Townsend Chartered Surveyors, founded in 1992, is an independent firm of land agents, valuers, surveyors and estate agents based in Exeter, Devon, offering traditional estate management, rural property management, and consultancy and land agency services to farmers and landowners throughout the UK. We are also leading national agents for Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (as we were for milk, sheep and beef quota) and are known for our initiative and creativity. As testament to that we now lead the way in advising clients about the new income streams opening up for landowners such as carbon trading and water abstraction licence trading, which is known as “TCS Brokerage” trading these other commodities. This leading national agency role enables us to provide proactive advice on the Basic Payment Scheme and the upcoming replacement subsidy scheme ELM, and the possibilities these provide for our clients.

With this broad background Townsend Chartered Surveyors is well placed to provide the specialist agricultural surveying services needed by farmers from traditional estate management to valuations, BPS claims, digital mapping, RDP schemes, rent reviews, lettings, country house, land and farm sales. Hugh Townsend is a regular commentator in the agricultural press whose opinion is sought on land and rural property matters. Having been qualified for twenty five years as an arbitrator he has represented many clients at court and tribunals as an advocate and expert witness. He also acts as an independent joint expert and is involved in resolving disputes on a regular basis.

We have been involved in the agricultural, residential and commercial property sectors as a firm for twenty eight years. We believe in hard work, attention to detail, and an intelligent and open-minded approach to solving clients’ problems. We pride ourselves on being approachable and trustworthy, with surveyors specialising in their particular fields for whom reputation, relationships, innovation and service are at the heart of their approach. If would like any further information please contact us.