penny coles
Graduate Rural Surveyor

Based in our Fort William office, Penny is a member of Bidwells’ Rural Team assisting in estate management, valuations and undertaking a broad range of rural professional work

Penny joined Bidwells in 2018 as a Rural Surveyor after completing a Masters of Land Economy in Rural Surveying and Rural Land Management (RICS accredited) at the University of Aberdeen before which she attained a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Geography also at the University of Aberdeen.

Based in our Fort William Office, she has experience in rural estate management and is currently registered with RICS to undertake the Rural Pathway of the APC.

She has assisted in the management of two large Highland estates and has been exposed to landlord and tenant negotiations, agricultural and residential tenancy reviews, valuations of agricultural holdings for purchasing, utility wayleaves and the revaluation appeals of sporting rates.

Penny has also managed the ongoing maintenance of rural residential properties, undertaking viewings, organising applications and documents of tenancies and co-ordinating repair and refurbishment works.

Recent projects

  • Waygoing claims
    Penny has been involved in preparing two way-going claims, one on behalf of the landlord and one for an agricultural tenant and was part of the negotiations between both clients. The valuation of the claims included both residential property improvements and agricultural fixtures such as fences, buildings and the calculations of fertiliser and lime residuals.
  • Private Residential Tenancy
    In the wake of the new Private Residential Tenancy in Scotland, she has been responsible for creating and co-ordinating the company documents in preparation of the transition from the Short Assured Tenancies. The documents were also prepared in line with the new Letting Agent Code of Practice.
  • Compulsory Purchase
    Penny has been involved in the preparation of compulsory purchase claims for estate management clients and new clients for the ground investigation works for the A96 and A9 Dualling project.



  • Rural estate agency 
  • Waygoing claims



  • Private residential tenancy agreements
  • Compulsory purchase
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