Specialising in primary healthcare premises

Charles Fraser Fleming, founded in 1993, is a well-established independent firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in the primary health care sector (medical centres; clinics, GP surgeries) and associated pharmacies together with dental, veterinary and other surgeries.

Our clients include:

  • GP practices, dentists, veterinary surgeons; pharmacies; operators of day surgery premises; and providers of complementary medicine
  • Property developers and investors
  • NHS organisations

Principal : Richard Dawson BSc. MRICS

A Chartered Surveyor of 32 years standing. He has a diverse knowledge of property matters and has specialised in primary health care facilities since 1992. Richard is an originating member of the RICS working party that considers and prepares the valuation guidelines under which Primary Healthcare Property is assessed.

He is also a member of the panel of Consultant Advisors to the NHS Litigation Authority in relation to valuation disputes concerning doctors' rent and rent reimbursement. He is frequently appointed to act as independent expert, either through the offices of the President of the RICS or by other specialist surveyors, to resolve valuation disputes in the primary healthcare sector.

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Over 25 years specialist experience in primary care premises


  • Practice partnership
  • Disposal and acquisition
  • Tax purposes
  • Business planning
  • Insurance purposes
  • Divorce and matrimonial

Landlord and Tenant matters

  • Lease rent reviews
  • Notional (current market) rent negotiation
  • Lease renewal
  • Arranging sub-lettings
  • Preparing Heads of Terms
  • Sale and leaseback.

Development work

  • Site finding for new build or conversion
  • Extension, alteration and refurbishment advice
  • Preparation and submission of Project Initiation Documents
  • Preparation of business cases
  • Feasibility studies
  • Negotiating financial package with the NHS and District Valuer Services

Other services

  • Audit for Equality Act and CQC inspection
"Outstanding value from our dealings with Charles Fraser Fleming"


We take pride in our high reputation for professional integrity and for providing sound advice to all our clients, whether private individuals, public sector organisations or corporate businesses. It is our policy to always inform clients in cases where there is a potential conflict of interest or where we lack the expertise to carry through the instruction in a professional manner.

"My medical practice have always received outstanding value from our dealings with Charles Fraser Fleming, and Richard Dawson in particular. The quality and responsiveness of the advice we have received has helped us significantly with developing our practice. I have no hesitation in recommending them..."
Dr Nav Chana, Cricket Green Medical Practice

"We have had a long term relationship based on good quality personable service leading to beneficial outcomes for the practice"
Dr. Simon Jack Turley, Summercroft Surgery

“I have known and worked with Richard Dawson of CFF for at least 15 years in my role as primary health care premises lead in SW London. He is a recognized expert in the field of primary health care valuation, acting for both GP practices and for a number of NHS bodies. He has also successfully undertaken the role of monitoring surveyor, representing the interest of GP practices in discussions with third party developers on design issues and lease and rent issues.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Charles Fraser Fleming as experts in the primary health care premises field.”
Murray Hunter, NHS Property Services Limited

Get in touch

Located in Liphook, on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

16 Shepherds Way
GU30 7HF

01428 724 704