Fraser
Smith

Graduate Rural Surveyor

Fraser is a member of Bidwells’ Estate Management and Professional team assisting in estate management, land valuations and undertaking a broad range of rural professional work.

Having grown up on the family livestock farm South Lanarkshire, Fraser joined Bidwells in 2017 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor following five years as an officer in the Royal Navy. Keen to return to his rural roots, Fraser has brought a wealth of management experience from his military career and is currently studying for a Masters degree in Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University.

Based in our Perth office, Fraser is involved with a number of clients throughout the central belt of Scotland. He has experience in estate and property management, valuations, agency, and various estate diversification projects.

He has gained knowledge representing landowners’ interests in large utilities projects and in negotiating access agreements and compensation payments.

Recent projects

  • Estate Management - of a prestigious rural estate in central Perthshire incorporating multiple enterprises ranging from let property, sportings to corporate entertainment. Involved in the installation of a commercial biomass plant generating cost savings for the client and additional income.
  • Agricultural Tenancies - representing landowners in the negotiation and management of a variety of agricultural lettings. Successfully meeting both landowner and tenant requirements to secure positive outcomes for both parties.
  • Major Incident Management and Insurance Claims - acting for a client in the aftermath of a destructive fire in order to minimise impact on the business, demonstrate H&S compliance and negotiate a favourable insurance outcome.  
  • Historic Property Renovations - assisting in the management of extensive renovations to a prominent historic property on a western isle. Coordination of numerous contractors and trades on site in order to bring a luxury holiday letting business to the market.
  • Utilities and Land Access - representing client interests in large scale utility infrastructure projects. Managing access agreements and compensation claims to ensure minimum disruption to the landowner.

 

  • Estate and property management
  • Land valuations
  • Rural agency
  • Diversification projects
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Access agreements and compensation payments
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