Andrew
Wood

Partner, Rural

Andrew has over 30 years’ property experience in Strategic Estate Management, Landlord/Tenant and Development projects based in Bidwells’ Perth Office.

He has specialist knowledge of portfolio valuations for private, institutional and corporate clients including valuations of estates, residential and strategic development land. He has extensive experience of formulating estate development and asset management plans, providing strategic advice on valuation, tenancies, planning and development projects. He also advises clients in respect of promotion and sale agreements in relation to development land.

Andrew heads Bidwells’ Crown Estate Scotland Coastal team managing the coastal and seabed zone for the Scottish Government, undertaking the commercial valuation of marine assets and dealing with all types of commercial and community interests. He has extensive expert witness experience that has involved giving evidence at Lands Tribunal and he has given evidence at the Court of Session on behalf of The Crown Estate in relation to an action for the declarator.

Representing the RICS, Andrew has been involved in the current legislation on both Agricultural Holdings and Land reform. He currently represents the RICS as part of the Tenant Farming Commissioners Advisory Forum on landlord and tenant issues and the emerging codes.

Recent and current projects include:

  • Legal and Planning Agreements for a 500 house site in Perthshire
  • Legal and planning agreements in place on house sites elsewhere in the central belt for 2000 New Homes
  • Option and planning agreements in train in Fife and Angus for 1800 New Homes
  • Planning in principle for 450 new homes in Perthshire
  • Surrender of tenanted farms in the borders and purchase on behalf of landlords and tenants of respective interests.
  • Promotion and negotiating agreements for development land
  • Property valuation for intensive livestock production
  • Commercial valuation of marine assets
  • Portfolio valuations
  • Estate development plans
  • Rural and professional estate management
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