M T Sherratt MRICS, I.Eng, AMIMMM
Chip's Nest, 38 Parkfield Road
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4SF

Tel 01823 353 167 Fax 01823 352 882
E Mail mick.mtsconsult@btconnect.com

A T Fitzherbert MRICS, B.Sc.Hons.
Ger-y-Llyn, 1 Berrymead Road
Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6QA

Tel 029 20765 221 Fax 029 20765 189
E Mail andrew.mtsconsultancy@btconnect.com

Profile - A T Fitzherbert

    Professionally qualified Chartered Surveyor with over twenty-five years' experience specialising in minerals, waste and associated industrial properties. Experienced negotiator who enjoys responsibility and managing a substantial workload. Self motivated, able to work well in a team or solo and eager to tackle new work areas or problems.

Particular Areas of Expertise


      Negotiation and settlement of rating appeals on both contractors and rentals basis on assessments covering the whole of Southern England for the Inland Revenue and across the UK for private companies and individuals.

      Experienced in analysing evidence in the marketplace for use in rating negotiations and preparation of Rating Lists for the VOA.

      Tribunal work has included preparing cases for landfill, landfill gas and onshore oil hereditaments.

      Negotiations in pre agreeing assessments with the VOA has included work on a number of different categories but in particular Energy Recovery Plants in England, Wales and Scotland.

    Compulsory Purchase

      Assisting in the valuation and advice given on mineral bearing land associated with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.


      Preparation of valuations of mineral bearing land and negotiations to establish the appropriate value to be attributable for inheritance purposes.


      Carried out numerous valuations for the above purposes and for sale, lease or acquisition of minerals, landfill and associated properties. Assisted in the preparation of Open Market Valuations to be used in the High Court in 1999.

    Mining Subsidence

      Provided advice on mining subsidence risks in Cornwall and Kent and have assisted in pursuing claims in Wales.


    M T S Consultancy

      UK wide consultancy specialising in rating and valuation of mineral and landfill properties and associated matters.

    Valuation Office Agency from Jan 1996 to May 1999

      Specialist Mineral Valuers of the Valuation Office Agency.

      Responsible for rating, tax and compensation valuations throughout southern England.

      Valuation advice to statutory bodies and Local Authorities.

      Advice on mining related matters to Local Authorities throughout southern England.

    Azimuth Land Surveys Ltd, Newport - Land Surveyors from July 1994 to Jan 1996

      Responsible for quoting and co-ordinating surveying contracts.

      Running up to three teams of surveyors and operational budget.

      Surveys undertaken ranged from aerial surveys, G.P.S surveys, high precision monitoring work and three dimensional setting out.

Qualifications and Professional Involvement

    Professional Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
    BSc. in Surveying for Resources and Development.
    H.N.D. in Mineral Surveying.
    Has sat on the International Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    Environment and Resources Professional Group (previously the Minerals and Waste Management Faculty.) Chaired the Minerals Working Group of the above board.
    British Geological Survey - Regional Advisory Board Member.

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