Vickers and Barrass is a firm of Rural Chartered Surveyors offering a professional land agency
service throughout the North East of England.
The business was established by Harry Vickers in 1973 and in September 2012 it was acquired
by Darlington Farmers Auction Mart Limited to expand their range of services. TH Vickers
Limited trading as Vickers and Barrass is now fronted and managed by Adam Barrass BSC
(Honours in REALM, MRICS, FAAV) and Harry Vickers (BSC FRICS) who continues to work as a
As a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated firm and Adam Barrass being a
RICS Registered Valuer, Vickers & Barrass are able to offer formal RICS Valuation Professional
Standards (the Red Book) valuation reports for a variety of purposes.
Landlord and Tenant Matters
Vickers & Barrass are happy to deal with any landlord and tenant issues associated with
agriculture from drafting new tenancy agreements to dealing with end of tenancy matters.
EU Farm Subsidies & Grants
Vickers and Barrass are able to assist with a range of grant and subsidy matters including the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship
Schemes and Grants. Pat Cotterill is a specialist at Vickers and Barrass benefiting from a broad knowledge of this sector following previous
employment within the RPA and Natural England.
Compulsory Purchase & Utilities Company Compensation Claims
Vickers & Barrass have experience of dealing with government authority's compulsory purchasing
land and property from clients and are able to negotiate accordingly in relation to any
compulsory purchase matter.
Vickers and Barrass are able to provide advice and complete planning applications relating to
country planning. This service is complemented by being able to negotiate with developers on
behalf of landowners where they are looking to develop greenfield and brownfield sites for
Farm Dispersal Sales
Vickers & Barrass can offer a service unlike few others, we can deal with whole farm dispersal
including property, machinery and livestock by working with the team and expert knowledge of
those at Darlington Farmers Auction Mart, who can provide the support for any on farm dispersal
Vickers & Barrass can assist in trying to simplify the renewable energy sector which can be a
minefield to understand. We are able to offer independent advice, about all renewable energy,
however we have significant experience in dealing with wind turbines.
Although few new telecommunication masts are being installed, many existing leases are
starting to come to an end. Telecoms providers are now wishing to re-negotiate the terms
and Vickers & Barrass are able to draw on the knowledge of being involved when leases were
Farm Services & Estate Management
Full management of farm records can be undertaken at client requests along with dealing with
any other day to day requirements farming clients may have. Vickers & Barrass carry out an
estate management role on a number of private estates.
Vickers & Barrass have a wealth of experience in dealing with coal site surface mining
options in the North East of England, particularly in Northumberland and County Durham.
We can negotiate options, leases, and sales along with the management of a number of schemes.
Vickers and Barrass can provide expert witness reports and are experienced in dealing with
disputes from an initial enquiry through to court proceedings.