MEET THE TEAM
Hornes Surveyors was established in 2016 by David Horne to offer plain English surveys. Every client is important and we understand that this can be the biggest single purchase you ever make. That’s why your surveyors will call you after an inspection to discuss initial findings, so there are no surprises in the report you’ll receive!
It is our job to help you fully understand the ins and outs, the good and the bad of what you’re buying! The good news is, there is no issue within residential buildings that cannot be overcome. Every problem is fixable. It’s just up to you whether you want to fix it?
David Horne Bsc MRICS VRS
David is the founder and managing director of Horne’s Surveyors.
He began his career as draftsman within a structural engineering and surveying practice, while studying at Richmond Upon Thames college, where he obtained an HNC with merit in Building Studies. From here he moved to Yorkshire, where he graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BSc degree in Building Surveying.
Following completion of a two-year assessment of professional competence, he became a full member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2000. Over the last 20 years he has worked in commercial and residential disciplines across West and North Yorkshire. He has an in depth knowledge of the housing market across Yorkshire and can confidently advise on the condition of all types of properties and provide accurate market valuations. He has surveyed over 10,000 during his career to date.
David is a panel assessor for the RICS, helping to deliver the next generation of surveyors.
SOMETHING INTERESTING: David used to race Grand Prix sidecars.
Jordan Hartley, BSc (Hons), Assoc RICS, VRS
Jordan has been a surveyor at Hornes Surveyors since 2018.
He has amassed a wide range of experience surveying all types of residential property and has been involved with residential property since his first job in estate agency nine years ago. Jordan completed a building surveying degree at Leeds Beckett University and made the change to surveying houses instead of selling them.
Following a professional review, Jordan achieved his AssocRICS designation at the end of 2018 and became a registered residential valuer in 2019. Based in North Yorkshire, Jordan has experience with a wide spectrum of property types, including traditional farmhouses and modern semis.
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Be nice, Jordan is a Black Belt in Karate!
Mike Duckett B Eng (Hons), CSRT
Mike has worked in construction since leaving school over 35 years ago. For the first ten years he worked as a contractor, but after graduating from The University of Bradford in 1999; a career of engineering and surveying followed. Mike achieved a 2:1 B Eng Civil and Structural Engineering degree with honours and this led to five years working on major civils projects in both the design office and on site as an engineer.
Over the last fifteen years Mike has developed an extensive technical knowledge of buildings, which has been nurtured through building pathology surveying for several award winning companies. He is a Certified Surveyor of Remedial Treatments (CSRT).
SOMETHING INTERESTING: Mike and his family left traditional suburbia last year to take on ‘a project’ just outside Skipton.
Simon Studholme, BSc, MRICS, VRS
Simon graduated from Birmingham University in 1987 with a degree in quantity surveying. Not wanting to follow the masses straight into a conventional surveying role, Simon started his working life as a loss adjuster dealing primarily with buildings-related insurance claims. Initially based in his native north east, he transferred to Leeds in 1989 and has been based here ever since.
In 2003 he moved into the role of a residential surveyor to undertake surveys and valuations across Leeds and surrounding areas. He joins Hornes Surveyors, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in surveying West Yorkshire’s diverse range of housing stock.