The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is a not-for-profit limited company that is directed by a council of members, all of whom are board members of the company. The council members each represent a discrete geographical part of the country and act as a point of contact for the RPSA membership in their region.
Meet our team:
Alan Milstein [Chairman]
Alan has been Chairman of the RPSA since 2012 and has overseen not only the growth of the Associations' membership, but also the development of a number of new survey products and qualifications. Since retraining as a residential surveyor in the mid-2000's, Alan has undertaken a Professional Development Diploma in Building Conservation and developed a thriving practice on the south coast specialising in surveying listed and historic homes. As well as interests in the governance and future direction of residential surveying in the UK, he has gone on to develop specialist survey writing software to help surveyors deliver consistent and professional, consumer friendly reports. In his spare time Alan is a keen runner, having completed a number of marathons, both in the UK and overseas.
Andrew McColl [Deputy Chairman]
Andrew has been involved in the construction and house building industry since leaving school. He has held some senior positions, working with major construction companies and national house builders.
Andrew says: “My initial motive for wanting to join the RPSA council was to make sure that it was a just and honourable organisation. Please feel free to contact me, I would always make some time for a chat.”
Raphael Stipic [Haverhill]
Raphael has been a council member since 2014 and has an established and thriving surveying company in the Cambridge area. He specialises in and enjoys surveying period and listed properties and is currently working towards the Professional Development Diploma in Building Conservation. He enjoys cycling and outdoor pursuits.
David Griffith [South West]
I am a property professional with 30 years experience in estate management, focusing on commercial, training, educational and residential properties.
For the past ten years I have worked solely as a qualified surveyor with converyancers', agents and private clients within the residential sector.
I also specialise in listed buildings, thatched properties, and those built using non-traditional methods of construction throughout Devon.
I personally undertake Home Condition Surveys (HCSs) for home buyers within a twenty five mile radius of Exeter.
Malcolm Hordern [Preston]
Malcolm became a residential surveyor after spending most of his working life in the commercial refurbishment sector. He believes every home buyer should be commissioning a Home Condition Survey (HCS) on any property they propose to purchase, even if they still have their NHBC guarantee, because according to NHBC this becomes void for the next purchaser if they have not had a survey commissioned on purchase.
Malcolm has joined the council in the hope he can successfully promote the HCS and the RPSA around the North West and to convince as many buyers as possible to use his and other RPSA members’ services.
Jerry Quinnell [Kent]
Jerry has been a council member for the last 4 years and during that time has given presentations to the NAEA, SAVA and the SLC. He has also delivered a number of CPD training events to many RPSA members. He was part of the original strategy group for to design the Home Condition Survey following the HCR demise and more recently co-designed and co-developed the Skyline MiBS building survey software product which many RPSA folk are now using for their Building Surveys. He also runs his own surveying practice near Sevenoaks in Kent. Outside of work Jerry has a family with two small girls growing up way too fast. Any other time is spent playing football or cycling around the lanes.
Tim is based in Chichester on the south coast and has been a Council member since 2014. After qualifying he moved in to residential block and estate management, eventually running a large department with property spread over much of the South of England, before coming back to residential surveying in 2012. Alongside running his own firm Tim also writes for industry publications such as the RICS Building Surveying Journal and maintains the Residential Defects sections of the RICS isurv website. As part of the council his main interest is finding ways to help surveyors increase their knowledge base and continuing to improve the levels of customer service provided by our members. In the little bit of time he has left Tim likes to focus on the really important things, such as walking his dog along the local harbour.
Steve retired from a career with the Fire Service as a Fire Fighter, Fire Safety Officer and Fire Investigation Officer having a long-held passion in the study of buildings and promptly qualified in various fields with Salford University, The Building Research Establishment and The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
As an accredited Building Designer, he has now completed a number of projects de-carbonising existing structures and has a 150-year-old carbon neutral office and a 90-year-old carbon negative home.
“Every building can be improved, you just need to know where the faults are first.”