Sam SnartBSc (Hons) MLE MRICS FAAV

Managing Director (Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP)

I’m a Chartered Surveyor and a member of a number of professional associations including the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, NHF Professional and the Agricultural Law Association.

I’m from a farming family in Northumberland and Cumbria and I studied zoology, followed by land economy at the University of Aberdeen.

I joined Hobbs Parker in 1998 just after the firm moved to Orbital Park. At work, my expertise includes knowing how to handle compulsory purchase orders (CPOs); compensation claims; pipelines; telecommunications; general tenancy matters and the single payment scheme.

Away from work I like sport (I watch more than I play!), travel, and it’s always good to have a beer with friends. You may well find me in the New Flying Horse in Wye on a Friday evening.

What a year!

What a year!

We have continued to support and advise our clients, whether this is in the livestock ...
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Kent and East Sussex - Local Plan Updates and DEADLINES

Kent and East Sussex – Local Plan Updates and DEADLINES

Local plans are important planning policy documents which are used to guide development to certain ...
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Agriculture Bill – What could it mean for landowners and farmers?

Our attention must be on the Agriculture Bill, which the Government hopes to have in ...
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How to make the best of a Compulsory Purchase Order

As a result there is likely to be an ongoing demand to use compulsory purchase ...
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Netflix linked with move to Ashford?

The possible plans for a European filming hub presented recently to Ashford Borough Council could ...
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Having reached the position of Partner in her previous role at a national firm, Vicky ...
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Inheritance tax relief for farm businesses

It is not uncommon for farm businesses to shy away from Inheritance Tax planning, as it is ...
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Could the latest business rates revaluation hit your pocket?

Farm buildings and agricultural land will continue to be exempt from business rates as long ...
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Is now the right time to diversify?

As well as developing your business plan and securing the necessary finance, many face the ...
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Is it time to loosen the Green Belt?

With demand for housing continuing at an unprecedented rate, despite the possible implications of Brexit, ...
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Is selling some land an option in 2016?

There appears to be very little confidence of an improvement in outlook for the agricultural ...
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I am Director of: Hobbs Parker Auctioneers LLP, Hobbs Parker Car Auctions LLP, Hobbs Parker Estate Agents LLP, Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP, Hobbs Parker 1850 LLP, Hobbs Parker 2011 LLP, Hobbs Parker Ventures Ltd,