About me


I am a Nottingham based Chartered Surveyor and Share-holding Director of Innes England – Commercial Property Advisors. I specialise in advising owners in the management of property and generally in the education sector (schools, further education and higher education establishments). I also deal with Landlord & Tenant matters – notably dilapidations claims (at the end of leases) – for both landlords and tenants. I carry out valuations for a number of organisations – mostly of specialist property. I acquire and dispose of property. I also do expert witness work. From 2011 I have responsibility for Business Development in the firm.

If I were a barcode.... this would be it!

I originally trained as an Architectural Technician, but since 1983 have been working in Surveying. I trained at Walker Walton Hanson and qualified there. I then worked at Savills and briefly at Fisher Hargreaves Proctor. I joined Innes England in 1999. I am an Equity Director and work out of the Nottingham office, but my work takes me across the UK.

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You can read a bit about me on my firms website here. You can also follow my firm on Twitter

Since October 2012 I have been Chairman of the Nottingham Squash Rackets Club – probably the best squash club in the world – and one the toughest challenges I have ever taken on!

I am an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism.

I was an assessor for the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012 & 2014 Civic Trust Awards.

Until recently I was a Licenced Assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence – examining on Landlord & Tenant matters, Valuation and Asset Management. I resigned in protest in 2013 following the treatment of a fellow Assessor.

Until 2010 I was Co-Chairman of the United Charities of Abel Collin. This is a charity providing accommodation in Beeston Nottingham for independent living for people with limited income. We completed 4 new bungalows in 2009 – which were opened by The Sheriff of Nottingham. You can see some images of the bungalows here.

I was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Sheriff’s Commission – looking at exploiting the Robin Hood brand for the benefit of Nottingham. We aim to put Robin Hood back in Nottingham – where he belongs!

In what little spare time I have I try to play golf (struggling to get the handicap below 18) and squash at The Park Nottingham. I play for Nottingham 5. I also cycle on my Scott CR1 Road Bike – but not as much as I would like!

I have my own Twitter account – which you can follow .

And you will find me on

I am a Apple convert – and own several Macbooks – the one I carry around is now an 13″ mac book air. I have an iPad mini which I think is brilliant. I love the fact that my Mac stuff just works. And the simplicity and connectivity of the software. I am moving towards ‘pages’ for my written word, and powerpoint is nowhere near the simplicity of ‘keynote’. I love ‘cloud’ computing – which means I have copies of documents and work in progress on all of my mac machines simultaneously. As you might expect the phone is an iphone 5s – which is brilliant for what I do – with real time email / calendar – and it makes calls too!

You can skype me at timgarrattnottm