01332 314039

234 Derby Road, Derby DE73 6RU

8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday


Regulated by RICS



CV OF STEVE BUTLER RICS Chartered Surveyor in Derby and Derbyshire


Butler (Steven John MacGregor).



BSc (Hon’s) Estate Management.     

ABBE Diploma in Home Inspection. Accreditation. No RICS100002                                   

ABBE Level 4 Non-Domestic Energy Assessor.


Further Training:                    

RICS Expert Witness, Party Wall and Ethics Courses.

Warwick University Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Practitioners and Enforcement Courses.

Survey Association Total Station Laser Measurement Course



Professional Bodies:              

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Diploma 088538

Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Legal Executives. Diploma 008399



Principal/ director of Steve Butler Chartered Surveyors since 1992 primarily dealing with:

RICS Homebuyers Surveys and Building Surveys of various types of Residential Property.

Pre-purchase or pre-lease surveys of various types of commercial property.

Investigation of structural movement for prospective insurance claims, and following adverse mortgage valuations including for HBOS and HSBC.

Investigating building failures including dampness, timber decay, cracking and distortion, leaning gables, suspected sulphate attack, shrink swell clay failure, two serious failures of retaining walls.

Commercial and residential property management.

Party wall awards including extensions, roof conversion and removal of chimney breasts.

Assessment and costing of insurance claims for HBOS including escapes of water, vehicle collisions with buildings and small fires.

County Court CPR 35 Expert Reports in respect of claims for:

Neglect against surveyors in respect of RICS Homebuyers Reports and Building Surveys, and a claim against a structural engineer in respect of a ‘Structural Survey’.

Poor workmanship including newly built houses, extensions, roofs, a chimney, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories, doors and windows, staircases, paving, driveways and a greenhouse.

Party wall matters including development within 3.0m and a roof conversion.

 Valuations for matrimonial matters, taxation and insolvency.


Expert Witness:      

Appeared at:

Birmingham Crown Court. R v Ronald Reeves and Others 2015.  

Fraud in respect of building works not performed.

Birmingham County Court. Harrison and Khan 2020.

Boundary dispute.


Expert Determination:            

Flynn and Bennet 2019.

Boundary dispute.



Appeared at:

The First Tier Property Tribunal Land Registration Division.

Dawson v Smith 2014. Right of way dispute.


Property Refurbishments:      

Victorian terrace house,

1930’s semi-detached house,

Victorian barn for commercial use,

1960’s detached house,

16th/ 17th century farmhouse.

Personal Attributes:

Dedicated and reliable.

Excellent self-motivation.

Thorough in research with an ability to grasp detail and technicalities enabling good evaluation and evidence based judgements.

Able to make grounded decisions based on 30 years of self-employment and dispute resolution.

Ability to liaise and negotiate with all types of clients in wide range of circumstances.          


£   250,000 professional indemnity insurance.           

£1,000,000 public liability insurance