Rural Property


Over recent years, Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors has developed a growing reputation in the area of rural properties, and in particular, in dealing with large organisations that are entrusted to look after a large number of properties.

Organisations with whom we are proud to work alongside include the Duchy of Lancaster, the private estate owned by Her Majesty The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster.

Our firm has also been instructed to work on rural projects on behalf of the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Knowsley Estate, Crag Estate, Lord Alvingham and the Richard Dumbreck Singleton Trust.

Our role in working alongside such organisations involves providing ongoing Building Surveying advice in relation to the rurally located properties on their land. In most cases, we are appointed to project-manage building works that are undertaken, from large-scale conversions through to Planning Applications and compliance issues such as septic tank replacement.

We are also able to assist organisations by developing and overseeing planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programmes to ensure properties are kept fit for purpose and in a good standard of repair, ensuring that issues are tackled before they become a costly problem and generally safeguarding the longevity of these often-treasured buildings.

Lea Hough’s reputation for being equipped to effectively manage works involving rural properties is borne out of years of working with private rural clients across Lancashire, Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. From providing measured drawings to specifying a Schedule of Works, right through to project managing a building project through to its final completion, our Chartered Building Surveyors have been appointed in projects including barn conversions (for residential or commercial purposes), new-build farm barns, re-roofing works, and through to renovations of Listed country homes.

Due to our extensive experience in working with rural property and landowner organisations, we understand the unique challenges when working with rural buildings, and how to provide both practical and workable solutions to meet the needs of all stakeholders involved.

For more information on approach to working on rural properties, or to speak to us about a particular project, please get in touch.

“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn