Useful links

We are a diverse business, and as such deal with a number of other parties in our day to day activities. You may find these links to other websites and telephone numbers useful.

Property Services

The Ombudsman Services resolve complaints from consumers about chartered surveying firms, surveyors, estate agents, residential managing agents, letting agents and other property professionals.

Government website for the Department of Communities and Local Government providing advice on the rented housing sector.

The Deposit Protection Service provides protection for deposits for tenancies in England and Wales. They offer both Custodial and Insured schemes so you can choose the type of protection which suits you best.

Professional Services

The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside.

RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector. As an RICS Regulated Firm, we follow the RICS Rules of Conduct, professionalism, security and client care. For further details see the Regulation area of the RICS website.

The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation or AMC, are an organisation which specialises in lending to rural property owners, landowners and farmer.

Livestock, Dairy and Machinery Sales

The National Farmers Union champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.

The Rural Payments Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) providing a range of services including making rural payments, carrying out rural inspections, and livestock tracing.

Red Tractor Assurance was launched by the food industry to promote clearer labelling and to ensure food originates from a trustworthy source.

The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association Ltd is the national organisation representing auctioneering firms that occupy and run the livestock auction markets of England and Wales.

The National Sheep Association is an organisation that represents the views and interests of sheep producers throughout the UK. It is funded by its membership of sheep farmers and its activities involve it in every aspect of the sheep industry.

The Ayrshires Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland is a breed society dedicated to keeping the Ayrshire at the forefront of modern dairying.

Other useful contacts:

Service Telephone Website
British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) 03450 501 234
Cattle Tracing System (CTS) 03450 111 212
Animal Reporting and Movement Service
(ARAMS) for sheep, goats & deer
08445 730 137
Rural Payments Agency (RPA) 03000 200 301 Website
Environment Agency 03708 506 506 Website
Natural England 03000 603 900
Department for Environment and
Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
03459 335 577 Website