Thornes Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents

Parkstone Road 22
Poole, Dorset
BH15 2PG

Since 1987

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Welcome to Thornes...
Thornes Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents are an independent property and land agency offering expertise and advice on all aspects of the property and land market. From Residential Sales to Back Garden Development, Single Building Plots to Large Developments.

With over 40 years experience working within Property Sales, Planning and Land & Development in the Dorset area, you can trust our expert advisors and consultants to help you make the right decisions based on your requirements.


Surveyors & Engineers - Chartered Surveyor
Surveyors & Engineers - Chartered Surveyor
Estate Agent - Residential
Estate Agent - Residential
Estate Agent - Commercial
Estate Agent - Commercial
Estate Agent - Land
Estate Agent - Land


Graham Thorne frics fciob has practised in Dorset for over 35 years, advising land owners, private clients local authorities and government agencies, and therefore is one of Dorset's Senior Valuers & Surveyors.

David Quest BSc.(Hons) MRICS attained his degree in Estate Management from Greenwich University in 1991 and qualified with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1995. He has attained a wide range of experience operating across southern England with particular emphasis on commercial valuations and residential development appraisals.

Luke Barents (Dip) DEA started in residential Estate Agency in 1999. Since then he has worked for an established local independent firm and a well known London agent, specialising in sales of Residential & Commercial Land, as well as New and Established Homes. With continued backing from THORNES he qualified as a domestic energy assessor in 2008.

Robert Stephenson FRICS is a building surveyor who has over 25 years surveying experience in Dorset. He carries out bespoke consultancy work, on residential and commercial property as well as supplying hand drawn plans for lease and planning purposes.


Regulated by the the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Office of Fair Trading.

Area of Business

The firm carries out Expert Witness and Detailed Valuation work across Dorset and Hampshire, and currently advises corporate organisations, local government, private clients and the general public on numerous professional matters some of which include:

Residential Sales of New and Established Property

Probate & Family matters

Partnership Assets

Company Acquisitions

Commercial & Residential Disposals

Planning & Development Matters

Bank Lending

Housing Association Acquisitions & Disposals

Town Council Rent Reviews & Audits

Capital Gains Tax Valuations & Negotiations with District Valuers

If therefore you require advice on planning or development sites, independent property advice from an experienced team, further information or details of fee charges in connection with any of the above matters please contact us, we are always willing and able to help.


The firm is known principally for your extensive survey work in and around Dorset, but we have also been selling residential and commercial property in a professional manner for many years. We now have a dedicated Sales Department to ensure that your property receives the best possible presentation and effective marketing which is vital for you to achieve the best possible price, quickly and efficiently.

Selling a house can sometimes be a daunting prospect. At Thornes Chartered Surveyors we aim to make the whole process as smooth and straightforward as possible. That's why we provide a bespoke personal and friendly service that's tailored to your needs, ensuring we find the right buyer for you quickly and efficiently.

Terms and conditions:

Thornes Chartered Surveyors work on a strictly no sale no fee policy that is inclusive of all services that we provide.

Call us to discuss how our unique and fully integrated range of services can be of benefit to you. Whether you are looking to sell the smallest apartment or a substantial country home, our many years of experience, knowledge and professional marketing approach will ensure that you achieve the best price for your property and in the timescale you require.

To arrange a free market appraisal of your property, either call us or click the arrange A valuation button above to complete the simple request form and we will contact you in order to arrange a suitable appointment.

Professional Valuations:

The firm carries out valuation work for local authorities and national and local institutions. Valuations are also carried out for probate and disposal purposes together with valuations for private and company purposes. Thornes act for a number of Housing Associations and private individuals together with being on the panel of banks and other lending institutions.

Rent reviews:

The firm carries out rent reviews in connection with commercial premises throughout the Poole and Bournemouth areas for both landlords and tenants and advice with regard to commercial

Site Surveys:

Thornes Chartered Surveyors carries out land and site surveys prior to planning permissions being obtained or in connection with such matters as boundary disputes or land problems.

Land and Development :

Our planning department team acts for local and national companies and gives advice on both the suitability of land for development and the type of development which could be obtained and this includes advice with regard to obtaining planning consent and planning advice on potential land. Our service in this area includes the sale of land by auction or subject to planning permission together with outright sale or making representations to the local authorities with regard to the probability of land to be developed and the negotiation of planning 106 agreements. Our planning advisor in this regard deals with small single garden plots up to large developments schemes for both housing and flats development and 'in house applications' can be made where necessary or we work with a number of the well known architectural practices in achieving the planning development required.

Sales of development land can negotiated either by private treaty subject to planning permission and by tender or auction.

Should you consider that you may have land or property that may be suitable for development let our experienced team guide you through and advise you on the process to maximise your financial benefit.