Edward Watson Associates have been around a very long time. Established 1873 and still going strong.

Edward Watson Associates, your local independent firm of Chartered Surveyors

We pride ourselves on our

customer-focused approach. 


Edward Watson Associates have been serving the North East of England since 1873. We put our success down to our expert advice and level of service.
As a local independent firm of Chartered Surveyors we pride ourselves on our customer-focused approach and professionalism. We act promptly on every instruction and are proud to deliver an outstanding service to all of our clients.
Our Surveyors have many valuable years experience across all areas of surveying and valuation, particularly Surveys and Valuations of residential property.
With over 145 years experience in the North East property market, we know the area inside out and can tailor our service to meet your needs.

We are regulated by RICS, which means ...

Our firm is Regulated by RICS, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our Surveyors are qualified experienced Members of the RICS and are also RICS Registered Valuers.

This ensures you get a cost-effective service to the highest industry standards.

Regulated by RICS

What people say about us ...

“With our thanks on your very prompt and professional services for the survey on our new home. Highly recommended! The decorating has begun!”

Mr & Mrs Grey

Co Durham

“I was very satisfied with the service you provided and would be happy to recommend your company to others; in fact I’ve already done just that to a colleague who is in the process of selling his home.”

Mr Moore

Mr Moore

“I recently spoke to our clients MS and SG regarding the survey you undertook for them. Miss S and Mr G were delighted with the service you provided and thrilled with the promptness in which you were able to complete the survey. They also commented how you were happy to explain things and take them through the report. They will be recommending you to their friends.”

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Paul McSkimmings

BSc (Hons) MRICS
Principal of Edward Watson Associates

Paul became a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2000. Paul was a Partner with Edward Watson Associates from 2004, and became Principal in 2009.

He has over 17 years experience in surveying in the North East of England and is an RICS Registered Valuer.



  • RICS HomeBuyer Reports and RICS Building Surveys

  • Help to Buy Valuations

  • Residential Property Valuations

  • Valuation Reports for SIPPs

  • Preparation of Expert Witness Reports relating to Housing Disrepairs, Matrimonial Matters and alleged Valuation Negligence.

Edward Watson

BSc (Est Man) FRICS
Consultant Surveyor

Edward started working for the family firm in 1973. He became Principal and then Senior Partner in the firm until Paul took over in 2009.

He has over 40 years experience in surveying in the North East of England.

Edward is an RICS Registered Valuer.



  • Extensive experience in most areas of residential and commercial property matters.

  • Experiences in dispute resolution acting as an expert witness.

  • Edward was an expert witness in a multi-party claim against a regional builder in respect of defective pile foundations on a modern residential estate.

Helen McSkimmings

BSc (Hons) MRICS
Survey Coordinator

Helen is the first point of contact for clients and deals with all enquiries.

She organises the surveys and keeps everything running smoothly.

“Many thanks for the survey you carried out and the advice which you have given me. It has helped me to buy my first home in confidence.”

Miss Pepper


“A big thank you for helping us in our time of need. Paul came to see our houses for building insurance purposes and damp issues. He came at short notice, was very professional and able to give advice with other property issues. Very reasonable cost, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others - which I have done already."

Mrs Camp

Co Durham

“Thank you for your advice and assistance in connection with the drive-by valuation for my client in Morpeth. I was delighted with the service you provided; your prompt attention to my enquiry and the professional and comprehensive nature of your report. The valuation has been very helpful to my client in assessing the purchase of the property. I feel that my reputation has been enhanced by making the referral. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I would be pleased to recommend your services to anyone requiring a property valuation.”

Frank Harrison

MEW Architects

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So how can we help you?

I'm buying a new home
I need an independent valuation
I need a Help to Buy Report
I need to extend my lease
I'm transferring my
property into my pension
We need a probate valuation


A local and independent Chartered Surveyors providing residential building surveys, valuations and reports for clients in the North East of England.

Edward Watson Associates have offices in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Consett, County Durham.

Edward Watson survey residential properties within most NE, DH and SR postcodes, and some DL and TS postcodes.



  • RICS HomeBuyer Reports

  • Property valuations

  • RICS Building Surveys

  • Help to Buy Valuation Reports

  • Expert Witness Work

  • Commercial Property Reports

  • Leasehold Extension & Freehold Enfranchisement

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NEWCASTLE: 0191 281 2444
2 Osborne Road, Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne, 

Tyne & Wear NE2 2AA


DURHAM: 01207 588 268
4 Grassholme Close, Consett, Durham,
County Durham DH8 7UL



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