Mike Tibbatts

"Doing what I love and loving what I do for the last 50 years"

"Doing what I love and loving what I do for the last 50 years"

I qualified in 1971. Post qualification experience was working for the Freshwater Group in their commercial property department and as PA to the founder Mr Osais Freshwater. I formed my own practice preparing building survey reports and valuations of residential property in 1979. I worked in Hong Kong for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club from 1980-2002. I re-established my own practice in 2003 in Wimbledon, London SW19. I retired as senior partner of Scrivener Tibbatts – Chartered Surveyors in October 2017 but I am retained as Consultant. I also run my own much smaller niche practice dealing with specialist valuations and party walls for those with whom I wish to work.


Mike Tibbatts has had an illustrious career and over the years has gained many
specialisations in his field from reputable global orgnisations.

From United Kingdom

Cardiff University Certificate - 2010

From United Kingdom

RICS Diploma - 1971

From United Kingdom

EWI Certificate

From United Kingdom

P I Insurance Certificate



Lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement
(buying the freehold)
of flats - '93 Leasehold Reform Act and enfranchisement of houses - '67 Leasehold Reform Act.

Party Wall

Awards (they are not agreements) for alterations and extensions (e.g., loft conversions, ground floor and basement extensions) pursuant to the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

Bespoke Valuations

Charities (CA 2011 – s.119), Capital Gains Tax (T&CGA 1992 – s.272), Inheritance Tax (ITA – 1984), Restrictive Covenants (LPA 1925 – s.84(1)), Easements and Rights of Way and ATED (Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings).

Expert Witness Reports


I have a wide range of interests and hobbies, some have developed  for me into  passions. One of these passions is following the progress of nine grandchildren.  I am very lucky! 

I reserve six weeks every year for skiing; I play golf at least twice a week (when I am not skiing!).  I love cooking. 

I spent 20 years working for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club as a horse racing official (Official Starter 1986 – 2000), property advisor and chief administrator for one of the first programs to care for the needs of retired racehorses when their racing careers have ended.  A lot of what I started in 1986 in Hong Kong is now followed in UK – Rehabilitation of Retired Racehorses.

I am a member of two syndicates owning two race horses; one on the flat with George Baker and a national hunt horse with Richard Phillips.

Both George and Richard adore their horses with a passion they do not hide, they are good trainers, good communicators and they ensure that the syndicates of which I am a member have enormous fun.   I hold a qualification from the BHS (British Horse Society) as a riding instructor.

I enjoy helping those who need the property valuation and property administrative skills which I have obtained over a ‘few years’ through qualification and experience. I am sometimes asked ….’Isn’t it about time you retired?

My answer – ‘Why should I retire while I am enjoying working (but not too hard); I enjoy keeping myself up to date. I enjoy helping people who ask me to help them and for whom I would like to work’.

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