JT Haselwood & Co are professional land and property consultants for Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Mid Wales

James is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), most recently working with Picardy Land and Development having previously been at Carter Jonas LLP (Shrewsbury office) in a rural practice surveying role. James’ expertise includes valuation, purchase and disposal of rural residential and commercial assets.  He has assisted private estates, farmers and commercial property owners with strategic advice and direction, often facilitating project delivery.

Landlord and Tenant Matters

We advise both Landlords and Tenants and have comprehensive knowledge and experience of legislation and procedures governing residential and agricultural lettings.

Rent Reviews

Leasing and Lettings  |  Compensation at the end of a tenancy including Tenants Pastures, Growing Crops, Tenants Buildings, Tenants fixtures and Dilapidations.
Advice on Succession Tenancies  |  Serving of the Appropriate Notices  |  Notices to Quit


Valuation of commercial asset classes such as houses, farms, estates, and commercial property can play a crucial role in strategic decision making. We have a comprehensive network of RICS Registered Valuers on hand to help and advise…

Secured Lending  |  Market Appraisals  |  Taxation  |  Strategic Planning


We can offer our clients professional and confidential advice on matters including:

Landlord & Tenant – Rent reviews, Lease renewals.
Development and Investment – Professional and agency advice for developers and investors.
Valuations – Valuation reports for loan security, acquisition, compensation, asset & tax purposes.

Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

When your property is affected by a Compulsory Purchase Order it is important to seek expert advice at the earliest opportunity. We are able to provide early representation to make sure the landowner’s interests are protected.

Agricultural and Rural Projects

Agriculture is an ever evolving industry with on farm needs changing constantly. Coming from an agricultural background means that we understand and are able to advise farmers and landowners on a variety of projects including:

Agricultural Buildings  |  Permitted Development applications (28 day notice)  |  Change of Use
Agricultural Workers Dwellings  |  Barn Conversions  |  Diversification  |  Commercial Development


Whether it is a single plot or a housing estate we are able to advise on the planning prospects of your site and help to deliver your project including:

Large Scale Residential Developments  |  Single Dwellings  |  Affordable Housing Development  |  Agricultural Workers Dwellings
Barn Conversions  |  Householder Consents  |  Annexes & Holiday Lets
Listed Building & Conservation Areas


A detailed financial appraisal is a vital part of any development to ensure your project is financially viable. We can assist by appraising the site for all types of development proposals and undertake a feasibility study for your project.

Along with the technical constraints of a site it is also important to factor in the financial impacts of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) as well as s.106 contributions. As well as advising on the financial implications we can also assist with negotiations to try and reduce or mitigate these costs with Local Authorities.

Development Appraisals  |  Market Appraisals  |  Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)  |  s.106 Contributions

Contract Negotiations

There are a variety of different contracts that can be encountered during any development project and we can assist with the negotiations, including:

Conditional & unconditional contracts
Option agreements
Promotion agreements
Land and Build contracts

Social Housing

There is an ever increasing demand for affordable housing across the UK creating opportunities for landowners and contractors. This can be on allocated sites with or without planning consent or on land outside of the development boundary, potentially even on sites that have previously been refused planning consent.

By working closely with Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords we can unlock your sites development potential.

Householder Consents
Annexes & Holiday Lets
Listed Building & Conservation Areas

Affordable Housing  |  Exception Sites  |  Edge of Settlement Development  |  Housing Association Partnerships

Strategic Land

If you have land that you think has an opportunity for development in any capacity, please do get in touch. We have expertise in unlocking potential development opportunities and adding value for and on behalf of landowners.  Our approach to each site is bespoke, ensuring the process is managed correctly at every stage with Landowner objectives central at all times.

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