What is an Option Agreement?
Option Agreement is where the sale of the land is negotiated, subject to planning permission being achieved by a developer. You are committing to a developer who will, ultimately, build the houses on the land and promote your land for an agreed time period. When planning permission is obtained, the developer would purchase the land following a valuation exercise by one of our RICS Registered Valuers.
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BSc (Hons) MRICS MARLA
Tim joined Lambert & Foster in 1994 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1996. He studied at De Montfort University, having been educated at Lancing College. Born in Tenterden and having lived all his life in East Sussex and more recently Kent, he knows the local area well. Tim originally trained as a building surveyor and specialises in planning and development work. He is an RICS Registered Valuer. Outside of work Tim enjoys shooting, vintage tractors and has a private pilot’s licence and is often in the skies carrying out aerial surveys!
BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI
Gary is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with an RTPI-accredited Masters degree in Planning Policy and Practice. Gary joined the firm in 2014. In his approach to work, Gary combines an acute understanding of legislation and planning policy with the procedural requirements of Councils. He specialises in housing and residential development, with work ranging from the conversion of buildings under permitted development rights for private clients to larger housing developments with housebuilding clients. Gary works closely with the L&F agency department to generate onward sale of property generally at significantly increased values. Outside of work Gary is an avid Arsenal fan and a keen footballer, having played at a competitive standard, and takes pride in having scored in the first round proper of the FA Cup!
BSc (Hons) MRICS MBIAC AssocRTPI
Tom joined Lambert & Foster in 2013. He is Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a full member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) and an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). As a highly organised and meticulous consultant he prides himself in dealing with contentious planning cases. Tom also sits on the National Fruit Show General Committee.
Outside of work Tom plays hockey and cricket when he can escape from his three daughters and wife! He also enjoys being outdoors, learning about trees and walking and working his spaniels.
BA (Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV
Jon hails from a family with close connections to the farming community in Kent. After 10 years working in London he returned to his roots by joining Lambert & Foster in 2014, having completed a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. By 2017 he had qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and as a Registered Valuer. Jon now advises clients on a broad range of professional matters, including Valuation, Estate Management, the Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship Schemes, Rural Grants and Compulsory Purchase and Compensation. Outside of work Jon is kept busy with two young daughters but can be found on the hockey or cricket field when time allows!
Alan is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), a RICS Registered Valuer and a fellow of the Central Agricultural Association of Valuers (CAAV).
From a farming family in East Kent, Alan joined Lambert & Foster in 1986. He leads the Farm Agency and Auction teams as well as undertaking specialist rural valuations for lending, tax and litigation purposes. Outside of work Alan maintains his farming interests and is a keen sports fan.
BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS FAAV MBIAC
Dan grew up and worked on his family beef and lamb farm in West Kent before completing his undergraduate Geography degree at the University of Bristol in 2006. Having worked for 13 years at a Sussex based Chartered Surveying Firm, Dan moved to Lambert & Foster in 2020. Dan qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2010 and as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2011. Having advised clients on a range of rural professional and agency matters, Dan now tends to specialise in rural and agricultural planning, as well as valuation, utility and compensation work. Dan is also an RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC).
Outside of work, Dan has a young family which keep him rather busy, but when time allows, Dan is a keen cyclist and runner and likes nothing more than a cycle tour of a European mountain range, or more closer to home, taking the kids on a few laps of Bedgebury Forest!
Farms & Land
MSc BA(Hons) MRICS
Will joined Lambert & Foster in 2020 and works in the Rural Agency and Professional Team, specialising in farm and land sales and rural professional work. Will is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with a strong background in farm and land sales throughout Kent and Sussex.
Will also has long-standing expertise in viticulture, advising new and existing vineyard operators and landowners on site selection and land acquisition. In addition, he has experience acting as a buying agent for institutional and private buyers of farmland across the south east.
Nick hails from the Lincolnshire Fens and decamped to London in the late 1970’s to qualify at South Bank Polytechnic in surveying. Having married a Lincolnshire farmer’s daughter who decided to farm in Kent, he joined Lambert & Foster in the mid 1980’s to become the first non-auctioneering qualified surveyor in the Practice. Nick specialises in planning and development matters which has traditionally been centred around agricultural buildings but in more recent years has expanded into residential and some commercial development but always maintaining a strong link with agriculture and horticulture.
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