john coates
Associate, Rural

John Coates joined Bidwells in 2012 following his graduation from the Royal Agricultural College. John is an RICS Registered Valuer.

John comes from an agricultural background and has been involved with the management of the land and buildings at the family farm in Kent for many years.

Since joining Bidwells in 2012, he has been involved with the Estate Management of a wide variety of properties across East Anglia on behalf of clients including private individuals, trusts and multinational companies.

Within his Estate Management work he is responsible for rent reviews; maintenance and repairs; Landlord and Tenant matters for agricultural, residential and business agreements; and ensuring estates are managed in accordance with the best practice regarding Rural Professional Matters.

John provides advice to clients on a range of planning issues and has helped a number of clients secure planning permission for new buildings and conversions, often in the face of strident opposition from Local Authorities.

He assists colleagues in the Rural Agency Team with the acquisition and sale of a wide range of property types, working to achieve the best result and ensure clients continue to be helped after a deal is completed.

Recent projects


  • Initiating a rent review and maintenance plan across at least 25 properties on an estate in North Norfolk.
  • Working with the farming contractor on a recently purchased farm in South Suffolk to create and implement a farm improvement plan.
  • Overseeing the continued success of a large mixed estate in East Suffolk as part of a transitional period in its ownership.
  • Obtaining PD rights to convert a dilapidated Suffolk barn to residential in order that additional value could be unlocked when selling the farm.
  • Working with service providers at an estate in south Norfolk to deliver a large scale complicated project on time and within budget for the client.
  • Producing a valuation of a mixed farm in Essex where a number of different interests had to be accounted for.
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