutory role, the Party Wall etc Act controls all work to party walls, party fence walls and excavations within 3 and 6 metres of the adjoining owner’s buildings.

  • Building Disputes

Not all building projects run smoothly, on time and on budget. The appointment of a building surveyor at an early stage can resolve issues without unnecessary costs. We also offer the service of ‘Expert Witness’.

  • Employer’s Agent

Preparing the Employer’s Requirements and ensuring control on cost, quality and programme.

  • Construction Monitoring & Project Management

Monitoring construction works on behalf of banks and other funders to verify progress and expenditure.

  • Refurbishment & Alterations

Advise on procurement strategies, design, the use of modern or traditional materials, budget costs, the appointment of contractors and life cycle costing to assist with delivering the right product.

  • New Build Projects

With a detailed knowledge of modern and traditional construction the building surveyor can advise and manage design, build costs and life cycle costing, procurement strategies and construction works.

  • RICS Certification of Domestic Structures & CML Certificates

The RICS provides a Certification Scheme for domestic clients or small developers constructing domestic properties. We can also provide a CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Professional Consultants Certificate.

  • CDM 2015 Regulations

Ensuring that our clients comply with all aspects of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 .

  • Insurance Reinstatement Service

When a building has been damaged following an insured event we are appointed and act on behalf of the insured party to oversee the insurance reinstatement process and restore the property back to its original state.

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Architectural Services

Our architectural services provide a full building design service for an extensive range of projects. We undertake work on a variety of buildings and structures including: residential, commercial and industrial, leisure, education, health, historic, conservation and listed buildings.

We provide a comprehensive range of services extending from initial ideas and feasibility studies, statutory approvals through to completion of building works on site. Under the direction of our Architect we will undertake new building projects, conversions and extensions on small or large scale properties.

Using contemporary CAD technology our Architects’ Studio (at our Head Office in Fareham, Hampshire) is dedicated to providing a fast and efficient architectural design service. We produce conception design, drawings and presentation drawings, to enable visualisation of the proposals, drawings for Planning Permission and Building Regulations submissions and the necessary technical amplification content to assist construction on site.

We pledge to provide a skilled and proficient service through the Planning Application determination process and for Building Regulation Applications. Our service includes planning consultancy, support with development proposals, and aid with Planning Appeals. Established relationships with Local Authorities underpin our advisory service on all aspects of planning legislation and current Building Regulation Approved Documents requirements.

Whatever the project, the Architect’s studio is committed to providing an efficient and flexible design service.

Architectural Services at DHCS

  • Conception Design

A comprehensive design service for a range of projects from conversion schemes to new build developments

  • Feasibility Studies

To demonstrate potential development opportunities and highlight any design issues.

  • Planning applications & planning appeals

Guiding you through the complex process of planning applications and planning appeals.

  • Building Regulations and Working Details

Submission of building regulation applications and negotiations with inspectors.

  • CAD Drafting Services

Architectural visualisations, illustrative perspectives, site 3-D modeling and 3-D house design to present your project.

  • Land Registry Compliant Plans

We prepare lease plans, land registry plans and conveyance plans for legal requirements


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Commercial Property Management

Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors look after a diverse range of commercial properties across Southern England, ranging from small office and retail units to a large multi-occupier industrial estate.

From the time you decide to invest in a commercial property through to the time you sell, we offer a range of property management services to make your commercial property ownership as trouble free as possible. Our building management services include:

  • Finding tenants
  • Rent collection and administration
  • Assess, administer and collect services charges
  • Planned maintenance schedules
  • Arranging insurance
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Maintenance and cleaning of communal areas

We operate a computerised management system and recognise the need to keep clients fully informed in respect of both rental and service charge payments.

As one of the South Coast’s leading commercial property management company we offer commercial property management in areas such as Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight and the wider Hampshire and Dorset region.

If you are looking for a commercial property management company that you can trust, please contact Chris Daniells at Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison chartered surveyors.

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Residential Property Management

Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors offers a full management service for residential block properties across central Southern England.

From the time you decide to invest in a residential property through to the time you sell, we offer a range of property management services to make your ownership as trouble free as possible. Our residential block management services can be tailored to include:

  • Liaising with freeholders and / or Directors of residential management company and / or residents’ associations
  • Liaising with leaseholds and tenants
  • Arranging meetings and AGMs
    Prepare service charge budget
  • Administer and collect services charges and ground rents
  • Regular site visits
  • Planned maintenance schedules
  • Progressing Section 20 major works
  • Regular maintenance to buildings
  • Arranging insurance
  • Arranging fire risk assessments and asbestos surveys
  • Arranging regular checks for legal compliance
  • Organising and checking the cleaning of communal areas
  • Maintenance of garden areas
  • Maintenance of car parks
  • Paying invoices
  • Liaising with contractors
  • Meeting fire officers
  • Setting up reserve funds
  • Collating information for preparation of service charge account

We operate a computerised management system and recognise the need to keep clients fully informed in respect of both rental and service charge payments.

We offer residential block management across central Southern England including Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Dorset, East and West Sussex.

If you are looking for an experienced residential property management company to look after your investment, please contact Chris Daniells at Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison chartered surveyors.

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Residential Surveys & Valuations

At Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors we undertake surveys and valuations on residential property for a wide range of clients including private individuals, commercial clients and lending institutions.

  • RICS Home Survey  – Level 3

A comprehensive, tailored report, including a structural survey. Designed for large, older or unique properties.

  • RICS Home Survey  – Level 2

A complete diagnostic report, with option to include a valuation element, suitable for the majority of residential properties. The most popular report for buyers.

  • Residential Valuations

Residential Valuation reports may be needed for a number of reasons such as probate, CGT or matrimonial disputes.

Choosing between surveys

  • The RICS Home Survey – Level 3 (formerly the Residential building survey)
  • The RICS Home Survey – Level 2 (formerly the Homebuyer Survey)

An independent survey will help you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying a property.

For homebuyers, arranging your own survey is the simple, cost-effective way to avoid unpleasant – and potentially expensive –surprises after moving in. In some cases, the surveyor’s report may allow you to renegotiate the price of the property.

Do I still need my own survey if I already have a mortgage valuation report?

Even if you are looking for a mortgage and, as a result, may be paying for a mortgage valuation report, it is still recommend that you arrange a survey by your own surveyor. (Both the Consumers’ Association ‘Which?’ magazine and the Council of Mortgage Lenders give this advice).

The mortgage valuation report is prepared for your lender – not for you, the borrower. It answers only the lender’s questions about whether the property offers suitable security for your loan. You cannot rely on it to answer the questions that concern your personal interests or to give you details of the condition of the property. Also, some lenders do not provide a copy of their mortgage valuation report.

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Aerial Drone Surveys

We are one of the few RICS Chartered Surveyors in the South of England to hold the Civil Aviation Authority permission allowing us to fly and use drones for commercial purposes.

Aerial surveys are a cheaper and more efficient way of inspecting buildings that were previously only accessible by expensive lift platforms and can be used to complement many of our services including:

  • commercial and residential valuations
  • building surveying dilapidations
  • building defects
  • insurance reinstatement planning applications

Aerial Surveys Carried Out By The Experts

You can get an aerial “survey” carried out by non-surveyors but you still need to employ the services of a RICS surveyor to analyse and report on the footage or images. Choosing Eddisons incorporating Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors to carry out your aerial survey will give you the complete package and, because qualified RICS surveyors are piloting the drone (officially termed a UAV – unmanned aerial vehicle), we know exactly what to look for and where issues are likely to arise.

The drone gives us the opportunity to easily survey previously inaccessible parts of buildings, such as roofs and higher structural details. The high definition quality of the images and video enables us to analyse properties in detail and provide video and photographic evidence.

We are employing cutting edge technology using a Phantom 4 UAV with a 4k camera giving high resolution images and video.

We are able to offer aerial drone surveys in many locations across the South of England including: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Our piloted UAV service is also available to capture video and high-quality images of property and land for marketing or publicity purposes.

For more information or to book an Aerial Drone Survey, please contact Chris Daniells or Richard Huffer.

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