Agricultural Services

Escritt Barrell Golding have a long tradition of providing invaluable agricultural services across the East Midlands. Our agricultural department is headed by our rural practice partner, Geoffrey Bishop MRICS FAAV who has practiced in the area since 1987. Vicky Cant, Geoffrey’s secretary, is well known to the local farming community, estates and landowners.

For more details of our services or for an informal meeting , please contact our Grantham office on: 01476 565371.

Services we provide are:


We undertake sales of rural property including farms, farmhouses, cottages, farm land, pony paddocks and land with planning potential.
Sales are undertaken by:

  • Auction.
  • Private treaty.
  • Formal tender and informal tender.


As a firm of Chartered Surveyors we are regulated by the RICS and undertake valuations in accordance with their guidance and practice notes. Set out below are some of the valuations we undertake:

  • Sale.
  • Purchase.Valuations for Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax.
  • Valuations for banks for secured lending purposes.
  • Valuations under compulsory purchase schemes.
  • Stocktaking valuations for income tax purposes.
  • Valuations for wayleaves and easements.
  • Rents on agricultural land, be it under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 or the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
  • Rent reviews under telecommunication leases.


We undertake the management of rural property on behalf of landowners.

This service includes the letting of the land and collection of rents. We would undertake rent reviews under the Agricultural Holdings 1986 or the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

We have wide experience in assisting landowners with the farming of their land through contract farming arrangements, as well as letting grassland on short term grazing agreements.

Basic Payment Scheme

We have extensive knowledge of the Basic Payment Scheme having submitted claim forms for farmers since the scheme was first introduced.

We are experienced in lodging the appropriate forms for registering farmers to claim Basic Payment monies, to transfer land and entitlements and for the registration of new farm businesses.

We are experienced in resolving queries with the Rural Payments Agency.

Farm Machinery Sales

We undertake dispersal sales of farm machinery on the holdings using our portable computerised systems and sales team.










Meet the agricultural services team

Geoffrey Bishop MRICS FAAV

Geoffrey Bishop MRICS FAAV

01476 541106