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Charles Clark M.A (Cantab) MRICS FAAV Partner / Chairman

(Office) 01460 238383 (Mobile) 07850 691561 Email Charles Clark

Charles Clark is a 7th generation Valuer and Auctioneer with strong West Country roots. Following a degree in Rural Land Economy at Cambridge University he qualified with Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury before joining GTH in 1984. Charles specialises in all aspects of rural valuation work including acting as a Single Joint Expert in many matrimonial and other professional valuations, also handling Landlord - Tenant issues in particular. He is one of the firm's principal Property Auctioneers and also auctions twice weekly at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. Charles also leads the GTH team managing the 4,000 acres or so of Glebe lands in Somerset on behalf of the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Based in South Somerset, Charles is a Trustee of a large local Farming Trust and is also a Trustee of The Somerset Community Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged in Somerset.

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Jeremy Bell FRICS, FAAV, FIRRV, FARLA, FLAA Partner

(Office) 01278 765588 (Mobile) 07860 319379 Email Jeremy Bell

Jeremy is an experienced multi faceted Chartered Surveyor and Auctioneer, both heading up and conducting regular collective land and property auctions in the North Somerset area as well as being on the rostrum at Sedgemoor Auction Centre selling primestock cattle.

Jeremy also undertakes valuations for partnership dissolution, loan security, inheritance tax and matrimonial purposes, regularly preparing Expert Witness Reports for the courts. Other fields of expertise include agri-business advice, estate management/residential and agricultural landlord and tenant, rural planning consultancy and rating appeals. Jeremy is the managing partner of our most northern office at Burnham-on-Sea and is currently heading up the Agricultural Department for the firm.

 

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Neil Biffen FRICS FAAV Partner

(Office) 01458 250000 (Mobile) 07702 133053 Email Neil Biffen

Neil specialises in rural professional work with an emphasis on taxation, compensation and estate management. A local farmer's son, he trained with the District Valuer at Taunton and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at the unprecedented age of 20 after which he worked in Exeter and East Devon. He joined F L Hunt and Sons in 1984 in Langport and became a Partner in 1986. Still based at Langport, he acts for a substantial number of private clients throughout the wide area covered by the GTH offices and is also familiar to farmers as a store cattle Auctioneer at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre.

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Derek Biss FRICS FAAV Partner

(Office) 01278 410250 (Mobile) 07850 932555 Email Derek Biss

Derek joined WRJ Greenslade & Co in 1983 from Berry Bros in Northampton. A dairy farmer’s son from Castle Cary in Somerset, he trained at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and was articled at RB Taylor & Son in Yeovil in 1978. Derek became an equity partner in 1986 at the age of 27. He heads up the farm sales department as a specialist live and deadstock auctioneer and spends up to 2 days a week at the new market. He is on the Arbitrator’s panel for specialist livestock valuations of all types. He is actively involved in carrying out TB valuations in Wales and in his spare time he manages his livestock farm on the Quantock Hills.

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Duncan Brown FRICS, IRRV Partner

(Office) 01823 334455 (Mobile) 07734 477953 Email Duncan Brown

Duncan joined GTH in April 2003 having previously been a Director of a well known Westminster based firm in Central London and has 29 years' experience dealing with commercial property. He specialises in the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property including shops, offices, industrial premises, development sites and investments. He also has considerable experience in landlord & tenant negotiations, including rent reviews and lease renewals, and has acted as an Expert Witness in numerous arbitration, independent expert, mediation, tribunal and court referrals. In addition to this Duncan heads up the Valuation, Survey, Property Management, Energy & Legionella Assesment and Asbestos Survey Departments.

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Michael N P Dukes MRICS Partner

(Office) 01823 277121 (Mobile) 07710 183800 Email Michael N P Dukes

Michael has been a partner since 1987, heading up the Residential Sales team for many years. Responsible for the largest residential office based in Taunton, dealing with a wide range of new and existing housing in town and country areas and serving the widest client base of any agent in the area. Michael is also heavily involved in strategic town planning representing many clients in the area with land suitable for housing commercial or leisure use and is widely recognised for skills in matching developer and landowner aspirations. A pro-active negotiator, much of his work is now based on referral and recommendation.

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Graham Ford Partner

(Office) 01823 334466 (Mobile) 07803 957157 Email Graham Ford

Graham heads the Development, Land & Planning division specialising in the disposal of residential development, land and property throughout the South West region providing planning and valuation advice to a wide range of clients including private landowners, banks and local authorities. Graham became a partner of GTH in 2000 following a 10 year period working in Exeter and Somerset County Council. Graham also heads the New Homes' division, a specialist department, recognising the marketing needs of small and large developers.

William Handel

William Handel MRICS, FAAV Partner

(Office) 01404 46222 (Mobile) 07894 616167 Email William Handel

Will grew up close to the Devon / Somerset border and having gone to school at Queens College in Taunton progressed to study Rural Land Management at The Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. This was followed by three years working for a national firm of Land Agents in Kent where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer. Having joined Greenslade Taylor Hunt in 2004 he now manages the Honiton Office and was made a Partner of the firm in 2015.

Will now focuses on all Rural Property matters and deals primarily with the professional valuation and sale of farms, equestrian property, smallholdings and land, applications for the Basic Payment Scheme and is also familiar to many farmers throughout the South West as an auctioneer at Sedgemoor Auction Centre where he sells stirks.

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Simon Havens Partner

(Office) 01749 605605 (Mobile) 07740 416222 Email Simon Havens

Simon is the new Head of Residential Sales for GTH having joined the firm in 2000 and became a Partner in 2005. After 7 very successful years in Sherborne and a brief spell in Bridgwater, Simon opened a new branch in the Cathedral city of Wells in 2012. Simon hails from Taunton and has been an Estate Agent in the West Country since 1988.

Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe MRICS Partner

(Office) 01935 415300 (Mobile) 07767 621274 Email Justin Lowe

Justin originally joined RB Taylor & Sons in 1995 and ran the firm's Milk Quota Department. In 2001 he took over the Farms and Rural Property Department based at Yeovil and now deals with the valuation, sale and purchase of farms, equestrian, country property and land on behalf of farmers and individuals throughout Somerset and Dorset. Justin qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1990, became a Partner in 2003 and conducts the property auctions in the Dorset and South Somerset areas on behalf of the firm.

Tony Overhill

Tony Overhill FRICS FAAV Partner

(Office) 01884 243000 (Mobile) 07770 750469 Email Tony Overhill

Tony Overhill joined WRJ Greenslade & Co in 1989 as a Senior Assistant and became an Equity Partner in 1992 on the merger of WRJ Greenslade & Co and FL Hunt & Son. Initially heading the firm's Farm and Land Sales division in Taunton, he moved to Tiverton in 1996 to open the first Devon office. His speciality remains Rural Agency, although he also undertakes a wide range of Valuation and associated Professional work including the preparation of Expert witness reports, planning appraisals and compensation claims. The son of a Kentish farmer, Tony takes a keen interest in all rural affairs, as well as enjoying part time farming, property renovation and sailing.

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Martyn Venner BSc (Hons) MRICS Partner

(Office) 01278 425555 (Mobile) 07813 697012 Email Martyn Venner

Martyn is a second generation chartered surveyor who joined GTH in 2004 straight from agriculture college and started life in the milk quota department. He quickly progressed into agricultural professional and valuation work and had a regular slot selling livestock in Taunton market. As the years progressed Martyn moved into farm and rural agency, qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2007. From here Martyn specialised in selling country properties based in the Taunton office. In 2011 Martyn was made an Associate and in 2012 he was asked to run the residential office in Bridgwater whilst still selling in the market on a Saturday after successfully running the Bridgwater Office Martyn was made a partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt in January 2017.

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Robert Venner BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV FLAA Partner

(Office) 01278 410278 (Mobile) 07889 006503 Email Robert Venner

Robert joined GTH in 1992 from Bruton Knowles' Gloucester office. Robert is the managing partner of Sedgemoor Auction Centre and actively sells at the market's three weekly sales of livestock. Robert studied at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, where he obtained his honours degree in Estate Management. Robert became a partner of GTH in 2005.

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Richard Webber MRICS Partner

(Office) 01769 574500 (Mobile) 07740 881180 Email Richard Webber

Richard joined GTH is 1996 having graduated from Seale Hayne Agricultural College with an honours degree in Agriculture followed by a Masters in Estate Management from the Royal Agricultural College. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1998 and became a Partner with the firm in 2003. He is the Managing Partner of the South Molton Office and deals primarily with the professional valuation and sale of farms, equestrian property, smallholdings and land.

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Andrew Perry FNAEA Residential Partner

(Office) 01460 57222 (Mobile) 07801 132435 Email Andrew Perry

Andrew joined GTH Yeovil Office in 1981, moving to GTH Ilminster in 1982 as manager. He specialises in the sale of town and country residential property in the surrounding area. Andrew is well known locally with over 35 years experience and also his family business "Perry's Cider". He started his career with SCC Valuation and Estates Dept, training as a Land Agent, then moving to a firm in Chard where he Auctioned in the Slades saleroom and developed estate agency expertise.

Robert Clark

Robert Clark MRICS Commercial Property Partner

(Office) 01935 423474 (Mobile) 07767 637284 Email Robert Clark

Robert runs the Commercial and Land & Development Department for South Somerset and Dorset. Joining GTH in 2009 having previously been a partner at Cluttons, Robert has 30 years’ experience, acting on behalf of and advising developers, public sector bodies, corporate and private clients in London and the West Country. Specialising in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and providing landlord & tenant and development advice, with particular emphasis on commercial and residential property. Robert currently manages 30 long leasehold blocks and a number of other commercial and mixed use properties.

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Sally Mitchell MRICS Agricultural Partner

(Office) 01305 268786 (Mobile) 07764 817998 Email Sally Mitchell

Sally joined R B Taylor and Son's during 1995 having graduated from Reading University with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Rural Resource Management.  Following the merger with Greenslade Hunt in 1997 Sally undertook a correspondence course with the College of Estate Management to allow her to obtain her Chartered Surveyor qualifications. The daughter of a Dorset dairy farmer Sally was well placed to start selling dairy cattle in 2001 when she was also made an associate, her involvement with the farm sales department has continued over the past 20 years as she has developed her professional involvement with various Estates and Landlords whilst managing the Dorchester Office and has been an Agricultural Partner with the firm since 2016.

Property Specialists in the South West

Greenslade Taylor Hunt offers an extensive range of property services covering the residential and commercial markets, equestrian properties, farms and new homes in the South West.

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