Ross joined Bidwells in 2018 and is a Senior Rural Surveyor based in the Perth office. Ross concentrates mainly on Red Book Valuations of rural property for a variety of purposes and Estate Agency. He is dual qualified as both a Chartered Rural Surveyor and Scottish Solicitor.
Ross Initially trained as a Scottish Solicitor but then decided to plot a slightly different course taking another degree (a Masters in Land Economy and Rural Surveying) followed by a period of retraining and subsequently requalifying as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer.
During his 9 years working across the legal and surveying disciplines Ross has gained a uniquely broad based experience across the full spectrum of property types as well as transactional experience in both the legal and surveying contexts.
His experience includes assisting with the management of highland and lowland estates to include; the leasing and management of sporting rights, residential properties, agricultural tenancies, dealing with employment issues, advising on agro environmental schemes, renewables development and residential development projects, negotiations including agricultural rent reviews, negotiating sales of agricultural land to sitting tenants or buying sitting tenants out of their tenancies, negotiating telecommunications leases and payments, and advising on compulsory purchase and compensation claims.
Ross has also been involved with the valuation of large and high value arable portfolios in Angus and Aberdeenshire for secured lending and other purposes, as well as contract farming agreements and seasonal agricultural lets. At Bidwells, Professional work, valuation and estate agency are his focus.
• Valuation of very high value agricultural portfolios for secured lending purposes
• Purchase and sale of prime arable land and forestry
• Voluntary registration of farms and estates
• Examination of title and advising on enforceability of title conditions
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