Richard Prest

Role involves:

Much of Richard’s work now relates to advising land owning clients in relation to development potential and securing planning consents, followed by subsequent disposal of development sites. His role also includes land appraisals, valuations and strategic advice on development matters.

Richard has a general practice background having previously been heavily involved with the valuation and survey side of the business as well as heading up the property sales and management services from the Blackburn office.

Richard derives particular satisfaction in assisting clients, employing his deep knowledge and experience to achieve their goal, whether carrying out a valuation appraisal or achieving the best possible outcome in a complex residential development scenario involving appraisal, negotiation and project leadership skills.


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Area of expertise:

Richard initially trained as a Rural Practitioner before qualifying as an MRICS Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer.

Richard has extensive surveying, valuation and planning knowledge. He has always maintained an active involvement in agricultural and rural land / property matters, and particularly planning and development. He acts for various private landowners and promote sites on their behalf or through contractual agreements with developers.

A life-long interest in architecture, conservation and heritage issues has led to an involvement in a range of interesting and challenging projects and Charitable Committee appointments.


Career overview:

Richard has been with Lea Hough for over 30 years joining as a partner in 1985.

Richard has developed the multi-discipline ethos of the practice whilst maintaining high professional standards.

With a Chartered Surveyor’s background he has a wide range of property experience including land development, surveys, planning, valuation, sales, lettings, management and compensation.


When not in work:

Richard is passionate about vintage motoring and regularly competes in rallies and trials. He also enjoys spending time with the family and grandchildren and visiting interesting heritage sites.

“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