Meet the team

Rebecca Wheeler and Sau-Wan Lai are the dynamic team behind Wheeler and Lai, as they are both Registered Valuers and MRICS, you will get nothing less than fully qualified, experienced professionals to advise you.

For your peace of mind, Rebecca and Sau-Wan have worked together since 2006, when Sau-Wan joined the firm Rebecca was already at, and in 2018 they took the bold step to start up Wheeler & Lai Chartered Surveyors to bring a fresh female fronted approach to the other wise male-dominated sector.

With over 30 years combined experience in this specialist commercial property field, Rebecca and Sau-Wan are in a strong position to help you with your commercial property asset. 

For example, Rebecca has a retained client who trusts her to look after their property portfolio, to include negotiating a stepped rent review to reach the best outcome for both client and tenant, a lease renewal in this tough economic climate to give certainty to both client and tenant, as well as a agency job where we are trying to find a new tenant for a shop.


We can relieve the headache and give you back a sense of control, or free-time; we can solve the property management headache and take it and present it back well organised; we can empower you with the knowledge of value, so that you can be sure of its worth.

Sau-Wan has experience in service charge management and one of our former clients provided a glowing testimonial of her attention to detail.  We are currently managing a mixed use property for a client and she is pleased with the efficiency and timeliness of reporting.

One of our recently tasks was to provide an appraisal of value to a client who was unsure if their landlord was being overzealous with their rent when it came to review, so we provided guidance to allow them to know what their shop was worth to rent, as they had no idea.  This empowered them to be able to negotiate with the landlord.

Contact us on 01983 210 335 or email info@wlsurveyors.co.uk


Rebecca Wheeler BSc (Hons) MRICS , qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2003 and has over 18 years experience in the property market, specialising in Landlord and Tenant work, Lettings and Sales. Rebecca is based on, and has a passion for, the Isle of Wight where she also plays an active role in local charities and events.

Her current cases include a Lease Renewal in Ryde, Lease Extension Valuation and Negotiations in Southampton, Agency and Property Management in Portchester and Titchfield, Probate valuation in Southsea and continued Management work in Shanklin.


Sau-Wan Lai MSc MRICS qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2008 and has over 13 years experience in the property sector. Sau-Wan has a good eye for detail and believes that knowing the local market is just as important as the wider picture.  Sau-Wan specialises in commercial property management and valuations. Sau-Wan lives in Waterlooville and enjoys rock climbing in her spare time.

Her current cases include a Valuation and Discussion of disposal of an asset in Portsmouth, Lease Renewal in Gosport, Market Value inspection in Weymouth, and agency in Portsmouth and Southsea.

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