Rostons is a firm of Chartered Surveyors and Agricultural Valuers based in Cheshire but covering the surrounding areas including North Wales.
We deal with all aspects of rural property which includes sales of land and farms, valuations of land and farms, planning advice, tenancies, option agreements and contract farming.
The business is headed by Tony Rimmer, one of the founding directors, together with Sam Catling, a qualified Chartered Surveyor who has been part of the Rostons team for more than seven years, and Carys Studley, who has been with Rostons for three years.
While we all bring our own strengths, interests and personalities to the business, we all share a number of common traits.
Firstly, we have a passion about the rural industry. We have either been brought up on farms or the bulk of our life has been associated with farming and the rural world.
We have a ‘can do’ attitude to work – if a job is worth doing it is worth doing properly.
And finally, we fully recognise without our clients we do not have a career and, therefore, giving the best advice to our clients is fundamental to our way of operating. It might not be that our clients agree with the advice, but we will always give the best possible advice.
We are all members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and we are all recognised valuers, so can undertake valuations for a variety of purposes.
In addition, we are Fellows of the Association of Agricultural Valuers which marks us as being true rural valuers. It is a much coveted qualification and one that many strive to achieve but cannot meet the stringent requirements of the two-day exam.
For those of you that instruct valuations of rural property, you really should ensure the valuer is a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers, because if they are not, it usually means they have failed to make the grade!