Who We Are
True Associates are Chartered Surveyors, Project Managers and Party Wall Surveyors, based in Kensal Rise and Kensal Green. We are proud of our reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism. Having opened for business in January 1992, we are now well established with an experienced, strong and loyal workforce, who work together to ensure the best possible service for our clients.
We specialise in providing support services to property management companies, large and small, being knowledgeable of the landlord and tenant Act 1995, Section 20 procedure and the difference between maintenance and improvement works.
Being a multi-disciplinary practice, we have in house qualified and experienced property professionals to assist with not just surveying flats or houses before a sale, but also in diagnosing defects and specifying repairs, acting as Project Managers on large and small projects and offering Party Wall services as well.
For more information please click on the Surveying header.
Previous & Current Clients
Anthony Filer & Co
Peverel Property Mangement
Ashley Gardens Freeholds Ltd
County Estate Management Ltd
Beckenham & Bromley Property Management Ltd
Behr & Butchoff
CA Daw & Sons Ltd
Esskay Management Services LLP
Grainger Residential Management Ltd
HML Hawksworth Ltd
Islington Properties Ltd
Jane Wingrove Property Search & Management
Knight & Day Property Management Ltd
Knight Frank LLP
Lee Baron Ltd
Principia Estate & Asset Management
Red Rock Estate & Property Management
Ringley Chartered Surveyors
Pembertons Property Management
Rose & Co Estates
Rushbrook & Raithbone
Trust Property Management
Tukermans Property Management
Urban Point Property Management Ltd
V & J Management
Westbourne Block Management
Meet The Team
Shamma Farook MSc BSc (hons)
Shamma joined the team in 2019 as one of our Secretary’s within the Admin Team working directly with our Director Harry True. Shamma has vast experience in customer services and fully understands how to prioritise workloads in a busy environment. She is excellent in dealing with clients and this, along with strong administration skills have made her a valuable addition to the team here at True Associates.
HARRY TRUE – BSc MRICS FBENG
DIRECTOR – CHARTERED SURVEYOR
Director Harry True formed True Associates in 1992 having previously been employed as a partner in a Multi-Disciplinary North London Practice following on from many years service in local government, including The Greater London Council, The Inner London Educational Authority and The New Towns Commission.Harry holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in building surveying and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Association of Building Engineers.
He specialises in property renovation and defect diagnosis, with specific expertise in period properties, particularly the Georgian and early Victorian stucco fronted terraced houses commonly found in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea boroughs.
As his name suggests he places a great deal of emphasis on honesty, integrity and professionalism as one would expect of a member of the Royal Institution.
Imogen’s career has spanned the world of Radio and Television as an experienced Production Manager. Following the birth of her children she joined forces with True Associates as the company’s Finance Manager.
ALAN BEAR CIAT ACIOB
PLANNING CONSULTANT AND DRAUGHTSMAN
Alan started his working life as an architectural assistant in a small architectural practise over 25 years ago, becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Builders a few year later and more recently joining the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
Alan has worked on a variety of projects from shop and office refurbishment, detailing of accommodation modules for oil rigs in the North Sea and various residential projects, loft conversions, extensions etc, making up a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with planning officers.
ROBERT BERENYI BSc (HONS) PhD MRICS
SENIOR BUILDING SURVEYOR
Senior Surveyor Robert Berenyi is a Building Surveyor with over nine years’ experience. He has a BSc (Hons) in building surveying and obtained a PhD in Building Conservation in 2001. He has successfully managed a diverse range of contracts including external redecoration and repair projects, extensions and refurbishments. His experience includes dealing with commercial, residential, housing association and private clients, having carried out many building surveys on commercial and residential properties.
His experience also extends to acting as a Party Wall Surveyor on residential projects.In addition, he has built considerable experience in carrying out Type 1 asbestos surveys following the successful completion of training in this area of expertise.
PETER MONK ASSOC RICS MFPWS ACABE
SENIOR BUILDING SURVEYOR
Senior Surveyor Peter joined the team in 2016 having previously worked in Surveying and Project Management roles for, amongst others, The National Exhibition Centre, Pirelli Tyres UK, local government and more recently, for a Residential Property Management Company. As a result, Peter has attained experience of managing a wide range of projects on residential, commercial, industrial, public amenity and retail properties. His previous experience has primarily been centred around internal and external redecoration and repair projects, but he is equally adept with defect diagnosis and is developing his skills and knowledge as a Party Wall Surveyor. Peter is both a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.
HEAD OF ADMIN
Jacqueline joined the Surveying team in 2017 supporting Building Surveyor, Peter Monk as his Administration Assistant. Jacqueline has progressed within the firm and is now Office Manager. She is a determined, passionate and enthusiastic team player and a great asset to the firm.
RESIDENTIAL ACQUISITIONS & DISPOSALS
Working in his role as an external consultant Francis Morris has more than 25 years of experience in the acquisition and disposal of residential property in central London.
If you are looking to acquire or dispose of high-end residential assets in Northwest or West London whether in good order or not, his experience and relationships with both principles and agents will enable you to achieve the best results.
His track record includes the disposal of one single property for in excess of £20 million.
Feel free to contact him on this web address to discuss how we might be able to assist you.
Annabella has previously provided excellent assistance and customer service relations for businesses and with many skills and experience under her belt, she joined True Associates in 2018 as secretary to Robert Berenyi, Chartered Surveyor.