DM Hall strengthens its Dumfries office with two appointments

Michael P Churm and Joseph Wemyss of DM Hall

DM Hall, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors, has boosted the strength of its Dumfries office with the appointment of two more property professionals.

Michael P Churm, a property valuation surveyor with extensive professional experience in property and valuation matters, including acting as an expert witness, has been appointed as a director, while Joseph Wemyss joins as a surveyor.

With many years’ experience as a surveyor, he brings a wide range of residential property experience including surveys and valuations of urban and rural property in England and Scotland. Originally from Lancashire, where he established and ran a busy general practice surveying business, Michael has lived and worked in south west Scotland for over two decades.

With a thorough knowledge of the local property market, Michael is experienced in undertaking condition surveys and providing professional advice to clients.

While working for a large government agency, he also managed residential and commercial land and property. He has acted as an expert witness and, as a senior surveyor has experience of managing change through economic downturn.

He said: “I am excited to have joined DM Hall in Dumfries as residential property director and look forward to working with a talented team and helping the firm grow.”

Mr Wemyss, who qualified as a member of RICS in 2011 and has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial surveying and project management, is Dumfries and Galloway born and bred. Married with children, he enjoys a range of outdoor pursuits.

Richard Clowes, a DM Hall Partner who oversees the firm’s operations across the South of Scotland, said: “Dumfries and its surrounding area is a strategically important territory for DM Hall, and so I am delighted to welcome two seasoned professionals who will enhance the quality of service we offer our clients here.

“Their lengthy and varied experience, both in the surveying profession and beyond, will lend the firm a breadth of experience that our competitors would struggle to match.”