James Perris BSc MRICS

Managing Director

t: 0207 887 6009

James started his property career in the late 1980’s buying property and working as an estate agent in Central London. Following the infamous property crash of 1989/1990 James undertook a degree in Quantity Surveying before changing disciplines to General Practice and working with a Lloyds TSB owned company (Aitchisons) in Hertfordshire specialising in the Residential market before covering Central London for the same company in the late 1990’s. After spells at Countrywide and Spicer Haart Group James set up De Villiers in 2007 to provide valuation advice to lenders and growing the business through the 2008 financial crisis to today’s multi-disciplined practice.

James provides monthly advice on the Residential Market to the RICS and has done so for over 20 years. James has acted as an Expert Witness, appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, written articles for the property press and given talks to banks on the Residential Market.

What Our Clients Say

“For my demanding and often complex clients, high professional standards from my trusted network are mandatory, but James and his team really do consistently offer flexibility, speed and crucially additional emotional intelligence. A pleasure to engage and include in my client work”
Jeremy Hill
Senior Private Banker, SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Limited
“De Villiers have always been very approachable. They offer everything a lender could expect from a firm of chartered surveyors – and that little bit extra, too”
Mark Posniak
Managing Director, Octane Capital Limited
“De Villiers consistently provides a highly professional and prompt service at a reasonable price”
Alpa Bhakta
CEO, Butterfield Bank
“De Villiers are totally focused on customer service and satisfaction, nothing is too much or too difficult for them, they are always friendly, courteous and willing to go the extra mile”
Colin Sanders
CEO, Tuscan Capital Limited
"De Villiers deliver everything a bank wants and expects from a valuer and when asked for something above and beyond the normal then the answer is usually “yes, that’s no problem”. "
Richard McAdam
Head of Residential Lending, Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC
“De Villiers offers an extremely professional and thorough report combined with efficiency and speed of service. De Villiers are always accessible and accommodating, working with tight timescales at very short notice and communicating with the client and their agents at all times”
Caroline Roberjot
Partner, Harbottle & Lewis
“Judgement and advice you provide Precise has never been questioned and is never in any doubt"
Richard Lawton
Head Of Short Term Lending, Precise Mortgages

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