Episode 112

112 Off-Mains Drainage Surveying with James Warren

Today Marion Ellis chats with James Warren, Technical Director of UKDP.

UKDP is a drainage company with a specialism for off-mains drainage, providing an installation, repair and survey inspection service for the general public, the insurance industry (insurers/loss adjusters), estate agents, conveyancers, land agents and private estates

In this episode, we discuss how UKDP was born, how it's evolved, increasing the standards in James's industry and the best way of working with surveyors to ensure they're up to speed with all current and applicable regulations

What is Covered: 

  • 0.10 - What off-mains drainage is, and how it's regulated
  • 11.20 - The role and flaws of modern regulation in Off-Mains Drainage
  • 28.41 - James’s Journey, UKDP, and Management Expectations
  • 46.30 - Visibility on Social Media for Surveyors

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Marion Ellis

As a chartered surveyor with a background in defect and valuation claims, Marion has first-hand experience of why we make mistakes and what we need to do to support ourselves to prevent them. A Fellow member of the RICS and qualified customer experience professional, Marion is passionate about empowering people. At Love Surveying, she provides the support, coaching and networking surveyors and property professionals need to handle career challenges confidently and navigate the right business journey for them. Founder of The Surveyor Hub podcast and community Marion also supports surveyors in business through her coaching and mentoring programmes. Marion is an Ambassador for Lionheart.