What's Your Farm Worth?

Published: 22/01/2024 By Andrew Tuffin

Symonds & Sampson is once again providing its popular Free Farm Valuation Week for possible sales of farms, estates, smallholdings, land and rural properties. Farmers and landowners across the South West are invited to take advantage of the offer.
 
“This is a chance to get an up-to-date market appraisal of your property,” says Andrew Tuffin, Head of the Farm Agency department. “We cover the whole spectrum, from estates to paddocks and commercial farms to development opportunities. For landowners considering their options for the future, it’s a great opportunity to benefit from some free expert advice.”

In 2023 we saw a 15% increase in the supply of land to the market, the first time we a had a double digit % increase in 10 years and rising interest rates also started influencing buyers’ appetite therefore the land market cooled a little.
However, buyer demand remains strong with a much more diverse range of buyers seeking land.   A general election year may see some vendors wait for clarity, therefore 2024 could be a good year to sell.

Our Devizes and Tiverton offices are going from strength to strength offering several farms and blocks of land across Wiltshire and Devon to add to our traditional strongholds in Dorset and Somerset and we have linked up with Cornish agents Millerson to offer auction properties across Cornwall.

To take advantage of our expertise and increasing coverage please contact Andrew Tuffin on 01258 472244 or our Farm Agents in your nearest office (below) to discuss your property, the market and values.  

Meet our Farm Agents


Experienced Agents selling, buying and letting farms and land across the South and West of England

Andrew Tuffin


Partner, Head of Farm Agency
Frome Market, Sturminster Newton

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV


Department: Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, 
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agriculture BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuation, Valuations for Banks

01258 472244
07970 208825
atuffin@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Ross Willmington


Partner
Axminster

DipAgFM MRAC


Department: Axminster Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agricultural, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Wayleaves


01297 33122
rwillmington@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Will Wallis


Partner, Auctioneer
Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agriculture, BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks


01305 236572
wwallis@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Edwards


Partner
Salisbury

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Salisbury Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01722 334323
07747 888385
jedwards@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Paul Heard


Partner
Tiverton

MRICS FAAV


Department: Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations


01884 218911
07800 913637
pheard@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Lucy Carnell


Rural Surveyor
Yeovil

BSc (Hons) MRICS 


Department: Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Service: BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Easements, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Preparations of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Wayleaves


01935 382901
07940256550
lcarnell@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Curnick-James


Senior Surveyor
Devizes

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Devizes Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, AMC, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Diversification, Expert Witness, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks



01380 710535
jcjames@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Morgan Clement


Rural Surveyor
Wimborne

BSc (Hons) MRICS


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Wimborne Rural and Agricultural, Professional,
Service: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Wayleaves,
 

01202 882103
07751 609537
mclement@symondsandsampson.co.uk