Our neighbouring farmer’s herd of cows broke through our hedge and wreak havoc upon our garden, the Farmer’s insurance company disputed our claim from the outset even though there was clear evidence to support it, they were extremely unpleasant and problematic to deal with, having used John services several years ago for a separate issue, we called upon him once again in the hope that he would be able to assist us on this occasion.
We were not disappointed, having had several months of getting no replies from the Loss Adjuster, John took up our case, took the stress off us and within a few weeks we started to see results and am pleased to say we have now settled in our favour.
John is extremely professional, knowledgeable in his field of expertise, straight forward and honest, he dealt with our case swiftly and calmly and got the results we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. We will definitely use him again should the need arise.
Thankyou John for all of your hard work.

Sarah Kupinskyj, Nottinghamshire

John was recommended to me for the organisation and overseeing of contractors carrying out renovations to my property following water ingress. John handled everything from start to finish in the most professional manner and to the highest of standards. John also uses the best contractors who also have very high standards and are very skilled and trustworthy. It was a privelage having a John as my surveyor and I would definitely recommend him too. Thanks John.

Ian Wallace, Nottinghamshire

After my house suffered damage arising from a vehicle crash (caused by an uninsured driver), I made a claim through my buildings insurance. The claim was disputed from the outset by my insurers. Eventually (and to make matters worse) the problems were compounded by my insurer’s appointed builder carrying out unsatisfactory remediation work, without any regard for care and attention.

I called in Evalue8 to obtain an independent, professional opinion on the workmanship. Mr Gillott was very reassuring at such a stressful time. He inspected the affected areas thoroughly and provided a report of clear and sensible advice, itemising the deficiencies couched in terms a lay person could understand.

This was particularly helpful and enabled me to present a coherent case to the Ombudsman and my insurer.

Nicola, Nottingham

We were badly hit by the Boxing Day floods of 2015. We had no idea what to do with regard to our insurance let alone contract out the repair work. Fortunately, Barb found John's website online and made contact with him.

We are so grateful to John for his attention, expertise and bulldog attitude in dealings with our insurer. He was a wonderful ally and always had our best interests at heart. We honestly do not know how we we would have managed without him. He saved us thousands of pounds and ensured all work was done to the highest standard.

We could not recommend him highly enough. Thank you so much John.

Barb and Jeremy Hyde, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Our home was flooded on Boxing Day and we were devastated. We are in a development of 16 homes and as such were part of a group insurance. However we were not happy with how the claim was being handled by our property management company so we opted out of the group claim and went to John for his professional help. Needless to say we were one of the first to settle and we are satisfied he maximised our claim to be able to reinstate our home properly and to a good standard.

Since our payment arrived we have had several neighbours asking for Johns contact details who are struggling with the loss adjuster and still haven't been able to settle their claims. Thank you for all your help John.

Claire and Dennis Conway, Whalley, Lancashire

John Gillott has provided a professional and thorough service in terms of our Party Wall Award. He has liaised with all parties involved and dealt swiftly and calmly with complicating factors leading to a comprehensive process and award. I would recommend him.


Eastwood Spiritualist Church was let down with rogue builders taking all the money and leaving us with nowhere to Worship. Mr John Gillott MRICS MCIOB was contacted and in no time we were in the building taking services. We immediately felt trust in Mr Gillott and it has proved to be the best outcome for the community of Eastwood Spiritualist. Mr Gillott works professionally, knowledgeably with calmness and I would recommend him for any project.

Mrs Hibbert

Professional, knowledgable and courteous service, from initial assessment of damage caused by flooding, right through to overseeing the completion of remedial work by the contractors.

Mr Mcclory

I would have still been trying to fight my corner without your assistance and experience. My home was flooded and you came along and managed the whole process including negotiating with the Loss Adjuster, managing the building contract, and ensuring that I was also fully compensated for my loss.

Mr A Cameron

I was at a complete loss of what to do when I recently started a loft conversion. Halfway through construction I found out I needed a party wall agreement, which I had never heard of before!
Fortunately I was recommend John by another landlord when I explained my plight.

John was the consummate professional from beginning to end and I would no hesitation in using his services again or recommending him to other people.

Paul Rowland, Rowland Properties, Nottingham

John Gillott MRICS has really gone the extra mile to help me with an insurance claim for my property. It was a particularly difficult claim as I was a third party, and as such, was caught between two large organisations neither of which wished to take any responsibility for the damage caused to my property. I found John through the RICS website and he was immediately able to act on my behalf. After a year of being fobbed off by the insurers, John provided me with a professional voice, he carried out a survey of the damage, wrote an excellent report with photographs and also provided estimates for the repair work which were all duly submitted to the insurer. Despite all the evidence provided by John and myself, the insurers continued to offer little redress.  John supported me throughout the process and kept me updated, he checked in with me on a regular basis and shared correspondences from the insurers with me so that I was fully informed. I found him to be an extremely honest and supportive ally, John always provided me with good advice and even when I did not take it at times, he never insisted on his way but accepted my views. I finally made a claim via the Small Claim Court and the matter was settled in my favour. I would like to thank John for his help and support, I now have a very high regard for the members of the RICS and the opposite for those of the insurance industry!!!

Joan Stenson, Shepshed

After our house suffered an escape of water, and complex insurance damage during the drying out process, We contacted John for an independent review of our situation, as we had started to lose faith in our insurance company. We couldn't have got through our difficult time without the professionalism, knowledge, and expertise that John brought to the situation. It down to John that we were able to be 'put back to normal. John was brilliant, listened to us, created a plan, and took some of the burden off of us and overall we were so happy with the services provided. Thank you. Highly recommended service

Nicola Zurawliw, East Leake

We were having party wall issues, and John came to our rescue, highly recommended.
He dealt with the situation in a very professional and determined manner.He is approachable, listens to your concerns and persues a favourable outcome using his extensive knowledge and experience.
John always focused on the required solution and persevered until this was achieved despite numerous hurdles
We are very grateful for his invaluable help.
We would not hesitate to use his services again, or recommend him to others.

Andy and Christine, Uttoxeter