Daria Boruch

5 minutes with Daria Boruch

Can you tell us more about your role and what you do?

I am a RICS registered valuer and residential surveyor. I carry out condition surveys of properties, I do advise about any structural and condition issues as well as provide a valuation of the property. I carry out market valuations on residential property, shared ownership, help to buy or probate valuations.

What do you specialise in?

I carry out Level One and Level Two Home Surveys. These include advice on defects that may affect the property and what maintenance, or repairs may be required.

What is the most valuable piece of career advice anyone ever gave you?

You will never know all the answers, so don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion. Sometimes the findings are not that obvious and we have to ask.

What is your favourite part of your role?

I do like to be in and out of the office. Every day is different, and every property is different. I enjoy inspecting the property and looking for any issues (or potential future issues) with the property. These issues may devalue the property or even convince the purchaser to withdraw his offer in severe circumstances; however, in my opinion, it is important to be aware of any issues relating to the property and to be sure the property is worth the effort or money required to purchase it.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to enter the industry?

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. You have to love what you are doing. It might be hard sometimes, but success will come as long as you are trying to be better every day. The surveying field undergoes continual changes, so you must keep up with the latest industry trends etc.

What do you think the future of the residential property market looks like?

The squeeze on available cash and uncertainty that consumers are facing will likely moderate the price potential homebuyers are willing to pay for a property. This will result in a smaller housing market in 2024; however, there is a growing feeling of optimism that the situation is improving as the house price inflation continues to slow. Therefore, I do believe people will be buying properties and we will be very busy.