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KEITH FIRN BSC(HONS) MRICS MFPWS
DIRECTOR AND COMPANY SECRETARY

Keith is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Dilapidations Expert who advises both Landlords and Tenants in many sectors and is regularly appointed in an Expert capacity in contentious dilapidations disputes.

He began his career by serving in HM Forces between 1987 and 1994, predominantly within the Corps of Royal Engineers.  After leaving the forces and gaining a 1st Class BSc(Hons) Degree in Building Surveying from the University of Greenwich in 1997, he commenced his civilian surveying career and has since worked in surveying practices varying between international top 5 ranked firms to smaller top 100 and 200 ranked regional practices.

In 2000 he was elected as a 'Member' of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (membership No. 0850439) and in 2007 was also elected as a 'Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors'. He is one of the authors of the critically acclaimed Estates Gazette book "Dilapidations and Service Charge Disputes: A Practical Guide" (E.G. Books, 2008) and is regular author of academic and educational articles on dilapidations in the property press including the Estates Gazette and The Landlord and Tenant Review. Between 2006 and 2009, he was a member of the national 'Steering Group' management committee of the specialist RICS 'Dilapidations Forum'.  In 2011, he was also active in the Civil Justice Council public consultation process and was amongst those specialist who successfully lobbied for various surveyor conduct related provisions to be recognised and incorporated into the formally adopted Civil Procedures Rules 'Terminal Dilapidations Protocol' (January, 2012).

Keith has extensive Expert Witness court reporting experience and has enjoyed great success in court action.  Keith also remains very active and influential in the field commercial property dilapidations where he continues to promote dilapidations community ‘best practice’ review and developments through the LinkedIn 'Dilapidations discussion forum and interest group' (the largest and most influential specialist professional forum on dilapidations in the UK).

DIRECT DIAL: 01992  217202

MOBILE:  07584  127025

EMAIL:  kfirn@datum-bc.co.uk


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