This week’s Ten-Minute members presentation was hosted by Jeff Scott from

Using a series of slides and pictures – Jeff explained how much of his time was taken up with a form of detective work – looking for the clues around a property that could give an insight into the complications and problems that had taken place in the past.

When you meet Jeff, within a very short period of time you realise that this isn’t just a job to him. Jeff’s company, Home Inspector Services (HIS) is the embodiment of years of experience, intellect and common sense. Jeff takes his role very seriously and knows the advice he gives his clients will undoubtedly decide the outcome of a house purchase, renovation or financial commitment for what is ultimately someone’s home or livelihood.

Jeff’s Experiences and Qualifications
Jeff Scott BA(Hons), MCIOB, MRPSA, Assoc’ RICS, PGCE (Construction), HI – 2008 – Present day

I have been working as an independent property surveyor (domestic and commercial), giving advice on the state of properties, remedial work required, legal and technical problems.

Between 2007-2008 I was Construction Director for Vision Construction, responsible for the planning and execution of construction work, labour and contracts.

Before that, between 2002-2007 I was a Lecturer in the Built Environment (professional studies) at Hull College, offering an accreditation in BTEC-HNC-HND-Foundation Degree.

From 1986-2002 I was Director of a construction company, Ceiling to Floors, based in London.

I worked for Central Government departments and the Commercial Sector. I was ultimately responsible for funding, letting of contracts, labour and materials.

Between 1979-1986 I was Technical Officer at PSA London (Central Government), which involved day to day maintenance, schemes and rebuilds (some 350 buildings in my designation –LS1). Worked level – CA up to Permanent Secretary of State (now Under Secretary of State). Left at team leader level.

Between 1976-1979 I was a Cartographic draughtsman/ Land surveyor for the Yorkshire Electricity Board, Hull, measuring/locating new installations, properties and roads for inclusion on the Boards Ordinance Survey maps.

And between 1973-1976 I attended Leeds Polytechnic to achieve  BA (Hons).


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