About Us

Arun Associates was started by Neil Thind in 1997 and has built a reputation with homeowners and commercial clients for being thorough, reliable and friendly.

From our base in North London, our team of experts work mostly in greater London and the home counties.

We are committed to providing easy to understand and fairly priced professional advice.

That’s why we are trusted by home owners, private landlords, housing associations, local authorities, property management companies, businesses, property developers, large construction companies, loss adjusters, solicitors and architectural practices.

We love what we do and we are ready to help you
ensure that your building projects and maintenance are done properly.

Meet the Team

Chartered Building Surveyors are trained to understand buildings from the inside out.

This big picture knowledge includes how they are constructed, the building regulations that affect them and how to cost the works you want to undertake.

It takes a team to cover all the areas and we are very proud of our team.  They are all committed to giving you straightforward, jargon-free advice and to supporting you with your most important building projects.

Neil Thind | RICS Chartered Surveyor in London
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Neil

Director
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Neil Thind MRICS

Neil studied at the University of Westminster and fast tracked his professional development with a number of organisations before setting up Arun Associates in 1997.

His passion is to keep improving the ARUN approach and grow the business into a leading London practice – trusted by all. That’s why he takes a personal interest in all clients of the company ensuring they receive sound professional advice and great service to the highest standards every time. 

Outside of work he is a proud father who loves spending time with his children. He particularly enjoys playing football and other sports as a way of maintaining his health and well-being.

Ray
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Ray

Senior Building Surveyor
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Ray Glew FRICS

Ray studied at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) and sat the RICS examinations to become a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1974 and a Fellow in 1986. Since leaving college, Ray has worked solely in private practice although seconded to a Housing Association to provide technical support for three years. He also spent some time as an insurance Loss Adjuster in the early years.

Ray’s preference is for the construction and site side of the profession, defect diagnosis, inspections and the like rather than Party Walls, Dilapidations and the like.Ray has two grown daughters, both with PhD’s in their respective fields.

When time allows he loves motorcycling, especially trips to the Continent (including the Himalaya and riding over one of the world’s highest motorable road) and wood turning.
Tughan
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Tughan

Junior Building Surveyor
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Tughan Musa BSc (Hons.)

Tughan joined the team in 2015 and loves working alongside the ‘old’ hands. He has very quickly become our ‘go-to’ guy for Party Wall matters and provides a welcome second pair of eyes on property inspections.

Before Arun Associates, he achieved an Honours Degree in Building Surveying at the University of Westminster.

In his spare time Tughan enjoys a different kind of building - working out at the gym – when he’s not watching his favourite football team or the boxing. Perhaps he might try a little time in the ring himself one day soon.
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Sophie

Office Administrator
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Sophie Bourne

Sophie is the oil that keeps the engine running smoothly at Arun Associates. The team are often out on site but you can always be sure that Sophie will get your enquiry to the right person as soon as possible. When she’s not thinking about ways to make the business work better, you will find her exploring new places and interesting landmarks and catching up on her reading.
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Ian

CDM Advisor
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Ian Bailey CMaPS

Ian joined Arun Associates in late 2013 to assist with issues relating to CDM regulations on projects.

As part of the team Ian provides both Principal Designer duty service, Principal Designer advisor and Client CDM Advisor service. He also comes as a subject matter expert in respect of the change from CDM 2007 to CDM 2015 regulations with changes in roles and duties.Prior to joining Arun Ian worked as a Planning Supervisor and CDM Co-ordinator and can also use his experience in contracting side of health and safety to offer site audits.

Away from the office Ian watches football at all levels from Premier League to non-league travelling all over the UK to catch a game.
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Greville

Chartered Building Pathologist
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Greville Marchant

Chartered Building Pathologist  MRICS, FCIOB, FCABE, MFPWS, CertCII(claims)

Greville started working life as an Antique restorer and Cabinet Maker before pursuing a different path that he loves.

He’s what you might call a triple Chartered Building Pathologist specialising in the diagnosis and repair of Major Building Defects and in particular Subsidence and insurance related perils his work also includes:

 
  • • Residential Building, Technical and Structural Surveys and Reports
  • • Subsidence, Heave, Landslip, Fire and Escape of Water claims
  • • Party Wall Matters
  • • Schedule of Condition Surveys
  • • Dispute Resolution, mediation and arbitration


He has vast experience in delivering subsidence and building defect seminars and training to clients, Housing Associations, Insurers, Underwriters and Solicitors. He is also a Fellow and member of various professional and Chartered bodies and is on the exam panel for the Chartered Association of Building Engineers for the Chartered Institute of Building and lectures on behalf of the RICS.

He Greville is married with two children and is also a foster carer for young children (0-5). His focus extends to his other interests of Martial Arts and Air Gun target practice.
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Errol

Senior Building Surveyor
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Errol Brown

Errol would say he learned the theory of property surveying at the East London University but it was the demanding roles in the Public and Private Housing Sector that have really made him an expert with the depth and breadth of knowledge to deal with almost any situation.

With 25 years experience, he has become a real specialist when it comes to property portfolio management, works programming and capital budget management. He takes pride in making the client happy with outcomes even on smaller projects such as Party Wall matters, License to Alter reviews and diagnosing defects.

When he’s not thinking about the fabric of buildings, one of Errol’s favourite places is the badminton court where he spends many hours perfecting his game.
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Duncan

Building Surveyor
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Duncan Godfrey Bsc (Hons) BDMA

After graduating, Duncan started off his career working with ‘main contractor’ in the facilities services industry carrying out both a building surveyor and quantity surveyor role. This then led into project management, where he has over 15 years’ experience costing and project managing domestic, retail and industrial projects for blue chip and high-net-worth clients.

Duncan Joined Arun Associates in 2014, where he has used the skills gained in his previous roles to assist with building defects surveys, cyclical programmes, insurance reinstatement projects, contract administration, and party wall.

Away from work he enjoys an active lifestyle with his family, competing at club level in cycling, cross country and triathlon.
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Simon Taylor

Chartered Surveyor
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Simon Taylor

Qualifying as a chartered building surveyor in 1988, Simon has extensive experience in all aspects of mainstream building surveying, gained over nearly three decades throughout the UK. Simon’s particular specialism is as an expert witness, having received in excess of 2,000 instructions over 20 years to provide expert evidence to the courts in housing disrepair and statutory nuisance matters.

Away from work, Simon enjoys motor sport as a spectator, live music and long walks in the countryside.
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