Professionalism and Expertise in the Agricultural and Rural Property Sectors

Acorn Rural Property Consultants is a dynamic and forward thinking firm of Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents specialising in professional, management and agency work in the agricultural and rural property sectors. Over the years we have developed a reputation for professionalism and expertise. Please browse our services for more information.

Our aim is to build long term relationships with our clients and their other professional advisers to ensure that we understand their needs and can help to achieve their objectives. This is reflected in a high level of repeat instructions and personal referrals. Our clients range from large property owning organisations and private estates to family farmers, developers and private individuals.

We have particular expertise in planning and development, including permitted development rights and planning enforcement; agricultural tenancies; dispute resolution; expert witness and arbitration work. We publish regularly in the farming press and contribute to the work of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and other professional organisations.

We welcome enquiries from clients, prospective clients and their advisers and are always happy to have an initial discussion without any obligation to establish how we may be able to help.

We are regulated by RICS for the provision of surveying services. This means we agree to uphold the RICS Rules of Conduct for Firms and all other applicable mandatory professional practice requirements of RICS. These can be found at https://www.rics.org/uk/upholding-professional-standards/standards-of-conduct/rules-of-conduct/ and the RICS client money scheme rules can be viewed at https://www.rics.org/uk/upholding-professional-standards/regulation/firm-regulation/client-money/cmp-scheme/ As an RICS regulated firm we have committed to cooperating with RICS in ensuring compliance with its standards. Mark Sanders is the firm’s nominated RICS Responsible Principal.


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Removal of holiday use restrictions

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Final round of countryside productivity grants now open

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Use classes

“We have used quite a bit of ink discussing the permitted development rights that allow the change of use...

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Class Q or not Class Q

“It is evident from recent instructions that there is still a considerable lack of understanding about the work that...

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Planning update

“Following a statement by the Government in June that the implementation period for planning permissions that have an expiry...

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Class Q development

“Refusals of applications under the Class Q permitted development right that allows the change of use of some agricultural...

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