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Case Studies - Why become an Agricultural Valuer?

Agricultural Valuers work in all sorts of places, wherever their rural property skills are needed, across the whole of England, Wales and Scotland. Many work in private practice, employed by (or running) a company which provides property advice for lots of different clients. Other Valuers work for charities or corporate businesses with land and property interests, including managing traditional landed estates. Some work for the Government or for non-governmental organisations and others act as advisers to trade associations and professional bodies. You can find out more about these different types of work below.

Private practice – the greatest number of our members are either working for, or running, businesses which provide advice and expertise on rural property matters. These businesses vary widely, from international companies employing many hundreds of people in dozens of offices, to small businesses with only a few employees. Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers in private practice.

Charities concerned with land and property often employ Agricultural Valuers to advise them. Some smaller charities seek advice from members in private practice, while larger charities such as The National Trust, RSPB, the Woodland Trust and some of the county Wildlife Trusts employ full time Agricultural Valuers to help them manage their land and property. Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers working for charities.

Some corporate businesses have significant property interests which require the skills of an Agricultural Valuer. They can be found working for most of the major water companies, Network Rail, Tarmac, UK Coal, Cemex and private property investment companies. Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers in corporate businesses.

Many of the great British landed estates employ Agricultural Valuers to manage their prime asset – the land and property. Some have diversified so that our members are now the chief executives of thriving businesses encompassing tourism, shops, renewable energy, mineral extraction and farming, as well as property management. Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers working on landed estates.

Agricultural Valuers work in National and Local Government bodies and non-government organisations, including:

  • advising local authorities, such as County Councils and National Park Authorities
  • working in national Government departments, including DEFRA
  • managing land and property for the Ministry of Defence in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  • providing expertise to the Environment Agency, Natural England, the Rural Payments Agency, the Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission
  • working in the Valuation Office Agency, providing property valuations for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in taxation cases and the Highways Agency in compensation for road building schemes.

Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers in Government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

The interests of those who own, work or live on rural land are looked after by a range of trade associations and professional bodies, who represent their views to Government and others. Agricultural Valuers are employed by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), Scottish Land and Estates (SLE), the Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). Click here to see case studies of Agricultural Valuers working for trade associations and professional bodies.

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