Gemstock Chartered Surveyors are an RICS regulated, independent commercially focused property practice, based in Plymouth covering the south and west of England, headed by experienced Chartered Surveyor, Richard Wood BSc (Hons) MRICS.


Gemstock Chartered Surveyors, Building Surveying, Dilapidations, Lease Advice & Consultancy, Building Works, Party Walls, Plymouth, Saltash, Ivybridge, Tavistock, Devon, Truro, Cornwall

Gemstock's aim is to provide professional, clear, concise, timely, practical and helpful advice. Our services are geared towards meeting our clients’ objectives.

Gemstock Chartered Surveyors specialise in building surveying, dilapidations and related lease advice, and party walls, serving commercial and residential clients. As well as building surveying, dilapidations and related lease advice, our services also include planning applications, building surveys, schedules of work and contract administration.

Type of surveyor: Chartered Surveyor
Business type: Private Practice

Surveying services
Dilapidations / Commercial property / Building surveying / Building & Projects / Party walls / Boundary issues / Architectural design services / Residential surveys / Contract administration / Condition surveys / Defects / Lease breaks / Lease surrenders

Partners and Directors: Mr R P Wood BSc MRICS

Richard’s previous roles have included commercial building surveying and property consultancy for Xerox and related companies, stints in firms covering residential and commercial property; and prior to Gemstock 7 years in the specialist dilapidations and lease advisory team at Deloitte LLP which took over Drivers Jonas in 2010.

Richard moved the practice from London to Plymouth in June 2016 following marriage to Sandra. When not in the office, Richard’s interests include tennis, skiing, and cycling; and exploring the south west.