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A little about us

Our experience in property matters spans 40 years for home & business.


As a sole practitioner, John Hayward’s service is personal ....

Why choose John Hayward?

  • John has 40 years experience as a Valuer and Property Adviser

  • He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • He is always happy to help, and if he can't he will recommend a suitable specialist who can

  • You'll receive objective and independent advice on a diverse range of property matters - from development, to the acquisition of property, to general advice for landlords and tenants.

  • Based in Gloucestershire, John values and reports on a wide range of properties nationwide.


With a degree in Estate Management, John qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1980 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1992. He is an RICS Registered Valuer. He was the author of the original section on Industrial and Warehouse property for the RICS’s online publication Isurv and for the chapter on the same subject in the Estates Gazette text book Valuation: Principles into Practice.



John’s clients have ranged from international institutions to individuals throughout the UK. In addition to the traditional market sectors of shops, offices and factories, he has experience in care homes, care villages, day nurseries and out-of-home advertising hoardings. He has been a board member of a number of companies and organisations. By sitting “client-side” he understands what companies need from their consultants. He has valued properties for institutions, listed public companies, private companies, partnerships and individuals for the purposes of annual accounts, secured lending, taxation and mergers and acquisitions. He has let properties, sold them, acquired them and managed them. He has advised on their funding. 


As a long-standing trustee of a charity with property assets, John is particularly aware of the need charities have for property strategy advice which meets the needs and resources of the charity and which complies with trustees’ fiduciary and statutory obligations. Under the Charities Act 2011, when selling or leasing property (other than short leases), trustees are obliged to take advice from a qualified surveyor. When buying or renting property, trustees are advised to take advice. At evenings and weekends, to suit trustees John can be available to give initial advice.