Dr Derek Watts has a doctorate in law from the University of London and is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Derek is also an External Tutor and Examiner for the College of Estate Management and the University of Reading and a Lecturer in Building Conservation Law. His work is published regularly in professional journals and includes several leading articles on planning and development. He has over 20 years' experience in the property industry, advising clients on land acquisitions and disposals, planning applications and appeals, as well as introducing numerous residential and commercial building sites to developers in London and the South East. Derek is the principal partner in the practice.
DWA Derek Watts Associates was established in 2001. The practice is neither owned by, nor is a subsidiary of, any corporate organisation. Hence, we are able to offer an independent, bespoke and professional service tailored to your specific requirements. We can also work in association with architects, lawyers and structural engineers to provide related expertise where necessary.
Professional Standards & Fees
All Chartered Surveyors are duty bound by strict rules of conduct on matters such as client confidentiality and conflicts of interest. It is imperative that all Chartered Surveyors advising clients hold professional indemnity insurance and adhere strictly to the regulations governing the proper handling of clients' money. In addition to the rigorous academic and practical training undertaken, the continuous updating of skills and expertise is compulsory for all practising members. In respect of fees, we would be pleased to provide written or verbal quotations upon request and without obligation for any of the services outlined. Please contact us by telephone or, alternatively, you can email us on the link below.