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About us

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Marshalls Chartered Surveyors was formed in 1979 by David Marshall in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The firm was initially involved in quality professional services, estate agency and financial services.

Marshalls prospered during the boom years of the 1980's, but the retirement of the financial services partner saw this successful area of the business sold, at what proved later to be the peak of the market.

Marshalls estate agency business suffered during the 1990's recession and the decision was made to concentrate solely on quality professional survey services. This proved to be a winning formula, as there was and still is, a great demand for completely impartial quality survey advice. Not being involved in a sales chain, nor offering insurance or mortgage products gives clients the reassurance that they will receive completely impartial advice. Unlike some, Marshalls never give or receive, introductory commissions.

David Marshall retired in 1998 when David Blomley and Richard Foulkes joined. The business continued to grow and Mark Shirley joined in 2002.

After 27 years based in Abingdon, January 2006 saw us bid a fond farewell to the town and complete a move to a new head office in Oxford. Situated close to the City and Ring Road, we were ideally placed to continue giving our clients the top quality service they expect and deserve.

Richard Mawer joined the company in 2007 bringing a wealth of commercial experience gained as a director for a national retailer.

2015 saw David Blomley retire along with a move to a larger Oxford office in Kidlington. Daniel Stephens has also now joined the partnership.

Marshalls Partners:

Richard Foulkes MRICS

Mark A Shirley FRICS

Richard W Mawer BSc (hons) MRICS

D T Stephens BSc (Hons) MRICS MFPWS


Marshall's undertake a full range of residential property surveys.

We cover Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, along with adjoining areas of Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

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Marshalls Chartered Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers highly experienced in the local property market.

We undertake residential valuation instructions for all purposes, including shared ownership and Help to Buy.

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Marshalls were established in 1979 and have in depth local knowledge and experience of all types of building.

We might not be the cheapest, but you can be confident that we are the experts in our field.

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In addition to residential surveys and valuations, Marshalls offer a full range of commercial services, including commercial surveys, schedules of condition and dilapidations advice on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Note: we do not undertake commercial valuations.

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Party wall

Marshalls offer a full range of specialist Party Wall services, working for both building owners and adjoining owners.

If you have received party wall notices from your neighbour or you are planning to carry out works, we can advise you of your options.

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Lease extensions

A lease is a wasting asset and as the remaining term becomes shorter, a residential property may be difficult to sell or mortgage.

You may need to consider a lease extension or possibly a freehold purchase.

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Property advice

A range of pages offering useful advice on various survey, valuation and general property matters.

From asbestos and bats through to toxic mould and woodworm, we hope this general property advice is useful.

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Contact us

Marshalls have offices in Oxford (01865-863020) and Newbury (01635-529777).

We cover Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, along with adjoining areas of Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

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