We understand how important property investment is for you or your organisation, how decisions taken now may affect you for years to come.


At Skinner Holden we take time to understand your purposes and objectives. Some properties may be required to provide a financial income or capital growth, whilst others are held to deliver the aims of an organisation.  More often the aspirations of an estate are balanced with its financial requirements.

Rural property in particular, may have a range of issues which need to be taken account of.  Our experience in these areas enables us to provide appropriate advice and, if neccessary, involve specialist consultants from our network.

Skinner Holden Property Advisors have advised charities, government bodies, local authorities, individuals, companies and trusts.

The company was created by Iain Skinner after 25 years advising on rural development, valuations and managing estates across England, in both the public and private sector.

The firm aims to combine the commercial drive of the private sector with the Civil Service ethos of integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality and the RICS Code of Conduct.

Ianin Skinner, MD at Skinner Holden Property Advisors, based near Midhurst West Sussex

Iain Skinner has a wealth of experience in the delicate negotiations required for development within environmentally sensitive locations.

Iain has negotiated leases, and assisted with planning permission, on the first woodland burial site and first new Forest Holidays site on the Forest Enterprise estate. He also provided the planning and estates support to the teams creating new visitor facilities at Wendover Woods, Alice Holt Forest and Bedgebury Pinetum.
Skinner Holden Property Advisors is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Whether it is the creation of a new estate, charity or body or a review of an existing estate, a fresh pair of eyes undertaking detailed primary research can often uncover those gems that have been overlooked or give a new perspective on an old problem.  We have helped charities, trusts and landed estates explore new possibilities and structure their medium term goals through workshops and comprehensive documentation.


Obtaining planning permission for development, particularly in rural areas can be a complex task.  Identifying issues from environmental and landscape concerns to contaminated land and access, Skinner Holden will manage your application and engage the appropriate specialists for your project.  From initial appraisal to final application we can help.

Compulsary Purchase advice from Skinner Holden, Property Advisors, West Sussex


If you have been approached by an organisation or you represent a body, who wish to acquire land either through compulsory powers or negotiation then we can help.

Skinner Holden Property Asset Valuers, near Midhurst, West Sussex


If you require a valuation of property for taxation, business or trust planning or charities act matters Skinner Holden can help.  We provide valuations of many types of property in rural areas and market towns across  Southern England.