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Meet The Team

Property Management

Lynne Maguire-Wheatley
Property Manager
MIRPM  AssocRics

Lynne is a highly experienced Property Manager and joined Southdown Surveyors to develop and manage the Block and Estate Management department. She has provided assistance to blocks and estates across the south of England for over seven years; giving her a great depth of knowledge and experience. 

Lynne uses her extensive knowledge in this sector to assist our current and ever-expanding network of new clients in the efficient and thoughtful management of their buildings and estates. She is keen to continue to provide the service that our clients expect to receive and understands the need for the highest level of communication. 

During her time in this sector she has completed training in various aspects including becoming a Member of The Institute of Residential Property Managers (MIRPM) and most recently became an Associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS.)

In her spare time Lynne enjoys exploring different countries and spending time with her friends and family.

Laura Moniz
Laura Moniz
Property Manager

Laura is an ambitious, focused and a hard-working Property Manager who always perseveres to achieve the best results. Bringing a diverse range of problem solving, management skills and first-class customer service to the table.

Laura is passionate about property and fanatical about great results. Experienced in all things property with a background in Residential Property Management, Lettings Property Management and Conveyancing. Laura is looking forward to progressing her career in achieving both RICS and IRPM qualifications.

In her free time, Laura loves going to the local coffee shop with her family and Alfie, the family dog, followed by a long walk across The Downs; Even better if there’s a nice, glass of red wine to finish off the day!

Building Surveying

Matthew Symmonds
Chartered Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) MRICS

As the founder of Southdown Surveyors back in 2006, Matthew’s commitment to providing honest, straight-talking professional advice and his dedication to producing high-quality technical work has earnt the practice a good, solid reputation that in return, sees the benefit of much repeat business and word-of-mouth recommendation.

As Director of the practice, Matthew remains consistently aware of the high expectations of his clients, and consequently strives to meet and exceed those expectations.

Prior to Southdown, employment in London and Brighton based practices, working in varying professional areas, has resulted in him gaining the necessary experience and expertise to provide a particularly wide breadth of service offering.

He finds the ‘challenges’ that contentious Party Wall and Dilapidation matters so often bring, particularly interesting – and is therefore committed to continually increasing his knowledge in these areas.

Matthew’s initial post-education training as an Architectural Technician has further equipped him with the additional expertise of computer aided design (CAD) skills and an architectural design interest.

Outside of the practice, Matthew enjoys spending time with his young family, time on the golf course, and an active member of Uckfield BNI.

Michael Buroni
Building Surveyor
BSc (Hons) AssocRICS

Michael primarily works on pre-acquisition surveys but also works in our Party Wall, Contract Administration and Block Management departments. Michael’s property career has covered many aspects of property including Lettings, Block Management and management of student accommodation.  

He has a friendly and approachable personality with a ‘can do’ positive attitude. Michael understands the need to follow the Southdown ethos – excellent communication coupled with clear and understandable reports. 

Before coming to Southdown Surveyors he worked for another local Surveying firm since he completed his degree from the University of Brighton. 

When not in the office Michael spends time with his young family and enjoying his hobby of amateur photography. 

Office Management

Lisa Symmonds

Having  assisted Matthew in running the practice since 2008, Lisa strongly shares Matthew’s commitment to providing a down-to-earth, honest and reliable offering to clients.

‘Personal service’ is high on the list of priorities when it comes to the ethos embraced by Southdown, so Lisa is always keen to ensure that as a team, the best possible attention is given to all clients. Together Lisa and Matthew have strived to develop the company to what it is today.

After a break from the business following the arrival of twin baby girls, Lisa has recently re-joined the practice to revive her role as office  manager; overseeing the day-to-day management, regulatory compliance and  financial administration of the practice. As is the case for all working mums, Lisa balances her office duties with caring for their young family.

Caroline Lewis
Office Administrator

Throughout her career, Caroline has worked in fast paced customer service and administrative roles; she has accumulated 5 years in Block Management / Estate Agency and brings excellent communication and interpersonal skills to the Southdown team. Caroline is a solid team player and could certainly be referred to as an important cog in the (office) machine!

She strives to provide a first-rate front of house experience for both Southdown Surveyors and Southdown Estates, helping to meet the individual needs of our clients on a day to day basis.

Her attention to detail, ability to multitask and her overall enthusiasm are what help our clients achieve their goals.

In her spare time Caroline loves taking Buster, the family dog for long walks, especially if there’s a good pub at the end of it and spending time with friends and family.