If you require a valuation of property for taxation, business or trust planning or charities act matters Skinner Holden can help. We provide property valuations for a wide range of property in rural areas and market towns across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

Skinner Holden Property Advisors provides RICS Red Book valuations of property in rural areas and market towns throughout the South-East of England and the Isle of Wight.

Iain is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Agricultural Law Association. He is a RICS registered valuer and Skinner Holden Property Advisors is regulated by the RICS.

Iain has built up extensive experience as a valuation surveyor. He is particularly skilled at rural valuation and has valued properties ranging from a country house and estate to houses and pony paddocks.

Please note that Skinner Holden does not at present provide valuations for loan or mortgage purposes.


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  • Inheritance Tax valuations
  • Potentially Exempt Transfers
  • Charity accounts
  • Obtaining probate
  • SIPPs and other pension investments
  • Appropriate surveyor’s reports for charities acquiring or selling interests in real estate
  • Capital Gains Tax valuations
  • Business accounts
  • Expert witness reports for litigation
  • Expert witness reports for divorce proceedings and financial settlements.
  • Emigration and immigration

Iain provides valuation reports for a wide range of clients:

His clients include solicitors, financial advisors, private individuals, entrepreneurs, divorcing couples, limited companies and other businesses, wildlife trusts, charities, churches, London livery companies, executors and trustees, local authorities, County Councils, District Councils, Parish Councils and Central Government Departments and more.

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A high net worth Individual wanted to ensure that his interest in his landed estate in the Thames Valley was passed across to a charity.

Charities Act regulations meant a number of things had to happen for this transfer to take place. Once the appropriate anti-money laundering checks had taken place, Iain inspected the properties to carry out a charity valuation. The sizeable estate included a Queen Anne country house, 400 acres of arable agricultural land, woodland, pasture paddocks, farm buildings (modern and traditional), commercial offices and light industrial buildings, estate cottages and stable yards

With the inspections complete, Iain then researched the properties online and analysed the appropriate comparable evidence before delivering a full RICS Red Book Valuation report.

Recent instructions have included the valuation of:

woodlands | houses | small-holdings | kennels | holiday cottages | Post Offices | rights of access | restrictive covenants | churches and a Manse

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I had the pleasure of working with Iain on a complicated residential planning project in 2017. The way he went about his consultancy services was very professional and on point at all times. I would have no reticence of recomending Iain and look forward to working with him again very soon.

Stuart Wilson, Director, Wilson Designer Homes Ltd