Tim Aitchison

Director & Head of Building Consultancy

Gateley Vinden


Tim is a highly motivated chartered building surveyor who has worked at a number of international real estate practices including King Sturge, JLL and Cushman and Wakefield.

He manages teams efficiently and effectively to reduce risk and provide sound commercial advice.

Tim has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of building surveying, especially dilapidations, pre-acquisition and vendor due diligence surveys, contract administration of refurbishments and project management of Cat B fit outs and larger projects and development monitoring.

How do you help clients?

I listen to and understand clients’ needs and objectives to tailor bespoke solutions.

I understand development, contracts and construction processes intrinsically and can identify and mitigate risk. This allows me to monitor and manage complex projects to ensure they are delivered properly.

I have a comprehensive understanding of all dilapidations issues and can therefore tailor exit strategies and maximise claims for landlords and produce savings for tenants.


  1. Development monitoring the shell and core construction of a 92,000sqft building and subsequent project management of the Cat A and B fit out of flexible office, laboratory and clinical space.
  2. Saving an occupier over £1m in dilapidations when exiting a Grade I listed building.
  3. Acting as Lead Consultant and Contract Administrator in a £3m external envelope refurbishment of an occupied multi-let industrial estate.
  4. Advising clients with onerous lease break clauses ensuring occupiers are able to determine leases without penalties.
  5. Providing investor clients with portfolio and individual pre-acquisition and vendor technical due diligence.

Changing Places

Moving premises can be extremely time-consuming and costly for businesses. If your business needs to relocate, downsize, upgrade or exit a property, we can help.

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