Address: Whittaker & Co, The Estate Office, Fiddler Hall, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8NQ
Telephone: +44 (0)15395 30000


Whittaker & Co was established in 1991 in South Cumbria as an Independent Firm of Surveyors, Valuers & Auctioneers, with the practice principally covering the whole of South Cumbria and Lancashire.

We aim to provide a comprehensive range of professional services for private individual's business and commerce as reflected by our quality client base. Our commitment is to provide a personal, traditional, helpful service at very competitive rates with a good depth of local knowledge and expertise in the area.

The practice is principally operated by Colin Whittaker FRICS. After leaving the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, he qualified as a Land Agent and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He gained a wide spectrum of experience having worked in modern and traditional Land Agency and Chartered Surveyors offices in Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire before moving to Kendal and subsequently setting up Whittaker & Co.

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Claims and Compensation

Negotiating Easements and Wayleaves for pipelines and overhead cables including:

  • Gas and Oil pipelines
  • Water pipes
  • Underground Electricity Cables
  • Overhead Cable and Power Lines
  • Road Widening and Improvement Schemes
  • Claims submitted and negotiated for capital payments for reduction in the value of your house, farm and land due to Pylons and Power lines over your land

For many years, Colin Whittaker has acted for Land Owners and Occupiers in respect of Gas, Water and Electricity Construction Schemes thus obtaining many years of practical experience with all aspects of pipeline and cable schemes.

Whittaker & Co carries out a comprehensive, professional service for the client, including:

  • Discussions with the Acquiring Authority regarding its proposed route, possible route changes, accommodation works etc.
  • Negotiations regarding Capital payments and assessments and accommodation works, requirements and monetary payments
  • Discuss and agree drainage prior to entry and agree the basis of compensation for alterations required to the farming/business system
  • Check and agree the pre-entry photographic and written schedule of condition
  • Advise the client as to the keeping of records, detailed diary and photographic evidence in order to maximise the compensation
  • Deal with all necessary day to day problems on behalf of the farmer/owner/occupier during the construction period
  • Advise as to reinstatement matters
  • Submit and negotiate compensation claims and negotiate a fair settlement to cover for all losses incurred etc.

Telecommunication Masts

Worldwide growth in communication has led to an ever increasing number of fibre optic cables and telephone masts. Although the law and requirements are complicated, we have developed an expertise in this specialised area, successfully negotiating good and beneficial terms, agreements and compensation for owners and occupier.

Wind Farms & Canal Schemes

Including canal Flooding and Leakage Claims and negotiations.

In many instances the Utilities pay the agents fees, so the client may have nothing to pay.

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Owning Property, Land and other assets inevitably requires valuations from time to time. Whether it is a farm to be sold or an individual animal. Whittaker & Co. has the experience and expertise to compile and provide full Valuation Reports and Inventories thoroughly and professionally for a wide range of purposes, including:

  • Valuations of Land and Property
  • Valuations for Insurance Purposes
  • Valuations for Matrimonial Purposes
  • Valuations for Probate
  • Valuations for Capital Gains
  • Tax or Inheritance Tax
  • Valuations of Farm Machinery and Livestock
  • Valuations for Stocktaking Valuations

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Agricultural, Land Agency, Planning

A prompt, efficient and personal land agency service for large and small landowners and occupiers.

  • Forthcoming auction
  • Farm Business Tenancy Agreements.
  • Seasonal Grass Lettings.
  • Rent Reviews.
  • Dilapidations and Tenant Right Matters.
  • Architectural Service for Farm Buildings.
  • Diversification Scheme.
  • All aspects of Farm Land Management.
  • Management and associated problems.

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Land and Property Sales

We are able to organise and conduct the sale of Land, Buildings and Property.

Initial consultations are given entirely without obligation.

Adobe Reader
Details Location
For Sale by Private Treaty

Land being part of
Gift Hall Farm
Church Lane
Preston PR3 0LA

16.88 acres (6.83 hectares) or thereabouts of extremely productive Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land in One Single Enclosure

Guide Price of £130,000

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For Sale by Private Treaty

A 10.36 Acre Block of Mature Conifer and Hardwood Woodland
Known as
Sampool Wood
Cumbria, LA8 8EJ

Guide Price of £100,000

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Floor Plan
For Sale by Private Treaty

15 Sun Street
LA12 7BX

A Traditional Three Story Victorian Mid-Terraced Town House
Three Double Bedrooms, Two Receptions, Kitchen,
Spacious Accommodation.
Fully enclosed, flagged Rear Yard and Outbuilding.
Gas Central Heating, Double Glazed.
Located within an easy walk of the Town Centre.

Guide Price: £210,000

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Property & Land to Let - Residential & Agricultural.

Whittaker & Co. undertakes the letting and management of residential property and advises on the legal and financial implications of letting. Our letting services are tailored to suit the requirements of the individual client, in line with out commitment to personal service. Please consult us about your specific requirements.

We regularly carry out the letting of grazing land on seasonal licence for farmers and landowners and also arrange the letting of farms and land on Farm Business Tenancies, including the drawing up of formal tenancy agreements.

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Auction Sales

We are able to organise and conduct by public auction farm livestock and machinery dispersal sales and collective sales of machinery and bygones of all types. Allow us to put our extensive experience and expertise at your disposal!

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