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Sheldon Bosley Knight Horticultural Services

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garden centreIn addition to our Sales, Lettings, Rural, Agricultural and Equestrian Services, Sheldon Bosley Knight now offer specialist agency services to the horticultural industry.

As Valuers and Agents for the industry, we specialise in the handling of nurseries, glasshouses, plant and garden centres.  Our office based in the Vale of Evesham has recently sold nurseries in Wiltshire and Cambridgeshire and we regularly provide valuation services across the UK for horticultural nurseries.

Our professional and qualified staff have a vast range of experience in this property sector; Tony Rowland, the Director heading up the Specialist team has had practical experience of hydroponic salad production, ornamental plant production, including running a tissue culture laboratory for the nursery trade, as well as top fruit production, mostly specialising in plum crop.

Sheldon Bosley Knight are able to offer the following specialist surveying services to the horticultural trade:

Agency:  preparation of technical, detailed sales or letting particulars for horticultural properties, marketing the property to ensure maximum potential for selling as quickly as possible, as well as liaising with all interested parties.

commercial greenhouse growingLandlord & Tenant Law: negotiating lease terms representing either Landlord or Tenant, which is particularly important for the Garden Centre sector where many centres sublet parts of the property to third party businesses.

Sale of businesses: this is a very specialised area of agency work where we are able to calculate goodwill and place a business for sale in the open market on a confidential basis, to minimise disruption to trade while the sale process takes place.

Condition reports: Using our extensive technical expertise relating to horticultural production, we prepare detailed condition reports, ensuring an accurate record is made of production equipment prior to a change of ownership.

Survey reports: to identify any building defects found, whether they are in a glasshouse, portal steel framed building or specialist retail structure. We can also make recommendations on sites if a purchaser is unable to visit them. We also regularly prepare survey reports for residential houses, and can prepare either a Home Buyer survey, or a full structural report for a nursery house whether it has an agricultural tie or not, based on the recommended RICS homebuyer survey format.

Tony Rowland SBK TLGFor more information or assistance please contact the Evesham office 01386 765700 or email

Tony also writes regular blog posts on various property-related topics includingA Peak Inside the Horticultural IndustryThe Foibles of Commercial Leases” and “The High Price of Bushes and Climbing Shrubs Growing Over a Property“.

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