Edward
Briggs

Partner, Rural

Edward has worked in the rural property industry for 26 years. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and an RICS Accredited Expert Witness. He specialises in advising landowners and occupiers on a wide range of property issues and also undertakes dispute resolution work.

He principally practices in Southern England, Eastern England and the Home Counties. Edward is also a Director of Thame Farmers Auction Mart Limited.

Edward has dealt with many detailed valuations of rural estates in the last 10 years, including detailed negotiations with HMRC regarding eligibility for Inheritance Tax reliefs and advising on restructuring of rural businesses and property to ensure such reliefs are optimised.

Edward has provided expert valuation evidence for disputes, including mediations, arbitrations, lands tribunal hearings and in Court proceedings, acting on behalf of a broad range of clients ranging from farming families, individuals to corporate institutions and insurance companies.

He was appointed by the President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to the Dispute Resolution Services’ arbitrators panel in 2009, and, as of January 2017, is listed on the RICS Register of Expert Witnesses.

  • Expert evidence for a wide range of issues related to rural land and property
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration work
  • Advice on the sale and purchase of land and farms
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Valuations for probate, capital gains tax, secured lending and litigation purposes
  • Rights of way expertise
  • Wide knowledge of landlord and tenant issues for agricultural, commercial and residential tenancies
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