professional services

At Townsend Chartered Surveyors we understand that no farm or estate is exactly alike, with their own particular issues, opportunities, problems, and business and personal objectives. We take the time to get to know our clients and their situation, so that we are in the best position to provide the specialist professional advice appropriate to you.

agri-environment schemes / stewardship schemes

We help farmers and land owners choose the most appropriate scheme for their holding, be it Mid-Tier or Higher-Tier Countryside Stewardship Schemes, Capital Grants, Woodland support or Catchment Sensitive Farming and create agreements to suit their needs, as well as advise on other grant schemes or support mechanisms available to the rural community.

Basic Payment Scheme

We provide advice on all aspects of the SPS from transferring entitlements to Cross Compliance including RPA disputes and entitlement correction. We also complete and submit all the RPA forms including the CREG01 and the SP5.

Information on the CAP reform and our advisory services is available here.

digital mapping

We have Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software which, together with our GPS software, enables us to produce accurate scale plans for all purposes.

dispute resolution

Our dispute resolution department has a long established and enviable reputation throughout the country in the agricultural and residential sectors.

diversification

We advise farmers on how to maximise the use of their assets to benefit from a variety of agricultural and non-agricultural income streams.

farm and rural business consultancy

With our long established reputation in rural asset management we help farmers maximise their income through the appraisal of their current business, and advise on grants, subsidies, tax and succession issues.

landlord / tenant negotiations

We advise landlords or tenants in tenancy negotiations such as rent reviews, lease renewals, disputes, succession, service of notices etc., including taking cases to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and arbitration.

rent reviews

We act for both landlords or tenants at rent reviews of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies, Farm Business Tenancies, and residential tenancies.

surveys

We carry out building surveys, building insurance surveys, home buyers reports and structural surveys.

telecoms, compulsory purchase & wayleaves

Townsend Chartered Surveyors advise on the process of compulsory acquisition, the protection of your rights and interests as a property owner, and can help you to maximise your wayleave payments or compensation.