Arnold & Baldwin Named As Finalist In British Specialist Lending Awards

Joe Arnold, Managing Director of Arnold & Baldwin has been shortlisted in the category of Best Surveyor in the Business Leader section of the awards.

The British Specialist Lending Awards celebrates the exceptional efforts of the best performing individuals in the specialist sector of the UK mortgage industry and the shortlists for this year’s awards were decided following a record number of votes from across the industry.

In total 4,227 nominations were received for the awards which will take place at London’s Hilton Bankside as part of a glittering gala event on 13 May.

Arnold & Baldwin has previously been shortlisted for a number of prestigious industry awards alongside large corporates and international businesses. As an independent chartered surveyor, we are proud to be at the forefront of developing and improving home surveys and the home buying process. 

Joe has been closely involved in the Home Buying and Selling Working Group, which looks at the entire process, feeds directly into government and could prove influential in improving the home buying process for everyone involved. He has also played an influential role in the RICS Home Survey Standard consultation, which proposes greater use of media like photo and video, more accessible terminology, and more open communication. 

In addition, Arnold & Baldwin has promoted the case for best practice in difficult issues such as Japanese Knotweed and ACM cladding.

One benefit for our customers in being so closely involved with these industry initiatives is that Arnold & Baldwin will soon be pioneering a new type of Home Buyer Report that will lead the way in delivering these new standards to consumers.

So, good luck to Joe on 13 May, and look out for the exciting new Home Buyer Report, which is coming soon.

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Professional, efficient surveyors. Get the job done in a timely manner, had our survey back within 5 days of inspection. All team members I spoke with (Tiffany and Billy) were really lovely. Highly recommend. :)


I have only just started working with Stephen and he has already demonstrated the high levels of customer attention and dedication that this company has. The first impression he has caused is such that made me write this review. I have no doubt that the continuous service will be of same level. Looking forward to working further with Stephen. Well done!

Steve Kenny

Lease extension - I found Daniel Grove very professional and had an excellent understanding of all aspects relating to this transaction. Advice was invaluable, and it was nice to come across someone who did exactly what they said they were going to do. Would not hesitate in recommending the firm and Daniel to anyone who has a lease to extend.

Petros Kyrkilis

Amazing job and fully professional treatment. The surveyor went above and beyond to check for everything, when he could have easily claim lack of access. In addition he was more than happy to answer questions over the phone and be there to explain the steps.

Lynn Wilson

Within 48 hours I received my detailed report from Joe Arnold which enabled me to see the property as it was and not through rose-tinted glasses! The report highlighted areas where money might need to be spent and provided guidance on questions for my solicitor - just what I needed. Overall, the survey enabled me to re-assess my offer and in this respect was invaluable. Thank you for a friendly and professional service.

Mark Roberts

100% choose this company. As first time buyers we had a mortgage valuation which said the house was fine. The Arnold & Baldwin survey found over £30,000 of problems. Holes in the roof with daylight visible, damp, woodworm, broken sash windows and poor electrics. This company helped us renegotiate and save a fortune.


Arnold & Baldwin came recommended and I’ve got to say they were brilliant - not just in identifying issues with the property I was looking at but in the way they kept me informed and up to date (ie picking up the phone instead of just posting / emailing communications with you). After dealing with estate agents for so long, it’s nice to have someone who is genuinely on your side.

Kamal Rahman

From my initial interaction with the firm I found them to be prompt, courteous and helpful. I received a detailed Homebuyers report within a week of instructing and was given the opportunity to talk it through with the attending surveyour. Overall excellent service all round, would certainly recommend this firm.

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