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Meller Speakman - Cheshire - Rural Surveyor

Job Description:

Function: Rural Chartered Surveyor (MRICS Qualified)

Reports to: Directors

An exciting opportunity for a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor to be part of a Land Agency team in Cheshire. The role predominantly involves management of a range of rural property portfolios in accordance with agreed client strategies, also providing valuation and other rural related professional services as necessary.


  • To report directly to the directors
  • Provide the skills and resources of an RICS qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor / Land Agent
  • Fulfil the role of rural estate manager as directed to include:
    • tenancy / lease management including preparation of new agreements
    • negotiating tenancy/lease renewals, rent reviews
    • cost management
    • electronic information and document management to ensure all tenancies/leases and titles are accurately recorded
    • property inspections
    • proactively manage delivery of maintenance in accordance with budgets and client instruction
    • negotiate maintenance contracts with external contractors and hold them accountable for their performance
    • administer supplier invoices
    • manage contract farming operations for landowners, prepare and agree annual budgets, liaise with farm contractors, administer supplier and contractor invoices and prepare sale invoices.
    • ensure fulfilment of client statutory obligations and compliance
    • oversee, in line with appropriate consultants as necessary, the development and implementation of smaller refurbishment and conversion projects, verifying client requirements and delivering schemes
    • produce regular property management reports for internal and client reporting purposes
    • provide professional advice to retained management clients and to other clients seeking advice


  • Degree level qualification
  • Qualified RICS Rural Chartered Surveyor / Land Agent.


  • Experience working for a similar rural surveying practice
  • General practice background for a mix of private sector clients
  • Experience of acting for a range of clients with diverse rural portfolios
  • Rounded experience of general surveying skills
  • Experience in networking and building relationships internally and externally
  • Financial acumen and budget management
  • IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)
  • Good level of numerical reasoning and analytical skills.


  • Good presentation and marketing skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good commercial awareness skills
  • Good communicator
  • Business and report writing
  • Team player

Applications to 01625 468787

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