Extensive experience in all aspects of property management including complex rural estates with a wide range of issues and opportunities. Key skills include strategic business planning and appraisal, budgeting, operational control and diplomacy, as well as essentials such as maintaining estate records, managing access, health and safety and employment matters. Management and advice relating to all types of farmland and woodland, including letting arrangements, commons agreements, in-hand farming and shooting operations.
Landlord, Tenant and Asset Management
Professional advice and assistance on tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and Farm Business Tenancies, grazing/cropping licences, contract farming agreements, residential tenancies, commercial leases, telecoms leases, wayleaves, easements and restrictive covenants.
Agribusiness and Rural Support Schemes
Advice, applications and management of rural support schemes for environmental land management, including Countryside Stewardship, Environmental Land Management, Woodland Creation, Woodland Improvement and Woodland Management, as well as Basic Payment Scheme claims.
Valuations, Sales and Acquisitions
Undertaking valuations for market appraisal, secured lending and tax purposes. Ability to handle any rural property sale, backed up with the local knowledge and awareness to fully market property. Advice on purchasing property, compulsory purchase and compensation claims.
Development and Renewables
Advice provided on potential development land, with experience of negotiating option, promotion and hybrid agreements for residential & commercial development. Negotiating option and lease agreements for those approached by renewable energy operators including wind farms, solar farms and battery storage.
Education & Qualifications
- Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV).
- Degree in Rural Land Management, De Montfort University 2001.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Open University 2007.
Hobbies & Interests
Shooting | Horse riding | Walking | Yoga | Formula 1
- Hails from West Sussex
- Resident Agent at Holker Estate in Cumbria for 13 years.
My Happy Place
In my garden.