#RuBrief online rural CPD seminars return for 2019

Joint Ventures in Farming is the topic of our first #RuBrief online seminar for 2019. We will be online from 09.15 (GMT) on Friday 11 January 2019. In our 90 minute session we will look at the key attributes of modern joint venture agreements in farming - contract farming in particular. We will also review … Continue reading #RuBrief online rural CPD seminars return for 2019


Valuer Alert: Red Book now contains compulsory purchase

A new UK edition of the RICS Red Book comes into force on 14 January 2019. It covers Compulsory Purchase Valuation for the first time.

Measure for Measure

Philip Meade has published a post on his Dispute Resolution blog which serves as an excellent reminder of some of the good practice surveying basics: points which are just as useful to a trainee or newly-qualified surveyor as they are to an experienced arbitrator.  I'm delighted to reproduce it below: Despite our professional roots in … Continue reading Measure for Measure

How to pass the Agriculture Competency of the RICS Rural APC

All candidates for the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Rural Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) must satisfy the examiners that they have a sound agricultural knowledge.  Three levels are specified and all candidates must achieve at least Level Two while some will opt for the higher Level Three. What do we know about these … Continue reading How to pass the Agriculture Competency of the RICS Rural APC

Strategy and the land manager

These slides provide an update on the survey I have been undertaking for my RAU 100 Club/RICS (Royal Agricultural University/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Fellowship on the topic of strategy in rural estate management. The 151 respondents to date have been involved in the management of at least 1.973 million acres in the last year, and … Continue reading Strategy and the land manager