Who is the RPSA?

The RPSA is a not for profit limited company that is directed by a council of members, all of whom are board members of the company. The council members each represent a discrete geographical part of the country and act as a point of contact for the RPSA membership in their region.

Meet our team

Alan Milstein [Chairman]

As an independent residential surveyor based in West Sussex, Alan has trained with English Heritage and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to specialise in studying listed and historic property.

Instrumental in the development of the Home Condition Survey (HCS) since 2006, Alan says, “I have long been concerned at the confusion I see amongst house buyers over the types of survey available, and whether they should have a survey at all! Through RPSA I hope we can improve the market with products like the HCS, and raise awareness of the tremendous skills of independent surveyors”.

Andrew McColl [Deputy Chairman]

Andrew has been involved in the construction and house building industry since leaving school. He has held some senior positions, working with major construction companies and national house builders.

Andrew says: “My initial motive for wanting to join the RPSA council was to make sure that it was a just and honourable organisation. Please feel free to contact me, I would always make some time for a chat.”

Raphael Stipic [Haverhill]

In 2004, after 16 successful years within the Telecoms industry, managing projects and budgets to £23m and teams of up to 150 project staff and inspired by changes brought about by the Housing Act 2004, I decided to become an independent building surveyor with the sole aim of providing competitively priced survey products throughout East Anglia


David Griffith [South West]

30 years experience in estate management, focusing on commercial, training, educational and residential properties with two major national charities. I qualified as a Residential Surveyor in 2007 since then I have worked with conveyancers’, estate agents, and private clients within the residential sector.

I personally undertake Home Condition Surveys (HCSs) for home buyers, and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) within a twenty five mile radius of Exeter in Devon and also cover Dartmoor. I specialise in thatched properties, and those built using non-traditional methods of construction throughout Devon.

Malcolm Hordern [Preston]

Malcolm became a residential surveyor after spending most of his working life in the commercial refurbishment sector. He believes every home buyer should be commissioning an Home Condition Survey on any property they propose to purchase, even if they still have their NHBC guarantee, because according to NHBC this becomes void for the next purchaser if they have not had a survey commissioned on purchase.

He has joined the council in the hope he can successfully promote the HCS and the RPSA around the North West and to convince as many buyers as possible to use his and other RPSA members services.

Jerry Quinnell [Kent]

Formerly spent 25 years in the corporate business world before the transition to an independent building surveyor. Based in Kent he provides surveying services to home buyers and sellers.

Jerry was part of the original team to help design the HCS and now wishes to see the product more widely adopted amongst the RPSA membership. A keen aim is to see more members become more comfortable in providing condition surveys.”

Tim Kenny

Until recently Tim Kenny headed the Residential Department at a large property management firm, with responsibility for a team managing a diverse and widespread portfolio. He has now returned to private practice, specialising in Building Surveys. He also undertakes and provides property management and boundary dispute advice.

Along with his day to day practice Tim is also contribute to the RICS isurv website and is responsible for the Residential Defects section.