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Nicholas Millard

Associate Lecturer

Nick Millard

Specialisms

  • Agricultural Law and Valuations, 
  • Property strategies, 
  • Infrastructure and compulsory purchase, 
  • Public sector property

Nick is a Chartered Surveyor who has combined professional and academic work through most of his career.

He started his professional career in a west-country market practice and joined the UK national firm Bruton Knowles in 1989 where he was Chairman from 2005 to 2014. Having spent much of that time in institutional estate management latterly he concentrated on strategic consultancy, particularly for public sector clients.

He now spends most of his time teaching at Henley Business School and the RAU although he remains a consultant to Stags. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Plymouth and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. His research interests include land tenure and structural change in the rural sector and he has undertaken a variety for of research commissions for DEFRA and the devolved administrations.

Nick is a member and past Chairman of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers Valuation, Taxation and Compensation Committee, past delegate to The European Group of Valuers’ Associations and National President of the CAAV in 2016/17.


Qualifications

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (1983)

Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (1983)

TEGoVA Recognised European Valuer (2011)


Research & Publications

An Economic analysis of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (MAFF) with I Whitehead and Professor A Errington, 1997

An Economic Evaluation of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (Defra) with Professor A Errington, I Whitehead and T Felton, 2000

The Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Changing Structure of Farm Businesses (Defra) with Professor A Errington, M Lobley and C Potter, 2001

Entry and Exit into UK Agriculture (Defra, NAWAD, DARDNI and SEERAD) with ADAS and University of Plymouth, 2004

The Social Impacts of the Changing Structure of Farm Businesses (Defra) with M Lobley and C Potter, 2005

Barriers to Effective Land Management in the Urban Fringe (Countryside Agency) with C Chivers, H Greswell and H Rolt, 2005

The Impact of Grant Funding on Farm Diversification (Defra) with M Turner, I Whitehead, A Butler and K Howe, 2005

Making Land available for Woodland Creation (Forestry Commission) with Professor M Winter, H Winter, A Butler and M Lobley, 2010

Agricultural Valuations: A Practical Guide Fifth Edition with Jeremy Moody Routledge London, 2021


Taught Modules

Rural Property Law and Valuation REMRPLV

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the legal relationships between rural landlords and their tenants, and the financial, technical and market context of the appraisal of rural property value…

Introduction to Agriculture and Rural Industries REMRARI

This module will provide an introduction to the significant rural land uses in the UK including: agriculture and other land-based industries…

Strategic Rural Asset Management REMRSAM

The aims of the module are to provide students with the appropriate technical and strategic consultancy skills to advise owners on the strategic management of their assets and develop the practical day to day policies required to implement those strategies …

Management Case Studies REMMCS

The aim of this module is to assist students to develop the application of management concepts to real life rural business situations…

Rural Taxation

This module focuses on the impact of taxation, particularly capital taxes, on the owners and managers of rural estates, farms and other rural businesses. It explores the extent to which...

Module code: RE3RT

Introduction to Agriculture and Rural Industries

This module will provide an introduction to the significant rural land uses in the UK: agriculture and other land-based industries, e.g. forestry, sporting, leisure and recreation, mineral extraction and waste...

Module code: REMRARI

Strategic Rural Asset Management

Offering strategic advisory services is a key role for those aspiring to key roles in rural property consultancies. ...

Module code: REMRSAM

Rural Property Law and Valuation

SumAn understanding of rural property law and valuation is key for rural surveyors....

Module code: RE3RPLV

Rural Property Law and Valuation

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the legal relationships between rural landlords and their tenants, and the financial, technical and market context of the appraisal...

Module code: REMRPLV

Rural Diversification

Diversification is seen by policy makers and many rural practitioners as a key mechanism for improving the income streams and resilience of farms and rural estates in the light of...

Module code: REMRD

Management Case Studies in Rural Surveying

The Management Case Studies module comprises two projects related to the appraisal and management of rural property....

Module code: REMMCS