Darren is a Director in our Bristol office and has practiced in Bristol and the surrounding areas for approaching 24 years. Darren specialises in providing professional advice to investors and occupiers of property in the private and public sectors.
Darren is experienced in the valuation of the property portfolios of a number of private and public sector property owners. He provides lease consultancy advice to landlords and tenants alike and is responsible for the management of The Bristol Port Company estate at Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside.
Darren has prepared valuations for a number of the UK’s major banking groups. Darren negotiates rent reviews and lease re-gears across the south west.
James is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. He is experienced in a variety of professional practice areas including property sales, compulsory purchase and compensation, development land and the valuation of land and property.
Sara joined North Letherby at the start of 2018. She is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.
Sara specialises in rural planning matters and has extensive experience in preparing and managing planning applications for rural workers’ dwellings (new farmhouses and temporary log cabins / mobile homes), a wide range of new farm buildings, nurseries, barn conversions, equestrian development, kennels, and other changes of use and farm diversification projects. Sara has gained Certificates of Lawfulness for clients and has assisted with Enforcement issues. She has worked across much of England and Wales, for farmers, landowners and on behalf of local planning authorities.
Sara also works on behalf of housing and commercial developers seeking to develop agricultural land. Working with Agricultural Land Classification surveyors, she has provided assessments of the impact of housing and commercial development upon agricultural land and farm businesses.
Sara has a rural background in Wiltshire. Following a career change from the media in 2007, Sara studied for a masters degree in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College for which she received a Distinction.
Sara is a keen sports fan, combining her love of travel and cricket whenever possible. She keeps fit by running and maintaining some order in the garden.
Harriet is a Harper Adams University graduate, completing her industrial work placement year in 2015 at North & Letherby. She is an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Commended Member of the Institute of Agricultural Management.
Harriet operates in a variety of professional practice areas including planning, valuation, agency and agricultural subsidy schemes.