Thomas Armstrong

Key Skills    

Involved with advising on the valuation of all types of rural property and assets.
Experience in valuations for taxation and secured lending purposes

Landlord and Tenant
In depth knowledge of landlord and tenant issues relating to Farm Business Tenancies, Agricultural Holdings Act and Residential Tenancies.
Experience in the preparation of tenancy agreements, rent reviews, dilapidation claims and repair notices, notices to quit, succession and tenancy surrenders.

Wide experience in negotiating and managing compensation claims on behalf of landowners and occupiers affected by water pipelines, electricity and gas mains

Property Sales and Acquisitions
Dealing with all aspects of land and rural property sales and acquisitions.
Ability to effectively market and present your property

Education & Qualifications        
Graduated for Harper Adams University College in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Rural Enterprise and Land Management
Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Fellow of Central Association of Agricultural Valuers

Hobbies & Interests
Football | Rugby | Skiing | National Hunt Racing and Rural Issues

Brought up on a small hill farm in Cumbria and remaining actively involved in the day to day running of the farm. Married with two young children.

Richard Shield

Key Skills
Development Consultancy
Sales & Acquisitions
Development Appraisal
Development Viability
Land Promotion
Expert Witness

Education & Qualifications
Registered Valuer

Hobbies & Interest
Family | Rugby | Cricket | Gardening and Cooking

From a farming family and qualified originally as a land agent before, in 2004, specialising in the provision of development advice.

Tim Parsons

Experience in all aspects of rural property issues including management and professional work since 1992.   Now specialising in:

Completion of property valuations for various purposes including acquisition, capital taxation, secured lending, partnership arrangements and court proceedings

Appointed Valuer dealing with loan applications, business assessment and valuations for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Compulsory Purchase & Compensation
Acting on behalf of affected parties and acquiring authorities in statutory and non statutory infrastructure schemes and particularly the compensation matters arising there from including negotiation for telecommunications masts.

Estate Management
Manage one 2,500 acre estate with staff directly employed and a number of other smaller landed estates involving all day to day management issues from lettings to repairs and sporting interests

Landlord & Tenant
Advising on all aspects of the Landlord/Tenant relationship including rent reviews, liability for repairs, succession, quota apportionments, SPS entitlements and end of tenancy negotiations

Farm Management, Milk Quota & SPS
Advising on budgets and particularly the financial issues of farm management including advice on milk quotas and specialising in Single Payment Scheme matters

Education & Qualifications

  • Royal Agricultural College 1989 – 1992
  • Member of RICS (MRICS) 1994
  • Registered RICS Valuer (95641)
  • Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV) 1994
  • Appointed Valuer to Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Hobbies and Interests

Family, hill walking, mountain biking, running, squash and watching rugby and football.  Married with two children.  Grandparents from farming families in the Shropshire area.


– Delegate to the Council of the CAAV

– Chair of Governors at Kingmoor Junior School, Carlisle

Graham Iles

Graham is Director of Residential Sales (South Lakes) and is based at the Kendal Office; Graham who qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1984, has over 35 years experience in residential and commercial agency and valuations and specialises in residential property sales. He also carries out professional valuations for a wide range of purposes including sale and purchase, taxation, probate and matrimonial.

Graham lives just outside Kendal with his family and enjoys rock climbing and guitar.


Colin Tomlinson

Business Experience
Managing Director for H&H Land & Estates and previously was with Michael CL Hodgson, Chartered Surveyors, Valuers, Auctioneers, Estate and Land Agents based in Kendal (from 1977).

Education & Qualifications
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester   1974  –  1977

Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Fellow of The Association of Agricultural Valuers.


Travelling | Walking | Football | Golf | Rugby


Married with two daughters.